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Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: AnimeLover1989 on March 27, 2004, 03:49:49 PM
Hey people!

This is also my very first post. I want to be a volunteer at the fanime convention this year. So far I have sent the e-mail. Am I supposed to wait for the reply, or can I just show up and work as a volunteer.
^^;; can someone tell me everything I have to do in order to volunteer at the convention>>>???

Thanks!
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on March 27, 2004, 04:13:57 PM
Is it that time of year again allready? Sheesh.

Allright newbies, listen up.

To be a volunteer you must do this:

1) Be registered for fanime in some fashion. Pre-reg or full con "at the door" are preferred, but we usually take all the help we can get.

2) Show up at the convention. If youre pre regged, you can come on thursday, get your badge, and start earning hours a day early.

3) Be 18 or older, or have a signed permission slip/wavier/soul stealing contract. Unfortunately, the wavier forms are not up yet. Keep an eye on the website during the weeks to come.

4) Show up at the barracks/vol hole/ninja lair all regged up and ready to go. Show them your badge, ID/permission slip, and tell them you wanna be a vol. The lovely assistants (yeah right XD) will hook you up.

5) Work. Work like a slave as though the whips of your master were at your very heels.

6) Have an awesome Fanime ^^
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: drallcome on March 31, 2004, 01:21:54 PM
Cool..

I think Ill volunteer this year.. Been going to F-anime for 6 years now. Hehe.. About time I start helping out. =^-^=
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on April 01, 2004, 12:42:02 AM
lol this is my seventh Fanime, and my third run as a volunteer. Its really fun, and really does give you a feeling like you helped. It also makes you get to feel really important, walking around with your spiffy vol badge XD
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Sintax Error on May 03, 2004, 07:04:30 PM
I'd like to volunteer, but I'm not really sure what all I can do since I'm only 16.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Aarolye on May 05, 2004, 07:13:23 PM
yeah.. i'm pretty interested in volunteering.. but i dunno what volunteers do...
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: ced1106 on May 06, 2004, 12:17:13 AM
Here's the list:
http://www.fanime.com/contact/join_us.html

I don't know if tabletop gaming is still looking for volunteers, but contact tabletop@fanime.com if you enjoy playing games.


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Kyle stabell on May 25, 2004, 04:38:28 PM
If it's not too late I would like to be a volunteer for the tech group my status is,

Age: 17
redgistration: none at present
con admition info: geting at door on Saturday
E-Mail: kylestabell@yahoo.com
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: drallcome on May 25, 2004, 06:03:45 PM
Its never to late for volunteering, but you never know what your going to get. Just stop by con-ops and say you wana help.
Title: I wonder
Post by: wingruby on June 15, 2004, 05:31:08 AM
Can you be in costume and volunteer at the same time or is there a dress code?
Title: Re: I wonder
Post by: drallcome on June 15, 2004, 07:35:10 AM
Quote from: "wingruby"
Can you be in costume and volunteer at the same time or is there a dress code?


Yes you can be in costume. Just keep it to the con rules and you should be ok.
Title: Re: I wonder
Post by: Tony on June 15, 2004, 05:44:07 PM
Quote from: "wingruby"
Can you be in costume and volunteer at the same time or is there a dress code?

Ask astroboy!! =P

(I'm 99% sure you can cosplay and volunteer at the same time. ^^)
Title: Re: I wonder
Post by: Tenba on June 15, 2004, 06:47:59 PM
Quote from: "Tony"
(I'm 99% sure you can cosplay and volunteer at the same time. ^^)


I'm sure it depends on the costume.  I don't think that Ohmu custom would work very well with volunteering.
Title: Re: I wonder
Post by: Zain on June 15, 2004, 07:10:55 PM
Quote from: "Tony"
Quote from: "wingruby"
Can you be in costume and volunteer at the same time or is there a dress code?

(I'm 99% sure you can cosplay and volunteer at the same time. ^^)

Of course you can, we aren't THAT strict :p

Many of the staff cosplay as well. As long as it doesnt interfere with your job too much, no problem.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Saphirix on August 08, 2004, 03:23:41 AM
I know this is a bit late into the topic, but do volunteers actually get compensated in any way, at least like a free badge for the time they are there?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: fuzzyfaery on August 11, 2004, 06:10:36 AM
volunteers get refunded the price of the ticket

6 hours for one day passes
or
14 hours for the full membership

sometimes people bring food


edit. i think its 18 hours for full membership refund, cause the con is 4 days now
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: MeliCat on August 25, 2004, 06:25:16 PM
I'd love to help out for an hour or two. I'm not looking for any free passes or anything, but I'd be willing to help on like a mini-shift if needed. I'm sure you guys have more than enough vols, but feel free to PM me and put me to work!  :roll:

.+:*MeliCat*:+.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 04, 2004, 05:44:14 PM
are there any chinese translators needed, or anything someone under 18 could help with? I have an okay understanding of chinese (no dialects!), and can understand people okay.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 05, 2004, 06:37:58 PM
Is there any possible way to volunteer to work before the con begins, or is setup reserved for the staff?

If not, I'd be glad to help an hour or two to help, but I'm not sure if I can endure six hours of volunteer work and still see enough of the con without completely burning out.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 05, 2004, 07:19:49 PM
maybe u could help design the badges?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 05, 2004, 07:43:07 PM
I wish I could, but I'm sure that they have staff doing it. It would be freaking awesome to see everyone marching around with my work pinned on them, but it would never happen. Mostly because nobody knows me yet. Also because I don't draw standard anime.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 05, 2004, 07:44:56 PM
they dont have to know you.
it can be you debut! XD (or however its spelled)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: drallcome on September 05, 2004, 09:57:11 PM
Quote from: "radiotomu"
Is there any possible way to volunteer to work before the con begins, or is setup reserved for the staff?

If not, I'd be glad to help an hour or two to help, but I'm not sure if I can endure six hours of volunteer work and still see enough of the con without completely burning out.


