Volunteer Information

UPDATE: The sign up form is now closed! If you’d like to volunteer next year, we suggest signing up for our mailing list to be notified when it opens. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at TCAF! Every year we need about 200 people are willing to set aside the weekend and devote themselves to (among other things) greeting visitors, moving things from point A to point B, setting up tech equipment, helping orient visitors, managing the flow of people in the library, and distributing festival guides. In addition to tasks around the days of the festival proper, volunteers also help us with parts of the festival that take place in the days coming up to the main event; from setting up tables to helping at lead-up events, these volunteers are essential to the festival’s success. We’re incredibly grateful to all of these people, and we’d love for you to be one of them.

TCAF volunteers work in small teams of between five and twelve people. These teams are each responsible for running a particular space or process essential to the Festival. Each team has a team leader, who is usually a veteran TCAF volunteer who knows the lay of the land.

Volunteering at TCAF can be a lot of fun, and is a great way to meet people who are interested in comics! TCAF volunteering looks great on your résumé, and can count towards your required high school volunteer hours. Plus, TCAF volunteers each get a swank TCAF t-shirt, a TCAF poster, and probably a cup of coffee or two, as well as the admiration and appreciation of all 20 000 people who attend the Festival!

If you’d like to sign-up to volunteer at TCAF, please fill in the form linked here.

If you have specific questions about volunteering at TCAF, feel free to email me at volunteer@torontocomics.com, and I’ll get back to you in a few days with some answers. Volunteer sign-up will end March 31, so you should sign up now!

Please note that this sign-up questionnaire is going to ask you for your availability during TCAF (i.e. May 8th – 11th 2014). These dates are set in stone; as much as we’d love to accommodate you and your work shift/cousin’s wedding/root canal, we simply cannot. Double check your calendars for this weekend and ensure you are free for the shifts you sign up for. Once you submit your application, we’ll be counting on you!

After you fill out the form below, you will be signed up to volunteer for TCAF 2014! We’ll be in touch with you as we get closer to the Festival to give you some more info and to assign you your volunteer shifts!

Thanks again!

-Dan Seljak, Volunteer Co-ordinator