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Who are Volunteers and what do they do?
Volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals who perform various tasks to help keep the convention running smoothly.
When can Volunteers sign up?
Volunteers can sign up on the forums before the convention or at the volunteer booth during the convention itself. (Nearby the info desk)
Where do Volunteers go?
All over the convention.
Why should I Volunteer?
Perks. For every hour you volunteer you earn volunteer hours towards prizes inside the Volunteer’s booth, next year’s registration, a certificate proving how awesome you are (for any college or job opportunities). Not to mention becoming friends with both Anime Iowa staff and other fellow con-goers.
I’ve never volunteered before. What do I do to help?
First, go to the volunteer booth. There, you’ll be given a volunteer card, and we will direct you to where there is need for your help.
If I volunteer, how long do I have to work?
You can work as long or short as you want to. We know there are panels, and other fun stuff to do around the convention, so you can do as much or little work as you want. Just be forewarned though: You will probably not earn an hour of work by working only 15 min, and if there is a short of volunteers we might ask you to stay a little longer till we can find a replacement.
General Time Frame
Set up will begin on Thursday afternoon (time to be determined, usually around noon), and Tear Down will begin Sunday after 5pm. Double hours will be on Thursday and Sunday after 5pm only.
How Hours Works
One hour of volunteering = 1 hour. On double hour days (Thursday Set up (afternoon) and Sunday Tear Down (after 5pm)), if you work an hour, you get an additional hour…free! After you’ve saved up your hours, and find something in the volunteers booth that you want, you “pay” the correct amount of hours for the item (basically they will be crossed off your volunteer card). You don’t automatically get a prize for working x hours (other than the “well done!” certificates upon request).
When: May 18, 2013 at 4pm
Where: The Coralville Marriott, where else! (Please check the marquee to find out which room we are meeting in)
What is this meeting all about?: I’m glad you asked! If you’ve ever thought about volunteering at AnimeIowa, THIS is the meeting for you! All the project leaders will be on hand to talk about their various departments, give you an idea of what their department does and what they need volunteers for! If you’ve thought about volunteering and just weren’t sure that it was for you, this meeting will give you a chance to actually talk to the staff and find out what kinds of jobs you can do (typical, or super secret specail)!
You don’t have to be a certain age to volunteer, nor do you need to have prior volunteer experience.
What’s in it for me? Again, a very good question! Volunteers are the blood of this convention. We can’t run Anime Iowa without you. Besides having the reward of knowing you helped the convention, you will have the benefit of meeting with staff face to face, and get some free food (probably pizza, cupcakes, etc), and maybe some free stuff.
Parents or siblings may volunteer at the convention, but they must have a convention badge to redeem hours. They can however, check out a volunteer badge (must leave behind a drivers license, or some form of identification) to volunteer, but will be unable to earn hours towards prizes in the volunteers
If you are caught breaking any Anime Iowa convention rules, hotel rules, or laws at the convention, Anime Iowa Staff reserve the right to dock hours earned (subtract as little or many they deem acceptable) or confiscate your volunteer card indefinitely.
If you witness someone breaking any Anime Iowa convention rules, hotel rules, or laws at the convention, try to get their badge name or ID and report it immediately to a ranger (someone with a radio), staff member, the volunteer staff in the volunteers booth or at the bridge. We want to keep this a happy friendly family convention so that everyone can have a good time.
If you are interested in volunteering you can use the form below to get in contact with the Volunteers department. Be sure to indicate what you would be interested in helping with. If it happens you are interested in something not on the list, go ahead ask anyways.
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