I helped out with the setup last year for the bagging a week before the con and I was not on staff. Just to help out was fun and I got to see a lot of people I know. Hay the hotel pizza wasnt too bad.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 05, 2004, 11:16:18 PM
Hey, that's really cool! How did you contact them in advance?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 07:55:38 AM
will they let you in if youre 13..? (i hate my age. very muchly. -_-)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 06, 2004, 08:42:05 AM
You'll need a waiver if you're under eighteen, but otherwise age is irrelevant.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 08:45:00 AM
yay!
free food? ^_^;
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 06, 2004, 09:05:21 AM
Six hours of work for two slices of pizza and a soda. It's the socializing that really makes it worth it.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 09:09:21 AM
...
i dont like pizza...its starting to get in the way o my social life...*oh, the tradedy! XD*
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 06, 2004, 09:11:18 AM
Well this all sounds so fun maybe I'll sign up. Quick check, you can still wear anything while you volunteer right.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 09:13:33 AM
yeah, im pretty sure.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 06, 2004, 09:27:10 AM
As long as you're not in your twenty pound life-size Totoro costume, you'll be okay. Anything that doesn't stop you from working.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 09:31:58 AM
LOL. id go glomp it. ^_^
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 06, 2004, 10:41:06 AM
Well if I can volunteer I'll be a U.N. Nerv agent in full tactical BDU uniform. (http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/html/emoticons/gun.gif)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 12:09:21 PM
guns!!! XD
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 06, 2004, 01:33:45 PM
'Cause that's totally anime related!
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 06, 2004, 02:04:35 PM
thats right!!!
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 06, 2004, 04:19:52 PM
Maybe I'll be a hellsing trooper too, if I can get some stuff. (http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/html/emoticons/dev.gif) I want to voluteer. I wish I could be Wolfwood.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: radiotomu on September 06, 2004, 09:27:59 PM
I wish I was a cowboy, but I don't let that get in the way of my volunteering.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 06, 2004, 09:40:54 PM
Its not that what I wear will get in my way its the hours I work and when they need me. I can be there just when?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 07, 2004, 08:52:07 PM
maybe you gotta wait for them t'say? ^_^;;
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 09, 2004, 09:35:58 AM
I mean my job, where I work kind of makes me on call. Voluteering might not be possibly, if I can't voluteer I can still ask to help out from time to time.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 09, 2004, 07:12:27 PM
...maybe you could take a 4 day break from your work?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 09, 2004, 08:56:51 PM
maybe...?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 09, 2004, 09:10:02 PM
yes, maybe.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 10, 2004, 11:37:04 AM
My job runs 24-7 so I run 24-7, so maybe.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 10, 2004, 08:43:31 PM
...what kind of job do you HAVE?!
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: VictimX on September 10, 2004, 11:00:25 PM
I'm a diesel truck tech for a trucking transit so I'm on call from the CHP if problems arise.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 10, 2004, 11:33:02 PM
ah...
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: ced1106 on October 05, 2004, 01:41:12 PM
Quote from: "radiotomu"
Is there any possible way to volunteer to work before the con begins, or is setup reserved for the staff?


IIRC, There's setup and cleanup work before and after the con. There's also swag bag stuffing before the con as well. Also, if you know someone on staff, have them introduce you to the head and see if you can volunteer or become staff that way.


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on October 06, 2004, 07:44:30 PM
by setup, do you mean set up all the tables in the dealer room or what?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Crazed Mech on December 02, 2004, 11:16:44 PM
I helped setup last year. (the day before the con)
The dealers toke care of there tables.

I help setup some of the projecter screens in the videos rooms.
But mostly it was get the mics, speckers, ect to the video rooms and
the panel rooms.
It was a lot of running around getting things where they need to
be but it was worth it.

I got half of my hours need for the pre-regester refund done.
(Read below to find out how)

Then I just Voluntered every so often to finish up over the corse of
the con.

[If you Volunter the day before the con they'll double the time you ]
acualy worked.
 (Pre-Con)
 1 hour of Vol = 2 hours
[5 hours = 10 hours of vol work]

 :!: BUT!!!!! I'm DON'T know if there doing it again. :!:

Could one off the Officals verify if there doing it again
Title: age limit...
Post by: HamSTA on December 12, 2004, 07:34:23 AM
dam... you have to be 18 or order to volenteer?... oh well... 3 more years to go...
Title: Help!
Post by: miaka77cfns on December 13, 2004, 06:30:17 PM
I am from a nearby middle school, and i was wondering if we would be allowed to volunteer! :D I really hope we can. because this is for our campus :Asian Youth Society, and we would love to experience going! Plz, if you know nething about it, reply!
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Crazed Mech on December 13, 2004, 09:14:23 PM
It is my understanding that anyone of can volunter
You just show up and chose from a list of things to do

To get Voluntering questions answer for shure contact this person

Volunteers
volunteers@fanime.com

(I got the e-mail from the fanime contacts page)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Zain on December 14, 2004, 04:10:03 PM
You don't have to be 18 to volunteer.. But if you're under 18, you need to get a volunteer form signed by your parent or guardian.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: MeliCat on December 30, 2004, 06:15:50 PM
I'll be glad to help if any staff members need it. I don't need any con-hours or whatever but as long as I'm not watching in a room or shopping, I can spare some time.  :D

M.e.l.i.C.a.t
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: PogiChoie on February 13, 2005, 08:07:56 PM
I can definitely help!  I'll do ANYTHING you guys want me to do, especially if it has anything to do with running stuff to people or helping set-up rooms and audio equipment...  ^_^
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: rigel on March 22, 2005, 10:12:25 PM
If you do become a volunteer, is it okay if you attend the LAST TWO IMPORTANT AS HECK meetings when you didn't show up for all the other ones? I know the other meetings were basically planning and get-to-know-you sort of things, but I couldn't make it.

(I curse my lack of drivers...)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Zain on March 22, 2005, 11:20:07 PM
Volunteers actually aren't required to attend the last two meetings. But, they don't get any of the perks that staff do.

