Volunteer at Anime Matsuri

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 three ways you can get involved in AM!

General Volunteer, Dedicated Volunteer 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 your badge!

  • You must be 18+
  • You must be registered as a General Volunteer in our system
  • You must purchase an Anime Matsuri badge through Eventbrite (badge will be reimbursed upon successful completion of required volunteer hours ). All General Volunteers must have an Anime Matsuri badge without exception.
  • You must read and sign Anime Matsuri’s Volunteer Guidebook Attend Anime Matsuri’s Orientation Meeting (mandatory if you live in the Houston area)
  • Work a minimum of three 4 hour shifts (12 hrs) during the convention

To earn:

  • 4-Day Pass Badge reimbursement
  • Exclusive AM 2019 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 be registered as a Dedicated Volunteer in our system
  • You must live in the Houston area and be able to attend training and meetings
  • Read and sign Anime Matsuri’s Volunteer Guidebook
  • You must complete your department training and attend required meetings
  • Attend Anime Matsuri’s Orientation Meeting (mandatory if you live in the Houston area)
  • Work a total minimum of 16 hrs during the convention

To earn:

  • 4-Day Pass Badge (no pre-purchase required)
  • Exclusive AM 2019 Volunteer T-Shirt

AM Staff:

If you are ready for the commitment to volunteer throughout the year and at the convention in specific departments, we invite you to apply for AM Staff. Working in AM Staff could lead to Leadership positions in the future. There is a minimum time commitment required during the year which will prepare you for the convention by training and team-building with your department while introducing you to your fellow AM Staff members. The time commitment varies by department.

AM Staff Requirements:

  • You must be 18+
  • 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
  • You must register as an AM Staff in our system, schedule and attend an interview to determine if you qualify as AM Staff
  • A commitment of a minimum of 32 hours at Con, 20 hours Pre-Con for training, department meetings, events and Pre-Con preparations
  • You must live in the Houston area (to attend interview, events, meetings, training and department work during the year)

AM Staff will receive a 4-Day Staff Badge, access to Staff Green Room, and a 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 TO JOIN?

Join the AM Team!

STAFF AND DEDICATED VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN OCTOBER 10TH, 2019 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the new 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.