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Title: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: AzT on March 04, 2021, 09:38:25 AM
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/daily-volunteers

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Daily Volunteers

We have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year's celebration as the free online [email protected] We will return to the San Diego Convention Center July 20 - 24, 2022. Please see our full statement here.

If you were registered as a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020, you will have to re-register for the Comic-Con 2022 daily volunteer program, but are guaranteed to get into the program when you register online. An email notice will be sent when daily volunteer registration opens for Comic-Con 2022. Do not opt out of emails from us, or you may miss the notice.

From Member ID, Volunteering tab:

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We have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year's celebration as the free online [email protected] If you were registered as a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020, please visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci/volunteers for information regarding Comic-Con 2022 daily volunteer registration.

For information about our new November show, check www.comic-con.org frequently for updates, or follow us on our social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Make sure you are opted into email correspondence for the latest Comic-Con news and announcements
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on March 04, 2021, 10:54:15 AM
I was wondering about what happens to the volunteers.  Not so much that we would get rolled over to 2022, but about the November event.  It seems, for all intents and purposes, it's not a mini comic-con.  It's a completely different con like WonderCon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: darqamin on March 08, 2021, 09:39:22 PM
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I was wondering about what happens to the volunteers.  Not so much that we would get rolled over to 2022, but about the November event.  It seems, for all intents and purposes, it's not a mini comic-con.  It's a completely different con like WonderCon.

Yes that seems to be what it will be from all signs so far, a separate event event of its own name and nature.

It's nice that they have all this information ahead of time for the volunteers.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on April 12, 2022, 12:05:18 PM
CCI just update info

Daily Volunteers
Comic-Con Daily Volunteer registration for returning volunteers will open soon, but we need to work out some details and get things set up. We appreciate your patience. Please note that if you were registered to be a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020, you are considered a returning volunteer for Comic-Con 2022. You do have to re-register, but you are guaranteed to get in when you do. We'll send out an email letting you know when to register.

New applicants who would like to register to be a daily volunteer must get on the Interest List first. Announcements will be made on social media and on this Daily Volunteers page when signups for the Interest List open. Being on the Interest List does not guarantee that you will get into the Comic-Con Daily Volunteer program, but it will be your best chance to try.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Hgmaddhatter on April 13, 2022, 09:15:08 PM
Going to try my luck signing up to volunteer. Thanks everyone for posting updates and info, and good luck everyone trying to get on the list  ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on April 14, 2022, 08:05:16 AM
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Going to try my luck signing up to volunteer. Thanks everyone for posting updates and info, and good luck everyone trying to get on the list  ;D

Yes...be at the ready! Have the feeling the new volunteer interest list will fill up super quickly this time around. Good luck!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Hgmaddhatter on April 15, 2022, 07:02:15 AM
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Yes...be at the ready! Have the feeling the new volunteer interest list will fill up super quickly this time around. Good luck!

Yeah I'm keeping my expectations low lol. Do they usually announce it before they open sign-ups or do I need to be stalking the page?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on April 15, 2022, 11:36:35 AM
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Yeah I'm keeping my expectations low lol. Do they usually announce it before they open sign-ups or do I need to be stalking the page?

On their website it says "Announcements will be made on social media and on this Daily Volunteers page when signups for the Interest List open. "

They could just say...open!  I hope they give a bit of notice.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Hgmaddhatter on April 15, 2022, 04:00:02 PM
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On their website it says "Announcements will be made on social media and on this Daily Volunteers page when signups for the Interest List open. "
Yeah I have so much to keep track of, a little bit of notice would be wonderful!
They could just say...open!  I hope they give a bit of notice.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on April 16, 2022, 08:50:32 AM
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Going to try my luck signing up to volunteer. Thanks everyone for posting updates and info, and good luck everyone trying to get on the list  ;D
@Hgmaddhatter (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9457) subscribe to this thread, make sure you select the appropriate notifications in your profile.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on April 26, 2022, 10:45:21 AM
Volunteer status is under your name when you log in
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Mario Wario on April 28, 2022, 02:54:58 PM
Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will open at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, May 2, 2022.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on April 28, 2022, 02:56:59 PM
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Comic-Con 2022 Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will open at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Monday, May 2, 2022. Returning Daily Volunteer Registration is only for those who were registered to be a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020 or who were pre-approved by the Daily Volunteer Department.

