Discworld conventions run on volunteers. All of the committee are volunteers, but we're only a small group and we will need additional help at the convention! You can be anywhere in the world to help out, but there are some jobs which will need Adelaide locals, and others which require you to attend the convention (of course!) Convention attending members are heartily encouraged to become part of the show by volunteering. The only requirement is enthusiasm. The ability to find chocolate at any given moment is just a bonus! There are many different ways you can offer your time and skills. You can specify exactly what you'd like to be involved with or particular times you'll be available, either way all help is greatly appreciated.
We are also looking for people to contribute their Discworld fan art for the convention's publicity, convention book, merchandise and more. If you enjoy making great art – whether your medium is paints, inks, coloured pencils, or a computer – we'd love to hear from you. We'll also need photographers and videographers for the 'Press Corpse' at the convention itself. Please fill in the volunteer form if you are willing to help us out.
If you want to volunteer to run a session on the programme (based on your own idea, or one we have to spare), to help out with security, first aid, tech, photography or videography, or even just as a general helper, please complete the form below.
Convention volunteers are also (fondly) known as Gophers. There will be a Gopher briefing on the first day of the convention where you can meet the Volunteer coordinator and learn what will be required and where you'll be asked to help, but we'll take all the pre-convention lock ins that we can. In the lead up to the convention, we will send out more information on the volunteer roles that we are trying to fill, probably through our regular newsletter. For some roles we will be sending out more detailed information before the convention starts.
Please note that volunteering does NOT get you a free ticket - you will still need to purchase an attending member ticket. But you will be entitled to a warm feeling from having contributed to the success of the convention.