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July 1st-4th, 2017
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Our passionate AX Volunteers work throughout the year and at-con to make Anime Expo happen every year

Apply to be a volunteer at Anime Expo

Deadline to apply for AX 2017 is April 21, 2017

There are two types of volunteer programs at Anime Expo. The differences are related to the volunteer hour commitment and the associated perks.

Number of Volunteer Hours Perk Volunteer Program Type
4 Hours One (1) 1-Day badge Attendee Volunteer
8 Hours Two (2) 1-Day badges Attendee Volunteer
12 Hours Three (3) 1-Day badges plus swag Attendee Volunteer
16 Hours Four (4) 1-Day badges plus swag and raffle Attendee Volunteer
32 Hours At-Con and 8 Hours Pre-Con Training Housing AX Volunteer
40+ Hours Swag, Housing, food provision, complimentary badge for friend or family (not transferable to the next year), limited main event ticket, and leadership opportunities. AX Volunteer

Read below for more information about each program:

Attendee Volunteer

Attendee Volunteers assist AX Volunteers with a variety of tasks during the convention only and have fewer work requirements. Attendee Volunteers may be assigned to assist with one or more different departments, for multiple shifts. Attendee Volunteers may sign up before the convention via the online application. This method is preferred, as it will save time and make the process run more smoothly.  You will then be added to a mailing list, which is how you will receive instructions regarding your responsibilities as an Attendee Volunteer. You may also inquire about volunteering at-con as an attendee in Room 303B (South Hall upper floor).


  • Minimum of 4 hour commitment (Maximum of 8 hours/day)
  • Must be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2017
  • Adhere to all SPJA volunteer policies/guidelines


  • 1-day badge for each 4 hours of volunteering. (This badge is transferable to friends or family)
  • Exemplary volunteers may also be chosen to receive other extra goodies such as a t-shirt, badge for the following year, or other cool prizes.
  • Resume and experience building.
  • Behind the scenes look at how conventions are run.

NOTE: When applying please select “Attendee Volunteer” under the field that reads “Are you applying for a specific department?”
NOTE: Attendee Volunteers who purchase a badge prior to volunteering, or do not redeem their badge the same year are subject to the refund and transfer polices outlined by Anime Expo Registration.

AX Volunteer

AX Volunteers are more involved in the planning stages before Anime Expo, as well as the daily operations during Anime Expo. There are more work requirements for AX Volunteers, but there are also more perks, including, but not limited to food and housing provisions during the convention. AX Volunteers may apply to specific departments and assist mainly with the department that they are assigned to.


  • Must be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2017
  • Must have minimum of 40 hour commitment scheduled (may include both pre-con and at-con hours)
  • Must be available June 30 – July 4, 2017
  • Complete volunteer paperwork and training prior to starting volunteering
  • Adhere to all SPJA volunteer policies/guidelines


  • Becoming a part of the close knit community of fans and friends
  • AX Volunteer-exclusive gear
  • Resume and experience building
  • Basic food/housing provisions during the convention
  • Behind the scenes look at how conventions are run
  • Complimentary 4-day badge (one volunteer badge for you and one regular badge to give to a friend)



Various events are held throughout to year to support our community of current volunteers and to provide the opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to meet current volunteers and/or volunteer department managers to ask question or learn more. If you have any questions, please use our contact form.

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