Walk-In Volunteers are those who purchased a convention badge that decide to help during the convention as a walk-in applicant. This also includes those who have staffed for AWA in previous years that have failed to sign up on time.
Those who choose to volunteer will be held to the same guidelines and policies that the staffers and con goers are held to. Not everyone can just volunteer and there is a limited number that will be allowed to sign up for volunteering.
Volunteer Office is located in Rondelet on the second floor of the Waverly.
Volunteer Office Operating Hours:
Friday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
1. Walk-in Volunteers must be eighteen (18) or older at the time of the convention. We are not taking any one under the age of 18 anymore for legal liability.
2. Have a purchased official convention badge.
The number of days that you purchase is the amount of days that you are allowed to volunteer and attend the convention. Becoming a volunteer does not mean that you can get a free pass to the remainder of the convention if you purchase a one day pass. 1 day pass = 1 day
3. Must be able to verify your age with a valid form of identification. (i.e. valid drivers license)
Volunteers are immediately in the Convention Operations department, no exceptions unless approved by a Department's Head Director in-person. Volunteers will be paired with a Con Ops Volunteer or Supervisor when sent on tasks.
C. Acceptable Behavior:
Walk-in Volunteers must conduct themselves in a polite professional manner when being viewed as a representative of Anime Weekend Atlanta during the convention and follow the Code of Conduct. Walk-in Volunteer tag must be displayed along with their Convention badge and visible at all times when working the convention. Walk-in Volunteers who abuse the authority of their walk-in volunteer badge will be removed from the Volunteer program and denied benefits.
D. Dress Code:
Walk-in Volunteers are not allowed to possess prop weapons or weapons during their shifts. Lockers are available for those who need to store personal items while on duty in the Volunteer Office. Walk-in Volunteers are free to dress according to the dress code guidelines for the all convention attendees. Walk-in Volunteers are to abide by the set convention dress code and weapons policies.
E. Disciplinary Code:
Walk-in Volunteers have to remember that they are not above or beyond the rules and policies of the convention. Depending on the severity of the offense, the convention may choose to enact a more severe penalty for each offense. Anime Weekend Atlanta reserves the right to discontinue/revoke a volunteers service at any time and for any reason with or without advanced notice and with or without cause. Walk-in Volunteers that cause severe offenses will be banned from the Volunteer program and denied benefits.
F. Volunteer Benefits
No good deed goes unrewarded. That is right. There are incentives for volunteering. The reward system is based on the number of hours you have worked. The minimum of four hours (4) is required to receive basic incentives for time worked.