Volunteer

Volunteering

ConnectiCon is always looking for a few more volunteers, and if you've volunteered at ConnectiCon in the past, you know how much fun it is. If you haven't volunteered in the past, then you'll just have to sign up and discover how much fun you'll have working with your fellow fans to make Connecticut's largest fandom convention run smoothly.

All Volunteer positions of ConnectiCon are unpaid positions. They consist of people who believe in the community and the success of the organization. Without their time and commitment, ConnectiCon could not exist. An interest in attending conventions, in their fandom, and previous convention experience is not required to join; however, it is helpful to have experience/knowledge in any of these areas. You must be at least 16 years of age by the convention to become a Volunteer.

What Volunteering means: When volunteering, we need your full cooperation to make things run smoothly. Keeping that in mind, that means if you are stationed somewhere, you need to stay there until someone come to relieve you of your position. You need to be responsible for the area in which you are assigned. Volunteers should be vigilant and focused on their work for the duration of their shift.

Volunteer Conduct
Volunteers are responsible for their actions; all convention rules apply to volunteers. If a volunteer breaks a rule at any point, he or she will be reprimanded and an infraction will be logged in their file. After two infraction points, the volunteer will be asked to stop volunteering and, depending on the infractions, may be removed from the convention.

Infractions include, but are not limited to:
-Complaints from ConnectiCon staff, volunteers, or guests / members.
-Sexual Harassment.
-Striking or otherwise harassing a staff member, volunteer, or guest / member.
-Use of alcohol or other illegal substances during ConnectiCon.
-Loss of ConnectiCon property.
-Any infringement of the Convention or Staff rules.

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All volunteers will be required to read and sign a contract that tells them what is expected of them, as well as the ramifications of failing to achieve those expectations.We reserve the right to refuse any benefits to volunteers who are removed from volunteer staff.


Minor Volunteers

Minors can in fact volunteer at the convention. You are considered a Minor Volunteer if you are 16-17 years of age at the start of the convention. Anyone under 16 at the start of the convention WILL NOT be allowed to volunteer.

All of the rules for Four-Day and One-Day Volunteers still apply as well as a few additional rules:

-When minor volunteers check in, they must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a volunteer waiver. This MUST be signed at the time of check-in.
-Minor Volunteers may only volunteer for a maximum of 8 hours a day and may not work past 9 pm.
-Hour requirements for reimbursement still apply, even to Minor Volunteers.

Four-Day Volunteers

You must be 16+ at the start of the convention.
You must have pre-registered for ConnectiCon and be in attendance for all four days.
You must pick your badge up at Registration before checking in at the Volunteer Headquarters.
Volunteers receive a discount at participating food vendors and restaurants. A list will be provided once a minimum of 4 hours of volunteering is completed.
If you volunteer for more than 8 hours, you will receive an exclusive “ConnectiCon Volunteer” T-Shirt!
If you want the T-Shirt before your 8 hours are signed off on, all we require is a five dollar ($5) deposit on the shirt, which you will receive back after you have completed your 8 hours. If you love the shirt so much that you don’t want your $5 back, we will give you a second shirt!
If you volunteer for more than 20 hours, you will earn a FREE membership to next year’s ConnectiCon!

Crash space is NOT provided by ConnectiCon; however, if you meet the qualifications, you will be eligible for a reimbursement on your hotel room.

You must complete at least 16 hours of volunteering to qualify for Hotel room reimbursement. Refunds will be sent to the mailing address you provided when you signed up for volunteering. (You will need to provide a copy of the hotel bill with your name on the rooming list/bill to receive reimbursement.) You will receive up to $25 a night for each day you worked 6 or more hours.

*If you decide to share a room with other volunteers and you each meet the requirements above you will  still qualify to receive the $25 per person as stated above, that you can put towards the shared room. You will still have to supply a hotel bill to receive your reimbursement at the end of the weekend. This is highly recommend to help reduce the cost for you and other volunteers since we are not able to provide crash space for you anymore.


One-Day Volunteers

You must be 16+ at the start of the convention.
You must be registered for a one-day membership OF THAT DAY for ConnectiCon. If you have completed 8 or more hours, you will be eligible for reimbursement on your one-day membership.
Volunteers receive a discount at participating food vendors and restaurant. A list will be provided once a minimum of 4 hours of volunteering is completed.

If you volunteer for more than 8 hours, you will receive an exclusive “ConnectiCon Volunteer” T-Shirt!
If you want the T-Shirt before your 8 hours are signed off on, all we require is a five dollar ($5) deposit on the shirt, which you will receive back after you have completed your 8 hours. If you love the shirt so much that you don’t want your $5 back, we will give you a second shirt!

One-Day volunteers do not qualify for hotel room reimbursement, and will NOT be provided crash space.

Still want to help out? Fill out the submission form, and we will let you know about opportunities within the organization.