Excelsior! It's time for another Furry Fiesta and with that comes some especially extravagant heroes and villains. We all know that enjoying the convention and it's occasional presence of dynamic divas can be a lot of work for some. We need your assistance to make sure that Furry Fiesta 2014 goes off without madness taking its toll on the Furry Fiesta staff! As you step off the escalator onto the 2nd floor gallery area you will notice our new and improved Volunteer Station adorned a multitude of flashing lights! So shovel up all the energy you can find and come on over to our table where my fabulous assistant Lola Starr or myself, Kyo Foxtrot, will give you a volunteer timesheet, show you how to get started, and send you into the fray. We appreciate any assistance you can provide to help make this convention a spectacular experience for all!

If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to fill out this volunteer form so that we can coordinate in advance with you!

Volunteer Rewards
It worked so well last year, so lets bring it back again! For Furry Fiesta 2014 we have brought back your Super Perks!

For our volunteers working a total of:
  • (5) Hours - You will be given a special Furry Fiesta volunteer trinket!
  • (12) Hours - You will be given our Furry Fiesta 2014 T-Shirt!
  • (15) Hours - You will be given the choice of either having complementary attending membership to Furry Fiesta 2015, OR the option of having the Furry Fiesta 2014 T-Shirt instead.
  • (20) Hours - As thanks for all your hard work you will receive both a complementary attending membership for Furry Fiesta 2015, AND our Furry Fiesta 2014 T-Shirt!

Also throughout our many crazy busy times during Furry Fiesta 2014 there will be various opportunities for double time and time-and-a-half. Your hours can build up fast! Some of these times will be: during convetion Set-up on Thursday, convention Tear-Down on Sunday night and Monday morning, opening of registration Thursday night and Friday morning, late night security and many other very busy times during the convention. For more information on the times other than the ones already here come up to the volunteer table at the convention.

We will be looking for reliable volunteers from now through Furry Fiesta 2014. If you are interested in helping out as a volunteer and believe you have what it takes to be a team player and help Furry Fiesta 2014 to be as awesome as we know it can be then send an E-mail to me, Kyo Foxtrot, and I will get you started on your journey before the convention starts! Don't forget that you can still volunteer at Furry Fiesta if you don't email us ahead of time. If the lights at the volunteer table are flashing, we are most definitely in need of assistance! So come on up!

The areas that Furry Fiesta will most need volunteers are: Art for the Conbook, Overnight Help, Furry Drama, Furry Night Live, Main Events, Fursuit Games, Dances Set up/Tear Down, Logistics, TigerDen, Volunteer Table, Set up/Tear Down of convention, Registration, Security, Dealers Den Assistant/door watcher, Video Room, Video Gaming Room, Panel Room Set-up/Tear down, Art Show and just our general assistants throughout the convention. Positions are based solely on what the volunteer wants to do. There are no assigned areas. This is purely voluntarily. When the light is flashing, we NEED help.
Volunteer Opportunities
Overnight Help: The overnight helpers will be responsible for doing just that, working overnight. This will be necessary in tentatively 3 areas. TigerDen, Video Room and Security are the areas that will be needing assistance from the late night to early morning. Remember that all hours worked for overnight help counts as double volunteer hours!!

Production Setup/Stage Hands: All our shows will need a number of helpers to assist the members on stage with clearing off the stage and performing various other tasks through the performances.

Main Events: Main events will require people to help set up and tear down the main events rooms for the shows. This will involve moving around chairs, acting as security or even tossing the stick to the next person to attack the piñata.

Fursuit Games: Fursuit games will be just that. We will need assistance with being referee, tossing a ball back to the suiters, running around with the suiter, and all around general support for the games. Also assistance is also needed for the Fursuit Parade to help it run smoothly and to clear a path for people.

Dances: The dances need help setting up chairs and equipment for the shows before they start each day. During some of the shows we'll also need a person to act as door guard to check badges to ensure that the ballroom doesn't have any ghost attendees. After the dances are completed we will also need a set of people to help breakdown the equipment and rearrange chairs to make the room look presentable for the next day.

