Volunteer at AnimeCon. Get a Free AnimeCon Ticket!
Volunteer at AnimeCon!
Get a glimpse behind the scenes, learn meaningful soft skills and get a free AnimeCon ticket!
Join the Gophers!
Gophers are responsible for delivering an incredible experience to our visitors, starting from welcoming them at the registration desk upon arrival, to manning the bag room, video rooms, and many other jobs behind the scenes.
Join the Stewards!
Stewards are the first line of defense when trouble arises, and responsible for crowd management, safety checks, escorting special guests and assisting our security and first aid teams before and during the festival.
About the J-POP Foundation and AnimeCon
The J-POP Foundation and AnimeCon are organised and run by volunteers. They’re organised in a number of groups based on their responsibilities, helping make the festival the huge success it has already been for so many years.
First of all, let us introduce the Gophers: they welcome you to the festival by handing you your badge, send you on your way by handing back your bag at the end of the day, and ensure that we make good on everything in between. Gophers can be recognised by their volunteer t-shirts.
Then there are the Stewards. This is a small group of people recognisable by their yellow jackets, who are responsible for making sure that the festival runs without major calamities.
Finally, there’s our Staff. They work tirelessly, year-round, to organise pretty much everything to do with the festival: from events and the video program, to planning our Dealer and Game Rooms, all the way to managing the venue and other volunteers. They can be recognised by their red staff t-shirts.
All these people are proud of their hobby and like to put in a little extra time and effort to make sure that others can enjoy the festival to the fullest. But that’s not the only reason: volunteering comes with a host of nice perks, as a token to show our appreciation.
Do you want to know more about our other more specialized vacancies? Press the button below (the vacancies are in Dutch)!
The J-POP Foundation and AnimeCon are entirely run and organised by volunteers. There are three groups of volunteers who help make the festival the huge success it has already been for so many years:
Firstly there is our Staff, people who work tirelessly year-round to organise AnimeCon. They can be recognised by their red Staff t-shirts.
Then we have our Stewards, a group of people responsible for making sure that the festival runs without major calamities. They are the hosts of our festival, and are always ready to help out the visitors. You can recognise them through their yellow jackets.
Finally, we have our Gophers. This group of volunteers is responsible for actually running the festival: from printing badges, to making sure your bags can be stored safely, manning the video rooms and hosting events. They’re easily recognisable through their special volunteering t-shirts and badges.
Questions about being a Gopher or Steward?
Still have questions? We're happy to answer them, please ask through the contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible