Volunteer

The Ottawa Geek Market is a volunteer-run not-for-profit and our events wouldn’t be possible without our trusty volunteers!

When you help you’ll get free access to the event, a cool t-shirt, 50% off all official Ottawa Geek Market merchandise, and a $5 gift voucher for every 4 hour shift you work that can be used to shop at the event. It’s just our way of saying “thanks” for your generous help. Volunteering at our events is also a great way to meet fellow geeks!

How to apply

To apply to volunteer at our fall 2018 event, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

EXCEPTIONS

  • If you’re applying as one of our ‘Heroes vs Villains’ photo booth meet and greet cosplayers, please fill out the Meet and Greet Volunteer Form and submit your photos to cosplayzone@geekmarket.ca.
  • If you’re applying for one of our management positions, please follow the instructions on the links below.

Available positions

Here’s the list of some of the positions we’ll have available (please click on each link for details on the positions including requirements and tasks):

 Activities

Admissions/Selling Tickets

Cosplayer (for our Heroes vs Villains photo booth)

Exhibitor Relations

Various

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE

  • Volunteers must be at least 17 years old or have volunteered at a previous Ottawa Geek Market event (including Geek and Gaming Garage Sale events).
  • We proudly encourage a fragrance-free environment and ask that all volunteers be fragrance-free for the event.
  • We’ll be offering training and will provide more details on where and when as soon as that information is available.  
  • We encourage all applicants to read our event policies.

If you have any questions about our volunteer process, please contact us at volunteers@geekmarket.ca.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

It’s important to us to have a diverse volunteer base. We welcome applications from any volunteer, who is 17+ years of age, and who is comfortable working with individuals from different backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are interested in contributing to the geeky community, are a member of a visible minority, are a person with a disability, or are geeks on the LGBTQ+ rainbow.

We are committed to providing a safe, harassment-free, welcoming, and fun work environment.

WE TAKE ACCESSIBILITY SERIOUSLY

We work hard to make our event as accessible as possible for our volunteers, exhibitors, and patrons. Should you require any medical accommodations, please don’t hesitate to let us know. It’s important to us that all volunteers feel respected, enjoy their time with us, and have their accommodations needs met.

In addition, upon individual request, we will modify our volunteer selection processes to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application or selection process, please contact Stacey at 613-862-3556 and she will work to provide you with a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

Admissions/Selling Tickets

Exhibitor Relations

Various

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE

  • Volunteers must be at least 17 years old or have volunteered at a previous Ottawa Geek Market event (including Geek and Gaming Garage Sale events).
  • We proudly encourage a fragrance-free environment and ask that all volunteers be fragrance-free for the event.
  • We’ll be offering training and will provide more details on where and when as soon as that information is available.  
  • We encourage all applicants to read our event policies.

If you have any questions about our volunteer process, please contact us at volunteers@geekmarket.ca.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

It’s important to us to have a diverse volunteer base. We welcome applications from any volunteer, who is 17+ years of age, and who is comfortable working with individuals from different backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are interested in contributing to the geeky community, are a member of a visible minority, are a person with a disability, or are geeks on the LGBTQ+ rainbow.

We are committed to providing a safe, harassment-free, welcoming, and fun work environment.

WE TAKE ACCESSIBILITY SERIOUSLY

We work hard to make our event as accessible as possible for our volunteers, exhibitors, and patrons. Should you require any medical accommodations, please don’t hesitate to let us know. It’s important to us that all volunteers feel respected, enjoy their time with us, and have their accommodations needs met.

In addition, upon individual request, we will modify our volunteer selection processes to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application or selection process, please contact Stacey at 613-862-3556 and she will work to provide you with a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

Stay connected!

OTTAWA@GEEKMARKET.CA

613-862-3556

Not-for-profit corporation number: 1003703-6

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