If you want to be on staff, you absolutely positively HAVE to be at the packet stuffing meeting. If you kept in touch with your department head and he forwards meeting summaries to you, then you don't really have to attend most of the meetings... But if you're on staff, be at the packet stuffing meeting!

EDIT: There is an 80% chance that there will be NO packet stuffing meeting. We'll have a mandatory staff meeting instead.

Oh, everyone else is welcome to come too. Free food if you work  :P
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: rigel on March 24, 2005, 09:47:56 PM
Alright, thanks! I'm really looking forward to this year's fanime. >:D

(Not to mention stuffing papers into bags sounds nifty. Sorta. Kinda. Okay, so I thought the hand-outs were cool.)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: FanFicGuru on April 11, 2005, 02:34:13 PM
Ok well I'm interested in being a volunteer too, but like on one or two days, not the whole time. Is there a list to sign up to volunteer in advance or something for a certain day?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Zain on April 11, 2005, 05:06:33 PM
No, you just stop by the Vol Hole during con. You don't have to work all four days, but you do have to work a total of 20 hours to get reimbursed for your badge.

If we don't have work for you, you get to sit in the Vol Hole and play video games. That counts for your 20 hours  :P But if we suddenly have work for you, you gotta leave your game quick.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: FanFicGuru on April 12, 2005, 07:55:06 PM
Sounds fun. What kinda games do you have in the Vol hole?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Misao on April 15, 2005, 08:25:25 PM
Ack. You have to be 18 and older? Darn. I'm only 14.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Zain on April 15, 2005, 09:33:09 PM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
Sounds fun. What kinda games do you have in the Vol hole?

You know. PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, the works.

Quote from: "Misao"
Ack. You have to be 18 and older? Darn. I'm only 14.

You can volunteer if you're under 18... You just need to get your parents to sign the waiver form: http://www.fanime.com/contact/join_us.html
Title: Early arriving vols...
Post by: Ashley Akaihi on May 09, 2005, 01:29:24 PM
I will be arriving on Thursday, May 26th, 2005 in hopes there will be some early volunteering to do. Will this be okay? I have volunteered for Fanime before and I really enjoy the experiance.

Any idea what will be available for early arriving Volunteers to do?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: StarGeno on May 09, 2005, 10:32:15 PM
Yes, the logistics department is still looking for help before the convention and after it as well.  Take a look at my post for more information.

http://www.fanime.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=70310&highlight=#70310
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Ambrosia on May 12, 2005, 06:03:18 AM
I sent an email for Logistics and hope to get into it ^_^

Man I am so excited and its still a week or so away.

Though hearing about the Vol hole, do staff get to hang there too ?

Oh and I know we dont have to work there the whole week. But can we work there for the whole week ? Because I wanna work there the whole week if I can.

Oh if I start purring, don't worry I am in my happy place =^_^=
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Ambrosia on May 12, 2005, 06:12:14 AM
Oh another thought came to mind. Do you get to keep the badges ?

Would love to have a souviner other then pictures, plus whatever else I can get my hands on legally :P
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: lying is an art form on May 21, 2005, 10:41:21 PM
I'm working for Logistics as a Staff member, it's my first time at a convention too. I don't know if we can keep the badges, but I think so (just a wild guess). Were you at the meeting today?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: xMkLx on July 18, 2005, 11:15:10 PM
what type of slave labor do minors  have to do
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: topnotch97 on July 20, 2005, 11:02:32 PM
Quote from: "xMkLx"
what type of slave labor do minors  have to do


if you joined VOLS... you will be asked which areas you want to help out. it's not necessarily work, but you are helping out the department you are assigned to. let's say registration needs vols, they might ask you to distribute the on-site registration slips and pens. or hentai marathon, one of the video programming coordinators will ask you to do crowd control. those are the types of duties and stuff you are asked to do. nothing dangerous.
also, if you are a minor, you will be asked to sign a form with parents' signature. might wanna do that before the con hits. contact volunteer staff for this.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Croquet on July 21, 2005, 12:26:43 AM
Oh this is hecka great! I'm going to be a volunteer this year! I wonder if it's anything like being a muskateer...?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: topnotch97 on July 22, 2005, 12:44:50 PM
Quote from: "Croquet"
Oh this is hecka great! I'm going to be a volunteer this year! I wonder if it's anything like being a muskateer...?

you might as well sign-up as staff. it will be better, plus you'll meet new friends. :D
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Croquet on July 22, 2005, 11:44:53 PM
I'll meet new friends if I'm staff? Does that mean I won't meet anyone new as a volunteer? That sucks! teehee! I dunno, staff sounds kinda scary....like there's more responsibility involved. And lemme get this out now, I'm great at doing what people tell me, but I suck at telling others what to do. Is there a huge difference between staff and vols?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: topnotch97 on July 23, 2005, 12:41:39 AM
well if you want to become Vols, that's fine. no one is forcing you to.  :o
i mean, since you've already decided that you want to be part of Fanime it is either you want to become a Vol or staff. if want to be a Vol, you'll have to wait for next year. for staff, heck as soon as the staff meetings will take place then you'll have an opportunity to know who's who and what's what.

i tell you what, if you want you can attend the future staff meetings and see for yourself. you'll get a chance to meet the fanime staff and you'll have an opportunity to meet them in person and you can rain on them some questions. but you'll have to wait, since the upper brass are still working on the future agenda. so sit tight.  8)

wow, so much dedication.  :shock: it's only been like almost 2 months since 05 con ended.  8)
Title: Volunteering
Post by: Ryuji on September 19, 2005, 10:58:41 PM
I would sign up, but i do not know if i will be working at another job yet.  I would need the job to help fund me for Fanime T_T...  Otherwise i would even sign up to be staff because it seems like fun.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: hakudoushi on September 20, 2005, 05:31:03 PM
what kind of jobs do volunteers do...?
Title: Re: Volunteering
Post by: Long on September 20, 2005, 07:53:06 PM
Quote from: "Ryuji"
I would sign up, but i do not know if i will be working at another job yet.  I would need the job to help fund me for Fanime T_T...  Otherwise i would even sign up to be staff because it seems like fun.
I believe Staffers recieve free entrance and a discount for the hotels, so perhaps becoming a staff would aid you in your quest for funds. Plus it's nearly a whole another six months or more until Fanime comes around again. =]

@Hakudoshi: (I'm guessing) that they do work such as helping to organize quickly, some gruntwork perhaps, other tasks in the same category.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: kiraya on December 03, 2005, 06:56:09 PM
I want to volunteer but I don't think that I am old enough, I'm only 13. Is there anything that I would be able to do? and is it to late?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Kaura117 on January 22, 2006, 11:16:01 AM
Kiraya, speaking as an outside observer, age doesn't seem to be too pressing an issue when it comes to volunteerism.

