Who are the DEFENDERS?

Your volunteer role as a member of TooManyGames is to aid in the overall running of the convention for the enjoyment of attendees, guests and volunteers alike. You are an integral part of how the convention operates and we can’t do this without you. We want to make sure that you are given the opportunities to show off your skills as a volunteer to the best of your ability, while still being able to enjoy the convention.

Your role/s and responsibilities will be based on the department you request/are assigned to and will vary based on the needs of the department. Each of these responsibilities are subject to change and may require some more experience than others in order for you to be placed in that department, based on the needs of the position/s.

I’ve always enjoyed helping out at TMG. It’s one of my favorite conventions to attend and volunteer. I look forward to hopefully volunteering again and doing everything I can to help out with anything gaming related.

Volunteer

DEFENDERS must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to join the DEFENDER Discord and Facebook group
  • Volunteers may be asked to assist other areas beyond their original sign up time
  • Willing to answer questions from attendees
  • Volunteers are required to follow the same rules as attendees, please make sure you review our harassment policy in advance.
  • Volunteers cannot share their volunteer badge with anyone else.
  • Volunteers will be given a special badge and and T-shirt to wear during the convention. 
  • Volunteers should treat all volunteers, staff and attendees with respect, courtesy and dignity.
  • Able to pass a background check

DEFENDER Tiers:

Tier 1 – 4-8 hours

  • Exclusive Volunteer Shirt
  • 1 Day Badge (You will receive a badge for Saturday or Sunday depending on when you have finished your shifts. For example you work two shifts on Friday, you can choose either a Saturday badge or Sunday badge for free)
  • 20% discount on TMG Merchandise at Booth  
  • Food during breaks at the show


Tier 2 – 9-20 hours

  • Exclusive Volunteer Shirt
  • 3 Day Badge
  • Food during breaks at the show
  • 20% discount on TMG Merchandise at Booth  


Tier 3 – 21-28 hours

  • Exclusive Volunteer Shirt
  • 3 Day Badge
  • Food
  • 20% discount on TMG Merchandise at Booth  
  • Party after convention hours


Tier 4 – 28+ hours (Only available to returning volunteers)

  • Exclusive Volunteer Shirt
  • 3 Day Badge
  • Food
  • 20% discount on TMG Merchandise at Booth  
  • Shared Hotel Room Space (subject to availability)
  • Need to be available for Wednesday and/or Thursday set-up


Bonus Tier – Available for breakdown on Sunday from 5pm – 10pm

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card – only have 15 slots available
  • Must be available from 5-10, will receive a gift card at the end of shift
  • Available for all tiers

DEFENDER Shifts:

TooManyGames Hours
Friday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday Set-up Shifts –  Hours range from 10 AM to 6 PM on set up days. We have many things to do when setting up for the show and these are great days to come and meet all the volunteers and staff. 

Friday Shifts
Morning – 10am – 2pm (this shift will need to be flexible for show opening)
Afternoon 2pm – 6pm
Evening 6pm – 10pm 

Saturday Shifts
Morning – 10am – 2pm 
Afternoon 2pm – 6pm
Evening 6pm – 10pm 

Sunday Shifts
Morning – 10am – 2pm 
Afternoon 2pm – 5pm
Clean Up Shift 5pm – 10pm

DEFENDER Departments:

Registration – Registration staff is responsible for greeting and registering attendees. Each staff member will be scanning tickets, restocking area, setting up raffles, and handing out badges and programs. 

Badge Check – Badge check is responsible for checking badges at different entrance and exit points throughout the convention center to ensure attendees entering have the correct badge. 

Arcade / Consoles / Tournaments – Console staff will be responsible for setting up consoles, hooking up TVs, assisting attendees with problems relating to consoles and TVs, assist in running tournaments, and answering questions from attendees about basic convention programming. Basic knowledge of cables, components and consoles is needed. Arcades will be responsible for monitoring the Arcade area and making sure all machines are working correctly as well as answer any questions attendees may have throughout the show.

Panel Lines – Panel line staff will answer questions relating to lines, keep the lines moving, control access to panel room, and make adjustments to serpentine line based on crowd size.

Main & Panel AV – Panel AV will help panelist get set up for panels. Tech knowledge is required. Basic knowledge of cables and components.  Should have the ability to troubleshoot computer issues, projector issues, and sound issues. Will work directly with panelist to get everything set up. 

Special Events – Special events staff will help setting up, getting ready, and during the special event. Whether it is the cosplay contest, wrestling, yo-yo competition, and the final boss party.

Indie Game Showcase – Indie Game staff will assist with any problems related to the showcase area. Indie Game staff will assist in judging and helping with the awards.

Put me anywhere – Do you want to help but don’t have a preference or want to try out a different area? Selecting this option will help us fill the gaps in areas throughout the convention.

Apply here

New for 2022! Volunteer Referral Program – more information coming soon!