Saturday, September 08, 2007

Expanded list of duties for Volunteers

Want to help the con? Turn up!
Want to help the con more and have a lot of fun? Volunteer to be on a Panel!
Want to help the con a lot? Become a Volunteer! I have expanded the details of the list of what volunteers would be asked to do, to emphasize that this is an easy job. (Remember, a soft drink and a choccie bar to every volunteer!)

Front Desk Crew:
Duties are -
  • Man the front desk for a 2 hour stint. You will be part of a 2 person team. There will be 3 people on for the first 2 hours.
  • Handing out Convention badges (Creating if needed. The Badges will be pre-printed so you'll only have to add the name to it)
  • Taking money and giving receipts.
  • Answering basic questions such as "where are the toilets?" and "which room is this panel in?"
AV Crew:
Duties are -
  • Be on hand for a 4 hour shift to help with AV set up at the beginning of each panel. Once you have checked your panel is OK on the AV front, feel free to run off for whatever you like. This is expected to only be a 5 minute job every hour.
  • Patiently explaining how to work said AV equipment, if needed. This may be as simple as turning on an Amplifier or as complicated as setting up dual screen mode. If you get stuck, there will be plenty of people to help you so don't get stressed.
  • Jury rigging solutions to plugging wierd hardware in. Macintoshes are famous for needing magic cables. A large number of "magic" cables will be on hand.
Security / Runner Crew:
Duties are -
  • Be on hand for a 4 hour shift to help keep everything running smoothly. You are not expected to "be" anywhere other than at the con, so feel free to attend panels or relax in the common areas.
  • Just keep an eye out for people being idiots, and politely suggest they stop. (It is not your job to be a bouncer. In case of trouble, you escalate quickly up to committee / hotel staff)
  • Gopher messages / small items between various other volunteers / committee.
  • Be on hand to assist with a variety of small fiddly jobs. This includes moving boxes of stuff, showing people to places, finding missing panelists.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to sign up as a volunteer , gopher or a bit time at the desk I could do easily .

From Mel Kosick-McCaw

5:50 pm  
Blogger Night's Edge said...

Thanks Mel!

I'll probably grab you for a sesh on front desk.

5:56 pm  
Blogger aphd3l said...

I'm still up for front desk as and when you need me.

7:46 pm  
Anonymous Jenny Kelly said...

I could help out on the front desk if needed? Or probably gopher stuff too. Just grab me if you need some help...
Jenny Kelly

3:00 pm  

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