Normally, only daily volunteers who completed assignments at the previous year's Comic-Con are considered returning daily volunteers and are able to register for the following year's Daily Volunteer Program with a guarantee that they will get in. However, as there was no Comic-Con 2020 or 2021 except online, Returning Daily Volunteer Registration for Comic-Con 2022 will be open to anyone who was registered as a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020. The guarantee to be entered into the program stays in place.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on April 28, 2022, 02:58:24 PM
At least I got this email.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on April 28, 2022, 03:06:56 PM
Wow...things are a-poppin!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on April 28, 2022, 03:16:57 PM
Received my email for return registration for volunteers
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on April 28, 2022, 06:41:06 PM
Any chance of there being an open registration for volunteers? I don't have tickets and was hoping to get in by being a volunteer.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on April 28, 2022, 07:23:49 PM
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Any chance of there being an open registration for volunteers? I don't have tickets and was hoping to get in by being a volunteer.
I'm pretty sure there's a chance.  This is at the end of my returning volunteer email.

"If you miss the Returning Daily Volunteer Registration deadline, you may still register during the second round of volunteer registration for those on the Daily Volunteer Interest List. You do not need to sign up for the Interest List, but admission is not guaranteed during this registration period. Once the Daily Volunteer Program reaches capacity, it will close to new registrants and there will be no further opportunities to register as a volunteer for Comic-Con 2022."
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on April 28, 2022, 09:48:09 PM
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Any chance of there being an open registration for volunteers? I don't have tickets and was hoping to get in by being a volunteer.

Another option is to keep an eye out for an ebay badge sale.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 29, 2022, 02:56:30 AM
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Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will open at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, May 2, 2022.


Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will close on Friday, May 13


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On their website it says "Announcements will be made on social media and on this Daily Volunteers page when signups for the Interest List open. "

They could just say...open!  I hope they give a bit of notice.

And doesn't get lost amongst the hotel dates!

May 2 Start-Returning Volunteers Registration

May 3 First Round of Hotel Placement

May 10 Second Round of Hotel Placement

May 13 End-Returning Volunteers Registration

May 17 General Hotel booking Open to All



(The generous time between Interest List Signup and Interest List Registration in 2019)

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on April 29, 2022, 07:49:28 AM
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Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will close on Friday, May 13


And doesn't get lost amongst the hotel dates!

May 2 Start-Returning Volunteers Registration

May 3 First Round of Hotel Placement

May 10 Second Round of Hotel Placement

May 13 End-Returning Volunteers Registration

May 17 General Hotel booking Open to All



(The generous time between Interest List Signup and Interest List Registration in 2019)
Seems like everything is happening next month
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2022, 10:09:46 AM
Updated

https://comic-con.org/daily-volunteers


Daily Volunteers

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Comic-Con 2022 Returning Daily Volunteer Registration is now open! Returning Daily Volunteer Registration is only for those who were registered to be a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020 or who were pre-approved by the Daily Volunteer Department.

Everyone who wishes to volunteer for Comic-Con must have a Comic-Con Member ID account. If you do not have a Member ID, please visit our Member ID Portal to create one. Be sure to opt in to our marketing emails to receive notifications regarding the Comic-Con Daily Volunteer Program.

Returning Daily Volunteer Registration

If you are a returning volunteer, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, select “Daily Volunteers” from the top menu bar, then click “Comic-Con 2022” to access the form. Returning Daily Volunteer Registration closes on Friday, May 13, 2022. You must register online by this deadline if you want to redeem your guaranteed admission to our Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program.

Volunteer Interest List

Anyone who has not volunteered before or is not considered a returning volunteer and would like a chance to register for the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program can sign up for the Daily Volunteer Interest List. Signups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. There is no guarantee that getting on the Interest List will admit you to the volunteer program. Returning volunteers do NOT need to sign up for the Interest List.

To receive notifications about when signups open for the Daily Volunteer Interest List, make sure your Member ID account is opted in to receiving marketing emails. We also encourage you to keep an eye on this page and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.

