Volunteers (Gophers)

Volunteers wanted: Action! Adventure! Rewards!

Ever wondered how all those amazing things that happen at a Con come to be? Ever thought to yourself, “I could do a better job than these bozos?” Well, here’s your chance! Marcon is run entirely by volunteers, and we need YOU! Volunteering is a great way to meet other geeky people, show off your talents, and get cool stuff. If you’re looking to volunteer, you ROCK! 

Volunteers come in two flavors: Staff and Gophers. Staffers work throughout the year, planning, organizing, and helping to make the decisions that shape Marcon’s future, as well as putting in all the time and effort during the Con that make it a great experience for everyone. Staffers work for specific departments; individual duties are established by the department heads. If contributing your time and talent to Marcon as staff appeals to you, use the contact page to find out more. Please specify which department you’re interested in working for.

Then, there are Gophers. These wonderful people are heroes; helping to take care of the entire myriad tasks that make Marcon a success. Gophers get a peek into the inside workings of the Con that the regular fans never see. We need all kinds of talents and skills, and we’ll work with your schedule so that you don’t miss any of the activities that bring you to Marcon in the first place. In addition to lots of gratitude, there will be special treats for Gophers that aren’t available to anyone else. The more hours you work the more rewards you will earn. Gophering is also a chance to come to the Con for free; with enough hours, you can get your membership fee reimbursed or rolled over to the next year!

If you’d like to be a part of the Con but don’t want to make the commitment to serve as Staff, Gophering just might be for you. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Volunteer Director.

* Gopher rollovers are only valid for one year unless special arrangements are made ahead of time with the Convention Chairman.

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