Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in joining the team, as a volunteer to support the fandom arts at OtakuFest August 31 - September 1, 2019 at Miami Airport Convention Center.


More Info About Volunteering


The EARLY deadline to be considered for volunteer opportunities is June 1, 2019

The REGULAR deadline for volunteer opportunities is July 31, 2019

The LATE deadline for volunteer opportunities is August 15, 2019

The earlier you register to volunteer the better your chances are of getting assigned to the department you requested.

As OtakuFest approaches, we are looking to the generosity of volunteers to make this the best inaugural festival. We are looking for volunteers who would like to donate time, talent and expertise in exchange for behind-the-scenes access to the festival and an opportunity to meet other volunteers who have the same interests and passions for the anime, cosplay and pop-culture community.

There are many different volunteer opportunities at the festival. Some of the volunteer positions call for specific skills and experience, but many will only need enthusiasm, dedication, trust, and creativity. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please complete the Volunteer Form and send it to us. The earlier you send, the better!

For further information before or after the festival please contact info@otakufest.com or
call (786) 734-3458

Volunteer Areas

Some of the area for volunteering include but are not limited to,
• A/V Dept
• Guest Relations
• General Operations
• Cosplay Info/Contest
• Cosplay Repair Station
• Info/Guest Services
• Late Night Panel Activities
• Photography
• Registration
• Stage Management
• Video Gaming
• Video Production

All volunteers are asked to complete a minimum of 10 hours over the course of the weekend in order to receive the volunteer benefits which include, free admission to the festival, T-Shirt, and more. Each volunteer is required to check in and out with the track director and the volunteer coordinator before and after each shift, and single day admission bands will be given each day based on the number of hours worked. After the completion of 10 volunteer hours, a volunteer can earn a weekend pass to the show.

If you are interested in volunteering at OtakuFest, the following must be completed and understood:

• A Volunteer form

• You must be 15 years old or over.

• Volunteer Team t-shirts are to be worn during the shift at all times.

• Volunteers are required to abide by the same rules as attendees, and should be well-read on all OtakuFest policies.

Please help promote a safe and healthy environment while volunteering. Refrain from any deliberate act that may create danger, or an unhealthy situation towards any individual. This includes use of illegal drugs, consumption of alcoholic beverages, assaulting another individual or disregarding their safety. If you know of anyone, who might be under the influence or conducting bad behavior, please report to OtakuFest staff or security.

Volunteer Program: Most volunteer positions are easy to learn and do not require any previous experience in order to qualify for the assignment. Volunteers assist in all areas of the festival, from assisting staff, special events, running errands, registration, checking badges, etc.; no task is overlooked or under-appreciated!

To be considered for volunteering at OtakuFest 2019, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@otakufest.com or call (786) 734-3458