Once the Interest List has reached capacity, those on the Interest List will receive an email notification with the date and time that Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration will be available to them. Registration will remain open for the Interest List as well as any unregistered returning volunteers, on a first-come, first-served basis until the program’s capacity is reached. At that time, the volunteer program will close and there will be no further opportunities to register to volunteer for Comic-Con 2022. Check this page frequently for updates about Interest List signups.

Daily Volunteer Registration Timeline

First Round: Comic-Con 2022 Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will open Monday, May 2, 2022, for those who were registered to be a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020 or who were pre-approved by the Daily Volunteer Department. Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will remain open until Friday, May 13, 2022.

Interest List: Shortly after Returning Daily Volunteer Registration closes, the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List will open for signups.

Second Round: After the Daily Volunteer Interest List signups close, Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration will open for those on the Interest List and any returning daily volunteers who did not register in the first round. Registration will remain open until the program’s capacity has been reached.

We thank ALL of our volunteers – past, present, and future – for their help and enthusiasm in making Comic-Con and WonderCon great experiences for all!






"To receive notifications about when signups open for the Daily Volunteer Interest List, make sure your Member ID account is opted in to receiving marketing emails."


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:09:50 AM
anyone able to reg for a vol spot?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on May 02, 2022, 10:11:35 AM
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anyone able to reg for a vol spot?
Having trouble getting onto the site
Title: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 02, 2022, 10:12:11 AM
I can’t seem to reach the login portal. The server is probably overwhelmed by the traffic? Though there can’t be THAT many returning volunteers that they can’t handle the load.

EDIT: At least this is not one of those first come first serve situations. We have days to fill the form out.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:14:28 AM
i'm in
but there isn't a SDCC 2022 button to click

i'm on the Daily volunteers tab but nothing is showing
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on May 02, 2022, 10:16:37 AM
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i'm in
but there isn't a SDCC 2022 button to click

i'm on the Daily volunteers tab but nothing is showing
This seems to be a bad day for con promoters
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on May 02, 2022, 10:20:39 AM
Does everyone's say "Daily Volunteers: Comic-Con Returning Daily Volunteer Registration" Because I don't have a drop down menu.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:23:14 AM
the drop down is live
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 02, 2022, 10:23:45 AM
I'm in and I see the tab, but whenever I click it takes me out to log back in.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:26:22 AM
but it boots back to log in LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:29:08 AM
done and processed
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: jazzyj on May 02, 2022, 10:29:53 AM
Signed up to volunteer!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:32:57 AM
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EDIT: At least this is not one of those first come first serve situations. We have days to fill the form out.

i'm not sure
did anyone read the verbage next to the check box for pre-con shifts?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: jazzyj on May 02, 2022, 10:38:10 AM
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i'm not sure
did anyone read the verbage next to the check box for pre-con shifts?

What I can remember is that they'll notify us up to 10 days prior to when the con starts if they have pre-con shifts available.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 10:44:34 AM
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We do have some pre-convention volunteer assignments available. If you are available to volunteer the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the convention, July 18, 19 or 20, please check the box below. This does not guarantee that you will get an assignment before the show. We will email you 10 days or so before the show if we have a pre-show assignment for you. If you do not hear from us, then you will get an assignment when you check in during the show (Thursday-Sunday July 21-24, 2022).

i was able to get back in & grab the wording
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 02, 2022, 10:46:29 AM
Okay, finally got through and registered with pre-con availability. Screenshotted the confirmation page just in case.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 02, 2022, 11:02:35 AM
I'm in and it says the process completed, but so far I can't access my orders yet. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: MochiMonster on May 02, 2022, 11:04:45 AM
I just registered, no issue with the website or form. I noticed that there was an option for indicating that a volunteer needed to limit their sun-exposure/indoor only. Is that a new option for this 2022? I don't remember it on the previous forms.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: debster on May 02, 2022, 11:05:56 AM
Finally was able to register, between this and NYCC badges this morning, this was a stressful day! It's already in my orders with a link to the form I filled out, so now I can relax and see that I checked that I am available for a pre-con assignment.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 11:12:28 AM
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I just registered, no issue with the website or form. I noticed that there was an option for indicating that a volunteer needed to limit their sun-exposure/indoor only. Is that a new option for this 2022? I don't remember it on the previous forms.
I think this is new
so many folk must have said 'no sun', they finally put it in as an issues LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: MochiMonster on May 02, 2022, 11:12:55 AM
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Finally was able to register, between this and NYCC badges this morning, this was a stressful day! It's already in my orders with a link to the form I filled out, so now I can relax and see that I checked that I am available for a pre-con assignment.

