Volunteer Positions

The following are a list of needed volunteer positions, organized by where in the convention they are located. Click on a category to expand it & view its open positions. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the Volunteers department!

Accessibility & Inclusion
Job name: Accessibility Table Coordinator
Hours needed: 15-20 hours pre-con, On call during convention
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): This person or persons oversee the design, planning, and execution of the Accessibility Information table during the convention.

  • Work with department heads to determine what will be at the info table, and produce/collate those materials.
  • Ensure materials expected to be at the table are there for duration of convention.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to staff the table.
  • Develop table volunteer schedule.

Special requirements / training: Project and people management skills are very important for this role. Previous experience with ADA issues, diverse communities, and HR would be helpful.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Being able to plan ahead and motivate a team will help you a lot!
If you like: Planning, organizing, and managing a team, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; very busy in the months just before the convention.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Accessibility Table Staff
Hours needed:
Wednesday: Noon – 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 3:00pm
Shift length: 1 hour
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Interface with public to provide information about Accessibility at CONvergence while following procedures established by the Accessibility Table Coordinator.
Special requirements / training: Strong public interface (customer service) skills preferred. Previous experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Patience and friendliness will serve you well!
If you like: Helping people, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; during the convention.
Ages: Teen & Adult (15+)


Job name: Project Facilitator
Hours needed: 15-30 hours spread out throughout the convention cycle
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Responsible for keeping a project associated with an accessibility & inclusion initiative on task and moving forward within a projected time frame. Under guidance from a department head, interface with different departments to facilitate execution of the project.
Special requirements / training: Project and people management skills are very important for this role. Previous experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Being outgoing, and not being shy about proactively asking for information or following up frequently will help you accomplish tasks.
If you like: Planning, organizing, collaborative working, problem solving, and being the glue that holds a project together, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; very busy in the off-season, particularly in winter and early spring.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Quiet Room Staff
Hours needed:
Thursday 6/30: Noon – 1 AM
Friday 7/1: Noon – 1 AM
Saturday 7/2: Noon – 1 AM
Sunday 7/3: Noon – 4 PM
Shift length: 1 hour
Staffing level: Two People
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved):
Monitor quiet room facilities and activities. As needed, enforce rules minimizing distracting stimuli, including visuals, sounds, and smells.
Special requirements / training:
Strong public interface (customer service) skills preferred. Previous experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Patience and friendliness will serve you well!
Activity level: Sedentary; during the convention.
Ages: Teen & Adult (15+)


Job name: Research Facilitator
Hours needed: 15-30 hours spread out throughout the convention cycle
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Gather information on assigned topics around accessibility, inclusion, diverse communities, and implementation of ADA & accessibility accommodations as it might relate to CONvergence. Prepare information for presentation to department heads, directors, or members as needed.
Special requirements / training: Research skills are very important for this role, including web search, library, and in-person information gathering. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint would be helpful. Previous experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Being able to organize both your data and your time efficiently will help you succeed.
If you like: Learning, researching, and gathering, organizing, and analyzing data, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; very busy in the off-season, particularly in Autumn and Winter.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Project & Research Helper
Hours needed: Varies
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Step in as-needed to help complete tasks related to projects or research within the CONvergence Accessibility & Inclusion department.
Special requirements / training: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint would be helpful. Previous experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Being able to organize both your data and your time efficiently will help you succeed.
If you like: Learning, researching, collaborative working, and problem solving, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; mostly in Winter and Spring.
Ages: Teen & Adult (15+)


Job name: Think Tank Member
Hours needed: Varies (Think Tank Members do not accrue CONvergence volunteer hours)
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Any and all CONvergence members are encouraged and welcome to join the Accessibility & Inclusion Think Tank! As a Think Tank member, you will have the opportunity to participate in the discussions that will help shape how people experience the convention. Think Tank topics include:

  • Transgender/Genderqueer Issues
  • Marginalized Sexual/Romantic Orientations
  • People of Color Representation
  • Mental Health & Wellness Support
  • Usability & Mobility Needs
  • Multi-Generational Issues (from small children to ageing and everything in between)
  • Multicultural Sensitivity & Outreach

Special requirements / training: Must be able to engage in respectful discussion. Experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful, but are not necessary. Think Tank discussions are held on the department’s Slack, which may be accessed via computer browser or mobile app.
If you like: Chatting online, listening to others, learning from experiences, and problem solving, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; intermittently throughout the year.
Ages: Teen & Adult (13+)


Job name: Advisor
Hours needed: Varies
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Start and encourage Think Tank discussions related to your area of focus at CONvergence and present the results of those discussions, including recommended action items, to department heads. Advisor roles include:

  • Transgender/Genderqueer Issues Advisor
  • Marginalized Sexual/Romantic Orientations Advisor
  • People of Color Representation Advisor
  • Mental Health & Wellness Advisor

Special requirements / training: Experience with the area of focus on which you are advising is necessary. Experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful. Think Tank discussions are held on the department’s Slack, which may be accessed via computer browser or mobile app.
If you like: Leading discussions, chatting online, listening to others, learning from experiences, and problem solving, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; intermittently throughout the year.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Advisory Team Leader
Hours needed: Varies
Shift length: Varies
Contact: Accessibility & Inclusion
Description (What’s involved): Build a representative team of member volunteers with relevant knowledge/experience in your area of focus to participate in the Think Tank. Start and encourage Think Tank discussions related to your area of focus at CONvergence and present the results of those discussions, including recommended action items, to department heads. Advisory Teams are meant to bring representation to topics and areas that cover a wide scope of needs, to bring individual attention to each of those needs. Advisory Teams include:

  • Usability Advisory Team (representing different usability/mobility needs)
  • Multi-Generational Advisory Team (representing family/child/ageing concerns)
  • Multicultural Advisory Team (representing different cultural identities)

Special requirements / training: Experience with the area of focus on which you are advising is necessary. Experience with ADA issues and diverse communities would be helpful. Think Tank discussions are held on the department’s Slack, which may be accessed via computer browser or mobile app.
If you like: Meeting people, leading discussions, chatting online, listening to others, learning from experiences, and problem solving, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary; intermittently throughout the year.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Art Show
Job name: Staff member
Hours needed:
Generally 10a-7p;
Sunday 7am-3pm;
Shift length: 2-4 hrs daily.
Contact: Art Show
Description (What’s involved):
Unpack, identify and display mail-in art.
Help artists to display their art.
Answer questions from Convention attendees about bidding on and purchasing art.
Data entry and customer service.
Special requirements / training:
Ability to handle art that may be fragile or easily damaged.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
The gallery is always a bit chilly, dress for the chill, and comfortable shoes
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


ASL
Job name: ASL Interpreter
Hours needed: Thursday 1 PM to Sunday 6 PM
Shift length: 1 hour.
Contact:
Pre Con: ASL
At Con: Volunteer table or Operations Bridge
Description (What’s involved):
The Interpreter will, with a team, interpret requested panels to the best of their ability into ASL or Transliterate to Signed English as needed.
Some stage events will also need interpreters – scripts or prep time provided as available.
Most of our consumers are flexible and will give feedback as needed to improve the interpreted experience.
Special requirements / training:
Completion of an ITP program and/or certification through RID/NAD (CI, CT, CI/CT, NAD III or above, NIC, etc). If in doubt, contact us.
Knowledge of Sci-Fi/Fantasy preferred.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Please dress appropriately for interpreting. Costuming is encouraged provided it can be made non-distracting during your shift. This is a casual event.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Badging
Job name: Badging
Hours needed: Thursday 3 PM to Sunday 4 PM;
Shift length: 1-1/2 hours.
Contact: Nerf Herders
Description (What’s involved):
The Badger will Sit or Stand and make sure people ENTERING the Badged Convention space have a Valid Convention Badge. The badger needs to be polite and thank every one for showing their badge.
Special requirements / training:
A short (approx. 10 min.) orientation session is requited before your first shift. The Green Card will be marked to indicate completion of the training.
Badging stations have changed and will be identified by number.
The Badger will be Polite, Friendly, and have a positive attitude.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Some areas are high traffic areas. If you need a lower pressure area please ask for the less traffic areas.
This is good for people watching.
Please do not sit and read.
If you wish to knit, this is OK, if you can watch for badges at the same time.
If you like: Watching People, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Physical activity is low but Mental activity can be steady to frantic.
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17, 10-12 (with their own responsible adult)


CoF2E2 Coffee Shop
Job name: Tea
Hours needed: 7am-3am during the con
Shift length: 2 hours.
Contact: COF2E2
Description (What’s involved):
Help F2E2 by bagging and serving tea, selling groovy mugs, brewing coffee, and lending a helping hand.
You get to schmooze with attendees and have a slower pace than those crazy espresso machine volunteers!
Special requirements / training: Standing; chair/stool available.
Must attend training with department head or sub-head (training Wed and Thurs before the convention or stop by @ 3 PM, 7 PM, or 11 PM during the convention for training)
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Wear comfy shoes and have a desire to be moderately social.
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Job name: Espresso Machine
Hours needed: 7am-3am during the con;
Shift length: 2 hours.
Contact: COF2E2
Description (What’s involved):
Help sling coffee with F2E2 and keep your fellow con-goers caffeinated!
There are two parts to the espresso machine position and you will usually be working with a partner.
One person will take the drink order, prep the syrups,
and steam the milk.
The other person will pull the espresso shot, add the milk,
and serve the drink.
Special requirements / training:
On your feet the entire time
Must attend training with department head or sub-head (training Wed and Thurs before the convention or
Stop by @ 3 PM, 7 PM, or 11 PM during the convention for training)
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Wear comfy shoes and have a desire to be moderately social; works closely with one other volunteer.
Activity level:
Steady to frantic activity; if you have lots of energy, come share it with F2E2!
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Job name: Set-up
Hours needed: Wed and Thurs before con;
Shift length: As long as wanted.
Contact: COF2E2
Description (What’s involved):
Help F2E2 set-up for the convention!
Move furniture, unpack boxes, string lights, and
Help us make it all pretty before the madness descends 🙂
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Wear comfy shoes
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17, 10-12 (with their own responsible adult)


Job name: Tear-down
Hours needed: Monday morning
Shift length: As long as wanted.
Contact: COF2E2
Description (What’s involved):
Help F2E2 wrap-up the fun and craziness of the convention!
We will need help packing things away,
Cleaning and
Tidying up, and
Consuming the last of the coffee 🙂
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Wear comfy shoes
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17, 10-12 (with their own responsible adult)


Connie's Quantum Sandbox
Job name: Sandbox Volunteer
Hours of needed:
Thur. – 3 pm-12 midnight,
Fri – 9 am – 12 midnight,
Sat – 9 am-12 midnight,
Sun – 9 am-4 pm;
Shift length: 90 min.
Contact: Connie’s Quantum Sandbox
Total Shifts needed: 1 or 2 volunteers per 90 minute shift
Description (What’s involved):
Connie’s Quantum Sandbox is the CONvergence Art, Craft, and Science Activity room.
Volunteers assist the head-on-duty or person-in-charge of the activities with setup, operation, and cleanup of the running activities (may be art, craft, or science-related).
Volunteers may assist Con guests with activities, and may be asked to do some basic crowd control (lining up guests, assisting children, etc.)
Special requirements / training:
No special skills are required, but art, craft, or science skills will be taken advantage of.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Volunteers should be tolerant of groups of people and small children.
If you like: Art, craft, science activities, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Intermittent
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Job name: After-Close Cleanup help
Hours needed:
Thur. – 12 midnight – 1am,
Fri. – 12 midnight – 1am,
Sat. – 12 midnight – 1am,
Sun. – 4 pm-5 pm;
Shift length: 1 hour.
Contact: Connie’s Quantum Sandbox
Total Shifts needed: 1 or 2 volunteers (1 hour per day)
Description (What’s involved):
Assist Sandbox staff with general cleanup of room (Plaza 3) after the last activity of the day.
Cleanup consists of putting away materials from the day’s activities, and putting debris into waste containers.
With Volunteer help, it usually doesn’t take an hour.
Special requirements / training:
No special requirements, just a willingness to pick up some junk and put it in a wastebasket.
If you like: Throwing out napkins, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (18+)


