Everyone who works on Dublin 2019 is a volunteer, no matter what their role. It is 100% volunteer run by fans for fans. Like all Worldcons, Dublin 2019 is a huge and complicated event, and we need literally hundreds of volunteers to help make it happen.
For a list of volunteer roles available, see Dublin 2019 Job Listings – updated regularly!
Volunteers do everything! There are at-con roles such as staffing the Information Desk, managing queues, and checking badges, and there are pre-con roles such as organising events, promoting Dublin 2019, creating displays, and helping design the programme. Everything you see at the convention (and a lot of behind-the-scenes work) is organised by volunteers. It is a rewarding experience, whether working before or during the convention. You get to put on an event enjoyed by thousands of people while making new friends and sometimes learning new skills.
To help make sure that everyone feels personally valued, we have an overall convention philosophy of ‘Happy Volunteers’. Our goal is to make all of our volunteers feel welcome and part of our growing community. Activities have included volunteer meet-ups in Dublin and at any convention where our committee members attend, but we also send out regular newsletters and sometimes even the odd surprise. At the con and before, our mission is to make sure our volunteers are happy in their work and have the support they need to do it.
The most important thing about all of our volunteers is that we want them to enjoy working with us and that they share our desire to make the convention the best it can possibly be. If you would like to help us make Dublin 2019 a truly great Worldcon, check out the Dublin 2019 Job Listings. If there’s nothing there that suits you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or fill out this form, and we’ll get back to you.