NEA Game Fest 2024

Interested in making NEA Game Fest 2024 the best ever?

We have volunteering opportunities for everyone, even without prior experience.

NEA Game Fest is a volunteer-run event and couldn’t exist without countless hours of work from hundreds of dedicated fans. That applies from the convention coordinators to the at-con volunteer who works a single hour as a runner. We couldn't do this without you!

All NEA Game Fest volunteers attending the convention must purchase a badge for this year's event.

Hands raised with "become a volunteer" displayed on banner

PLEDGE HERE TO CLAIM YOUR VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT!

**NOTE: If you cannot meet your pledged commitment, please let us know as soon as possible to address your T-shirt order status. If you don't show up for your scheduled shift(s), we'll prioritize other volunteers to receive said T-shirt.

LIST OF TASKS


Volunteer writing concessions menu on chalkboard

Concessions

Description (What’s involved): Interact with public to sell prepackaged snacks and drinks. Replenish stock on display. Notify staff when running low on certain products.

Special requirements / training: Strong public interface (customer service) skills preferred. Comfortable with handling cash transactions.

Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Staying organized with displaying goods for sale.

If you like: No fuss transactions and/or not dealing with a computer!

Activity level: Mostly sedentary, but will need to stand and bend to unload product from boxes to table; during the event.

Ages: Teen to Adult (16+)


Host an Event

NEA Game Fest volunteer teaching an attendee how to play the board game Spirit Island Description (What’s involved): Want to introduce others to a game you love? Most of our events are attendee run, so you can submit an event you're interested in hosting. Whether it's running a TTRPG or teaching others how to play your favorite board game, get volunteer credits for it!

Special requirements / training: Comfortable with explaining rules to new players. Having game prepped and setup prior to start time.

Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Just have fun!

If you like: Hosting a game night

Activity level: Sedentary; during the event.

Ages: Tween to Adult (10+) NOTE: A guardian MUST be present if the event host is 12 or younger, and the event should state that this event is hosted by someone under the age of 16.


Multiple board games stacked on wire shelves

Library / Play and Win

Description (What’s involved): Interact with public to check out / check in board games to attendees. Help keep shelves tidy during event.

Special requirements / training: Strong public interface (customer service) skills preferred. Tabletop.Events Training will be provided.

Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Good typing skills and being attentive

If you like: Helping people and/or giving recommendations, you’ll enjoy this!

Activity level: Sedentary; during the event.

Ages: Teen to Adult (16+)


Banner saying REGISTRATION attached to a table with closed laptops

Registration

Description (What’s involved): Interact with public to check attendees in when they arrive. Sell at the door badges following procedures established by the Coordinator.

Special requirements / training: Strong public interface (customer service) skills preferred. Previous experience with handling money would be helpful. Tabletop.Events Training will be provided.

Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Patience and friendliness will serve you well!

If you like: Helping people, you’ll enjoy this!

Activity level: Sedentary; during the event.

Ages: Teen to Adult (16+)


Boxes with board games arranged inside

Setup & Teardown

Description (What’s involved): Load and unload loaned board games. Assemble and disassemble NEA Game Fest storage shelves. Move chairs and tables to designated locations according to map layout. Help clean up any areas that may need it.

Special requirements / training: Able to move various small and large items (<5-50 lbs) around event space.

Hints (Tips for staying comfortable on the job.): Dress appropriately!

If you like: Seeing a space come together.

Activity level: Active; night before and afternoon of last day of event.

Ages: Tweens to Adult (10+)

Ready to sign up for a shift?

[2024 SIGN-UPS COMING SOON!]

Let us know which aspect(s) you're interested in helping out with and we will work with you to ensure a pleasant experience as one of our volunteers! If you have any questions, contact the volunteer coordinator, Rachel Simpson, at rachel@neagamefest.com.