November 2nd - 5th 2017 in Downtown Detroit
Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

What is the Volunteer Program?

It is a system that allows convention attendees to volunteer their time to help make Youmacon great.

Who can Volunteer?

Any registered paid attendee who is at least 18yrs old and who can communicate in English.

What does a Volunteer do?

Well, volunteers have done many sorts of jobs in the past but the main three are:
  • Badgers: responsible for checking badges for panels, events, video rooms, and so on.
  • Line Control: responsible for line control and maintaining order.
  • Gophers: responsible for running errands and delivering massages for certain departments.

What are the benefits of Volunteering?

  • Volunteers who work 16hrs or more will receive a refund of purchase price of their convention badge*.
  • Entrance in to the volunteer incentive program.
  • Increased chance of being scouted for staff the following year.
* Exception: Volunteers who hold platinum badges will only receive a partial refund equal to the cost of a three day badge at the door

How do I volunteer?

  • 1. You may sign-up online before the convention here: Coming Soon
  • 2. You can sign-up at the convention in Volunteer Operations located in the Ren Cen on the 4th floor in the Greco Room.

Is there a limit to the number of people who can volunteer?

No, there is no limit

Can I cosplay while volunteering?

Yes, as long as your cosplay does not interfere with your ability to work. I highly recommend wearing a comfortable cosplay that does not inhibit movement in any way and please leave oversized props in your room while working.

Can people who don't have badges volunteer?

No, you must be a paid attendee of the convention

If I work 19hr can I donate my extra 3hrs to my friend?

No, Hours are non-transferable

I am 17 and I want to volunteer. I will be 18 by Youmacon can I still sign-up online?

Yes, as long as you are 18 by the first day of the convention you will not be kicked out of the system.