Volunteers

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GrandCon is always on the lookout for eager individuals willing to volunteer their time to help assist at the show. If you are able and willing to commit some of your time to the convention as a volunteer then send an email application, and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

 

Please Read below before SENDING IN YOuR EMAIL application

GrandCon requires a good number of people who love gaming to come together and pool all their skills and experience to make the best hobby games event in Michigan.  In order for the convention to grow we need people that believe in making GrandCon the best experience for all show goers. Volunteering is not an easy choice as we ask for hard work and commitment from our volunteers to ensure that every aspect of the show runs smoothly and everyone has a grand time.

If you feel you are up to the challenge and want to be part of a volunteer team that produces a fantastic three days of gaming then read on because we are always looking for individuals to become part of the volunteer community.

 

Who is a volunteer?

A volunteer is defined as anyone who performs any duties on behalf of GrandCon Gaming Convention but is not employed by GrandCon.  This currently includes all general volunteers and team Leaders. Volunteers please send an email to info@grand-con.com with VOLUNTEER in the subject line, and we will back to you as soon as possible.

 

About Volunteering for Grandcon

The work is varied and could be anything from loading and unloading a vehicle to helping set up the show during Thursday or being the face of the show during operational hours of the event.

GrandCon provides one of the best expense packages for its volunteers of any gaming convention in the country. What can be claimed is based on the number of hours you are working and the level of responsibility you have.

  • Volunteer Level 1: Volunteer for 8+ hours you earn a personalized GrandCon Volunteer "yellow" tee shirt.

  • Volunteer Level 2: Volunteer for 12+ hours you will earn you a FREE badge, plus level 1.

  • Volunteer Level 3: Volunteer for 16+ hours you will earn weekend parking passes, plus level 1 and 2 benefits.

  • Volunteer Level 4: Core Staff Volunteer 24+ hours earn you all benefits of levels 1-3, plus more.

  • Potential Volunteers should not buy a badge if plan to volunteering for 12+ hours.

GrandCon does offer flexibility to volunteers, and better suit GrandCon's needs, as below. The minimum commitment we require from you varies depending on the level of commitment from about and the schedule type you chose volunteer under - please see below.

Schedule Types

Standard Volunteers
Minimum time commitment: 8 hours from Friday at 8:00am until Sunday at 6:00pm, may include evening shifts.
(These times may change slightly as GrandCon grows or new plans develop)
Expectations: General volunteering roles, possibly Ambassadors

Core Staff Volunteers
Time commitment: 24+ hours from Thursday 7:00am until Sunday at 7:00pm, may include evening shifts.
(These times may change slightly as GrandCon grows or new plans develop)
Expectations: Various roles that support the show in specific capacites

Senior Volunteers
Senior volunteers please see the Volunteer Policy for details.

Volunteer Policies
We have compiled a comprehensive volunteer policy, covering aspects of the volunteer experience, including what our expectations of you and what you should expect from from GrandCon. All volunteers must read and accept the volunteer policy in order to qualify as a volunteer. Please ensure you read the policy fully.

Okay I am interested, what's next?

If you would like to volunteer please read through our Volunteer Policy.

Clay, Tim or Jeff - our Volunteer Leaders - will process the applications and get back with you as soon as they are able. Please be patient as the process might take a while.  If you don't hear from anyone after 72 hours, please resubmit your volunteer request to info@grand-con.com.

Game Masters (GM) please read below for details

Game Masters register and submit your game events via the registration system, and you may qualify for a free badge!

  • GM's must purchase a badge.

  • Demoing games

    • Prototype/unpublished games do not count toward GM hours earned.

    • Single game events, 5+ hours, are subject to approval.

  • Once you've submitted 14+ hours of gaming events, those events go through a final approval by our registration team. Event approvals are based upon space, duration and/or time of event, and whether or not they are show friendly. After approval, for those that qualify a Game Master badge will be issued to you (refunds where applicable) closer to the show dates. Thank you!

If you have any additional GM or Volunteer questions reach out to us at info@grand-con.com.

Cheers!

GrandCon Staff