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Volunteers


Bouchercon is a fan convention put on by volunteers who do so for the love of crime fiction. Volunteers are encouraged, welcomed, and needed for a variety of functions before and during the event. (You must be registered for the convention to volunteer.) Below are some volunteer jobs for your consideration. Please let us know if you can think of another way you'd like to help!

Student Day Coordinator
Sign up to help our Chair coordinate authors in the classrooms Monday and Tuesday, as well as for Student Day on Wednesday at Cal State Long Beach Carpenter's Center.
Activity Level: Low

Book Bag Stuffers
[TUES-WED] Sign up to help place materials in tote bags Tuesday or Wednesday. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Moderate

Registration Desk Manager
[THUR-SAT] Sign up for a two-hour shift helping the registrar manage the registration desk. Experience preferred! Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Low to Moderate

Registration Desk Helper
[WED-SAT] Sign up for a two-hour shift handing out registration envelopes and tote bags to arriving attendees. No experience required! Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Low to Moderate

Information Desk
[THUR-SUN] Sign up for a shift at the information desk: greet attendees, pass out information and maps, answer questions, and direct attendees to the sights, shops, and restaurants nearby. This job is most suited for Long Beach area residents.
Activity Level: Low

Silent Auction Room Monitor
[THUR-SAT] Sign up for a shift monitoring the Silent Auction room. Responsibilities include keeping an eye on auction items and answering questions. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Moderate

Silent Auction Helpers
Process Payments and Distribute Items [SAT] Help our Auction Chair process winning bids after the Auction closes on Saturday afternoon. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Low

Live Auction Helpers
Process Payments and Distribute Items [FRI NIGHT] Help our Auction Chair process winning bids at the Live Auction Friday evening. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Low

Panel Room Volunteer
[THUR-SUN] Sign up for a shift managing a panel room. Responsibilities include making sure the hotel staff has picked up trash and that the room is properly set up for the next panel, setting out clean glasses and water for speakers, and holding up signs so the panel moderator knows how much time is left before the end of the program, as well as escorting the panelists to the signing room after the panel is complete. Written instructions will be provided. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Low

Book Signing Room Captain
[THUR-SUN] The Book Signing Room Captain is responsible for overseeing room set-up, collecting signage each day to post, and directing authors, volunteers, and fans.
Activity Level: Low to Moderate

Book-Signing Room Assistant
[THUR-SUN] Sign up for a shift helping the Book Signing Room Captain. Duties include placing signage, greeting and directing authors to their seats, and managing lines to avoid congestion. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Moderate

Opening Reception Volunteers
[THURS] Help direct traffic, answer questions, and help as needed. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Moderate

Anthony Awards Reception Volunteers
[SAT] Help direct traffic, answer questions, and help as needed. Out-of-town volunteers could easily perform this job.
Activity Level: Moderate

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lucinda Surber with questions or to volunteer. We will send out a call for volunteers a couple of months before the convention.