Hrm. Think I'll also volunteer, actually. Can't afford to go to Fanime2k6 and BC06 if I don't... >_> Whee~
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Ashley Akaihi on February 14, 2006, 11:31:42 AM
How can I get in touch with whoever is in charge of Volunteers this year?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: ranma12 on March 29, 2006, 09:58:14 PM
im am 15 i want to help and 13 is the limit for the 13 year old girl
Title: To Underage Volunteers that want to help the Depts at Fanime
Post by: Tsuchimi Rin-chan on April 04, 2006, 02:17:05 PM
To all the people that are under the age of 18 that want to help and become a volunteer.  

The age minumum to volunteer is 13 Years old.

You have to either have been pre-registered or have bought a full  4 day pass paper badge to volunteer.  If you are just going for the day or two and have paid up front, Fanime's Volunteer Department will still accept people provided if there is a shortage of volunteers needed in other departments of the con.

Please bring I.D. If pre-registered.  Show some I.D. (Optional like a California I.D, Passport, Birth Certificate)  You and your Parent and or Guardian MUST sign a waiver form contract of age concent letting you (the child/minor and or teenager) have permission to work Fanime Con as a department volunteer.

We do not want any kind of trouble of lawsuits. Just kidding,

You can find the Parental Concent Forms to Work at Fanime at the Volunteer hole TBA.  

Otherwise you can click here to fill out and print the parental concent form

http://www.fanime.com/staff/fanime_waiver.pdf

Anyway just asked registration where the Vol Hole is and take it from there.

If you work the full volunteer hours the con requested you to work, 100 percent of your registration money will be refunded.  Half the hours worked then half of your registration money is refunded and so forth.

Complimentary Room and boarding will be provided to Volunteers on the first come first server basis.


Please note that Volunteering will start this year the thursday night before the convention starts so you can work very early to get your hours out of the way.  This is optional though.

I hope this helps.
Title: ATTN: ASHLEY AKAIHI AND OTHERS THAT WANT VOLUNT.CONTACT INFO
Post by: Tsuchimi Rin-chan on April 04, 2006, 02:30:32 PM
Ashley Akaihi     
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject:

How can I get in touch with whoever is in charge of Volunteers this year?

Hi Ashley!

Here is the info you requested for.

The name of the guy in Charge of Fanime's Volunteer Department goes by the name of James.  

James can be reached at volunteers@fanime.com  He will gladly answer all your questions that you need to know.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Croquet on May 26, 2006, 10:38:28 AM
Hi, I'm actually 19 years old, but I can't find my birth certificate anywhere and my wallet was lost, so I have no proof of my age...is it ok if I just use a parent waiver? I still live with mom and dad anyway...or I could always bring in my Jury Duty mail! Lol! That would prove I'm over 18. I'm really in quite a pickle, but would just signing the waiver take care of everything?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: slifertheskydragon on October 05, 2006, 08:37:04 AM
wait- can you like, still go to panels or do you actually do nothing but work all the time?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: astroboy on October 05, 2006, 07:45:36 PM
Quote from: "slifertheskydragon"
wait- can you like, still go to panels or do you actually do nothing but work all the time?
Volunteers get to enjoy a more flexible schedule compared to staff. This is not a Fanime specific rule but a general rule amongst anime cons. The reasoning is simple. If management expected the same level of commitment from both vols. and staff then nobody would sign up as a volunteer...you might as well become staff and pick up your "free" badge, saving the trouble of having to "work off" your hours as a volunteer.

Back on topic:
Does this mean that as a volunteer they'll be a 100% guarantee that ALL your work shifts will never conflict with your desired schedule? Short answer == no. There's no 100% guarantee. However volunteers have tremendous flexibility in deciding when they want to work. Volunteers are certainly not expected to work all the time. There's quite a bit of time off.  

As for managers (silly grin) they pretty much show up to work the con Not see it. But that's a different story. FanimeCon has a shortage of managers.   8)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Cryz on October 07, 2006, 10:26:05 PM
when you get to the volunteer recruiting room thing they have these binders with dates/shift times/locations so you can pick and choose when and where you want to volunteer and catch whatever panel you want =3 And if you want to be let off a *little* early, just ask the department head of the dept. you're working in.  I did dealers room for one day and the person who ran the dealers room let me off a little early so I could go to the Kamijo signing. (haha hi this is Shou from Kamijo show line control and music fest gopher girl)

and Croquet, you meet a lot of friends as a volunteer xD I'm probably going to volunteer again for 2007, I had a lot of fun =]
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on November 17, 2006, 07:52:00 PM
D: Mah, I'm too lazy to e-mail the volunteer e-mail, so I'll ask my question here. xD
(I'm glad that I'm over the age minimum... )

So, volunteers can volunteer at any day? Or only the whole entire weekend? Or we can skip out on our volunteering job for a few hours at a time?
(If I do have to ask someone to get off a little bit early, I don't think I'll be able to do that easily.. I'm shy. D: )

>.< Nyar. Answer, please~ I don't bite. xD
(Or at least that's what I say.)

Oh. What happens if you get weekend passes from a company and the passes are free? Will I get a refund?  :?

