Why Volunteer?

Do you want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE? IMPROVE THE CONVENTION? MAKE NEW FRIENDS? or just be part of an AMazing team? Then you should VOLUNTEER FOR ANIME MATSURI!

Here are some of the perks and incentives to volunteer:

  • Food and drinks provided (will depend on level of volunteering)
  • Complimentary Anime Matsuri T-shirt
  • Limited Superpass (VIP) privileges
  • Chances to earn Dealers room and Artist Alley vouchers
  • Earn cool prizes while volunteering
  • Receive Community Service Hours for your school/organization
  • Make new and lasting friendships
  • Be part of an AMazing team who share common interests and talents
Part-Time Volunteers must volunteer at least 4 Shifts/16 hours throughout 4 days (starting Thursday, February 25, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016)
Full-Time Volunteers must volunteer at least 6 Shifts/24 hours throughout 4 days (starting Thursday, February 25, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016)


Be informed

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer
  • New/non-consecutive year Volunteers must be pre-registered for Anime Matsuri 2016. Reimbursement of pre-registration fee is made if all volunteer shifts/hours are completed. Reimbursement is only made on Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • All accepted volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation on February 7, 2016
  • No volunteers will be recruited onsite/during convention
  • You may request to have hours on Thursday, February 25, 2016; up to 4 volunteer hours only
  • Volunteers must wear Anime Matsuri volunteer vest during scheduled shifts
  • No physical or verbal abuse to attendees, peers, or members of staff will be tolerated
  • No bulky cosplay/costume may be worn during volunteer shifts
  • No weapons or objects that could potentially harm another person are allowed on convention premises at any time (if purchasing potentially harmful items from the dealers’ room, please check it in at the front desk of the hotel until you check out of the room)
  • Crash Space = hotel room accommodation is reserved for those 18 years+ who are Full-time Volunteers; by request only, and is given on a first come first served basis
  • No parties or personal guests are allowed inside the Volunteer Lounge or Crash Space at any time
  • Good personal hygiene is a must. Please bring toiletries & bathe daily
  • The George R. Brown Convention Center, Hilton Americas hotel or other official convention hotels, and Anime Matsuri Staff are NOT liable for theft inside the Volunteers Lounge or Crash Space and/or theft of your personal belongings. Please make sure you keep an eye on your own belongings throughout the weekend
  • You have to pre-register for the convention before you apply. Badge cost will be reimbursed after you complete your volunteer hours.
    Total number of hours for the entire duration of the convention.
    For Full-Time volunteers only. Must be at least 18 yrs of age. We cannot guarantee crash space
  • Have you volunteered before? Describe your experience and why you would like to volunteer.
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