Congress of Gamers Logo Summer Session, August 25-27, 2017
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043
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Congress of Gamers Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a whole gaming community to make a successful (and affordable) gaming convention. Even a very small contribution helps a lot. Here are some known tasks, but feel free to volunteer for others you think of! Try this volunteer registration tool or contact Eric Engelmann to express interest.

Game Masters: Be a GM for a game you know well, or assist a GM. GM's need only: be present for the duration of the game (they need not be playing it), know the game well enough to handle any rules questions, and be willing to help decide finishes. They don't need to register players, assign seating, or calculate award scoring. They ususally play the game, as well!

Game Demos: If you know a game well enough, and have the temperament and the skills to teach, please volunteer to demo a game.

Artistic: Design things. Could be any kind of posters, signage, logos, web pages, and artwork.

Transportation: Check and document local transport options from hotels, Metro, train station, and airports.

Transportation: If you have a van, truck, or SUV, we could use one load moved from my home to the con during Friday setup and another from the con to my home at the close on Sunday. I'm 26 highway miles away from the con, at 6829 Needwood Road.

Transportation: If you pass by a Metro station or drive from a distance, offer rides!

Editorial: Edit what we write to ensure our communications are as effective as possible.

Photography: Photograph and/or video events. This can be as simple as sharing smartphone snaps, or as sophisticated as your skills and gear permit.

Press relations: Write press releases and market CoG to local and more remote gaming communities.

Hotel Liason: Check local hotels for available deals for our attendees.

Registration help: Distribute and sell badges and collect attendee data. Also someone to help that person. This involves handling some money, so we'll need a responsible member of our community for the lead.

Poster Master: Set up easels, posters, and white boards. This should be 15 minutes of work on Saturday morning.