Convention 2012 Volunteering

Many of our attendees tell us that their volunteer experiences are what make the convention most satisfying. If you haven't volunteered before, why not try it this year? It's an opportunity to meet interesting people and see the convention in a whole new light.

We will need help in the weeks prior to the convention preparing Survival Kits and paper, processing registration forms, etc. On the Friday of the Convention, we will need people to help set up. During the Convention, we will need people to help with Registration, Ticketing, Model Menu, Silent Auction, and our sales areas. On both Sunday and Monday evenings we need people to help take down and pack up. Even one hour of your time will help.

Volunteers who give up an hour or more of their class time may be eligible to receive Priority Ticketing for classes (details here).

Anyone who displays in the Exhibition is required to volunteer one hour in the Exhibition during the Convention. You can sign up for your time slot when you set up your exhibit. You do not have to fill out a volunteer form for this.

If you will be attending classes, and wish to volunteer during, before or after the Convention, please complete the regular registration form, plus the Volunteering form (online or paper) at the link below.

  • Online registration for Convention Volunteering is now closed.
  • Mail-in registration for Convention Volunteering is now closed.

Please note: if you sign up for volunteering, you must also register for Convention, even if you are not taking classes.

If you are a non-folder accompanying a folder, and wish to volunteer during the Convention, please complete the "Register for Non-Folders" registration form, plus the online Volunteer form in the link above. If you volunteer in any way, someone will contact you before the convention to confirm your assignment.

Volunteers Wanted for Convention: Exhibition Managers

We are looking for 3 to 5 Exhibition Managers to work the following shifts in Exhibition:

SATURDAY: 10am-1pm; 1pm-5pm; 5pm-8:30pm and SUNDAY: 10am-1pm; 1pm-5pm.

Job Description:

  • Overseeing the Exhibition Volunteers and paid staff
  • Explaining responsibilities and Exhibition rules and etiquette
  • Trouble-shooting any problems that arise
  • Reporting status to Ruthanne Bessman, Exhibition Chair

For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Convention Committee at convention-exhibition [at] origamiusa.org.

If you have any other questions about volunteering, please contact the volunteer committee at convention-volunteering [at] origamiusa.org.