Volunteer Application :: Basic Information

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About the role of Volunteer


All volunteers are responsible for their own actions, all convention, staff, building, and city and state laws and rules apply to volunteers. If a volunteer breaks a rule at any point, he or she will be spoken to and the incident will be logged in their volunteer record. After two incidents, the volunteer's right to volunteer will be revoked and depending on the incident they may be removed from the convention.


Incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Complaints from staff, volunteers, celebrities, building staff or guests

  • Sexual harassment

  • Physical altercations

  • Harassment of any kind

  • Use of alcohol or other mind altering substances is prohibited while on shift during the show or an event, as is being under the influence of the previously mentioned.

  • Loss of convention property

  • Theft of property

  • Any negative portrayal of Altered Reality Entertainment/Rhode Island Anime Con or its employees, including, but not limited to blogging or social media platforms.

  • Any infraction of the convention or staff rules

  • Insubordination of team leader or convention staff

  • Leaving your assigned position without approval

  • Requesting free autographs or photos with/from celebrities or artists

  • Requesting contact information from celebrities, artists or agents for other events or personal use

  • Inappropriate conduct or interaction with ANY guest, attendee, volunteer or staff member.

  • Not wearing a mask as needed or following social distancing guidelines, if required.


All volunteers will be required to attend an in-person orientation and/or training, as well as read and sign a contract with the volunteer rules and expectations. 

We reserve the right to refuse any benefits to volunteers who are removed as a volunteer at any time.


Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?

A: You must be 18+ to volunteer.

Q: Do I get paid?

A: No, these are non-paid volunteer positions.

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: We ask for a minimum of 2 shifts while the show is open to the public. Some assignments require a longer commitment as noted below.

Q: What will I be doing if I volunteer?

A: It depends. There are a variety of assignments available and depending on your availability and interest, you’ll be assigned to the best suited position(s)

  • Show Store: 5+ hour shifts available
  • Information Booth/General Admission: 5+ hour shifts available
  • VIP Registration: 5+ hour shifts available
  • Security: 2+ full day commitment required Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun
  • Technical Support* - Load in through close of show required
  • Show Photographer: 2+ full day commitment required Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun
  • Panels: 5+ hour shifts available
  • Photo Ops: 2+ full day commitment required Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun
  • Guest Relations: 5+ hour shifts available, full day/show commitment required to work with some guests
  • After Party Assistance: extra shifts available
  • Vendor Load In/Set-Up and Tear Down: extra shifts available


Q: What if I am scheduling during a panel, photo op or event I want to attend?

A: We will work to accommodate your request(s), please let your area manager know and you will be scheduled accordingly for a break.

Q: Can I dress in cosplay while volunteering?

 A: Not during your volunteer shifts.

Volunteer Terms and Conditions and Release

I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. I further acknowledge that Altered Reality Entertainment LLC/Terror Con cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others. I am voluntarily applying as a volunteer with Altered Reality Entertainment LLC/Terror Con and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread during Terror Con. 

In consideration of my desire to serve as a volunteer at Terror Con, I hereby assume all responsibility for any and all risk of property damage or bodily injury that I may sustain while participating in the event or other activity of any nature, including the use of equipment. Further, I, for myself and my heir, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby release, waive and discharge Altered Reality Entertainment LLC/Terror Con and its officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers of and from any and all claims which I or my heirs, administrators and assigns ever may have against any of the above for, on account of, by reason of or arising in connection with my volunteer participation therein, and hereby waive all such claims, demands and causes of action. If any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. I currently have no known mental or physical condition that would impair my capability for full participation as intended or expected of me. Further, I have carefully read the foregoing release and indemnification and understand the contents thereof and sign this release as my own, free act and free will.