Ooh, paradoxical.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Shi_Musouka on November 17, 2006, 11:02:41 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"

So, volunteers can volunteer at any day? Or only the whole entire weekend? Or we can skip out on our volunteering job for a few hours at a time?
(If I do have to ask someone to get off a little bit early, I don't think I'll be able to do that easily.. I'm shy. D: )

>.< Nyar. Answer, please~ I don't bite. xD
(Or at least that's what I say.)

Oh. What happens if you get weekend passes from a company and the passes are free? Will I get a refund?  :?

Ooh, paradoxical.


It depends on what type of registration you purchase. I'd recommend the whole weekend if you bought a full weekend pass because you will need 20 hours of volunteer work to claim full reimbursement of the money paid for registration. You only need about 5 hours to get fully reimbursed for a one day pass.

You won't need to work for an entire day at the con. If you do your hours in 5 hour shifts, you should be fine, considering the fact that most people are usually awake at the con for around 15+ hours so 5 out of 15 is not a large ratio of time. That should leave you a good amount of hours left for the other events that you want to see. There's no need to skip out a few hours at a time because most of the time, you won't be on duty. You can just sign up for different hour shifts at different time periods.

Or you can try taking a day off and distribute the other 1-2 hours of work from that day into your other days, though it's a serious pain to deal with so I try to avoid it, if possible. Or just do a majority of your hours one day and take smaller shifts the next day.

If there's a certain panel or event that you want to attend, some of the staff might let you off early to go see it, as long as you make up the missed hours. I hear the volunteer department is getting tired of dealing with fan volunteers who don't bother to complete full hours and just do a little bit short off the minimum requirement, so I don't know what their policy is on that.

Hope that helped, and btw the company that purchased the weekend passes to give to you will get the refund. Registration is never free(unless you are on staff).
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on November 17, 2006, 11:23:38 PM
Shi_Musouka- thx muchos.

>< More questions, though.

So how is the refund refunded back? (As in physically or... credit-card-ly...>< )
Me= bad with words.

What if I want to volunteer, but I'm not out to seek the reimbursement?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Shi_Musouka on November 18, 2006, 08:09:13 PM
I believe they're supposed to mail it back several weeks(or months) after con. I dunno what form of payment though(you'll need to ask the volunteer dept about that). If you don't want the reimbursement, just let the volunteer staffers know when you sign up for a shift at the volunteer office.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on November 18, 2006, 10:06:50 PM
D: I'mma just keep posting questions here... ><

I heard a rumor that volunteers got free rooming? :?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Voiddarkness on November 27, 2006, 02:00:34 AM
So it's possible to volunteer on the day before the con right?  Is there a specific place I need to go to begin volunteering the day before the con? Where exactly do you go to sign up for volunteer work within the convention?   Is it just where you also register? There will be a sign that says Volunteers right?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Shi_Musouka on November 28, 2006, 06:32:56 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
D: I'mma just keep posting questions here... ><

I heard a rumor that volunteers got free rooming? :?


lol. Yup. It's probably a rumor. If you want free rooming, try asking a group of friends if they will pay the room expenses so that you can have a free place to sleep all through the con while they become $130 poorer to treat you like royalty.

(Haha, I kid. My sense of humor is very strange.)

As for the volunteer-the-day-before-the-con thing, I'm not sure if any departments are going to need fan volunteers on Thursday or if upper-management relocated the volunteers office this year. I say talk to volunteers@fanime.com and see what they can do.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: AngelKawaii on November 30, 2006, 02:59:14 PM
Well, since everyone is asking questions I will sk one too.
Randome question: how do you get on staff? O.o
Abother question: Can you not register for the con and just come volunteer. (I want to help out and I need volunteering hours.)

(I have a feling someone already asked those questions. xD)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on December 05, 2006, 07:13:11 PM
I think that it might be too late to become staff (although I might be lying, but I'm pretty sure.) What you had to do was be over 18 (or was it 21) and go to all the meetings for Staffmembers. I think two or so already passed by.

You HAVE to register for the con to volunteer- its your ticket in. Volunteers typically volunteer for a few hours a day, not the whole day. They need you to buy the ticket because who knows if you're going to ditch and enjoy the con?

Yah. >.>
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: AngelKawaii on December 06, 2006, 04:40:24 PM
Thanx. I already got it figured out.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: astroboy on December 08, 2006, 12:15:31 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
...I heard a rumor that volunteers got free rooming? :?
and I heard a rumor that you didn't have to pay your income taxes. LMAO :lol:

Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
I think that it might be too late to become staff (although I might be lying, but I'm pretty sure.) What you had to do was be over 18 (or was it 21) and go to all the meetings for Staffmembers. I think two or so already passed by.
Where do you guys come up with this stuff? I sure wish the vol coordinator was more active in answering the message board......that way these "rumors" can get squashed the very minute they surface. I know you guys are trying to be helpful but plz get your info straight.

It is NOT too late to sign up for staff. Wait for the website to be updated for more info regarding signing up for staff. I usually sign up to become staff 2 months before the con and only go to 2 or 3 staff meetings the whole year.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on December 08, 2006, 10:32:29 PM
Edit: Someone back in the thread said that volunteers got free rooming. That got me confused, because that person is pretty good [insert better word that good here] in Fanime stuff. >.< And then I got my answer confirmed by 3 other people.
~
Thats why I said I might be lying.

And I remember reading it back a couple of pages, and plus, the general announcement about becoming staff. Plus, the girl said she had already figured it out... so no need to flame. Don't be a hater. xD
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: astroboy on December 09, 2006, 01:08:03 AM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
Edit: Someone back in the thread said that volunteers got free rooming. That got me confused, because that person is pretty good [insert better word that good here] in Fanime stuff. >.< And then I got my answer confirmed by 3 other people.
~
Thats why I said I might be lying.

