Volunteer at Anime Matsuri 2020

Every year Anime Matsuri goes to the next level, and so is our volunteer program. We welcome passionate and motivated individuals that want to voluntarily share the commitment of putting the best Convention ever for thousands of attendees.

There are many ways you can get involved in AM!

General Volunteer, Dedicated Volunteer, AM Team or become part of the AM Staff.

General Volunteer:

Experience the convention from a different angle and be part of what makes Anime Matsuri run! General Volunteers are an untrained, unskilled position that anyone can do. It is a great way to start and earn a reimbursement of your badge!

    • You must be 18+.
    • You must purchase an Anime Matsuri badge through Eventbrite which will be reimbursed upon successful completion of required volunteer hours. All General Volunteers must have an Anime Matsuri badge without exception, get yours here.
    • You are required to do a minimum of three 4 hour shifts (12 hrs total) of volunteer work before or during the convention weekend.
    • You must be registered as a General Volunteer in our system.
    • You must read, agree and sign Anime Matsuri’s Volunteer Rule Guidebook and attend Anime Matsuri’s Orientation Meeting (date to be determined, mandatory if you live in the Houston area)

To earn:

    • 4-Day Pass Badge reimbursement
    • Exclusive AM 2020 Volunteer T-Shirt

Dedicated Volunteer:

Dedicated Volunteers are trained and specialized positions that can join one of the many Anime Matsuri Departments and earn their badge! See more of the behind the scenes action and be a part of growing and improving Anime Matsuri. Expectations and responsibilities will vary depending on the Department.

    • You must be 18+
    • You must live in the Houston area and be able to attend training and meetings.
    • You must complete your department training and attend required meetings.
    • You are required to do a minimum of three 4 hour shifts (12 hrs total) of volunteer work before or during the convention weekend.
    • You must be registered as a Dedicated Volunteer in our system.
    • You must read, agree and sign Anime Matsuri’s Volunteer Rule Guidebook and attend Anime Matsuri’s Orientation Meeting (date to be determined, mandatory if you live in the Houston area).

To earn:

    • 4-Day Pass Badge (no pre-purchase required)
    • Exclusive AM 2020 Volunteer T-Shirt

AM Team:

Team members are motivated individuals that work under the direction of AM Staff through the year, and support a department project or vision. The AM Team members are essential in helping meet department goals and bring our convention to life! AM Team Roles: 3rd level in the chain of command, supervisors, trained individuals, etc.

AM Team Requirements:

  • You must be 18+
  • Be a dedicated and motivated individual with a passion for Japanese, Korean and general Pop Culture.
  • Have a sense of wanting to grow and give back to your community.
  • Have time and a commitment to work through the entire year under a specific department.
  • Volunteer 8+ hours pre-con and 32 hours during the convention weekend.
  • You must live in the Houston area (to attend interview, events, meetings, training and department work during the year).
  • You must register as AM Team in our system, schedule and attend an interview to determine if you qualify to join.

AM Team will receive a 4-Day Staff Badge, access to Staff Green Room, and an exclusive T-Shirt, along with other perks and accommodations based on the discretion of Anime Matsuri.

AM Staff:

If you are ready for the commitment to volunteer throughout the entire year and you are in for responsibility and challenge, we invite you to apply for AM Staff. Staff are responsible for coordinating large projects or departments; the success or failure of Anime Matsuri rests on the shoulders of this group. Staff are expected to show exemplary leadership skills, lead by example, and remain accountable for the success and development of their team. AM Staff Roles: Directors, Department Heads, Area Managers, Project Managers, Store Managers, 2nd level in the chain of command and highly trained personel.

AM Staff Requirements:

  • You must be 21+.
  • Be dedicated and motivated individual with a passion for Japanese, Korean and general Pop Culture.
  • Have a sense of wanting to grow and give back to your community.
  • A commitment to work through the entire year and during the convention weekend. It is important to emphasize that AM Staff do not have hour commitment, instead, they are committed to the success of their department or project.
  • You must live in the Houston area (to attend interview, events, meetings, training and department work during the year)
  • You must register as an AM Staff in our system, schedule and attend an interview to determine if you qualify as AM Staff

AM Staff will receive a 4-Day Staff Badge, access to Staff Green Room, one complementary badge for a friend of family member, and Staff T-Shirt, along with other perks and accommodations based on the discretion of Anime Matsuri. The reward of this experience is up to you and your creativity. This is your opportunity to help shape Anime Matsuri while making tons of new friends and developing skills useful for personal and professional development.

ARE YOU READY? BRING HAPPINESS TO THOUSANDS

AM Staff applications are now live!

If you are interested in becoming part of the Anime Matsuri Family, please fill out the form that corresponds to your desired level of Volunteering. Please remember that all positions are volunteer and are not paid or compensated in any way.  

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