Open Call for Volunteers
Your UKGE needs you!
We are now opening applications to become a UKGE volunteer.
The UKGE requires a huge number of people who love gaming to come together and pool all their skills and experience to make the best Hobby Games event in the UK. In order for the convention to grow we need people that believe in making UK Games Expo the best experience possible. Volunteering is not an easy option as we ask for hard work and commitment from our volunteers to ensure that every aspect of the Expo runs smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves.
If you feel you are up to the challenge and want to be part of a team that produces a fantastic three days of gaming then read on because we are always looking for individuals to become part of the volunteer community.
Who is a volunteer?
A volunteer is defined as anyone who performs any duties on behalf of the UKGE Ltd but is not employed by UKGE Ltd. This includes GM’s, Tournament Umpires, Set Up Staff, Ambassadors, General Volunteers and Team Leaders. Even the Volunteer Managers are volunteers.
Demo Team Staff are not volunteers as they are employed by UKGE on behalf of games companies and are subject to standard employment regulations. Volunteers are dealt with via our volunteer policy.
We are looking for a minimum of 18 hours of your time on the week of 1st to 6th June 2016. The work is varied and could be anything from loading a van on Wednesday, to helping set up the show during Wednesday/Thursday/Friday or being the face of the Expo during the opening hours of the event. We will also need a few volunteers on Monday 6th June to help unload the vans into our lock-up.
GM’s and Umpires GM’s and Umpires may volunteer to run anything from 1 to many games and are subject to the game being accepted by the Organised Play Manager.
What about expenses?
UKGE provides one of the best expense packages for its volunteers of any gaming convention in the country. What can be claimed is based on the number of hours you are working and the level of responsibility you have. The expense packages and qualifying expectations are detailed in the volunteer policy for all volunteers including GM’s and Umpires.
We have compiled a comprehensive volunteer policy, covering all aspects of the volunteer experience, including our expectations of you and what you should expect from from UKGE. ALL volunteers must read and accept the volunteer policy in order to qualify as a volunteer. This includes GM’s/Umpires and Cosplay Volunteers.
OK I am interested what next?
If still happy, go ahead and register an account with UKGE by clicking on the words VISITOR: LOGIN OR REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT
on the top of our website
You may already have one from previous years of course.
Login in and go to your customer page.
Then you can apply by filling in the volunteer form.
Heather and Simon - our Volunteer Managers - will process applications and get back in touch. Please be patient as the process might take a while.