- If you’re new to RC staff, please fill out this Volunteer Application Form. The links below *also* provide specific info about compensation and any other qualifications or requirements for the specialized jobs listed and linked below, but you still sign up and into Volgistics from the same link. You can also do multiple jobs and it will all add up together.
- If you’re an Announcer, please sign up in Volgistics, book yourself for challenges. When you sign up, you’ll be sent a google form to fill out for sanctioned games.
- If you’re an Official (including NSOs), check out this info.
- If you’re a Coach or Seminar Leader, your info is here.
- If you’re an EMT, check out special opportunities here.
- If you’re a Photographer, please check out our Media Policy and apply for credentials here.
- For other jobs that require special SKILLS or EXPERIENCE, browse here.
- Did you already sign up (even if it was last year or longer)? LOG INTO VOLGISTICS
RollerCon is 100% planned, created, managed and run by volunteers, more than 600 in 2014! Check out past volunteers. Want to join us? EVERY VOLUNTEER starts by filling out our volunteer application, then once approved can log in to choose their shifts.
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
Well, because we have so much staff, we have a lot of Managers and we try to hire double the people we think we need in every department (which still isn’t usually enough). Find out more by scrolling down to read the “Evolution of RollerCon Staffing,” below. Which leads to the next most important thing:
WHAT DO I GET?
All kinds of cool stuff when you check in for work, and lots of cool stuff after, too. Find out the specifics by scrolling down to “More About RollerCon Volunteer Compensation,” below.
Ready to volunteer?
Start HERE to apply to volunteer.
Job Descriptions can be found HERE once you’re logged in to Volgistics. Expand the list on the left by clicking on the plus sign to job descriptions in every department.
How will I know if / when I’ve been hired?
After you fill out the form, you’ll get a confirmation email which will tell you how to log in. When shifts are available, you can log in and choose them!
Check in when you get to RollerCon!
Check in at Volunteer Check In desk*. The helpful Volunteer managers will show you how to clock in for shifts. Our biggest challenge each year is tracking hours so that every volunteer gets their compensation – so checking in for each shift is *extremely important.* Then in spring of the FOLLOWING year, you’ll get an email from us with info on how to get the discounted or free pass you earned.
WAIT. Where is the MAIN VCI this year?
This is a weird year for locations because we’re so spread out. But we’re thinking our MAIN VCI will be at the TRACK ENTRY DOOR in the main hallway of LVCC. We’ll have VCI login stations scattered around so you won’t have to go there every time to punch in and out. But that’s where to go to get your shirt, sign up for more shifts, ask questions, and get corrections made to your hours.
Info for past volunteers can be found HERE.
More About RollerCon Volunteer Compensation (continued from above)
As we mentioned, most jobs get you all kinds of cool stuff at RollerCon, including limited edition, Volunteer-Only staff shirts, tickets to the Volunteer-only sponsor raffle where you could win skates and LOTS MORE COOL SHIT. Your hours also earn you a discount for the next RC event and preferred placement if you want to volunteer again (most people do).
Most RollerCon volunteers are compensated for their work on our volunteer rolling schedule:
- 10-25 hours qualifies you for a discount, our volunteer only raffle, a limited-edition volunteer-only tee plus gear from our sponsors!
- Over 25 hours worked; mostly planning jobs, which often require specific skills or experience, and are mostly filled by returning volunteers every year. Those jobs can earn you all that stuff, plus a free ticket and lots more. Compensation packages are detailed in the job offer.
- Coaches are compensated on a different scale. More info.
- Some specialized jobs have application and selection processes – mainly the Seminars and Training sessions. When those applications are available, they’ll be linked on this page (at the top, with the EMTs, etc).
* Clocking in and out using Volgistics
All staff members get a login so that they can clock in and out at Volunteer Check In (VCI). With 700+ staff members working thousands of shifts and hours, Volgistics is our ONLY method of keeping track of everyone so they all get the compensation they’ve earned. You must clock in & out to get credit for your hours in EVERY department! We do our best to manually add and adjust hours after the fact when we can, but Volunteers that do not clock in and out might not get credit for their hours. If you forget, please get with VCI immediately to adjust the hours at RollerCon, preferably the same day. If you have questions or problems, the fine folks at VCI will be happy to help you.
That’s 2011 Volunteer Staff from our fb gallery. Go like them on Facebook!
Our Track Crew hard at work! copyright 2012 Beakerthemuppet
The Evolution of RollerCon Staffing (continued from above).
We told you we have lots of Managers and we try to overhire in every department. Managers are usually recruited from past volunteering staff that took on lots of responsibility or came highly recommended by other managers. A good example of how RC Staffing has evolved is our Officiating department. In 2005, we didn’t have one. From 2006 to 2009, Ivanna recruited a Head Ref each year, then forgot all about officiating until the next year’s planning.
Then in 2010, officials woke her up to the massive scope of organization, staffing, mentoring and work that RollerCon represented for officials – which resulted in department restructuring. Instead of one haggard HR desperately trying to do everything, RollerCon hired 5 HRs and an officiating assistant, who then hired Mentoring, NSO and Stats Managers, as well.
2010 proved that was still not quite enough, so in 2011, we have one overall HR (who refuses to let us call him the Master Ref, unfortunately), an HR for each day, an AM and PM Officiating Manager, Mentoring, NSO & Stats Managers, and we’re actively discussing having Track HRs, as well.
That’s just the story of one department, but most of them followed a somewhat similar path. RollerCon volunteers have traditionally been too willing to work too much – but we try to delegate and then delegate some more so we spread the load so that no one gets burnt out or overwhelmed, and everyone has fun.
So the theory of RC volunteering is: MORE STAFF! We’ll hire as many people as we need to, plus some, so that every job is as fun as it can be and no one ever has to work hard. If you get a staff job in one of the large departments, you might find that a good portion of your job is sitting around with other staff members bullshitting. That’s totally fine! You’re a volunteer, so if there’s work to be done, do it – if there’s not, relax – or get sent away and still get credit for working.
And if you volunteered last year, HERE’s some more info you need, too.