ConSuite
Job name: Sub-Head
Department hours of operation: All;
Shift length: Minimum 3 hours per shift.
Contact: ConSuite
Description (What’s involved):
Must feel comfortable managing the operations of one or more rooms during ConSuite, as well as performing or assisting in all food preparation and clean-up.
Must be able to participate in the setup and teardown of ConSuite.
Special requirements / training:
Must be ready to coordinate with Co-Heads, learn all food preparation procedures and be ready to teach those procedures to volunteers.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Staff
Department hours of operation: All Hours Available;
Shift length: Minimum 1 hour.
Contact: ConSuite
Total Shifts needed: Minimum 5 hours at Con
Thu 3 pm – Fri 2 am — 4 “staff” level (adult, working w/ cookers)
Fri 10 am – Sat 2 am — 4 “staff” level (adult, working w/ cookers)
Sat 10 am – Sun 2 am — 4 “staff” level (adult, working w/ cookers)
Sun 10 am – Sun 6 pm — 4 “staff” level (adult, working w/ cookers)
Description (What’s involved):
Must be willing to manage the preparation of one major foodstuff (rice, soup, PB&J) for the duration of a shift, in addition to room cleaning and snack restocking.
Special requirements / training: Minimum age of 17 years old.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Aprons will be provided, but do not wear anything you don’t want stained or dirtied.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: 17+


Job name: Volunteer
Department hours of operation: All Hours Available;
Shift length: Minimum 1 hour.
Contact: ConSuite
Total Shifts needed:
Thu 3 pm – Sun 6 pm — 4 volunteers at all times
PLUS:
Thu 3 pm – Fri 2 am — 2 volunteers ,
Fri 10 am – Sat 2 am — 2 volunteers,
Sat 10 am – Sun 2 am — 2 volunteers,
Sun 10 am – Sun 6 pm — 2 “volunteers,
Description (What’s involved):
Must be willing to assist in food production and cleanup or perform miscellaneous tasks at a Co-Head/Sub-Head’s request.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Aprons will be provided, but don’t wear any clothes you don’t want stained or dirtied.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17, 10-12 (with their own responsible adult)


Job name: Set up and Tear down
Department hours of operation:
Wed, Thur am for set up;
Mon am for tear down.
Shift length: Minimum 1 hour.
Contact: [email protected]
Description (What’s involved):
Assist in set up and/or tear down and cleanup tasks at a Co-Head/Sub-Head’s request.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Don’t wear any clothes you don’t want stained or dirtied.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17, 10-12 (with their own responsible adult)


Creative Services
Job name: Staff Artist
Hours needed: Average amount of hours per new artwork is 20 hours. This can vary depending on complexity or type of work.
Contact: Creative Services
Description (What’s involved):
You will be creating art and graphics for posters, banners, t-shirts, souvenir guides, and posters. Artists are needed to put together simple flyers as well as create complex works. All artwork will be: science fiction/fantasy-related; rated G – PG; quality checked and revisions will be requested if necessary. Most artwork will feature CONvergence mascots.
Special requirements / training:
Must have your own copy of and be able to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator proficiently. Experience with creating work for print or t-shirts a plus, but not required; this can be taught. Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects or Flash is not required but a plus.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Keep communication up. This is a life saver on this job. Whether all is well or something is crashing and burning, the team would like to know. Creation of art is hard, but we’re all in this together. Remember, all volunteer hours are done before the convention for this position.
Activity level: Steady from January to March.
Ages: Adult (18+)


CVG-TV/Video
Job Name: Broadcast Specialist
Needed: 
To oversee the operation of CVG-TV before and during the convention
Contact:
CVG-TV / Video
Description (What’s involved):

Activity Level:
Moderate – you will be active in setting up and running the broadcast equipment for CVG-TV during the convention, as well as activities related to producing content for CVG-TV leading up to the convention.
Hints (tips for staying comfortable on the job): Ability to multi-task, track projects, and manage people will help you succeed in this role
Special Requirements/Training: 
Experience with broadcast TV and/or closed-circuit TV systems is necessary. Knowledge of CART is helpful. Experience producing original content is preferred.
If You Like:
Television production and broadcasting, multimedia communications
Ages:
18+


Job Name: CONvergence Content Commandos
Needed: For various panels and events throughout CON, including some reality-tv style programming.
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Description (What’s involved): A team of filmmakers/backpack journalists to produce breaking content during the Con. Each filmmaker will shoot and edit multiple segments during the Con, which will in turn be broadcast on CVG-TV and online.
Activity Level: Moderate – Steady, You will be moving around the CON to get to various panel and events, standing for longer periods, and may be moving during filming.
Hints (tips for staying comfortable on the job): Comfortable shoes, large equipment bag/backpack for hauling gear,
Special Requirements/Training: Interested filmmakers/journalists should have their own (or their school’s/organization’s) editing system, cameras and other support gear.
If You Like: Capturing video content, filmmaking, video editing, and people watching!
Ages: 18+


Job Name: DV Data Wranglers
Needed: Throughout Entire CON
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Description (What’s involved): Convert CVG video content to storage
Activity Level: Physically low, Mentally Moderate
Hints (tips for staying comfortable on the job): Be prepared to be sitting for longer time periods (depending on shift length) and needing to focused on a screen for longer time periods.
Special Requirements/Training: Experience with a variety of different digital video codecs, file formats, and/or media storage devices. Need to be highly organized and help us keep all 100+ hours of footage from getting lost.
If You Like: Data, organizing, video, and sitting!
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Live Performance Audio Board Operators
Needed: Live performances and events on mainstage
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Shift Length: 1hr per shift
Description (What’s involved): run audio board/mixing for live CON events
Activity Level: Physically low, Mentally Steady
Special Requirements/Training: Experience in operating audio board/mixing for live events (music, voice, mixed), and must be able to multi-task quickly.
If You Like: Audio/sound mixing, fast pace action, and live events
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Technical Director/Switcher/Floor Directors
Needed: Live performances and events on mainstage
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Shift Length: 1hr per shift
Description (What’s involved): Direct cameras and manager video switchboard for live video capturing of main stage events during CON.
Activity Level: Physically-low, Mentally – Steady
Special Requirements/Training: Experience in TD/Switching in a live studio production environment calling shots, directing cameras, operating video switcher.
If You Like: Video directing, filmmaking, fast pace action, and live events
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Studio Camera Operators
Needed: Live performances and events on mainstage
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Shift Length: 1hr per shift
Description (What’s involved): Operate studio camera during mainstage events. Camera Operators will work in a three-camera “studio” configuration.
Activity Level: Moderate
Hints (tips for staying comfortable on the job): Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, since you may be standing for up to an hour.
Special Requirements/Training: Experience using field or studio configured video cameras. Equipment provided.
If You Like: Film shooting, filmmaking, fast pace action, and live events
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Videographers
Needed: For various panels and events throughout CON
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Description (What’s involved): Our videographers capture video content various panels, events, and performances to be used for CVGTV and CON videos.
Activity Level: Moderate – Steady, You will be moving around the CON to get to various panel and events, standing for longer periods, and may be moving during filming.
Hints (tips for staying comfortable on the job): Comfortable shoes, large equipment bag/backpack for hauling gear
Special Requirements/Training: Interested videographers should have their own (or their school’s/organization’s) HD Digital Video Camera and other camera support gear.
If You Like: Capturing video content, filmmaking, and people watching!
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Editors/Graphics/Motion Graphics
Needed: These duties can be performed before, during, and/or after the CON, depending on your availability and level of interest.
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Description (What’s involved): Various projects include creating short clips, graphics and/or animations for YouTube or other online use as promotional or informational items, editing multi-camera footage or live broadcast, and improving video and/or audio quality of previous years’ footage for new releases, creating/designing of graphics, titles, etc
Activity Level: Physically – low, Mentally – Moderate
Hints (tips for staying comfortable on the job): Editors/designers with their own systems are strongly encouraged to apply, but this is not a requirement.
Special Requirements/Training: Experience with video editing and/or graphic design software needed.
If You Like: Video editing/Motion Graphics, filmmaking, motion graphics/animation
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Production Assistants
Needed: Before, during, and after the CON
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Description (What’s involved): Don’t have much experience or your own equipment but still want to help out? We can definitely use you to assist in all the crazy activities we are involved in!
Activity Level: low – moderate
If You Like: movies, filmmaking, editing, video production, and good times!
Ages: 18+


Job Name: Multicam Live Event Producer/Director
Needed: Mainstage events
Contact: CVG-TV / Video
Shift Length: 1hr per shift
Description (What’s involved): Direct live cablecast, instruct volunteer crew, oversee basic technical operations such as data management, video switcher and professional broadcast camera operation.
Activity Level: Steady
Special Requirements/Training: Ability to troubleshoot under pressure a must. Great experience for fans and aspiring live television directors. Former experience in a public access or studio environment would be most excellent.
Ages: 18+

Elevator Operator
Job name: Elevator Operator
Hours needed:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening during heaviest elevator use.
Shift length: ½ hour
Contact: Nerf Herders
Description (What’s involved):
The Elevator Operator will Sit or Stand and make sure only 10 people are on the elevator at one time. (You are counted in the 10)
You will “count heads” and push the elevator buttons for the Con-goers. The Operator will be polite and thank everyone for their co-operation.
You will get one (1) hour of volunteer time for each shift you do as an elevator operator. (one shift at a time only.)
Special requirements / training: The Operator will be Polite, Friendly, and have a positive attitude.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
It helps if you do not have motion sickness or dislike tight places because it can get crowded in the elevators.
Make sure you have a bottle of water with you.
If you like: Watching People or interaction with others, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Physical activity is low but Mental activity can be steady to frantic.
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Gaming
Job name: Game Floor Badging
Hours needed:
Thu: 2:30 pm-12:30 am
Fri 9:30 am-12:30 am Sat,
Sat, 9:30 am-12:30 am Sun,
Sun 9:30 am-3:30 pm;
Shift length: 90 min.
Contact: Gaming
Description (What’s involved):
Greet people entering the gaming floor and check that their badge is valid and visible
Politely inform individuals that badges are required for all function space, including the rooms on the 22nd floor and that they cannot be admitted without their badge.
Bring issues to the attention of the Gaming Head or Sub-Head On Duty or LAN Administrator for relay to higher authority.
If they are not available, contact the Bridge.
During the last shift, be available to help a Gaming Head or Sub-Head as they check rooms and close them for the night.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Evening shifts can get warm. Comfy shoes are a good idea.
You may want something to occupy yourself (book, smartphone, whatever–just not too obtrusive) between sweeps of the floor.
If you like: you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Intermittent


Job name: LAN Overseer
Hours needed:
Thu: 3:30 pm-2:00 am Fri
Fri 11:30 am-12:30 an Sat,
Sat, 11:30 am-12:30 am Sun,
Sun 11:30 am-2:30.pm;
Shift length: 90 min.
Contact: Gaming
Description (What’s involved):
Oversee the computer gaming area in support of the LAN Gaming Sub-Head,
Make sure that attendees do not “camp” for extended periods (when there are people waiting, no one should be at a station more than 90 minutes),
Maintain a waiting list (if needed),
Contact the LAN Gaming Sub-Head if there are computer problems,
Contact the Bridge if there are attendee issues.
During the last shift, be available to help a LAN Gaming Sub-Head as they close the computer room for the night.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Evening shifts can get warm. Comfy shoes are a good idea
If you like: you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Intermittent