How can you tell that you marked that you would be available for a pre-con assignment? I loaded up the form but the question about pre-con assignments just reports True/False.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 02, 2022, 11:14:53 AM
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How can you tell that you marked that you would be available for a pre-con assignment? I loaded up the form but the question about pre-con assignments just reports True/False.

I'm assuming if you didn't check the box, it would say "FALSE"
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 02, 2022, 11:21:00 AM
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How can you tell that you marked that you would be available for a pre-con assignment? I loaded up the form but the question about pre-con assignments just reports True/False.
yeah,
by checking I thought I was signing up for **any** pre-con assignment, mon-wed
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 02, 2022, 11:33:14 AM
It does look like they changed how pre-con works this year.  In cons past, checking that box put you on the pre-con shift interest list.  Then shortly before the con the sign up email would go out.  You got to pick the day and time of the shift.  Now it seems they will just let you know if they have a shift for you.

"We will email you 10 days or so before the show if we have a pre-show assignment for you."

So I wonder if this volunteer registration is also the pre-con shift registration.  If it is, then that's bad for me.  Since a pre-con shift has always been first come first served.  I totally forgot registration started today until a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 02, 2022, 11:59:16 AM
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So I wonder if this volunteer registration is also the pre-con shift registration.  If it is, then that's bad for me.  Since a pre-con shift has always been first come first served.  I totally forgot registration started today until a few minutes ago.

Maybe not.  We have until 5/13 to register.  There's no indication all returning volunteers are signing up today.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 02, 2022, 12:03:19 PM
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Maybe not.  We have until 5/13 to register.  There's no indication all returning volunteers are signing up today.

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 02, 2022, 12:33:21 PM
Has anybody been able to change info, once entered and saved?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Mario Wario on May 02, 2022, 12:36:22 PM
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It does look like they changed how pre-con works this year.  In cons past, checking that box put you on the pre-con shift interest list.  Then shortly before the con the sign up email would go out.  You got to pick the day and time of the shift.  Now it seems they will just let you know if they have a shift for you.

"We will email you 10 days or so before the show if we have a pre-show assignment for you."

So I wonder if this volunteer registration is also the pre-con shift registration.  If it is, then that's bad for me.  Since a pre-con shift has always been first come first served.  I totally forgot registration started today until a few minutes ago.
If so, I still think you will be fine. The system didn’t work correctly this morning at 10 am PT, and no one completed any signup until around 11 am from what I saw, so you weren’t that late to the ballgame. I’m also sure not everyone has signed up yet as sessionka pointed out.

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Has anybody been able to change info, once entered and saved?
So far, no.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 02, 2022, 06:24:33 PM
Two things:

1. It looks like we could register more than 1 person. Has anyone added another registrant?

2. I found it odd that even someone who did not do a shift, had their info auto-populated. It could lead to confusion.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 02, 2022, 07:03:07 PM
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1. It looks like we could register more than 1 person. Has anyone added another registrant?

I noticed that too.  I think it's because the software they are using is common across orders.  So placing a volunteer order is using the same mechanism as placing a badge order.  I'm curious if it works for volunteering.  If one person can register multiple volunteers then will that led to volunteer registration groups like badge buying groups?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 02, 2022, 07:09:38 PM
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I noticed that too.  I think it's because the software they are using is common across orders.  So placing a volunteer order is using the same mechanism as placing a badge order.  I'm curious if it works for volunteering.  If one person can register multiple volunteers then will that led to volunteer registration groups like badge buying groups?

