Volunteering with LVFC
Volunteer Applications are Open!
Whether you desire a multi-day staffing position or just wish to donate a few hours of your time, LVFC appreciates any and all the volunteers who make this convention possible, and we have many open positions to fill. Las Vegas Fur Con is a nonprofit event staffed entirely by volunteers; no one receives cash for their work on the convention.
One of the relatively-rare features of SNV Anthro Events, LVFC’s parent organization, is that it incorporates democracy into its structure: people who volunteer 8 or more hours for the organization are granted voting rights for general meetings and board elections. This promotes accountability within our organization.
At LVFC, we have two categories of volunteers: Staff and Recruits. Based on the amount of hours worked (which can be calculated based on time-and-a-half or double time) and whether one is classed as Staff or Recruit, there are different perks.
Our volunteer system is built into our registration system, so in order to apply as a volunteer, go to https://registration.lasvegasfurcon.org/apply/volunteer or click on the button above and sign in with the same account you purchased registration with.
Staff and Recruits must both agree to the Volunteer Code of Conduct included in the application.
Recruits are people who have recently joined our team, and typically are brought on at-con. We do not expect them to necessarily fulfill their shifts, but those who do are far more likely to be considered for staff in a future year.
Becoming a volunteer requires no experience, no interview, just a willingness to help the con out however you can. In return, you can get the perks below! Each level includes the perks listed in the level prior. We will work around whatever hours you tell us you will be free, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get more hours as the con goes on.
- Early access to next year’s room block
- A special volunteer gift!
- A line priority pass as if you were a Sponsor
- Membership in SNV Anthro Events per Section 3.03 of the Bylaws
- Comped Attendee badge – badge is refunded, or Attendee credit for next year
Note: LVFC is a team. We are founded on principles of diversity, justice, equality, and inclusion. No matter how high a staff member is, they have no right to be rude to or belittle you. Please let us know if any lead, head, or board member has mistreated you.
Staff are people we can rely on, those who have committed to a certain number of hours which we assume they will fill. A lot of their work is pre-convention as well. They are people we have worked with or who have experience volunteering at other conventions. Members of our Staff, also known as Officers, are tasked with a specific role but are also expected to help out with whatever responsibilities they may need to take up. All Officers are required to commit at least 12 hours during the convention, but in return receive a number of perks.
Officers are assigned to one of four departments: Marketing, Operations, Programming, or Registration & Sales. Between the Con Chair and the Officers, there is a Head of the Department who acts as an intermediary. Officers who are in charge of a team are also called “Leads.” Leads, in addition to their duties, are also in charge of supervising their own set of Assistant Officers and Recruits.
In order to become a staff member, you must be interviewed by our HR Lead and approved by the Board of Directors. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Form above and email email@example.com.
All staff have all of the benefits of 12 hour recruits plus the following:
- Comped Sponsor-Level badge
- A unique staff badge
- Early access to the room block for the current year
- Access to the Hospitality Suite
- Access to the Staff Banquet
- Comped Super Sponsor-Level badge
At present, LVFC is organized into 6 departments: HR, IT, Marketing, Operations, Programming, and Sales & Registration. We anticipate as we grow and our needs evolve, we will create more departments and reorganize exact sub-departments/offices.
If you join as a Recruit, you will be placed in the Gofurs and Recruits Team in the HR Department and from there assigned to whichever department you are needed.
For more information, check out our Teams and Roles page.