Volunteer

Join the Legion of Super Fans

We invite you to join the Legion of Super Fans Inc, a 501(c)(3), as a volunteer to support the fandom arts at GalaxyCon Raleigh on July 25-28, 2019.
Our volunteers tell us that making friends is the number one reason they keep coming back, and we try to give volunteers opportunities before, during, and after the event to grow those friendships.
Get a free t-shirt and earn a free weekend pass when you volunteer for 10 hours during the festival.

Volunteer Zones

Ready for the big screen? Well, more like the medium screen for your favorite anime! Your job here will be making sure the room sticks to schedule, watching the equipment, and to make sure no one breaks the rules.

Assist AV Setup for the “fandom” panels for the most part. Knowing how to connect electronics equipment like PCs, Microphones, Projectors, and Speakers is a plus. 

This is the toughest and most rewarding department! Volunteers do everything they can to assists guests at their tables, organize the lines of fans, and get celebrities to and from panels. 

Assist Comic Artists and Writers by taking them to panels, getting them water, or sitting at their tables when they need breaks for lunch or panels.

The Con Ops team provides hundreds of quick fixes for random needs from all of the departments. Not sure where you are best suited? Con Ops gives you the most flexibility to see it all.

Cosplay volunteers help sign up contestants for contests, control the line for prejudging, and help backstage for the contests.

Help a cosplayer in need! You must have basic knowledge of cosplay repair including basic sewing, wig styling, and glue gun use.

Roll out the red carpet because it’s the film festival! Help filmmakers get to their sessions and assist with keeping the festival on schedule.

“Welcome to GalaxyCon!” Provide people with warm greetings, and share directions and information as needed.

Assist attendees with basic needs and information and offer additional help for specific requests made by disabled attendees.

Help kids with simple crafts and activities. Parents cannot drop off their kids. They must stay to supervise. This is not a babysitting service.

Make sure no one under the age of 18 gets in to adult-oriented, late-night activities like burlesque and hentai screenings.

Professional Photography Volunteers get extra perks beyond the single free pass. If you have your own equipment, take amazing photos, and you’re willing to share rights with us to use the, let’s talk about the fun we can have together! (Must show portfolio to be considered).

Welcome people, scan their tickets, and give them their badges or wristbands. Super easy & highly appreciated help!

Assist with turn around time of our main events. This involves moving chairs on the stage and keeping track of time. You may rub elbows with some of our biggest starts in this role.

D20? D6? You have to have some knowledge of tabletop gaming for this department or your epic adventure could turn catastrophic! 

Keep the equipment is working properly, keep an eye out to prevent theft, and help keep the tournaments running on time. You’ll get some experience points for having knowledge of the latest video games, and how to set them up, but it could mean GAME OVER if you don’t!

Knowledge of using video cameras and lighting required! Learn from film mavens how to capture events from panels to b-roll and build your resume at the same time!

Professionals with interest can gain perks beyond the single weekend pass. Show a portfolio to find out more.

More Info About Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities with the Legion of Super Fans in support of GalaxyCon Raleigh which takes place July 25-29, 2019 at The Raleigh Convention Center.
As GalaxyCon approaches, The Legion of Super Fans is looking to the generosity of volunteers to make this the best GalaxyCon yet. We are looking for volunteers who would like to donate time, talent and expertise in order to gain behind the scene access to the convention and an opportunity to meet other volunteers who have the same interests and passions for comics, anime, cosplay, film, gaming, and more within the pop-culture community.
There are many different opportunities at the con. Some of the volunteer positions call for specific skills and experience, but most will only need enthusiasm, dedication, trust, and creativity. Please complete the Volunteer Form and send it to us. The earlier you send, the better.
For further information about volunteering before or after the convention please contact raleigh@superconventions.com or call (919) 907-0424.
All volunteers are asked to assist for a minimum of 10 hours over the weekend in order to receive the volunteer benefits including free admission to the festival, a free T-Shirt, and more. Each volunteer will be expected to check in and out with the track director and the volunteer coordinator each day, and single day admission bands will be given each day based on the number of hours you donate. After the completion of 10 volunteer hours, a volunteer gets a 3-day weekend pass to the show. Parents can also volunteer to earn passes for their kids, given that the kids are old enough to roam on their own.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Legion of Super Fans in support of GalaxyCon the following must be completed and understood:
1. You must submit a volunteer form before the deadline.
2. You must be 16 years old or over. Anyone who lives outside of the Raleigh area must be 18 years old or over.
3. Volunteer Team t-shirts are to be worn during the shift and not when you are not volunteering.
4. Please help promote a safe and healthy environment while volunteering. Refrain from condoning or participating in any deliberate act that may create danger or an unhealthy situation towards any individual.
Most volunteer positions are easy to learn and do not require any previous experience in order to qualify for the assignment. No task is overlooked or under-appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact us at raleigh@superconventions.com or call (919) 907-0424.