Become a Volunteer!


The Boston Festival of Indie Games wouldn’t exist without the hard work of each of our awesome volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please apply, we’d love to hear from you!

 BFIG runs from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. We will have need of volunteers from now, all the way up to the day of the event. If you are interested in helping out with things between now and the festival, please say so on your application.

 These are some of the positions we need help with prior to the event:

Sales Team: Help us identify and reach out to national, regional and local companies who may be interested in promoting their products and services to game fans and game developers alike.

Which others do we need right now? Do any managers need help with something that another volunteer would be useful for?

Staff Openings: We have several openings for BFIG staff members. If you’re interested in taking on a bigger role within the festival, please see our staff openings page here.


Average shift length is 4 hours long, with shifts the night before the event and going from 7am to 10pm the day of. There is also a required online orientation, which will be sent with your acceptance e-mails. The more volunteers we have, the less work each of you will be asked to perform, so ask your friends to volunteer also!


Here are our current volunteer positions.


Apply Now!

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Q: What kind of work is involved with volunteering for BFIG?

A: At least 4 hours of work that may involve checking passes, guarding doors, assisting attendees, exhibitors, and speakers, video recording and/or picture taking, monitoring talks, and more!


Q: What are the benefits of volunteering for BFIG?

A: The joy of helping bring this excellent festival to the masses, but also, a free pass to enjoy the festival while not on duty and a snazzy t-shirt!


Q: What costs should a volunteer plan for?

A: You should plan to cover your own food, travel, parking, and lodging expenses.


Q: I’m from the exotic, faraway land of Not the United States, can I still volunteer?

A: International volunteers are definitely welcome at BFIG! You will need to take care of any visa requirements for travel from your country to the US.


Q: Can I apply as a group?

A: We love that you have a bunch of friends that all want to help out together, but we ask that you each apply individually.


Have other questions? E-mail volunteers@bostonfig.com and our Volunteer Manager, James Spaulding, will get back to you as soon as possible. A lot of questions will be answered in your acceptance e-mails, which should be going out by August 15th.