Volunteer and all of your wildest dreams will come true! ...or not. But there are many other benefits to volunteering: You’ll get to work with Naka-kon’s great staff; you’ll have something to do while waiting between events; and you’ll get some resumé candy, just to name a few.

Some of the positions include:

  • Badge check: Protect Naka-Kon from ninja infiltrators by checking badges to panels, game room, vendor room, etc...
  • Info Desk: Tell confused con-goers where to go and what to do when they get there. (Believe me, they will love you for it.)
  • Panel review: Evaluate panels and pass out Review Sheets to the attendees.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be 13 or older. They must be ready to have fun and help make Naka-Kon a wonderful experience for everyone.

Volunteers 13 - 15 are limited to 3 hours on school days and 8 hours on any day.
Volunteers 13 - 15 are limited to 18 hours during a calendar week.
Volunteers 13 - 15 may only volunteer between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Volunteers under 18 must have a signed Parental Consent to Minor Volunteer form.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers who work for 4 hours or more will be reimbursed 25% of their badge price.
Volunteers who work for 8 hours or more will be reimbursed 50% of their badge price.
VIP badge reimbursement will be capped based on the normal weekend badge price.
Volunteers must present their badge to receive payment.

I want to volunteer. What should I do?

Please fill out a volunteer form, e-mail volunteers@naka-kon.com or sign up at one of the Volunteer Stations, located at the Main Info Desk near Exhibit Hall A and at Con Ops in Linden.

Sign up hours are:     
Friday, March 11: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 12: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 13: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

What is the difference between volunteers and staff?

Staff members have more responsibility than volunteers do. Staff members are in charge of making sure that everything is going smoothly in their sector. Staff members are also required to participate in staff meetings that take place before the convention. In addition to these tasks, staff members get extra incentives that regular volunteers don't get. If you think you are qualified, visit the staff application page or e-mail info@naka-kon.com and we can get you all the information you need.