To volunteer for FaerieCon, please fill in all of the required fields and submit.  For additional information, please email us at volunteers@faeriecon.com.   Please make sure to add volunteers@faeriecon.com to your allowed list of emails to make sure you receive all future messages!   

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old or volunteer on the same day as a parent or guardian, and have permission from that parent or guardian to volunteer. 

Volunteer Benefits

One 4-hour shift = Day Pass for the day on which you are volunteering (this does not include admission to the Masquerade Ball)

Two 4-hour shifts = Weekend Day Pass (includes admission to all three days of the event, but does not include admission to the Masquerade Balls)

Three or more 4-hour shifts* = Weekend Passport (includes Weekend Day Pass plus admission to both the Good Faeries Masquerade Ball & the Bad Faeries Masquerade Ball)

*Please Note that if you sign up and participate in both Load-In / Setup AND Takedown / Load-Out, you will qualify for a Weekend Passport

Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodations and meals.   

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE FOUND BELOW THE SIGNUP FORM

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Load-In & Setup – Thursday, Friday
Admissions – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Gatekeeper – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Vending Team – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Volunteer Hospitality – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Merchandise Sales – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Children’s Area – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Jack/Jill-Of-All-Trades – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Masquerade Ball Admissions – Friday, Saturday
Masquerade Ball Gatekeeper – Friday, Saturday
Transportation – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Breakdown & Load-Out – Sunday

 

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Release Agreement:
In consideration for Faerieworlds LLC allowing the above described
person to participate in the FaerieCon, I, the undersigned,
hereby waive, discharge, and release any and all rights and claims for
injury, loss or damage to myself and my personal property, including
theft or vandalism thereof, that may be suffered as a result of said
participation in the FaerieCon. On behalf of the above described
business or organization I further authorize the taking and use of
photographic images of myself or my business, at FaerieCon
and waive any and all rights to said images or revenue derived
from said images.

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Please make sure to add volunteers@faeriecon.com to your allowed list of emails to make sure you receive all future messages! 

Load-In & Setup

Thursday, November 3 – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

* Assist vendors in transporting merchandise and equipment from their vehicles to their booths, and assist vendors in setting up their booths. 

* Assist other FaerieCon staff with general lifting, hauling, toting, organizing, sorting, go-fering, and other activities to set up the event. 

The best people for this job will have good initiative and self-motivation, be very friendly, be able to follow directions from a variety of different people with varying styles of communication and organization, and be able to be at least moderately physically active.   While it’s great if you have physical strength, stamina, and know-how to do “crafty” and “handy” things, those are not required qualities.  All help is welcome.

Admissions

Friday, November 3 – 8:00am – 12:00noon
Friday, November 3 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, November 3 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday, November 4 – 8:00am – 12:00noon
Saturday, November 4 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday, November 5 – 8:00am – 12:00noon
Sunday, November 5 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, November 5 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

* Sell tickets at the door

* Using a simple to operate patron database, check in people who have pre-purchased tickets. 

* Provide wristbands, tickets, and hand stamps for the event.

* Answer basic questions about the hotel and the event. 

* Serve as a general floater if needed. 

The best people for this job will be friendly, good under pressure, good dealing with crowds, quick-witted, fleet of foot, be able to learn new things very quickly, and not be afraid to ask for assistance when needed. 

Children’s Grotto

There are lots of fun activities for kids at FaerieCon.  Volunteers in the Children’s Grotto will help to make the magic come alive for the little ones.  You will supervise, play games with, and make art with children in a separate area of the event.  Queen Illix Aquifolia, the Seelie Queen of the Maryland Faerie Festival, rules the Children’s Grotto.  If you are interested in volunteering here, I will pass on your information to her and she will work out your schedule with you directly. 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – various times

Gatekeeper

This position is usually split up into 2-hour shifts instead of 4-hour shifts.  Volunteers must still complete a minimum of 4, 8, or 12 + hours of volunteer work to earn Volunteer Benefits as described above. 

Friday, November 3 – 10:00am – 12:00noon
Friday, November 3 – 11:45am – 1:45pm
Friday, November 3 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday, November 3 – 3:15pm – 5:15pm
Friday, November 3 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 4 – 8:00am – 10:00am
Saturday, November 4 – 9:45am – 11:45am
Saturday, November 4– 11:30am – 1:30pm
Saturday, November 4– 1:15pm – 3:15pm
Saturday, November 4– 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – 4:45pm – 6:45pm

Sunday, November 5 – 8:00am – 10:00am
Sunday, November 5 – 9:45am – 11:45am
Sunday, November 5 – 11:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday, November 5 – 1:15pm – 3:15pm
Sunday, November 5 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

* Watch the entrances and exits to the event and the places where patrons aren’t supposed to go. 

* Check to make sure people have the right credentials to enter the event. 

* Make sure that everyone is following the rules of the event and the hotel.

* Offer directions and answer questions. 

The best people for this job will be VERY friendly, able to stay focused and entertain themselves, have a good memory, and be pure of heart. 

