Octocon is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our dedicated team

Octo with tape measure and toolbox

Whether you’re interested in running the registration desk, assisting with panels, or ensuring our online spaces are safe and welcoming, we have a role for you! Gain invaluable experience, make new friends, and be part of the magic that makes Octocon a memorable experience.

This year, Octocon is being planned as a hybrid online and in-person event on 5 & 6 October 2024. That means we will need volunteers both at the Gibson Hotel and in our virtual venue. We understand that some members will only be available for one venue type, while others may be interested in “hybrid” volunteering. We want to make sure we have volunteers who are helping where they are most comfortable. Volunteering should be fun!

Volunteers help keep Octocon running smoothly, and help to maintain a safe and family-friendly event for everyone.

In-Person volunteers will help us on-site at the Gibson Hotel. Volunteer duties can include keeping panels on schedule, registering members, Covid safety enforcement, setting up rooms for panels, etc.

Online volunteers will help with moderating Discord, Zoom, and our live stream viewer chat; answering questions in the help desk; getting viewer questions to the panel moderators; and reporting attendance numbers. These are slow-paced tasks and volunteers will have help from automated support bots.

We also need live stream producers. These are the folks who run our live streamed panels. They need good internet and good computers, and should be able to commit to several meetings and training sessions before the convention, even if they already have live streaming experience.

If any of this sounds to you like a fun way to help Octocon, please fill out this form. Your answers will help us to make the best fit between people and tasks. Training will be provided prior to the convention for both in-person and online volunteers, and multiple training session times will be available.

Once the programme schedule is released, we will also ask volunteers to let us know if they have any “can’t miss” programme items, so we can schedule volunteers around those items.