Volunteering for Swancon
Swancon is the longest continuously running fan Western Australian science fiction and fantasy convention. Swancon is run without paid staff – everybody who works on the convention is a member of the convention who has volunteered to help make it a success.
That means that Swancon needs many volunteers to fill a multitude of roles, from overseeing major departments to making sure that program participants find the right rooms, that the works in the Art Show are properly hung, that the con suite has a steady supply of refreshments, that the Awards ceremony and the Masquerade have light and sound, and hundreds of other tasks.
Whether you’ve worked on dozens of conventions or have never even attended one before, there’s something that you can do. Lots of fans have discovered that working on a convention is a large part of the enjoyment, is a great way to meet new people, and develop useful skill sets.
Interested? Well, we won’t know it unless you tell us.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what you are interested in working on, and what experience – fannish or otherwise – you have.
A couple of details:
Swancon is run without paid staff – everybody who works on the convention is a member of the convention who has volunteered to help make it a success.
We are also planning such things as prize drawings and freebies for volunteers that won’t be offered to other members.
For reasons that we’re sure don’t have to be explained, volunteers under age 18 must have the signed consent of a parent or guardian.
Looking forward to working with you at the con!Volunteering Volunteers