Harmonic CONvergence
Job name:Room Management
Department Location:Crowne Plaza Hotel
Department hours of operation:
Throughout CON, for event in Harmonic CONvergence
Shift length: 2-3 hours.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved):
Help people find seats for Harmonic CONvergence performance.
Help to maximize seating capacity.
Work with Harmonic CONvergence department staff to ensure timely seating.
Ensuring that any special seating needs may be accommodated.
Special requirements / training:
Must have good social and customer service skills.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Being friendly and courteous is paramount.
If you like: music, comedy, and helping people, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Hotel
Job name:Lifeguard
Hours of operation:
Thursday – mainly after 10Pm until pool closes
Friday – mainly after 10pm until pool closes
Saturday – mainly after 10pm until pool closes
Shift length: 2-3 hour blocks.
Contact: Volunteers & Operations
Description (What’s involved):
Observing pool and ensuring safety of swimmers
Special requirements / training:
Must be certified and be able to present their certificate to the DoubleTree Security Department.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Be prepared to get wet if necessary.
Activity level: Minimal (be observant)
Ages: Adult (16+)


Information Technology

Job name: Convention Software Developer
Time Frame: This is a preconvention position. The majority of work will be completed January-May
Time Commitment: approximately 5-10 hours per month
Contact: Operations
Description (What’s involved):
We are expanding the small team of volunteers responsible for development and updates to the web-based software application that is used by several departments to maintain the convention log and coordinate convention running activities.
Special requirements / training: Volunteers will ideally have the following level of experience in order to be successful in this role:

  • minimum of 5 years experience in software development, preferably in a web application environment
  • 1 or more years of experience with Rails or similar web framework
  • 1 or more years experience with Ruby 1.9 or later
  • Experience with Git, Mercurial, or SubVersion source control system
  • Experience/comfort working in a small software development team

Is this a role for me? If this sounds like something for which you would be interested in providing you assistance, please contact CONvergence Operations to discuss the role and requirements in greater detail.


 

Line Management
Job name: Line Managers
Hours needed:
All of the Con before big events, primarily on the Main Stage
Shift length: ½ hour-1 hour, depending on the event
Contact: Nerf Herders
Description (What’s involved):
Line managers come in several flavors: line bosses, heads and ends of lines, and tossers and catchers. All three work together to make standing in line an organized, more pleasant situation.
Line bosses have experience with lines and make sure that everything runs smoothly. Heads of lines stand with a sign to indicate where the line should start; ends of lines do the same for the end. Tossers and catchers help people in line navigate over a break in a line, such as by the restrooms.
Special requirements / training: For most jobs, Nerf Herders will provide any training needed. Line bosses will need radio training and previous experience working lines.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Lines are sometimes a little tight, so you might want to leave your giant hoopskirt at home.
If you like: Moving people around and telling them where to go, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Physical activity is low (mostly standing) but Mental activity can be steady to frantic.
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Loading Dock
Job name: Dealer move in
Hours needed:
3rd Tuesday 8am-4pm
4th Wednesday 8-4, 6-8 need Volunteers 6-8
5th Thursday 8-2 and on call, need volunteers 9-2
8th Sunday 2-8, need volunteers 2-8 or when dealers are moved out
Shift length: 3 hour blocks.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved): Light to heavy lifting.
Moving Dealers into place.
Special requirements / training:
Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
Be able to work with light direction.
Use of a pallet jack a plus but not required
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
dress comfortably for weather and sweaty work.
Comfortable shoes.
We offer double volunteer hours for work on Sunday.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (16+)


Masquerade
Job name: Masquerade Desk
Needed: Thursday and Friday
Contact: Masquerade
Description (What’s involved):
Masquerade is looking for a few people to help with signing up entries on Thursday and Friday. Take a seat in CONvergence Central and be the first to hear who and what will be performing Saturday night!
Activity level: Low
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Stage Hand
Needed: Saturday Night
Contact: Masquerade
Description (What’s involved):
Assist entrants with getting on and offstage, set up any set or prop pieces, and clear the stage once the entry has finished.
Special requirements / training:
Previous technical theater experience is helpful, but NOT required.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Den Mother
Needed: Saturday Night
Contact: Masquerade
Description (What’s involved):
Assist entrants in the green room by keeping them informed, helping them get ready to go onstage, and assisting with any questions or problems.
Special requirements / training:
Previous technical theater experience is helpful, but NOT required.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Stage Manager
Needed: Saturday
Contact: Masquerade
Description (What’s involved):
This is a large time commitment on Saturday and is integral to the functioning of the show. The Stage Manager is responsible for calling cues and problem solving during production. The Stage Manager works directly with the Masquerade Director and the sound and light staff.
Special requirements / training:
Previous technical theater experience is helpful, but NOT required.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Backstage Manager
Needed: Saturday Night
Contact: Masquerade
Description (What’s involved):
Responsible for making sure that entrants get on and off stage quickly and safely, as well as handling any set or prop pieces. The Backstage Manager oversees the stage hands.
Special requirements / training:
Previous technical theater experience is helpful, but NOT required.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Green Room Manager
Needed: Saturday Night
Contact: Masquerade
Description (What’s involved):
Handles the backstage area where the entries wait, making sure entrants are ready to go at the right time and coordinates with the Backstage Manager getting entries on and offstage. The Green Room Manager oversees the den mothers.
Special requirements / training:
Previous technical theater experience is helpful, but NOT required.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Meeting Childcare
Job name: Meeting childcare staff
Hours needed: During Concom meetings 11:45-5:15 or some subset
Shift length: 5 1/2 or shorter if needed
Contact: CE Systems
Description (What’s involved):
Watching children ages infant-pre teen with other adults, taking them swimming, playing games taking them to lunch. This includes work with special needs children.
Special requirements / training:
Love children! A positive upbeat attitude helps.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Be ready to play. Don’t forget your swimming suit.
Activity level: Moderate, from playing board games to running around and swimming
Ages: Adult 14+ younger may be able to earn hours as a helper if deemed mature enough.


