Volunteer at Origins

As always, Origins greatly appreciates the time and hard work our volunteers contribute to the show. We couldn’t do it without you! Many of our volunteers have been with us for years – and hopefully will be with us for years to come! All volunteers receive a volunteer T-shirt and are recognized every year at our volunteer party, which happens on the Sunday evening of Origins. 

 

Limited volunteer positions available! Please fill out an interest form.

Please contact convention@gama.org with any questions about volunteering. 

Please note:

  • Volunteers do not run games at Origins. If you’re interested in running games, please check out our Event Submission page
  • For the safety of our attendees, all volunteers must submit to a criminal background check prior to any volunteer activity. 

4 hour Origins Volunteers: 4 hour volunteers do one quick shift at the show and are thanked with a One Day Badge to Origins and vouchers for the volunteer swag room to be used Sunday at the close of show. Volunteers may select which day they’d like their One Day Badge for as long as it is the day of or after they’re reached their minimum required hours. 

8 hour Origins Volunteers: A volunteer that signs up to do an 8 hour shift at Origins receives a Two Day Badge and vouchers for the volunteer swag room to be used on Sunday at the close of show. Volunteers may select which days they’d like their Two Day Badge for as long as it is the day of or after they’re reached their minimum required hours. 

16 hour Origins Volunteers: 16 hour volunteers receive a Full Show Volunteer Badge, a free Origins volunteer shirt, and vouchers for the volunteer swag room to be used on Sunday at the close of show. A volunteer may request the location that they wish to work, but it is not guaranteed.

32 hour Origins Volunteers: 32-hour volunteers qualify for a Full Show Badge, Volunteer shirt, and their choice of compensation including; vouchers, hotel (with other volunteers), or an additional badge. 32 hour volunteers also receive vouchers for the swag room to be used on Sunday at the close of show. A volunteer may request the location that they wish to work, but it is not guaranteed. A volunteer may also request a hotel roommate; however, the request must be confirmed as mutual. There is no guarantee Origins will be able to honor rooming requests but we will make every effort to do so.

Little Critter Volunteer Program
Origins is a family-friendly show, so it only makes sense that families can volunteer together! The Little Critter Volunteer Program welcomes children under 13 to join volunteer alongside their guardians. All you have to do is register your child and note that they are participating in the Little Critter program. You will receive more information from our convention coordinator through email.