Below are some of the jobs that we have our volunteers do. Above all, we look for positive attitudes and helpfulness to assist wherever needed. We want our attendees and exhibitors to walk away saying their experience at Planet Comicon Kansas City was a great one!
Children’s Area: An area set aside for kid’s entertainment. There may be a stage where various entertainment will be lined up. There may be crafts for the kids. You are not a babysitter. The children will have parents with them.
Costume Contest: You may help with checking in the contestants and running the contest. This will include some after hours volunteering. Or you may be registering contestants earlier in the day.
Door Monitor: Watching an interior or exterior door to make sure only those with the right credentials are going in and out.
Exhibit Hall Surfer: Wandering the crowd in a specified zone of the Exhibit Hall. Checking for credentials. Seeing who might need help or information. Problem spotter.
Green Rooms: You will be monitoring the food areas for creators or volunteers and making sure only those allowed get in. You may need to do some straightening and alert catering team of any needs.
Info Booth/Lost and Found: Answering questions from our attendees. We provide training and information for this. Central location for lost and found.
Line Control/Greeters: You are there to greet attendees and assist with providing directions and keeping the lines orderly for different events such as photo ops, front line, etc. This involves some crowd control and a lot of standing. You may be assigned an indoor OR an outdoor position throughout the complex.
Load In: This is Wednesday and Thursday during the day and on Friday morning before the show starts. It consists of checking people in, helping vendors find their spots (including traffic control inside and outside of the hall and dock area), directing them to assistance, answering questions, etc. You are not there to load-in vendor stock. You are there to provide information and direction. Locations are Bartle Hall loading docks and Halls A-E; Municipal Auditorium Exhibit Hall.
Load Out: This is usually 2-5 hours after the show closes on Sunday. You’ll help load up our stuff and make sure the vendors are packing up and heading out. This includes traffic control and parking inside and outside of the hall and dock area.
Merchandise Booth: This is where Planet Comicon merchandise is sold. You will assist with setting up, selling, and stocking merchandise as well as, packing up at the close of the show on Sunday.
On Call: Being available on site for your assigned shift to fill in where/when needs arise. Examples might be areas getting overloaded, crowd control, or if someone doesn’t work/show up for their shift. This is a crucial position.
Panelist Escorts: This is taking a panel presenter (or sometimes more than one) from their table to the panel room where they will be doing their panel.
Panelist Table Sitting: This is watching a table while panelist is gone. Make sure their merchandise is kept secure.
Photo Ops: Working at the photo booth while celebrities are getting their photos taken. Mostly line control and some photo cropping. Training is included.
Room Monitor: You will assist in directing attendees and checking for badges and/or wristbands in meeting rooms. We will want you to hang out, answer questions, and monitor the hallways and doors. Keep an eye out for anyone trying to come in doors they shouldn’t.
Survey Takers: We will be having a marketing survey (for attendees and exhibitors) that we will want you to assist us with. Passing out and collecting.
Volunteer Front Window: Involves checking in volunteers and dispatching them to their assigned locations. Assisting with deployment of on-call volunteers as requested.
Will Call: This is the front area for those picking up tickets that have already been ordered.
Wristband workers: You will stand where people are issued their wristband either at ticketing or will call and help them put their wristbands on.