Volunteer for DesignerCon London
Volunteering for DesignerCon London 2021 show is now open. Please read through this volunteering page before filling in your application. All information regarding the organisation of volunteering for DesignerCon London is subject to change. You will be informed of changes as they happen if you have applied.
DesignerCon London would like to thank you for showing an interest in volunteering at this years show. To understand whether this opportunity is a good fit for you, below is an overview of the what, who, why, how and when of volunteering.
We ask that all potential applicants, whether you are new or have been part of the volunteering community before, should read through this information, prior to applying.
What does a volunteer do at DesignerCon?
DesignerCon is a unique pop culture event boasting a diverse audience while maintaining a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Volunteers are an essential part of that atmosphere, but this is not an easy option as we ask for hard work and commitment from our Volunteers to perform tasks to allow Expo to run smoothly. We also want our Volunteers to be the friendly face of the show to ensure everyone enjoys themselves.
There are a variety of roles. As we try to provide the best experience for visitors, we are increasingly looking to strengthen our pool of volunteers and look for people that can be assigned to a multitude of different tasks. The focus is always on great customer service and experience enhancement. As such, we are looking for people with great social skills, extensive knowledge of pop culture and other specialist abilities, as well as a strong desire to ensure visitors have the best time we can provide.
This is a difficult year to predict and there will be changes happening continuously as we react to updates to the national restrictions. We want to produce the best show we can, while keeping it as safe as possible. We ask that you be flexible and open to any changes. We will also be taking fewer volunteers than we have before, so do be prepared for the potential disappointment.
Volunteers are expected to be able to fulfil a variety of tasks which fall into the following categories:
Customer Services: We run our own ticketing desks, fan Shop, and merchandise stand. As well as great customer service skills with a level head.
Stewarding and other general volunteering: The general running of the show requires a myriad of tasks to be completed. Stewarding is a major part of the smooth running of the event, ensuring that passes are checked and that attendees receive a warm welcome to DesignerCon London. Volunteers must be able to follow instructions, act sensibly and reliably to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely and safe manner.
Who is a Volunteer?
A Volunteer is defined as anyone who performs any duties on behalf of DesignerCon London but is not employed by Lifestyle Edge Ltd.
Who is responsible for the Volunteers?
Before the event, all enquiries regarding General volunteering should be directed to a volunteer manager for more information contact the manager direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Volunteer for DesignerCon London?
DesignerCon London is going to be fun and can give you experience in the event industry and if you are a fan of pop culture you are going to love it!
Time commitment: 12 hours + between Friday 9am and Sunday 8pm, which may include evening shifts.
3 days of meal vouchers, full entry pass, parking refunded for the 3 days worked.
How do I volunteer?
Volunteering for the 2021 show is open from April 2021
You will need to register your details below.
The Volunteer Manager will process your application and you will receive communication regarding your application in due course.
We have laid out the below timescale for processing Volunteer applications, to which we will endeavour to adhere. However, these times may change due to factors beyond our control. If at any point you have a query about the progress of your application, please feel free to contact the organisers at email@example.com
April 2021 – Volunteer applications open. Please apply using the form, as detailed above.
Late April 2021 onwards – Applicants will be informed whether they have been accepted as a volunteer.
Late May 2021 onwards – Volunteers will receive notification of their shift details.
June – July 2021 – Any information specific to the team you are on will be communicated to you via email.
Please also look out for general updates about volunteering
August 2021, Post-DesignerCon – We will contact you after the show to gather your highlights and opinions on improvements for next year.
Most of your questions should be answered above or in the Volunteer Policy. However, if you have further questions regarding the Volunteer Process or general volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Still Have Questions?
If our FAQ didn’t answer your questions then please feel free to contact us using one of the methods below.