GAMES FOR CHANGE FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER ROLES
The Backstage Crew will help set-up speaker presentations and making sure that speakers are ready to run and are running smoothly. Crew members need to be prompt, communicative and task oriented.
Game Ambassadors will encourage festival attendees to play games in the Microsoft Connect Lounge and award nominated games in the Arcade. A training session in advance of the festival will introduce the Game Ambassadors to the games and basic maintenance of the arcade. Ambassadors need to be enthusiastic about digital games and eager to help others enjoy then.
The Hospitality Team will be helping out with the needs of the attendees, such as directing them towards the presentation locations, ensuring that coffee and water never runs out and keeping the presentation locations clean. Members of the Hospitality Team must be outgoing, sensitive in anticipating attendees' needs and quick to solve problems on their feet.
Photographers are responsible for the visual documentation of the Festival, including speakers in action and attendees enjoying themselves and learning. Photographers will upload their images to the Games for Change Flickr account. In order to be a photographer for the Festival, you must have a Digital SLR camera. Bonus if you also have zoom lenses!
Production Assistants will be helping Games for Change staff manage paperwork, prepare presentation and organize registration in advance of the festival. This position requires that volunteers come to the Games for Change office at least twice a week in the lead up to the event.
The Registration Team will be responsible for setting the registration area up and distributing registration packets. They will make sure that attendees, speakers, award nominees and demo spotlight presenters receive their Festival materials and know when and where they should be for their events.
Social Media Ambassadors are skilled social media publishers who will live tweet the Festival, oversee the livestream and review and tag photos on the Flickr stream. These ambassors need to be concise and expressive writers who love broadcasting the best parts of the events to the wider Games for Change community online.