And I remember reading it back a couple of pages, and plus, the general announcement about becoming staff. Plus, the girl said she had already figured it out... so no need to flame. Don't be a hater. xD
The first post was made back in 2004.....yikes! I think it's time for an update. At one time in Fanime's history there was some form of free crash space for volunteers.....but that's now "history". Perhaps that's where the confussion started?

Getting back to the present:
There's no hate here. I just don't want anyone to plan their entire weekend at FanimeCon based on critical information that is not accurate. This would be a MAJOR inconvenience especially if this was financially realated such as crash space.

I'm sorry if you felt that I was being harsh. I'm not trying to flame. I'm just trying to prevent an unpleasant surprise.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: womanaconda on December 09, 2006, 03:41:42 PM
Quote from: "astroboy"
Where do you guys come up with this stuff? I sure wish the vol coordinator was more active in answering the message board......that way these "rumors" can get squashed the very minute they surface. I know you guys are trying to be helpful but plz get your info straight.


Now that I'm settled down into college, I'll be monitoring the board more. And by more I guess I mean at all. But anyway, thanks, astroboy, for being a good and caring forum citizen.

If anyone has questions they can email me at volunteers@fanime.com aaand you'll get a reply either through email or I'll post something about it here. If you're lucky then you'll get both.

More to come later!
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on December 09, 2006, 06:58:00 PM
Oh, where I read the "21" age thing was the Fanime Marketing Team. >.>

I have bad memory.

Astro- actually it [the rooming thing] was a post made this year... :/ Maybe that person was confused, too?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 22, 2007, 10:30:14 PM
since we're getting pretty close to con time, more Q's about volunteering will be asked.....and here's the first of many.

okay, i'm going to attend all four days of fanime, and i want to volunteer (so i can get a spiffy volunteer badge AND get reimbursed). to be fully reimbursed on a full weekend pass, how many hours would i have to volunteer? i've been hearing from many different sources that its either 8, 16, or 24 hours total. can i please get some type of clarification on this? it would be much appreciated.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Tony on April 22, 2007, 11:22:21 PM
Last year I think it was 24 hours--double time on load-in or load-out.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 23, 2007, 02:01:47 PM
Quote from: "Tony"
Last year I think it was 24 hours--double time on load-in or load-out.
so what's the word on volunteer hours for 2007?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on April 25, 2007, 09:13:02 PM
I'm pretty sure it was around 16. 16-18 hours. >> Sorry I can't be much clearer though.
If it was 24, you might as well been on staff. >.>
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 26, 2007, 06:52:40 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
I'm pretty sure it was around 16. 16-18 hours. >> Sorry I can't be much clearer though.
If it was 24, you might as well been on staff. >.>
well, i was actually thinking about joining staff, but there are issues that i'm working out at the moment that might prevent me from getting to/attending fanime this year.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on April 29, 2007, 07:33:40 PM
Otakuapprentice- LE GASP, you must go... if not on staff, then volunteering. [Volunteer for the Reg. Department!!] You don't necessarily have to work for getting a full refund. You can get [partial? don't quote me on this] or just do it for fun/experience. ^^

YOU MUST GO. D:
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 29, 2007, 07:56:07 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
Otakuapprentice- LE GASP, you must go... if not on staff, then volunteering. [Volunteer for the Reg. Department!!] You don't necessarily have to work for getting a full refund. You can get [partial? don't quote me on this] or just do it for fun/experience. ^^

YOU MUST GO. D:
i'm gonna take a guess and say that "LE GASP!" translates to "WE NEED HELP!! PLEASE HELP US!!"

if i am able to get to fanime, i'll take your call to arms and volunteer in the reg. department.

on that note, when you say partial, how much partial are we taking about here? half? more than half? c'mon, gimme a little specifics here :)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on April 30, 2007, 06:05:29 PM
You might want to e-mail the Volunteer head for this kind of info, but I think it depends on how many hours you work. [If I'm wrong, assume I'm... on crack or something. >>]

E.G. if you work half of the required amount of hours, you get half of your ticket price back.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 30, 2007, 06:55:26 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
You might want to e-mail the Volunteer head for this kind of info, but I think it depends on how many hours you work. [If I'm wrong, assume I'm... on crack or something. >>]

E.G. if you work half of the required amount of hours, you get half of your ticket price back.
as sad as this sounds, how would i get in contact with the Volunteer Head? i checked the main con page and couldn't find any information.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on April 30, 2007, 08:26:09 PM
You can try help@fanime.com to see if they can answer your question. If they can't, you can always ask if they can direct you to the person to ask your question. >< I can't find them either.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: womanaconda on April 30, 2007, 11:42:15 PM
Don't know how to get in touch with the volunteer head? Well, I did have a post on this very page saying that you can always email me at volunteers@fanime.com. However, I know that it's not easy finding info on vols. Hopefully I can clear some of this up right now.

If you have a day badge, then it's five hours to get it reimbursed, but twenty hours for a full weekend badge. SORRY, NO PARTIAL REFUNDS. Double time on Thursday and Monday. You get reimbursed the amount you paid for your badge, no more, no less. We pay in cash, UNLESS you paid by check ON SITE. Then you'll get it after the con. Everyone else can get it on Monday.

Hope this helps.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on May 02, 2007, 01:56:46 PM
Quote from: "womanaconda"
Don't know how to get in touch with the volunteer head? Well, I did have a post on this very page saying that you can always email me at volunteers@fanime.com. However, I know that it's not easy finding info on vols. Hopefully I can clear some of this up right now.

If you have a day badge, then it's five hours to get it reimbursed, but twenty hours for a full weekend badge. SORRY, NO PARTIAL REFUNDS. Double time on Thursday and Monday. You get reimbursed the amount you paid for your badge, no more, no less. We pay in cash, UNLESS you paid by check ON SITE. Then you'll get it after the con. Everyone else can get it on Monday.

