During the year, the Reversed Polarity Convention Committee (ConCom) tries to plan the best possible event for you, the attendees. But to make it happen we need you to volunteer!
Imagine if Reversed Polarity tried to run only with the ConCom members working: The Pre-Registration line would take forever with only two people to work the desk. Who would help all the Masquerade contestants prepare behind the scenes and who would be a catcher in front of the stage? What would happen if we ran out of staples and a ConCom member had to run to the store?
Clearly, the convention would be a disaster! Each year, between 150-200 additional people are needed to help us staff every department so the convention runs at peak efficiency over the weekend.
We know that you’re likely coming to Reversed Polarity to see an actor or author, go to the Marketplace, attend panel discussions, or hang with some friends. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun! But, you may find you have a couple of hours over the weekend to spare and can help out. If so, great! You can even pick when and where you want to work!
You can contact us prior to the convention at email@example.com. Or, during the convention, locate the Volunteer Desk on the map, go there and our friendly staff can sign you up and explain in more detail how volunteering works.
Ontario secondary schools require their students to have put in 40 hours of volunteer community service in order to graduate, and we are often asked if volunteering at Reversed Polarity can count towards those hours.
Each school seems to have their own rules. Unfortunately, the TCON Promotional Society does not have the time or resources it takes to figure out which schools do or don’t count them.
Check with your school. If your school is willing to accept your volunteer hours at Reversed Polarity, we will be more than happy to write a letter or complete whatever paperwork your school requires to have your hours count towards your graduation requirement.
For helping us out, you can work towards a number thank you gifts which are listed below.
Work the following number of hours and receive:
Don’t want to miss any of the events by volunteering? When you sign up, you tell us when you have some free time and we’ll let you know where we need volunteers. You pick what you want to do. There is no need to miss the events important to you!
What is there to do? There’s always something! Maybe you want to get an up close look at the costumes in the Masquerade? Volunteer to work the Masquerade. If you’re arriving early, did you know many departments at Reversed Polarity, such as the Marketplace, Art Show and Main Room start setting up as early as Friday at 8 a.m.? You can easily volunteer 10 hours before Opening Ceremonies. And if you are staying a while after the convention ends most departments need help tearing down either Sunday evening or Monday morning.
For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, drop by the Volunteer Office during the convention. And thank you for helping to make Reversed Polarity a success! We really couldn’t do this without you!
* Special Volunteer Award Restriction Details: