Volunteer!

Did you know…?

Bouchercon is a 100% volunteer-run convention!

From the co-chairs, to the panelists, to panel monitors, to the registration desk and a whole lot more behind the scenes, we are ALL volunteers!  Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

To keep it all going, there are a lot of jobs to fill…How would you like to help?

Panel Monitors/Assistants:
Check out the daily schedule on line for your panel preference. You will set up the room with panelist tent signs, escort panelists to the signing room, help with walkers and scooters, help with reserved seating (for hearing, sight and mobility challenged) and time the panel so we stick to our schedule.
 
Registration:
Make new friends, and renew old acquaintances. Your job is to hand out registration envelopes, book bags, T-shirts. Some jobs entail distribution of pre-orders for anthology, and selling anthologies, T-Shirts, on-site memberships and day passes. (2 to 4 hours shifts.)

Wednesday Concourse 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 
Silent Auction & Noisy Auction
Take in and organize the donations for auctions and to look after table in dealer room. (2-hour shifts)

Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.;  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (4 people for Noisy Auction)
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Anthony Voting Table: 
Help voters use tablets to vote, collect paper ballots, destroy discarded ballots. (2-hour shifts). Voting closes at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Wednesday Concourse 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Concourse 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 
Signing Room:
Meet your favourite authors or find new favourites. We need you to put up and take down the signs and herd folks during the session. You’ll still be able to attend your favourite panels, though you might be a few minutes late and/or leave a few minutes early. Most work will be between panels.
 
Book Movers: 
Move books for sponsor signings, book dealers etc. We need people for all day Tuesday and Wednesday and Sunday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday our needs are more limited.
 
Daily Newsletter Distribution:
We need two people for two hours each morning.
 
Helpers at International reception, New Authors Breakfast, Thursday and Sunday Hospitality Brunch, and Speed Dating. 
Jobs might include putting books on chairs, and put out the centerpieces for the opening ceremonies, helping keep speed dating running smoothly, other surprises that might occur.
 
Tidy bumpf and swap tables, clear unauthorized areas: on-going task

 
Please contact us

to let us know how you’d be interested in helping!