VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES 2024
Thank you for taking interest in helping out at Anime Crossroads! This page contains the general requirements and guidelines for becoming a volunteer staff member.
You must be 18 years of age by the time of the convention. Anyone 17 years of age or younger cannot volunteer for Anime Crossroads (ACR).
You must have a valid ID and emergency contact on file with the Head of Volunteers.
You are responsible for keeping in touch with the Head of the department you are assigned to. No follow up or missed responses may result in you being pulled from the accepted volunteer list.
In order to get full reimbursement for your weekend badge, you are required to work a minimum of 8 hours throughout the weekend. If you work 16 or more hours throughout the weekend, you will also be provided food.
You are responsible for purchasing your weekend badge in advance. Once you have reached your minimum required hours your badge will be reimbursed
NOTE: Please remember that you are responsible for your own accommodations and transportation during your stay at the convention.
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There will be a mandatory meeting the first day of the conventions before opening ceremonies. Please notify the Head of Volunteers if you are not able to attend as soon as possible. You must be able to provide a legitimate reason for your absence.*
KEEP IN CONTACT
Please remember that it is your responsibility to keep in contact with the Head of Volunteers and the Director of the department you are assigned to. Please contact the appropriate personnel if there are any changes in your status or if you have any questions or concerns (i.e., unable to attend a meeting, changing contact information, etc.). Also, check your e-mail inbox and the Anime Crossroads forums frequently – information and updates will be sent and posted regularly.
Anime Crossroads does not tolerate disrespect to any person(s) at all. Please treat everyone with respect and courtesy and treat others how you wish to be treated.
While there is no formal dress code, we do ask that you refrain from wearing attire that may be considered offensive or that could detract from your work performance. If you plan on cosplaying while working, please contact your department head to make sure your cosplay is deemed appropriate. Some departments may enforce their own dress code – please contact your department director for additional information.
All schedules are made in advance and we expect all staff to be available when assigned and ready to get to work. If you think you are going to be late, notify your department director as soon as possible. Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of your shift for preparation of duties.
BE HELPFUL AND FLEXIBLE
Always find out how you can be of additional help. There is always something to do, or some department that needs assistance. If you need something to do, and your department is covered, ask the Director of Operations or respective Department Head about what you can do to help.
As part of security measures being taken at the convention, please make sure to check attendee badges at all times. Badges MUST be visible at all times. If you find someone without a badge, please kindly direct them to the Registration desk.
If you are unable to fulfill your duties for any reason please let your department head or Director of Operations know as soon as possible. If you are not working as assigned, you can and will be dismissed.