Signing up is Easy

Registering for Paganicon is pretty simple: we’ve got a snazzy online form on you can fill out that asks you for the information we need. You can pay by credit card or a debit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo. Just click the button! Register

Volunteer

Flying Monkey Squad

Paganicon is a rapidly-growing, popular convention, which means we rely on the Flying Monkey Squad to help things run smoothly. Yes, that is what our volunteers have been called from 2013 forward! You know you always wanted to be a flying monkey, and now here’s your chance!

If you want to help before the Con you can join our > Street Team < and spread the word. Just click on the link! For folks who want to help during Paganicon read on…

Sign up for volunteer shifts!

Click here to access our online registration system and sign up TODAY!!!

To sign up, you will need to give your name, an email and a phone number. The name will be visible to anyone who clicks on the link (so please use a name you are comfortable being public), however, neither the email nor phone number are visible to anyone but administrators and will be used for no other purpose than to discuss your volunteer shift with you.

If you sign up for an account in the system (SignUpGenius), then you can not only log in and see your shifts at any time, but also change shifts or request to swap shifts with others. Signing up for an account is not required to sign up for a volunteer shift, but it will limit your options to change your schedule later.

The system will send you an email confirming your shifts as well as a reminder email the day before, but please make sure you remember what you have signed up for. We are counting on you!! If you do not show up for a shift (and you haven’t notified Con Ops a minimum of two hours ahead of time) you will forfeit any other shifts you worked that day from your rebate.

What kind of volunteer positions are available?

Here is a quick run-down of different types of Flying Monkeys we’ll need at Paganicon. Most posts require you to be a registered attendee, but some don’t, and will be marked as such.

  • Badge checking: Check that people in badged-only spaces have badges. Badge checkers may need to ask people who do not have it prominently displayed to show it or leave the area. Some badge checking can be done seated, some requires mobility. Registered attendees only.
  • Thursday morning Set-Up: Help to unload trucks haul equipment to its needed location, including panels to hang artwork, musical equipment for the ballroom, and pipe and drape for the ballroom and the divination room. Some heavy lifting may be required, and the more volunteers we have, the faster it will go. Volunteers do not need to be registered.
  • Sunday Tear-Down: Remove any equipment from the ballroom, hospitality suite, art show, divination/hospitality room, etc, and loading into trucks and cars as directed by board members. Volunteers do not need to be registered.
  • Pre-Registration Pickup: Check pre-registered attendees into the system and provide them with their pre-printed badge and other items (program book, lanyard, etc.) on Thursday evening, Friday all day, and Saturday morning. Registered attendees only.
  • Art Show: Keep an eye on the art work while the Art Show is open. Also, process sales of original art and prints from the print shop. If you are one of the artists showing their work, you are required to volunteer here for a few hours, because you’ll be in the best position to talk about the art as well! Registered attendees only.
  • Vendor room set up/tear down: Help the various vendors during their set up on Friday morning and tear down on Sunday evening. May require lifting and carrying. The vendor coordinator will help direct you where you are needed.

Monkey Rebate!

You can earn back your pre-paid registration fee (or a discount for next year’s registration) by volunteering!! Each shift is 1.5–2.5 hours, depending on what and when it is. You’ll be able to see the amount of time on our shift sign-up sheet. No matter the length of your shifts, you will get the following rebates after the con (not to exceed the amount you paid/will pay for your conference registration):

2 shifts = $15 rebate        4 shifts = $30 rebate        6 shifts = $45 rebate        8 shifts = $60 rebate

You need to check in to Hospitality (Suite 5, 2nd floor) before your shift begins. You will need to get your time card verified and initialed directly after your shift, either by the supervising board member of the area you are volunteering for, or in Hospitality. Keep your time card with you until all of your shifts are completed. Then, hand it in at Con Ops when you are finished (no later than Sunday at Con end). We will need your legal name and the email address you used for registration. Depending on when you bought your registration, we may be able to reimburse you immediately on the card you used to pay, through TicketSpice. If that is not possible, we will take your address and mail you a check in the weeks immediately following Paganicon. You may also choose to receive a coupon code and apply your rebate to next year’s registration.

 

How do I get more information?

The first step is to get on our mailing list by submitting the form at the bottom of this page, sending an email to volunteers at paganicon.org, or joining our Flying Monkey Squad facebook group. Once you are signed up, you will receive emails (or facebook notifications) from Paganicon. (Check your spam box now and then, just in case.)

Remember that most Flying Monkeys will need to be registered attendees of Paganicon. If you haven’t signed up already, click here. If you’re not registered, you are not eligible for any rebate amount and you won’t be able to enter beyond the badge checkers to enjoy any programming (lectures, ball or music), but you can still have fun as a volunteer and get our undying thanks.

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The Flying Monkey Squad: We have T-shirts. We have capes. We have fun!

Sign up!

Please use the contact form below to add your name to the ranks of the Flying Monkey Squad, and we’ll add you to our mailing list where we send out volunteer-specific updates as well as the sign-up sheet for shifts. Thank you for your interest!

Contact Volunteer Coordinator

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