Move In/Out
Job name: Mover
Hours needed:
Monday at 9:30am at DoubleTree by Hilton
Monday at 5:00pm at Waterbury
Monday at 6:30pm at DoubleTree by Hilton
Tuesday 9:30am, 12:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am, 1:30pm
Sunday 06:00pm
Monday 9:30am
Shift length: 3 hour blocks.
Contact: Logistics
Description (What’s involved):
Light to heavy lifting.
Moving stanchions into place.
Placing kiosks.
Moving convention stuff into and out of hotel
Special requirements / training:
Must be able to lift 20lbs.
Be able to work with light direction.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Dress comfortably for weather and sweaty work.
Comfortable shoes.
We offer double volunteer hours for work before and after the convention.
You do not need to be a body builder.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Main Stage
Job name: Usher
Department hours of operation:
Throughout CON, for event on Mainstage
Shift length: 2-3 hours, beginning 15 minutes before each event.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved):
Help people find seats for Mainstage events,
Help to maximize seating capacity.
Work with the house manager and other Mainstage committee staff to Ensure timely seating, and
Ensuring that any special seating needs may be accomodated.
Special requirements / training:
Must have good social and customer service skills.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Being friendly and courteous is paramount.
If you like: helping people, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Merchandise
Job name: Sales Rep.
Department hours of operation:
Thu. 2 – 6 PM,
Fri. 10 AM – 6 PM,
Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun.10 AM – 4 PM;
Shift length: 1 or 2 Hours.
Contact: Merchandise
Description (What’s involved):
Selling products to customers,
explaining products,
counting, folding & smiling. 🙂
No Money Handling
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Dress comfortably, but avoid costumes and costume accessories.
No bags, swords, large hats, etc.
If you like: helping people, selling, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Prefer Adults (18+), but may accept 13 – 17 year olds.


Operations

Job name: Wandering Host
Department hours of operation: All Convention
Shift length: 3 hours.
Contact: Operations
Description (What’s involved):
Wandering Hosts serve as the eyes and ears of the con, wandering throughout the convention space, addressing situations as they arise and reporting back to The Bridge. This job requires you to think on your feet, use good judgment, and exercise a sense of humor. You may be called on to do crowd control or assist with emergency situations but will spend much of the time walking, observing and interacting with members.
Special requirements / training: Radio Training will be provided. New Wandering Hosts will be paired with experienced Wandering Hosts (Field Gurus) for their first shift.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Drink water. Wear comfortable walking shoes. You should be at ease wandering through crowds of people, being approached by members, and be able to remain calm and think clearly under pressure.
Is this a role for me? Would you enjoy seeing the sights and experiencing the full scope of the convention, interacting with convention members, having a heightened awareness of your surroundings, and wearing purple vests and radios? Come, wander for us. You may do well in the role of Wandering Host.
Activity level: Near continuous physical and mental activity. Lots of walking. May include stair climbing.
Ages: Generally 17+. Intellectual and emotional maturity required


Job name: First Contact
Department hours of operation: All Convention;
Shift length: 3 hours.
Contact: Operations
Description (What’s involved):
First point of contact for Members approaching The Bridge. Responsible for answering general questions, peace bonding props and providing The Talk, and answering phone calls made to The Bridge. May learn Lost & Found procedures and serve as backup for Lost & Found Officer.
Special requirements / training: Training will be provided to become familiar with our logging system, department procedures, and convention policies. Basic computer literacy is a mandatory prerequisite.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): General comfort in talking to and interacting with people is needed, as is the ability to remain calm and avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Is this a role for me? Do you like helping people find the answers they seek and becoming a fount of convention knowledge in the process? Do you enjoy seeing the props and costumes of CONvergence up close? Are you comfortable conversing and interacting with other members? Do you like a fast paced environment? Are you skilled in the art of multitasking? If so, come and join us in Operations as First Contact.
Activity level: Mentally busy, physically stationary
Ages: Generally 15+. Intellectual and emotional maturity required


Job name: Lost & Found Officer
Department hours of operation: All Convention;
Shift length: approximately 3 hours
Contact: Operations
Description (What’s involved):
Taking information regarding items lost, collecting items found and reuniting wayward objects with their designated owners. Maintaining data in the Lost & Found log and periodic reconciliation of the log with found items.
Special requirements / training: Familiarity with our logging system (gained through one or more shifts as a First Contact). Training in Lost & Found procedures and system interface will be provided.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): General comfort talking to and interacting with people and the ability to maintain ongoing attention to detail will be required.
Is this a role for me? Do you enjoy examining nifty objects that others brought to CONvergence and subsequently misplaced, and reuniting said objects with their person? Is it fun for you to spend time organizing things and focusing on details? Are you comfortable conversing and interacting with other members? Would you be gratified to help people find that which they had thought lost? If so, you may enjoy the role of Lost & Found Officer.
Activity level: Mild-Moderate
Ages: Generally 15+. Intellectual and emotional maturity required


Teen Room
Job name: Housekeeper
Hours needed:
All hours Teen Room is open
Shift length: 1 Hour
Contact: Teen Room
Description (What’s involved):
Special requirements / training:
Be able to work independently.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Wear comfortable shoes.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Teen (13 – 20)


Job name: Greeter
Hours needed:
All hours Teen Room is open
Shift length: 1 Hour
Contact: Teen Room
Description (What’s involved):
Special requirements / training:
Be able to be friendly and welcoming and work independently.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Stay off your phone or DS so you can pay better attention.
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Teen (13 – 20)


Panels and Other Programming
Job name: Programming General Host
Department hours of operation: All programming hours;
Shift length: 3 hours.
Contact Before Con: Volunteers
Contact At Con: Programming
Description (What’s involved): These are the “traditional” programming volunteers
They reset rooms,
Do brief surveys on panels, and
Generally keep things running smoothly.
Detailed shift schedule is up at the end of the Programming section of the CONvergence web site.
Special requirements / training: We will have a checklist of what is required at programming. No real training required.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Enjoy panels.
Activity level: Intermittent
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17, 10-12 (with their own responsible adult)
We will work with any volunteers. As the age goes down, the responsible adult should plan on doing more of the work.


