Anthro New England is only possible thanks to our dedicated volunteers. Thank you for taking time to see what volunteering is all about.
Volunteers are the core of Anthro New England. Without you, much of our event would not be possible.
You have great skills and we appreciate being able to put them to good use! Keep in mind Anthro New England may need your help in a variety of departments and we appreciate your flexibility. Most volunteers work between four and 20 hours during the weekend, but the number of hours you work is completely up to you – there are more rewards the more hours you work!
Anthro New England volunteers are rewarded with the following perks:
1-10 Hours of volunteering: voucher for the con store to get an ANE shirt from a previous year
11-20 Hours of volunteering: voucher for the con store to get an ANE shirt from a previous year AND half off discount for this year’s ANE
21+ Hours of volunteering: voucher for the con store to get an ANE shirt from a previous year AND FREE registration for this year’s ANE
Hours do not need to be done consecutively and can be split up into shifts; they will be totaled up by the end of the convention.
Once your volunteer application is submitted, we’ll reach out to you and work with you to find the responsibilities you’re most comfortable with. Currently the areas open to volunteers are:
General Line Management
As we all know, lines are a part of cons and Line Control volunteers help us make sure our lines run smoothly.
One of our most urgently needed positions you will be responsible for checking that attendees have a badge before entering a convention area. This position can be done while seated and with limited movement.
Registration is the first place our attendees go and the registration assistant acts as a runner to help fetch things Registration staff need at the desk, such as badges, sponsor materials, etc.
During the convention, we’ll have miscellaneous tasks that need doing, or roles that may need an extra hand – that’s where our miscellaneous volunteers come in!
Build-Up/Break-Down (Pre & Post Con)
Logistics helps pick stuff up and put it down. We need help emptying the truck once it gets to the convention and bringing all materials where they need to go and in some cases assisting in setting up and at the end of the convention we do the opposite. In addition the Dealers Den also needs people to assist dealers during setup and breakdown.