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Volunteer with IGDA @ GDC 2014
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Last day to submit your application is 7 February @ 10pm (PST)!

Earn your attendance by completing approximately 15 hours of on-site work with the IGDA at the 2014 Game Developers Conference!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • A free Expo Pass to the event (unless you already have a pass).
  • Priority access to future IGDA volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to various networking events and parties.
  • Ability to network with some of the top people in the game industry.
  • An opportunity to "give back” to the development community.
  • Experience and our recommendation (if requested).

Not Included

  • Travel Expenses (including but not limited to airfare, gas, taxis, & parking fees)
  • Lodging Expenses
  • Food Costs

Available Shift Roles

  • Booth Assistant (membership sign-up, information parsing, and promotions)
  • Runners (the "catch all” position for unanticipated needs)
  • Game Assistant (promoting and teaching attendees a GDC-specific social game)
  • Photography & Videography (must bring own equipment)
  • On-Call (available as emergency back-up)
  • Special Events

Volunteer Schedule Example

  • Pre-Conference Orientation on Sunday (1 Hour)
  • Runner shift on Monday (3 Hours)
  • Booth Assistant Shift on Tuesday (3 Hours)
  • Special Events assistant on Wednesday (2 Hours)
  • On Call availability on Thursday (4 Hours)
  • Booth Teardown on Friday (2 Hours)


  • Professional, friendly, and respectful attitude
  • Ability to be flexible, understanding, and patient in a changing environment
  • Provide support for the IGDA & each other
  • Excellent in-person and online communication skills
  • Available from the pre-conference meeting until conference officially ends*
  • Must be at least 18 years old

* Please note: All accepted volunteers must attend either the pre-conference orientation and meetup held Sunday afternoon, 16 March or the mid-week orientation and meetup held Wednesday morning, 19 March.


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