Interested in helping at Defcon Furs 2018?

As a community-driven event, Defcon Furs would not be possible without the work of volunteers. The organizers have worked hard to build a fun and exciting agenda. In order to execute this event and make it successful, we’re seeking additional Animal Control Officers (volunteers) to help with the tasks on the four days of the event which include, but are not limited to:

  • Suite Handers
  • Cabana Patrol
  • Setup+Teardown

We understand that our volunteers want to hear some of the talks as well, and we will work with you to ensure you are able to do so.

Volunteers who contribute at least 6 hours will receive a limited edition Defcon Furs Staff Badge PCB and a specially themed T-Shirt.

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Suite Handler

(18+ Only) You will be the “face” of Defcon Furs for all attendees and will be responsible for the first impression we make. The goal is to make guest and visitors feel comfortable and valued while visiting us.

What will I be doing?

  • Greeting attendees arriving (or departing) at each Defcon Furs suite entrance in an engaging and confident manner
  • Assist other Handlers where appropriate
  • Distributing badges and t-shirts, handling on prem badge and raffle sales and selling Defcon Furs merchandise.
  • Badge check at all points of entrance and exit
  • Check ID and tagging (wrist banding the over 21 attendees)
  • Helping with breakfast and party set up
  • Make sure that food is stocked on tables
  • Ensuring food areas are clean and hygienic
  • Patrol assigned area on foot to regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent and identify violations of our Code of Conduct, or report violators

Cabana Patrol

(21+ Only) You will be the “face” of Defcon Furs for all attendees and will be responsible for the first impression we make. The goal is to make guest and visitors feel comfortable and valued while visiting us. This is for the cabana we host at Queercon’s pool party.

What will I be doing?

  • Greeting attendees arriving (or departing) at each Defcon Furs cabana entrance in an engaging and confident manner
  • Assist other Handlers where appropriate
  • Distributing badges and t-shirts, handling on prem badge and raffle sales and selling Defcon Furs merchandise.
  • Patrol assigned area on foot to regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent and identify violations of our Code of Conduct, or report violators

Setup+Teardown

(18+ Only) In this position, you will contribute to the event setup and teardown team and deliver the ultimate Defcon Furs party experience by being a part of the crew responsible for the appearance of our suite or cabana! You will be an instrumental force in all setup and teardown configurations pertaining to seating, tables, decorations and all other venue details before and after as required. Your goal will be to perform work under tight deadlines to meet required specifications.

What will I be doing?

  • Help with suite or cabana setup or teardown
  • Answer any questions for the attendees
  • Route any complaints to appropriate core staff member
  • Work with party vendors to set up bar, tables, etc.
  • Space decoration based on theme
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment
  • Prior experience with moving freight or AV is a plus

Sign Up Here!

If you would like to volunteer please sign up here!