Volunteer Application

FIELD MARSHAL GAMING CONVENTION
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Volunteer-Photo-2We are always looking for energetic, friendly people who would love to help us run our event as smoothly as possible.

If you have ever thought of running your own con, volunteering is the best way to see one from the inside.  As always, the convention committee greatly appreciates the time and hard work our volunteers contribute to the show. We couldn’t do it without you!

To reward our hardworking volunteers, partial (or full) pass refunds, possible free swag, and other assorted goodies may be available based on your performance and time spent working the convention floor (Yes, Volunteers still need to register and pay for a guest pass up front for the event).

See further down this page for the volunteer positions available and some must-know information about volunteering for FMGCon!

Please note that FMGCon is not responsible for your travel or accommodations. 

NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION

There are a few guidelines you should keep in mind:

  • Be prepared to work!
  • If you want to help out with one specific task, please be sure you ask!
  • Volunteers MUST be 16 years of age or older.
  • Volunteers must follow all policies and guidelines set out by FMGCon staff.
  • You must always wear your Volunteer Marshal Badge while on duty.

VOLUNTEER POLICIES

Anyone interested in volunteering must be aware of the following policies.

Please read these policies carefully and contact us if you have any questions that are not answered here.

•All volunteers must wear their Volunteer ID badge and uniform (if applicable) while at the convention or working/attending events. This will set a good example for Attendees, who are also required to wear their badge at all times.
•Volunteer ID Badges and/or uniforms are not to be worn after your shift ends or in bars, nightclubs, etc.
•All volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please refrain from wearing torn or dirty clothing or open-toed shoes. Comfortable walking shoes are best, as most volunteers will be standing or walking a great deal during their shifts.
•We ask all volunteers to act in the best interest of FMGCon by respecting attendees, fellow volunteers and staff, as well as promoting a safe and healthy environment.
•Volunteers must refrain from any deliberate acts that may create a dangerous or unhealthy situation during the convention. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of illegal drugs, consumption of alcoholic beverages and assaulting, threatening or disregarding the safety of an individual. If you know of anyone who might be under the influence or is exhibiting dangerous or risky behavior, please report to FMGCon staff or security immediately.
•Volunteers are not permitted to use their volunteer status to promote or conduct personal business. Anyone caught doing so will be escorted off the premises and have their badge revoked WITHOUT refund.
•Volunteers should not use their volunteer status to engage exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, or hotel personnel to gain access to special deals or treatment.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

  • The volunteer application will remain open until 4 FULL WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT DATE
  •  Any volunteers accepted for the program will be confirmed at that time
  • Volunteers MUST pay for their Guest Pass prior to being accepted
  • Compensation will be provided following the close of the convention and will be based on hours worked and individual performance

Volunteer Application
  •   Male
      Female
  • You must pay for your guest pass prior to being selected as an event volunteer.

    Pass refunds will be available after the convention closes, based on time spent working.

    If you have not paid for your guest pass prior to the close of applications your application will not be considered.

  •   Site Jobs - Friday Evening Setup
      Site Jobs - Saturday Morning Setup
      General Convention Help
      Site Jobs - Sunday Evening Cleanup
      Service Desk - Saturday
      Service Desk - Sunday
      Other

MORE IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER INFO!
– PLEASE READ PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION –

VOLUNTEERING AT THE FIELD MARSHAL GAMING CONVENTION

If joining the committee is not for you, please consider helping us out during the event. The committee members often have to take multiple volunteer shifts during the convention, which reduces the time we have available to assist guests and participate in the games ourselves. By volunteering to take a shift, you can help us ensure that our committee members don’t burn themselves out.

CHOOSE A POSITION: Select a time and a job (see below), and let us know what you are interested in and when you are available.

CONFIRMATION: We will be in touch with you and confirm your posting as soon as possible before the event.  If you are not contacted before August 15th that means you were not selected as a volunteer.

We will ONLY contact those who are selected.

TRAINING: Some people (depending on the job) will be invited to a briefing night before the convention, so you don’t feel lost and confused once at FMGCon.  We highly recommend you attend (There will, of course, be games!)

CHECK-IN:  Arrive about 15-30 minutes before your shift and report to the Volunteer Coordinator. He/she will be available through the front desk.

UNIFORM:  We expect you to wear your Volunteer ID Badge and (if applicable) FMGCon Shirt at all times when on duty so that people know you’re part of the organization.

CHECK-OUT:  Right after your shift, see the Volunteer Coordinator for any potential refund information, signing of documents and to let us know you’re finished.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

SITE JOBS

These tasks depend on when you are available – much of the site work is physical. This is also generally the most needed volunteer position

  • Friday evening set-up : Help to lug around tables and chairs, set up the games library, etc.
  • Saturday morning set-up : Help to put the final touches on the set-up before the doors open and make sure everything is in order.
  • General Convention help : This can include a lot of things such as;
    • Work the Library area – Help people make choices and rearrange/replace games as they are returned
    • Teach/Demonstrate Games – Show others how to play games!
    • Special Event Moderators – Judge or moderate contests and/or tournaments
    • Customer Service – Walk about the game area, ensure people are wearing their Guest Badges, answer or re-direct questions, assist those in need
  • Sunday evening tear-down and move-out : Stack chairs, gather garbage, fold or move tables, general clean up and help clearing the building of all our stuff.

FRONT DESK JOBS

Work at the front desk requires good people skills as you will be the face of the convention and the first impression provided to everyone who enters.

  • Registration Desk : A full committee member is required for this position so there’s always someone “in the know” around.  Volunteers may be asked to help at this position.
  • Service Desk (Located at the Front Desk) : Pre-registered guests package pick-up. This is also the general information point for questions about accommodations, refreshments, directions, supplies and many more.
  • Prize Desk : This is where play-to-win games are located and where prizes, certificates and trophies are prepared before any awards announcements.

COMMITTEE

The Field Marshal Gaming Convention is run by a group of volunteers on a not-for-profit basis. The Committee meets once a year following each event weekend to elect a board of directors who in turn set policy regarding the projects of the committees and to organize the annual game convention.

FMGCon organizers love to play games and want to give others the opportunity to spend a weekend enjoying a wonderful hobby with like-minded people. We always need extra hands to ensure things go smoothly during the convention.

Fresh ideas are always welcome, especially if they come with new bodies to get the job done.

If you wish to join the convention organizing committee, or just want more information on how you can help out, please contact us at info@fmgcon.com