Volunteers

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!

The festival event runs from Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 10am to 8pm. 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.

Average shift length is 4 hours long, with shifts the night before the event and going from 7am to 10pm the day of the event. There is also a required orientation a few days before the event. More info on this 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!

To Apply:

Please visit our online application form to apply.

Important Dates:

Aug 15 (Monday, 11:59pm EDT)Initial volunteer positions are assigned, and volunteers should receive confirmation emails by this date
Aug 29 (Monday, 11:59 pm EDT)Volunteer registration is closed. No further applications will be accepted
Sep 7 (Wednesday, 7pm EDT)Required orientation for volunteers
Sep 9 (Friday, 4pm to 9pm EDT)On-site setup and preparation for the festival
Sep 10 (Saturday, 7am to 10pm EDT)Boston FIG annual festival. The festival is open to the public from 10am to 8pm EDT. Certain volunteer positions are required to assist with preparation and breakdown in the hours before (7am to 10am) and after (8pm to 10pm) the event.

FAQ

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 will get back to you as soon as possible. Many questions will be answered in the acceptance e-mails sent to volunteers, which are anticipated to be sent by August 15.