Hope this helps.
well, this definintely clears up some of the questions i had pertaining to volunteering. now for my next questions involving being a volunteer:

as already stated by you, its a total of 20 hours to reimburse a full weekend badge. here's where it gets into specifics:

can those 20 hours be completed over the course of the four days of fanime, or can i just do it all in one quick shot, that is to say do the 20 hours in one shift or two shifts of 10 hours, or two shifts of 7 hours and one of 6?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on May 02, 2007, 05:55:16 PM
Har, so I was lying. >.<

Ooh, I know the answer to your question though.

You can try to do it in one shot [though I wouldn't recommend it... you might die or something] or you can do it in shifts. As long as you finish the number of hours before Con ends [or... whatever], you'll be fine but try to make sure you have the hours to do so [as well as the spirit and strenth!]. Some departments only give out a certain number of hours every day.

As the godly womanaconda [behold her almighty smartness!] said, you can get double hours for Thursday and Monday. ^^;;

[sorry for the... wrong information earlier. ^^;; ]
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on May 07, 2007, 07:34:17 PM
Quote from: "Krnchichiri"
Har, so I was lying. >.<

Ooh, I know the answer to your question though.

You can try to do it in one shot [though I wouldn't recommend it... you might die or something] or you can do it in shifts. As long as you finish the number of hours before Con ends [or... whatever], you'll be fine but try to make sure you have the hours to do so [as well as the spirit and strenth!]. Some departments only give out a certain number of hours every day.

As the godly womanaconda [behold her almighty smartness!] said, you can get double hours for Thursday and Monday. ^^;;

[sorry for the... wrong information earlier. ^^;; ]
and yet another question springs up from this post.

i dont have a pre-reg or early-reg. if i got there on thursday, could i still volunteer and get my hours in for that day, or would i have to wait until friday to pay for a badge and then start volunteering?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: womanaconda on May 07, 2007, 09:25:28 PM
Yeah, you can do your hours when you want. That's the beauty of it.

Wait, you didn't prereg? Um... Well, technically Thursday stuff is only for those with badges, but since we really like it when people volunteer on Thursday I'll allow volunteering without a badge for a day. Of course you'll have to promise me that you'll get your badge as soon as you can. I remember when I volunteered I did almost all of my hours on Thursday and got them out of the way. Then I was free to enjoy the rest of the con.

Don't worry about being short on hours. That's what Monday was made for. You get double time, so if you're short you can fix it in a jiffy.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on May 08, 2007, 01:07:55 AM
New Volunteer Head? On MY Fanimes?

Hi! You'll get to know me very quickly XD
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on May 08, 2007, 01:11:00 PM
Quote from: "womanaconda"
Yeah, you can do your hours when you want. That's the beauty of it.

Wait, you didn't prereg? Um... Well, technically Thursday stuff is only for those with badges, but since we really like it when people volunteer on Thursday I'll allow volunteering without a badge for a day. Of course you'll have to promise me that you'll get your badge as soon as you can. I remember when I volunteered I did almost all of my hours on Thursday and got them out of the way. Then I was free to enjoy the rest of the con.

Don't worry about being short on hours. That's what Monday was made for. You get double time, so if you're short you can fix it in a jiffy.
trust me, i'm gonna get my badge a.s.a.p on that friday, you can count on that. now i just need to make sure i can get there on that thursday....
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: otakuapprentice on May 14, 2007, 09:59:51 PM
sorry for the double post, dont kill me.

womanaconda: thanks for clearing things up for me at the staff meeting. now i know where to go on that thursday to help out.

now i just have to make it there and i'm all set...
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Graduisc on May 23, 2007, 10:45:02 PM
ahha whoo tomorrow morning! i cant wait. for some reason i get a kick out of volunteering.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: LordKefka on May 24, 2007, 12:02:14 AM
PLease, help with registration as much as you want... especially Saturday... we'll give you COOKIES!!!...O_O...
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Graduisc on May 25, 2007, 12:31:21 AM
yeah i showed up at like 8 on thursday and helped all flipping day with the tech stuff. it was fun though. the pre reg line was killer.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: asuka245 on July 04, 2007, 10:58:27 PM
Quote from: "LordKefka"
PLease, help with registration as much as you want... especially Saturday... we'll give you COOKIES!!!...O_O...



YUM Cookies are yummy! :D
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: MPLe on July 05, 2007, 12:50:05 PM
Quote from: "asuka245"
Quote from: "LordKefka"
PLease, help with registration as much as you want... especially Saturday... we'll give you COOKIES!!!...O_O...



YUM Cookies are yummy! :D


Please don't bump posts unless you're adding something meaningful to the topic.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: asuka245 on July 05, 2007, 03:27:36 PM
Quote from: "MPLe"
Quote from: "asuka245"
Quote from: "LordKefka"
PLease, help with registration as much as you want... especially Saturday... we'll give you COOKIES!!!...O_O...



YUM Cookies are yummy! :D


Please don't bump posts unless you're adding something meaningful to the topic.



Well I think u never have enuff Vol's considering we where so low in Staff this year and well i hope this look better in 08 and have more staff for are Departments to Run more easier and less Stressful if u know what i mean.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: MPLe on July 05, 2007, 05:06:48 PM
Quote from: "asuka245"
Well I think u never have enuff Vol's considering we where so low in Staff this year and well i hope this look better in 08 and have more staff for are Departments to Run more easier and less Stressful if u know what i mean.


