Staff and Volunteers


Did you know that Otakuthon is entirely organized by volunteers?

On one hand, staff refers to the volunteers who have specific training. They can contribute to the organization throughout the year!

On the other hand, volunteers help running the convention during the event itself. No specific experience is required.

Otakuthon is put together by hundreds of volunteers donating their time, and who are driven by their otaku passion!

Thanks to their work and dedication, everyone can have an enjoyable and epic weekend. If it weren't for them, Otakuthon wouldn't be possible.

Have some free time and want to help out? You can receive benefits and a partial or full reimbursement on your badge!

You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience, work in a team environment, make friends and more!

Volunteers benefits table

  Volunteer 5H Volunteer 10H Volunteer 15H Volunteer 20H Super Volunteer Staff
Minimum Hours 5 Hours 10 Hours 15 Hours 20 Hours 25 Hours >25 Hours
Badge Reimbursement % 25 50 75 100 100 (Staff Badge)
Acknowledgment Certificate Certificate Certificate Certificate Certificate Credits in Program Book
Otakuthon FR/EN Tag
Otakuthon 2019
Chibi Button
Otakuthon 2019
Tube Bandana
Otakuthon 2019 Gift #1  
Otakuthon 2019
Exclusive T-shirt
Otakuthon 2019 Gift #2      
Invitation to Exclusive
Staff BBQ
Otakuthon 2019 Gift #3          
Otakuthon 2019 Gift #4          
Restaurant Food Voucher      
Volunteer room
locker storage
Staff Lounge Access          
Parking or Hotel
Crash Space
          If justified

Open Staff Positions:


Open Volunteer Positions:

Badge Checkers Responsible for checking attendees’ badge to make sure they are registered for the convention. (MANDATORY)
ID Checkers (volunteers to be 18 years and older) Responsible for verifying proof of age (18+ mature content). Shifts are available Friday and Saturday after 8PM + overnight shifts (until 3AM).
Setup, Cleanup & Support Crew Responsible for helping with setting up and cleaning up before and after the convention. This may involve moving things from area to area and other miscellaneous tasks.
Registration Prepare handouts in advance, hand out program bag, and offer support to the registration staff.
Room Monitors Responsible for monitoring the screening and video gaming rooms and reporting problems if they arise. Good observational skills are an asset.
Merchandise Table Help with sales at the Otakuthon official merchandise table, as well as during setup and tear down, keep sales inventories, answer customers' questions.
Exhibition Hall Keep a smooth flow, verify badges in the hall, and assist directors as needed.
Artists' Area Monitor the Artists' Area and verify goods conform to the rules.
Garage Sale Help during setup and tear down, keep an eye on the tables, answer customers' questions and assist the sales of items.
Information Desk Provide basic information and directions for attendees. Must have good communication skills and be bilingual.

Check out the Volunteers Policies.

Check out the Volunteers FAQ.

Volunteer application form