Volunteer

What is AVCon?

The AVCon Anime and Video Game Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese animation, video gaming, tabletop gaming, esports, game development, art, technology, and cosplay, all in the heart of Adelaide – the capital of South Australia!

Run by Team AVCon Inc, a not-for-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to serving the local South Australian community. Team AVCon Inc. also runs various other anime and gaming-themed events geared towards hobbyists, professionals, and the general public, meaning no matter your skill level or need, we have you covered! Because Team AVCon Inc. is a not-for-profit, all funds generated are used exclusively for making AVCon events better year after year. We put our full focus on promoting local content and giving the South Australian community an event that feels their own.

The AVCon Festival has been running for 21 years, and built a lasting legacy within South Australia, and stands as one of the pillars of pop culture celebration on the Australian calendar. Because of its long-lasting success, AVCon has developed a sterling reputation and is respected nationwide in multiple industries and communities.

Team AVCon runs events throughout the year and collaborates with the broader community and sponsors in addition to the AVCon Festival. With more events happening throughout the year, there are more opportunities for people with different levels of experience and interests to help shape AVCon in their way. Team AVCon values the uniqueness of our team and understands that when unique people work together, we can deliver extraordinary results.

AVCon enlists the help of over 400 volunteers to assist the Elect and Committee with the delivery of AVCon’s events, including the AVCon Festival. Volunteers range in age from 16 to 60 and help out in various activities to ensure our attendees have a fantastic experience. From assisting guests in setting up card games to working the ticketing booths, there are various roles for you to take on.

Become an Invader

Do you want to meet other anime and gaming fans, make new friends, and attend regular hangouts and social gatherings, all while gaining valuable experience helping run South Australia’s biggest anime and gaming festival?

The AVCon Invaders are not only responsible for making the cogs of AVCon turn; we are an inclusive, friendly and accepting social club bound together by anime and gaming fandoms.

Of course, there is also a job to do! The Invaders help run all aspects of AVCon over the weekend in a supportive and fun environment. From ticketing, crowd management, technical operation, stage hands, guest liaison, running game tournaments and setting up table top. Working as an AVCon Invader can provide experience in a wide range of fields and can be a leg up to working with AVCon in the future or getting into professional employment or education.

Perks of Being an Invader

By being an Invader, you get the following perks:

✦ Be part of an exclusive club.
✦ Make new friends.
✦ Join our fun and informative Discord server.
✦ Attend regular gaming nights.
✦ Social BBQs and other outings.
✦ Free entry to AVCon 2024.
✦ Awesome signature Invader t-shirt.
✦ Gain experience in many fields.
✦ AVCon Volunteer After Party.

Invaders are the heart and soul of the Festival – they’re what have kept AVCon running since it first started, so we’re really excited that you’re considering becoming an Invader in 2024!

How to Become an Invader?

Invader applications for the 2023-2024 year are now closed! Thank you to all who have applied, and see you at AVCon 2024!

Become a Game Master

Perks of Being an AVCon Game Master

By being a GM at AVCon 2024, you get the following perks:

✦ Free entry into the day(s) you choose to run sessions.
✦ An exclusive AVCon Staff t-shirt for the AVCon Festival.
✦ Your name in all event program booklets.
✦ VIP access to the AVCon Afterparty held after the AVCon Festival.

How to Become an AVCon Game Master?

Game Master applications for the 2023-2024 year are now closed! Thank you to all who have applied, and see you at AVCon 2024!

Want to take it to the next level?

Looking to play a larger part in the Festival and help shape the next AVCon? Check out the below positions below which help make AVCon magic!

Please note that all positions are on a purely volunteer basis, they are unpaid, and the majority of work will be take-home. We are all volunteers who share a collective passion for putting together events for fans by fans.

Staff

Recognisable from their blue t-shirts – AVCon staff help run larger parts of the Festival, from managing panel programming to tournament organisers. Staff roles cover all aspects of AVCon including the behind the scenes teams that help put on events.

Please note to be eligible to be AVCon Staff, you must be at least 18 years old.

Perks of Being Staff

By helping out as staff, you get the following perks:

✦ Free entry into all events you volunteer at.
✦ An exclusive AVCon Staff t-shirt for the AVCon Festival and inclusion in more limited merchandise runs.
✦ Your name in all event program booklets.
✦ Make your mark – play a large part in shaping AVCon via your role.
✦ Access to the Staff, Committee and Elect only Discord and community.
✦ VIP access to the AVCon Afterparty held after the AVCon Festival.

How to Become Staff?

If you have any questions or want to learn more about becoming staff at AVCon, reach out to us through our Contact Us page.

Committee

Our Committee is voted in every year by the Elect and are responsible for running the departments to keep our events running! Departments include Art & Design all the way to Video Games. As a coordinator on the Committee, you can greatly impact what AVCon looks like and work with the other departments to shape the vision for AVCon that year.

Please note to be eligible to be AVCon Committee, you must be at least 18 years old.

Perks of Being Committee

By being on the Committee, you get the following perks:

✦ Exclusive AVCon merchandise such as customised passes, t-shirts, jackets and more!
✦ Your name and face in all event program booklets.
✦ Access to the Staff, Committee and Elect only Discord and community.
✦ VIP access to the AVCon Afterparty held after the AVCon Festival.
✦ Committee-exclusive events and meet-ups.
✦ Networking opportunities with Adelaide communities, sponsors and more!

How to Become Committee?

Committee positions are currently closed for the 2023-2024 year. Please check back later for opportunities for the 2024-2025 year.

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