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Volunteer Application

Are you interested in being a HENCHMAN (or Henchwoman) at the 2014 NC COMICON? Well now is your chance! All volunteers who serve as a HENCHMAN get two 2-Day admission to the convention as well as a snazzy Volunteer T-Shirt, to be worn during your shift(s) and then yours to keep. If you have any additional questions, please contact our Head Heanchman, Moose Wherwien at volunteers.ncc@gmail.com

Volunteer Policies

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the NC Comicon! We want to provide a place where all fans can come together and have a great time with each other, and volunteers are a huge part of providing a great time for all! Please review NC Comicon’s volunteer policies below. All policies will be strictly enforced. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO VOLUNTEER

  • We ask that all volunteers work a minimum of one full 5 or 6 hour shift. Volunteers working more than one shift will be eligible for extra 2-Day badges and other incentives.
  • All Volunteers are required to attend monthly volunteer meetings (beginning Sat June, 7).
  • We prefer all volunteers work at least 1 Saturday shift. Saturday is our busiest day and we will need all the help we can get, so anyone who is able to work a shift on both Saturday AND either Friday or Sunday will get preference. If you have special scheduling needs, and are only able to work Friday and/or Sunday, please note this on your application.
  • All volunteers must wear their name badge while in the convention center or while working any pre-con events.
  • Floor volunteers are not allowed to carry cameras or take photos while on duty.
  • Volunteer shirts are to be worn during the work shift at all times. They are not to be worn inside the event after your shift ends, but they are yours to keep after the event.
  • All volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please refrain from wearing torn or dirty clothing or open-toed shoes. Comfortable walking shoes are best, as most volunteers will be doing a lot of standing and/or walking.
  • We ask all volunteers to act in the best interest of the NC COMICON by respecting attendees, fellow volunteers and staff, as well as promoting a safe and healthy environment. Please familiarize yourself with the Harassment Policy.
  • Volunteers must refrain from any deliberate acts that may create a dangerous or unhealthy situation during the show. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of illegal drugs, consumption of alcoholic beverages and assaulting, threatening or disregarding the safety of an individual. Anyone who might be under the influence or is exhibiting dangerous or risky behavior, will be reported to security immediately.
  • Volunteers are not permitted to use their volunteer status to promote or conduct personal business. Anyone caught doing so will be escorted off the premises and have their badge revoked.
  • The Green Room is OFF LIMITS to all volunteers. If you are escorting a guest to the Green Room, your duties end at the door.

SO! What kind of help do we need? Responsibilities could include access control, registration, assisting guests, assisting with operations, line control, or other duties not listed here that come up before or during the event. All volunteers should be prepared to tackle any task given to them by Awesome Con Staff, but you will not be asked to do anything that you can’t or don’t want to handle. Sounds fun, right? IT WILL BE. But before you sign that dotted line, please make sure you can adhere to our Rules of Conduct.

Rules of Conduct

Please read the HENCHMAN Rules of Conduct. By submitting this application, you agree that you have read and agree to these Rules of Conduct, and further attest that to your knowledge, you have no discrepancies that would be of concern, such as a restraining order or evidence of illegal behavior.

  • Respect the property of the convention site, the fans, guests, staff members, and fellow volunteers.
  • Respect the direction and decisions of the Awesome Con Staff.
  • Perform your duties to the best of your ability and advise the Volunteer Coordinator if you are unable to work as scheduled.
  • Deal with conflicts or difficulties in an appropriate manner and contact Awesome Con Staff for help with this type of situation.
  • Be courteous, friendly, and cooperative.
  • BE HAPPY! You are helping put on an AWESOME event!

We are really excited you are interested in volunteering at the NC COMICON. With YOUR HELP we will be able to provide a safe, fun, and exciting event for everyone! Please fill out the volunteer application below.

APPLY TO BE A HENCHMAN AT NC COMICON 2014!

Full Name (required)

Street Address (required)

Apt #

City (required)

State (required)

Zip Code (required)

Your Email (required)

Daytime Number (required)

Emergency Contact Name/Relationship (required)

Emergency Contact Phone Number (required)


Have you ever worked at a convention before? (required)
 Yes No

Have you worked for NC COMICON in a previous year? (required)
 Yes No

If you HAVE worked for NC COMICON previously, would you like more responsibility this year?
 Yes No

What is your favorite thing about conventions? (required)

What do you like most about being on a team? (required)

Please tell us your shirt size. (required)
 Adult Male S Adult Male M Adult Male L Adult Male XL Adult Male 2XL Adult Female S Adult Female M Adult Female L Adult Female XL Adult Female 2XL

Do you have any experience working with Audio/Visual equipment? (required)
(Professionally, Church, club, etc.)
 Yes No

Special Skills (required)
No specific skills are required to be a Henchman, just the willingness to help. However, if you have special skills that you would like to share with us, please let us know so that we can put your skills to good use!

Do you have any physical limitations? (required)
Being on the Brute Squad can be a very physically demanding endeavor. Please let us know if you have any physical, medical or movement restrictions that need to be accommodated. We will make every effort to take care of and accommodate everyone, but please be aware that members of the Brute Squad are expected to manage their own well-being while they are serving. Do you have any physical limitations that we should know about?
 Yes No

If you answered "Yes" to the question above, please let us know your limitations.

What days are you 100% available to work? (required)
Shifts are 5-6 hours, and scheduling options will be provided after the volunteers are selected.
 Friday, November 14th Saturday, November 15th Sunday, November 16th

Are you interested in working more than one shift? (required)
 Yes No Maybe


Medical Waiver and Indemnity Agreement

I understand and agree that I am responsible for providing my own food, transportation and lodging. In the event of an accident or injury while performing my duties as an NC Comicon Henchman, I authorize NC COMICON to seek and obtain medical treatment. Furthermore, I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NC COMICON, Ultimate Comics and the Durham Convention Center from any and all damages, losses, claims, liabilities, charges, suits, penalties, costs and/or expenses, including but not limited to court costs, attorneys' fees and expenses, resulting from any act (whether intentional or not), omission or negligence of any injury to myself.
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