Partners

Job name: Head
Open Positions: 2
Department hours of operation: Varies
Shift length: Varies. This is a year round position.
Contact: Partners
Description (What’s involved):
We are looking for individuals to serve as our liaisons between Convergence Events and our partner/sponsored organizations/individuals. Various tasks include: communication with the partners, monitoring contract requirements (ex: deadlines), researching new potential partners/sponsors, etc
Special requirements / training:
Please contact us for further information regarding the requirements for this position. We are willing to train interested individuals in order to meet requirements.
If you like: Becoming involved in the year round process of running the convention.
Activity level: Varies
Ages: Adult (18+)


Photography
Job name: Photographer
Hours needed:
Wednesday until end of Con.
Photographers should carry their camera with them at all times.
Expectation is minimum 200 usable photos each day.
Photographers will also be required to take at least one 2-3 hour shift in the Photo Room during the convention weekend.
Contact: Photography
Description (What’s involved):
Take pictures of congoers, volunteers, and Guests of Honor.
Special requirements / training:
Must provide their own high quality camera and the ability to use it.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Be prepared to wander throughout the con.
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: 16+


Publications

Job name: Advertising Specialist
Hours needed: As needed for a Head, mostly before the Con, although some during the Con may be needed.
Contact: Publications
Description (What’s involved):
You will seek out local conventions, societies, and businesses interested in advertising in the CONvergence Souvenir Guide. You will communicate pricing and graphic requirements, manage transfer of ad files to the Publications group, collect payments, and manage ad swaps. As a representative of CONvergence, a professional demeanor when interacting with external groups is required.
Special requirements / training:
You must have access to a phone and the internet.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Being comfortable communicating via email is important. Being able to manage information and data coming at you from multiple directions is key. You’ll be in contact with dozens of people outside CONvergence, plus people from Publications and Creative Services within the convention.
Activity level: Moderate throughout the calendar year, busiest during March-May.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Publications Proofreader *FILLED*
Hours needed: 10-20 hours, mostly March through May.
Contact: Publications
Description (What’s involved):
Proofread incoming articles for the Souvenir Guide to ensure grammatical accuracy and compliance with CONvergence style guide.
Special requirements / training:
Proofreading experience, Microsoft Word or other document software, ability to learn Freedcamp project management
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Keep communication up, this is a life saver on this job.
Activity level: moderately intense, mostly March through May.
Ages: Prefer Adults (18+).


Job name: Publications Project Manager *FILLED*
Hours needed: As needed for a Head, mostly before the Con, although some during the Con may be needed.
Contact: Publications
Description (What’s involved):
Meet with Directors and staff to guide publications of banners, signage and banners for the convention.
Special requirements / training:
Must be able to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator well. Also experience in managing a team. Poject Management software experience a plus, but not necessary.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.):
Keep communication up, this is a life saver on this job.
Activity level: Occasional from August to December. Steady from January to Convention.
Ages: Adult (18+)


Registration
Job name: Pre-Registration Check-in
Department hours of operation:
Wed: 9am – 6pm, and 9pm – 11pm
Thurs-Sat: 9am – 2am
Sun: 12-5pm;
Shift length: Minimum, 2 hours, 3 preferred.
Contact Before Con: Volunteers
Contact At Con: Registration
Description (What’s involved):
Greet pre-registered members, search for them in registration database, check ID for adult membership, send registration to badge print station.
Special requirements / training:
Basic computer skills,
Comfortable checking ID’s
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): casual dress, seating will be provided
If you like: meeting people, computers, cataloging, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Traffic Control
Department hours of operation:
Wed: 9am – 6pm, and 9pm – 11pm
Thurs-Sat: 9am – 2am
Sun: 12-5pm;
Shift length: 2 hours.
Contact Before Con: Volunteers
Contact At Con: Registration
Description (What’s involved):
Welcome members to registration area, direct people to appropriate line, field some basic registration questions
Special requirements / training: all information needed will be shared onsite
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): casual dress, seating will be provided
If you like: meeting people, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Sedentary
Ages: Adult (16+)


Job name: Kiosk Help
Department hours of operation:
Wed: 9am – 6pm, and 9pm – 11pm
Thurs-Sat: 9am – 2am
Sun: 12-5pm;
Shift length: 2 hours.
Contact Before Con: Volunteers
Contact At Con: Registration
Description (What’s involved):
Help members register at the kiosk computers and direct them to register it they are paying cash. Make sure they log out, and set browser link up for next person.
Special requirements / training: Knowing Chrome Browser helpful, otherwise training on-site.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): casual dress, seating will be provided
If you like: meeting people, helping people you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Mild
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Printer Station Badge Pick-Up
Department hours of operation:
Wed: 9am – 6pm, and 9pm – 11pm
Thurs-Sat: 9am – 2am
Sun: 12-5pm;
Shift length: 3 hours.
Contact Before Con: Volunteers
Contact At Con: Registration
Description (What’s involved):
Makes sure printers are printing correctly, change ribbons if needed, load badge blanks into hopper, warn sub-head or head if printer issues. Hand badges to people coming off of registration check-in.
Special requirements / training: Training on-site, must not be frightened of printers.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): casual dress, seating will be provided
If you like: People and technology ,you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Mild
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Tear Down
Department hours of operation:
Sun: 5pm – 9pm
Possibly Mon: 9am -12pm;
Shift length: 2 hours.
Contact Before Con: Volunteers
Contact At Con: Registration
Description (What’s involved):
After Registration closes and 3-4 hours afterwards, this person will help pack up and prepare to move/store all department inventory, under the guidance of registration staff.
Special requirements / training: Should be able to lift 20 lbs, or if not, fill in inventory sheets.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Wear comfortable shoes
If you like: manual labor, packing, or cataloging inventory, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (16+)