Programming: Fiesta takes a lot of planning to ensure that each panel goes off without a hitch. These volunteers will help check on panels to ensure that they have everything that they need and that panels are occupied and leaving at the times specified in the schedule. Programming volunteers will help to keep the convention running smoothly.

TigerDen: Tigerwolf of Tigerden Internet Services provides internet-connected computers for use by all Furry Fiesta attendees. While he tends to be fairly self-sufficient, he needs sleep and meal breaks like all of us. We will need volunteers to help monitor the area periodically throughout Furry Fiesta 2014, especially overnight.

Volunteer Table: We can only do so much during the convention. Volunteers will help to watch over the table for incoming volunteers and if necessary run around the convention looking for volunteers for upcoming events.

Convention Set up/Tear down: This is one of the many VERY important functions at the convention. These volunteers will help to unload the truck and help set up the convention on the Thursday before the convention. Also these volunteers will help on Sunday evening and Monday morning with breaking down the convention spaces and helping staff load up the truck. Remember! These hours will count as Double Time!!

Registration: These volunteers will ensure that each and every attendee has a smooth transition when coming into Fiesta by helping our Registration staff with signing up attendees for the convention and handing out the goodie bags to each attendee. Registration has many time-and-a-half and double time hours to be had, specific times will be available closer to the convention date.

Security: This function is pretty self explanatory. These volunteers will be responsible for ensuring that each attendee's stay at Furry Fiesta is safe and fun! This job involves being hallway monitors, door guards, adult panel guards, main event guards, overnight security and many other functions that help make Furry Fiesta a safe convention. Don't forget that overnight security counts as double time!!

Dealers Den: To ensure that Dealers Den runs smoothly, these volunteers will help by checking badges at the door and assisting our Dealers Den staffers with any other tasks needed to make sure the Dealers Den run smoothly.

Video Gaming Room: Volunteers for the video gaming room are needed throughout the convention. These volunteers will be room guards to make sure that everything stays where it should and that none of the attendees get too rough with the generously donated equipment.

Art Show: The art show is one of our more popular spots. This volunteer will act as guard at either the door or in the actual art show to ensure that everyone in the art show is an registered Furry Fiesta 2014 attendee. Also, the Art Show staff may need assistance helping attendees register as bidders for art show items.

Motion & Meditation Track: The yoga and dance tracks need assistance with helping to set up the panel room, signing in participants, door guarding and running the audio for the track. This can run anywhere to an hour to two hours. Need a volunteers who are able to take instruction well and don't mind working with basic audio equipment, as well as some charming door people.

General Assistance: Our most common need is just a general assistant. Someone who is flexible in their schedule and can help out about anywhere at the convention. These are the volunteers that basically on call when we need help in XYZ area. This is a very spur of the moment position and most often these are the volunteers that just wander by the table and assist.
Frequently Asked Questions Q) Does volunteering this year get me free admission to the convention this year also?
A) No. All volunteering hours towards free registration will not be applied until the following year. Free registration will not be given for the current year.

Q) Do volunteers get a hotel room or have a reduced rate at the convention hotel?
A) No. At this time we are unable to provide rooming for our volunteers or special room rates.

Q) If I join security may I carry a weapon?
A) No. The Intercontinental Dallas is a weapon free area.

Q) If I sign up before the convention am I obligated to help with the same area during the entire convention?
A) No. The tracks you help with and when you help are completely at the volunteers discretion. There is no penalty to the volunteer.

Q) If I volunteer, can I get into the Dealer's Den/Artists Alley early?
A) All volunteers will be subject to the same treatment as any other attendee and will not be given preferential treatment over other attendees.

Q) When are the winners of the raffle announced?
A) The two winners of the sponsor level memberships are announced at closing ceremonies every year.

Q) Do I have to sign up before the convention or can I sign-up to volunteer at the convention?
A) No, you do not have to sign-up before the convention. At the convention there is a volunteer station set up in the main crystal foyer, identified by flashing lights. Come by and sign-up to help out!

Again we appreciate all the help of all of our volunteers. You really keep Furry Fiesta moving! So, many thanks from myself and all the staff of Furry Fiesta for all of your help. See you all there!

For any more information or to volunteer feel free to message Kyo Foxtrot!