Jack-Or-Jill-Of-All-Trades

Friday, November 3 – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Friday, November 3 – 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday, November 3 – 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday, November 3 – 8:30pm – 12:30am

Saturday, November 4 – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, November 4 – 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, November 4 – 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, November 4 – 8:30pm – 12:30am

Sunday, November 5 – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday, November 5 – 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Sunday, November 5 – 4:30pm – 8:30pm

* Assist the coordinators and presenters for the Mythic Workshops.  This could range from serving as a guide to the location of the workshops, to directly assisting an artist with a craft activity. 

* Help FaerieCon staff, volunteers, and presenters set up, run, and break down various lighting, sound, recording, computer, and other A/V systems.

* Assist with the organization and running of the Faerie Fashion Show, Costume Contest, and other panels and presentations as needed.  

* Serve as an all-purpose troubleshooter as needed. 

The best people for this job will have experience and skills with troubleshooting, jury-rigging, and problem solving, and be able to be flexible, adapt to challenges, stay calm, and work quickly when time is of the essence.  Good candidates will be familiar with some or more of the following: basic computer networking, lighting systems, sound systems, video/audio recording systems, and basic construction.  FaerieCon runs primarily on Apple hardware and software, so familiarity with MacOS and iOS are very useful.  A background in theatre or event production would be ideal

Masquerade Ball Admissions

Friday, November 3 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, November 3 – 9:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday, November 4 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – 9:00pm – 1:00am

* Sell tickets at the door

* Using a simple to operate patron database, check in people who have pre-purchased tickets. 

* Provide wristbands, tickets, and hand stamps for the Masquerade Ball.

* Answer basic questions about the hotel and the event

* Serve as a general runner if needed

The best people for this job are willing to commit to working during the Masquerade Ball.  While there may be some time to break and enjoy the Ball, for the most part you will need to stay at your post during the Ball.  (You can hear all of the music from the admissions area)

Masquerade Ball Gatekeeper

Friday, November 3 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday, November 3 – 9:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday, November 4 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – 9:00pm – 1:00am

* Watch the entrances and exits to the Ball and the places where patrons aren’t supposed to go. 

* Check to make sure people have the right credentials to enter the Ball. 

* Make sure that everyone is following the rules of the event and the hotel.

* Offer directions and answer questions. 

* Provide safety and a point of emergency contact for patrons, staff members, and volunteers. 

* Serve as a general floater if needed.

The best people for this job will take seriously the safety and well-being of those around them, be courteous but firm when it comes to enforcing rules, and be willing to work during the Masquerade Balls.  While there may be some time to break and enjoy the Ball, for the most part you will need to stay at your post during the Ball.  (You can hear all of the music from most of the Gatekeeper areas)

Merchandise Sales

Friday, November 3 – 10:00am – 2:00pm (Load-In & Setup)
Friday, November 3 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, November 3 – 8:00pm – 12:00midnight 

Saturday, November 4 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – 8:00pm – 12:00midnight 

Sunday, November 5 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, November 5 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, November 5 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Breakdown & Load-Out)

* Sell merchandise of FaerieCon and other guest artists

The best people for this job are reliable and have experience with money and working in a retail setting. 

Transportation

Times and Days all TBD

* Transport members of the FaerieCon staff and crew and other personnel to and from the airport. 

* Assist FaerieCon staff and volunteers with making supply runs when necessary. 

Having your own large vehicle (like a minivan or SUV) is helpful.  The best people for this job will be very familiar with the local area and traffic, have a lot of time to devote to the event, and will be able to be flexible and accommodating with shifting schedules.  If you are already volunteering and are looking for some other ways to be helpful, this is a great way!    

Vendor Coordinator Assistance

Friday, November 3 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, November 3 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday, November 5 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 5 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

* Be a runner, go-fer, and provide general assistance to the Vendor Coordinator and the vendors to make sure that everyone is loaded in and set up in time for the event to open. 

* On the last day of the show, provide and collect feedback forms, applications, and other paperwork on behalf of the Vendor Coordinator. 

The best people for this job will be very friendly, able to think fast on their feet, take good notes, have a good memory, and be very organized.   

Volunteer Hospitality

Friday, November 3 – 8:00am – 12:00noon
Friday, November 3 – 11:30am – 3:30pm
Friday, November 3 – 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 4 – 8:00am – 12:00noon
Saturday, November 4 – 11:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday, November 4 – 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday, November 5 – 8:00am – 12:00noon
Sunday, November 5 – 11:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday, November 5 – 3:00pm – 7:00pm

* Supervise the volunteer break room area and make sure that it is being used by the people for whom it is intended. 

* Replenish supplies in the volunteer break room area

* Provide additional assistance as needed to FaerieCon staff and volunteers. 

The best people for this job will be able to be courteous but firm when enforcing the rules of the volunteer break room, be willing or eager to spend time away from the regular hustle of the event, and have experience with providing hospitality to others. 

Breakdown / Load-Out

Sunday, November 5 –  5:00pm – 9:00pm

Exactly like Load-In / Set-Up, except the other way around…