You're not telling me anything that I don't know. However, we have a forum dedicated to staff and volunteers for a reason. Bumping a thread about volunteers without adding any useful information doesn't help.
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Chihiro on August 31, 2007, 05:12:55 PM
Is there an age minimum for volunteering? I really want to volunteer, so I have a little extra cash to spend at Fanime. (I only have about $15 a day at 07)
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on September 01, 2007, 04:22:45 PM
Quote from: "sakuranoyuki"
Is there an age minimum for volunteering? I really want to volunteer, so I have a little extra cash to spend at Fanime. (I only have about $15 a day at 07)
I forget what it is for volunteering, but I know that for staff, they'd like you to be at least 16. [although you don't have to be]

I think they allow 13 yrs and up with parental permission, but I may be lying. >.<
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: pipinator on November 06, 2007, 04:23:13 PM
Cookies?! You guys got yerself a Reno volunteer!! >3

P.S. I know its ok to cosplay while working,[There was a Rude doing Security at Yaoi Con]  but what is expected of us if we're on duty,and someone asks for a picture? Should we tell them "maybe later, i'm busy" or is it ok to let them take the picture????
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Krnchichiri on November 14, 2007, 09:40:13 AM
Cookies?! You guys got yerself a Reno volunteer!! >3

P.S. I know its ok to cosplay while working,[There was a Rude doing Security at Yaoi Con]  but what is expected of us if we're on duty,and someone asks for a picture? Should we tell them "maybe later, i'm busy" or is it ok to let them take the picture????
Well, it depends on how busy you are. If you're say... hanging a light or doing something sensitive and any kind of movement may indeed blow something up, I think it'd be better if you told them to come back later. ;D
But I know that if you're not busy then it's 100% okay to have them take a picture... just as long as that's not all you're doing. o.0
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: elfgirlkaname on January 14, 2009, 02:34:32 PM
Is it that time of year again allready? Sheesh.

Allright newbies, listen up.

To be a volunteer you must do this:

1) Be registered for fanime in some fashion. Pre-reg or full con "at the door" are preferred, but we usually take all the help we can get.

2) Show up at the convention. If youre pre regged, you can come on thursday, get your badge, and start earning hours a day early.

3) Be 18 or older, or have a signed permission slip/wavier/soul stealing contract. Unfortunately, the wavier forms are not up yet. Keep an eye on the website during the weeks to come.

4) Show up at the barracks/vol hole/ninja lair all regged up and ready to go. Show them your badge, ID/permission slip, and tell them you wanna be a vol. The lovely assistants (yeah right XD) will hook you up.

5) Work. Work like a slave as though the whips of your master were at your very heels.

6) Have an awesome Fanime ^^

is this still how I volunteer? my sister and I would love to volunteer but I'd like to make sure someone knows we're comming! I think we'd be ok doing anything :D

when I volunteered at Dollectable they set me up with a schedule like a week or two beforehand, could we do that or is it too much trouble? ???
thanks!!
Heidi
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Steve.Young on January 14, 2009, 02:55:11 PM
I believe that it is the same general concept yes =P.
Title: I would like to volunteer at Fanime.
Post by: kumi-chan on April 03, 2009, 06:18:18 PM
I would like to volunteer and I did pre-reg. online already. So what do I do so that I can volunteer?
Title: Re: I would like to volunteer at Fanime.
Post by: ewu on April 03, 2009, 07:33:33 PM
register as usual and then on a con map you can find the vols area. You can talk to them there. sometimes we even have vols at registration!
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: elfgirlkaname on April 12, 2009, 10:24:23 PM
so hey what would be the earliest time I could come to volunteer on thursday?

I know registration opened at 5pm last year, but how early should I come if I want to help with registration?  :)
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: ewu on April 13, 2009, 02:25:21 AM
please e-mail registrationATfanimeDOTcom.....we might be able to set something up. We LOVE vols:) Are you pre-regged?
Title: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: gie on April 15, 2009, 06:56:18 PM
i would also like to know what the earliest time i can come to volunteer on thursday!

Thanks ;D
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: elfgirlkaname on April 20, 2009, 11:15:08 PM
please e-mail registrationATfanimeDOTcom.....we might be able to set something up. We LOVE vols:) Are you pre-regged?

yup I am pre-registered and I sent an e-mail... but I have yet to get a response... ^^;
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Liquid on April 21, 2009, 11:45:26 AM
Maybe try again? I dunno why they haven't responded to you yet though.
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: ewu on April 21, 2009, 12:17:51 PM
response will be coming soon...your e-mail got tabled behind other matters.

thanks:)
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: elfgirlkaname on April 21, 2009, 04:58:33 PM
response will be coming soon...your e-mail got tabled behind other matters.

thanks:)

ok then,  :D as long as it got through

Thankies! Heidi
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: keitoghostie on May 16, 2009, 01:24:36 AM
I sent an email to volunteers@fanime.com with some questions a couple weeks ago, but they haven't been answered yet.
SO:

1) What is the age limit? I'm 17, is there a parental consent form that needs to be signed?
2) I read somewhere on the forums that setup hours are doubled [1hr of setup = 2hrs towards a badge discount]. Is this still true?
3) I hadn't had the chance to preregister. Can I still do volunteer work on Thursday?
4) If I do setup work, can I earn my hours before I physically purchase my badge?
5) When exactly does setup take place?
6) How exactly is the money refunded after earned by volunteer work?
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 16, 2009, 11:36:14 AM
17 should be fine, and the form for minors consent form is on the Documents page. Print that, complete it, and bring it to when you come to volunteer.
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: keitoghostie on May 16, 2009, 10:37:54 PM
Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: Graduisc on May 20, 2009, 12:09:05 AM
excited for thursday...
Title: Re: Becoming a Volunteer
Post by: ayame_nguyen on May 25, 2009, 07:15:39 PM
volunteering was a bad experience for me. before you think about volunteering keep this in mind.
most of the time you will be checking badges. it's a pain to sit for 5 hours stright.
if you are 18+ or you're parents don't mind if you stay til midnight then it will be easy for you.
unfortunatly, i am under 18 and i need to be home before 9. finding a job was pretty hard.
i kept going back to the vol. center and there was always nothing. i spend most of
the vol. time checking badges at doors but it gets very boring! i sat in a chair for 7 hours just to try and get my hours done.
in the end i stopped volunteering for the rest of the con. it was hopeless for me.
so just kept that in mind. the volunteer center is also pretty unorganized and unhelpful. if you need your hours done
just get the log and go to the rooms yourself and ask if they need help it's much faster than asking the vol. center.
i just wanted to let you know that. never again am i going to volunteer.
i don't mean to offend the vol. team they work hard. but this is just my opinion.