There is two ways you can volunteer for Fur the 'More. You can volunteer at the convention as a "Gopher", or you can join our staff.

Being a Gopher!

Volunteer/Gophers are the backbone of any convention. They help the convention in every area, and their help is welcomes and rewarded. The terms are pretty much synonymous. The word gopher is NOT meant to be a derogatory term, and it does NOT mean you are only going to be doing the “cruddy jobs”. It’s simply a play on words because volunteers often are sent to “go for” things and tasks.

From FanLore “One fan describes gofers: “Gofers are the volunteers who are vital to the running of any convention over 50 people. You will need approximately 1 gofer per 50 attendees. Gofers help with registration, run errands, and do a multitude of tasks that no one else has time to do, but they must be done.”

You can apply below and if accepted will be added to the roster for a department. You should ideally pre-register. If you are pre-registered and indicate this in your application, then we can count on you and can consider assigning you to a specific department of your choice. Even if you volunteer at the convention, we will do our best to place you into areas where you will enjoy your time. However, we can’t promise anything as it will be based on where and how many people we need. You could work in any area from Badge Checking to registration to the con suite. Flexibility is the key.


  • Work as much or as little as you want,
  • easily able to work around events,
  • Escalating perks.


0-8 hours – Con Store $10 Discount
9-14 hours – Discount, Fur the More tshirt
15-19 hours – Discount, T-shirt, half off attendee badge next year.
20+ Hours – Free attendee badge for next year.

or Apply on-site at Volunteer Ops

Join the Staff!

Staffing with FurtheMore can be fun and rewarding, but also can be a lot of work. We’re looking for dedicated volunteers to join our staff team. The hard work and dedication of the staff members help make each convention a success. We are always looking for new people to bolster our ranks and bring their own ideas and creativity.

General Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have reliable transportation to the convention and at least the panic meeting.
  • Provide at least 2 references
  • Be able to work at least 20 hours over the course of the convention
  • It is highly recommended that applicant has attended or staffed a convention before to be familiar with convention activities

Unlike Gophers, the responsibilities of convention staff extend beyond the event days. The preparation starts several months prior to the event and continues throughout the year. Planning done throughout the year is important to avoid any overwhelming situations, as some tasks must be completed at specific times. For instance, it is essential to sign contracts for hotel or convention space well in advance to avoid issues. It is also crucial to prepare the program book ahead of time to ensure printing and delivery go smoothly. Badges for registration need to be prepated. Even programming and management of our convention operating system. Contracts with guests must be arranged early since their schedules often become busy, and if left to the last minute, they might have already been booked elsewhere. 

During the event, staff fill the crucial role of knowledge and experience to help ensure each area of the convention runs smoothly. Everything from registration, to marketplace, to public safety provide needed and important services to the convention and its attendees. Working on the staff can be challenging, but it usually comes with rewarding benefits. . As a "thank you" to the staff, we provide benefits such as meals, beverages, snacks, crash space, staff shirt, convention swag and staff exclusive swag.

For answers to more questions / information please feel free to read our FAQ “Staffing at FurtheMore”