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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2015, 02:20:18 PM »
Guess we'll all need to work on our tans before the Con so we don't look pasty against the bright shirt colors! :-) And Mags, I'd vote for neon blue for security! :o

LOL, Tan?  Me?  Nope, I'll be pasty.  As for shirt colors, that's up to, hummmm, I guess it's not C3 anymore, C5?

Aye C3 is no more, Dundundunnnnnnnnn!
 
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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2015, 11:32:35 PM »
Guess we'll all need to work on our tans before the Con so we don't look pasty against the bright shirt colors! :-) And Mags, I'd vote for neon blue for security! :o

LOL, Tan?  Me?  Nope, I'll be pasty.  As for shirt colors, that's up to, hummmm, I guess it's not C3 anymore, C5?

Aye C3 is no more, Dundundunnnnnnnnn!

LOL, It's BELT!
 

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2015, 12:39:03 PM »
This is something we always say, but it is always true - we couldn't hold a successful convention without our volunteers.

Yes, it is a small group of individuals who spend months and months of planning and preparation for the convention, but it would all be for nothing if not for the hardworking band of volunteers who come forward to offer some of their valuable convention time to help ensure its success.

Much like the rolling credits at the end of a movie, it's amazing how many people usually end up getting involved, be it for a couple of hours only, or for the whole event. We never underestimate the valuable contribution our volunteers make.

We have a new buzzword for this year

RESPECT

We respect our volunteers for their help
Our volunteers are asked to respect their fellow attendees
The attendees are asked to respect the volunteers who do a great job in often stressful situations

Our volunteers will be wearing their snazzy lime green crew shirts so they are easy to spot should you be in need of assistance. Heads of departments will be in cyber pink shirts!

Link to the volunteer application form will be posted here when the form is live.

Depending on how much time you are willing to donate and what area you end up working, volunteering can be full-on but ultimately hugely enjoyable and a rewarding way to see another side to the convention. Plus you get an invite to the wrap party on the Sunday evening - our way of saying thanks.

The volunteer co-ordinator for The Homecoming is Candace Marbach who has done an incredible job at previous Gatecons. Candace will be responsible for scheduling volunteers subject to their availability and for making sure our volunteers are ok at all times. If you have a problem in making your designated shift please let Candace know.

I'll probably volunteer at least some of my time to help out - it's usually hard work but a lot of fun. I will wait for the volunteer form to go live :)
 
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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2015, 09:52:59 PM »
Can't wait to volunteer! I've volunteered at almost every Con I've gone to except 2 and that was because they either A.) used and abused their volunteers B.) they only had 1 option for volunteering and that was ALL weekend ALL the time.

I usually go to anywhere between 7 and 10 Cons/Expos every year and always feel SUPER weird if I don't volunteer at them in some way or another.
 
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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2015, 10:34:26 PM »
I can't wait to volunteer again!!!!!! 
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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2015, 03:40:46 PM »
Would LOVE to help volunteer in some way! Please let me know where I can help out! I've been to lots of cons as well! :)
 

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2015, 04:50:20 PM »
Great thanks, we will have the volunteer forms up and running in a couple of weeks time.
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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2015, 05:07:03 PM »
Volunteering sounds awesome..
But I am way too chicken... Lol!
I am sure the guys who volunteer will do a fab job and I can't wait to get to know you all   :) :)
 

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2015, 12:43:39 PM »
I wasn't able to afford a ticket at the moment and now they're saying they may be sold out. I really wanted to volunteer since I live in Vancouver. Do I have to have a ticket to be a volunteer?
 

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2015, 01:11:33 PM »
I wasn't able to afford a ticket at the moment and now they're saying they may be sold out. I really wanted to volunteer since I live in Vancouver. Do I have to have a ticket to be a volunteer?

Tickets aren't sold out yet!  They're still available.

And yes, you have to hold a ticket to the event in order to volunteer.

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2015, 01:17:11 PM »
Volunteering sounds awesome..
But I am way too chicken... Lol!
I am sure the guys who volunteer will do a fab job and I can't wait to get to know you all   :) :)

Don't be!  Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, since you'll be working with them for a couple hours at least.

And you won't be left to your own devices!  The volunteer coordinator will make sure everyone knows what they need to know.  Plus - you get a cool shirt! =)
 
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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2015, 04:56:33 PM »
I'll be waiting for the form too.  Volunteering sounds like fun.  I'm a nurse so hopefully that will come in useful.
 

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2015, 05:04:49 PM »
I'll be waiting for the form too.  Volunteering sounds like fun.  I'm a nurse so hopefully that will come in useful.

It will indeed!  Mention that on the volunteer form when you sign up (once it goes live) and Candace (the volunteer coord) will keep that on file. =)

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2015, 11:59:49 PM »
I'll be waiting for the form too.  Volunteering sounds like fun.  I'm a nurse so hopefully that will come in useful.

Yay for being in the health field!
 

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2015, 05:57:29 AM »
Volunteering sounds awesome..
But I am way too chicken... Lol!
I am sure the guys who volunteer will do a fab job and I can't wait to get to know you all   :) :)

Don't be!  Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, since you'll be working with them for a couple hours at least.

And you won't be left to your own devices!  The volunteer coordinator will make sure everyone knows what they need to know.  Plus - you get a cool shirt! =)

Hmmm...
I'm trying to convince myself lol..
I think I might offer my services for registration and see what happens..
I'm going to be arriving in Vancouver earlyish to meet some friend who stay there so I can totally do it...
And the shirt is totally the selling point  ;D ;D
 
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