The Fan Expo Vancouver team will be getting ready for another record breaking year in 2018 and want your help!
Whether you have been coming to the show for years or volunteered previously – perhaps you are new to the show or are just a fan of Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and/or Gaming. Regardless, we want to hear from you.
How do I voluneer?
- You must be a Canadian Citizen.
- You must be at least 16 years of age or older.
- You must be available for an interview as well as any orientation meetings that follow your acceptance as a volunteer (approximately 1-2).
- You must be available to work a shift each day of the show.
Please note: Although we do receive many out of town requests to volunteer, FAN EXPO Vancouver is not responsible for travel, parking OR accommodations.
The FAN EXPO Vancouver volunteer team is:
- Expected to act appropriately as they are representatives of FAN EXPO Vancouver.
- Expected to maintain confidentiality with any information received at FAN EXPO Vancouver.
- Not permitted to make any statements or actions that would affect the convention, including statements to the public and/or press.
- Expected to perform their requested duties to the best of their abilities. If for any reason volunteers are unable to do what is asked of them, please inform the Supervisor so that other arrangements can be made.
- Not guaranteed to work in a specific area. Some duties will be specific to either Anime, Science Fiction, Horror, Gaming or Comics, while others will deal with all areas.
How much time do I have to give?
- A minimum of one shift of 5-6 hours each day is requested.
- Volunteers are free to participate in the activities of the Expo before & after their scheduled duties.
What is the dress code?
- Volunteers are asked to dress casually and appropriately. No ripped jeans, short shorts or skirts, offensive shirts, etc.
- To be courteous to co-workers and patrons, volunteers will practice clean personal hygiene.
- Please avoid using excessive amounts of perfumes, colognes and/or hairsprays that may cause a problem for allergy sufferers.
- Volunteers are welcome to come in costume as long as the costumes do not cause any limitations to their abilities to perform their duties.
- Costumes must follow the rules set out for the Masquerade.
What rewards do I get?
Our amazing volunteers are the heart of our show. Along with accidentally photo bombing Darth Vader, volunteers will receive:
- A glimpse of the behind-the-scenes workings of FAN EXPO Vancouver while volunteering at the show.
- When off duty, you‘ll have full access to FAN EXPO Vancouver exhibits. You can attend panels, participate in games, go to Q&A’s, and purchase photo/autograph sessions.
- A discount on FAN EXPO Vancouver merchandise.
- Snacks and refreshments during shifts.
- Invaluable volunteer hours and work experience that you’ll never forget.
- A chance to be part of the comicon community while having fun.
- And last but not least, a commemorative FAN EXPO Vancouver t-shirt.