Social Media
Job name: Roving Reporter – Live Tweeting
Hours needed: During any CONvergence programming events (panels/MainStage/activities)
Shift length: Mostly 1 hour, some 2 hours if you choose
Contact: Social Media
Description (What’s involved): A Roving Reporter will use their own smart phone or tablet to do live reporting of the panels they select and are scheduled for. You will be using the CONvergenceLive twitter account which was a hit during our test run last year, lots of volunteers follow it to see what they are missing in panels!
Special requirements / training: We are looking for people that are comfortable and fast with using twitter. You should be able to take a few pictures and post about 1 tweet at least every 3 minutes to create a rolling live report of the panel or event being attended. You will get guaranteed access into full/crowded panels and events for yourself!
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Be prepared to be constantly using your phone or tablet, make sure you can hear/see the panel/event, get comfortable for the whole panel/event!
Activity level: Pretty much no physical activity besides typing, but you must pay close attention to what is going on and catch some good quotes, pictures and fun stuff to tweet!
Ages: Twitter savvy teenagers through oldies but goodies welcome!


Volunteers

Job name: Head
Open Positions: 2-5
Department hours of operation:
Wednesday 9 AM to 6PM, 9 PM to 11:59PM
Thursday 9AM to 10 PM
Friday 9 AM to 10 PM,
Saturday 9 AM to 10PM
Sunday 9 AM to 8 PM
Monday 10 AM to 2PM
Shift length: Varies. This is a year round position.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved):
We are looking for motived, customer service driven individuals to help lead the Volunteer Department. Various tasks include: learning a new volunteer hour tracking system, coordinating volunteer needs with other departments, scheduling of volunteers in the volunteer department, attending CONvergence convention committee meetings, selecting new volunteer perks to offer, distributing volunteer perks at the convention, etc. As a head of this department, you will lead the sub heads and specialist in various tasks around the year.
Special requirements / training:
Please contact us for further information regarding the requirements for this position. We are willing to train interested individuals in order to meet requirements.
If you like: Becoming involved in the year round process of running the convention.
Activity level: Varies
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Sub Head
Open Positions: 3-5
Department hours of operation:
Wednesday 9 AM to 6PM, 9 PM to 11:59PM
Thursday 9AM to 10 PM
Friday 9 AM to 10 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 10PM
Sunday 9 AM to 8 PM
Monday 10 AM to 2PM
Shift length: Varies. This is a year round position.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved):
We are looking for motived, customer service driven individuals to help lead the Volunteer Department. Various tasks include: learning a new volunteer hour tracking system, coordinating volunteer needs with other departments, scheduling of volunteers in the volunteer department, attending CONvergence convention committee meetings, selecting new volunteer perks to offer, distributing volunteer perks at the convention, etc. As a sub head of this department, you will report to the heads of the department as well as lead staff and volunteers in various tasks.
Special requirements / training:
Please contact us for further information regarding the requirements for this position. We are willing to train interested individuals in order to meet requirements.
If you like: Becoming involved in the year round process of running the convention.
Activity level: Varies
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Staff
Open Positions: Open
Department hours of operation:
Wednesday 9 AM to 6PM, 9 PM to 11:59PM
Thursday 9AM to 10 PM
Friday 9 AM to 10 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 10PM
Sunday 9 AM to 8 PM
Monday 10 AM to 2PM
Shift length: 2 hours
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved):
We are looking for motived, customer service driven individuals to help in the Volunteer Department. Various tasks include: Coordinating volunteer needs with other departments, distributing volunteer perks at the convention, answering questions about volunteering for the convention, etc.
Special requirements / training:
Provide a positive customer service atmosphere at our Volunteer Department table.
If you like: Talking and meeting new people
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Volunteer Den
Job name: Massage
Department hours of operation:
Th. Noon – 2:00 AM,
Fri. 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM,
Sat. 10:00AM – 2:00 AM &
Sun. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM;
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved): We are looking for anyone who wants to give massages in the Volunteer’s Den.
You can work a couple of hours during the weekend for as many hours as you wish.
This is a Volunteer position where for each hour you work you get 2 hours time credit.
Special requirements / training: These people should have a passion for giving massages, Have formal or informal training or have been told they are good at it. They will be doing a trial massage on Jennifer Jo Peck.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Dress comfortably. You will be on your feet during the time you are giving the massages.
If you like: helping people and giving massages, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+)


Job name: Vol Den Host
Department hours of operation:
Thur – noon 2 am;
Fri – 10 am -2 am;
Sat – 10 am – 2 am;
Sun 10 am – 4 pm;
Shift length: 1 to 2 hrs.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved): Serve as host to our guests, the other volunteers.
Greet people entering the Den, politely checking that they are volunteers.
Help maintain a friendly atmosphere.
Help keep food supplies available and perishable food safe for people, not bacteria.
Help maintain massage schedules.
Assist subhead on duty as needed.
Special requirements / training: Be familiar with the Vol Den Host Guidelines.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Expect to be on your feet for the entire shift.
The room is small and can get warm when crowded with people.
If you like: hosting social events or parties and meeting people, you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Moderate
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Job name: Vol Den Setup
Department hours of operation:
Wed, Noon-finish;
Shift length: open.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved): Set up the Den areas.
Hang wall decorations/posters.
String lights.
Put away food supplies.
If you like: you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Steady
Ages: Adult (18+), 13-17


Job name: Vol Den Teardown
Department hours of operation:
Sun 4 – 6 pm;
Shift length: 2 hrs.
Contact: Volunteers
Description (What’s involved): Under guidance of Sub-head on duty, Remove and pack up decorations.
DON’T BREAK THE HOTEL.
Check before trashing decorations since
Some may be reused for the Volunteer Party or for another year.
Pack up room material..
Label boxes going back to Waterbury.
Move every CONvergence thing out of the room and to safe temporary storage.
Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Wear comfortable clothes.
If you like: you’ll enjoy this!
Activity level: Frantic
Ages: Adult (18+)


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