Very interesting thoughts!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2022, 08:37:12 PM


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Two things:


2. I found it odd that even someone who did not do a shift, had their info auto-populated. It could lead to confusion.

The added text "If you are not a Returning Volunteer: Do not continue as your registration will not be accepted at this time" could have been highlighted or added as a separate line.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: jawabeenz on May 11, 2022, 12:05:19 PM
Does any one have a screenshot or saved html page of the volunteer registration questions? I want to be prepared for whats on the form and Ive heard ts changed.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 12, 2022, 06:41:34 PM
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Does any one have a screenshot or saved html page of the volunteer registration questions? I want to be prepared for whats on the form and Ive heard ts changed.
IIRC The form was all one page with mandatory fields at the top (Emergency Contact info) and ended with the pre-con box right before Add to Cart. Other than the changes mentioned in this thread, looked the same as other years.

With "Round 1" closing tomorrow, good time to bump the Timeline. Make sure to be opted in to Marketing Emails!


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Daily Volunteer Registration Timeline  

First Round: Comic-Con 2022 Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will open Monday, May 2, 2022, for those who were registered to be a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020 or who were pre-approved by the Daily Volunteer Department. Returning Daily Volunteer Registration will remain open until Friday, May 13, 2022.

Interest List: Shortly after Returning Daily Volunteer Registration closes, the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List will open for signups. 

Second Round: After the Daily Volunteer Interest List signups close, Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration will open for those on the Interest List and any returning daily volunteers who did not register in the first round. Registration will remain open until the program’s capacity has been reached


Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 12, 2022, 06:50:42 PM
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Does any one have a screenshot or saved html page of the volunteer registration questions? I want to be prepared for whats on the form and Ive heard ts changed.

have an emergency contact and their phone number handy @jawabeenz (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2630)

^^ that always trips me up
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 13, 2022, 12:31:14 PM
Interest List Announcement

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"The Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List will open for signups on May 16 at 10 AM PDT! You must have a Comic-Con Member ID and be 16 years or older to sign up. For more info, visit https://t.co/BFoifTbBVP https://t.co/fx1NhojImf "

https://twitter.com/Comic_Con/status/1525181593668689922

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 14, 2022, 01:04:03 AM
Link to the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration in the dropdown no longer shows the complete form and no "Add To Cart" option for Returning Volunteers.

So "Closed" for now.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Islander009 on May 14, 2022, 06:02:41 PM
Very late to the game. But for a new person here that has volunteer questions

1) Are pre con spots available during 5/16 open volunteer registration? Or is it only open to those only in returning volunteers?

2) is open volunteer registration more of a waiting list?

3) what happens if you can’t volunteer on their assigned date? Say flight doesn’t arrive on time, or say Covid exposure and cannot attend.

Sorry all for the multiple questions but I hope some can help me out. I’ve been following this thread in hopes to learn something new.


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 14, 2022, 06:03:34 PM
Hello - General question for people who have volunteered. What is it like? Is it random what days you get assigned - jobs - hours - any info woudl be very much appreciated.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: smiley424 on May 14, 2022, 06:30:40 PM
https://sdccblog.com/2012/06/insiders-guide-volunteering/

This article is old, but most of the info is still pretty accurate.  Im sure someone else with more knowledge cns chime in.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 14, 2022, 06:31:55 PM
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Very late to the game. But for a new person here that has volunteer questions

1) Are pre con spots available during 5/16 open volunteer registration? Or is it only open to those only in returning volunteers?

2) is open volunteer registration more of a waiting list?

3) what happens if you can’t volunteer on their assigned date? Say flight doesn’t arrive on time, or say Covid exposure and cannot attend.

Sorry all for the multiple questions but I hope some can help me out. I’ve been following this thread in hopes to learn something new.


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The volunteer interest list, what you're calling open volunteer registration, stays open until they have the total number of volunteers they want.  There's no waiting list.  If you get selected to be a volunteer, you will be asked if you're available for a Pre-Con Shift.  Saying 'yes' does not guarantee you a shift.  You are not penalized if you can't do a pre-con shift.  Not doing a shift you signed up for during the Con may be a different story.

The questions you asked (and more) are answered in the packet you receive if you're selected to be a volunteer.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Islander009 on May 14, 2022, 06:34:40 PM
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The volunteer interest list, what you're calling open volunteer registration, stays open until they have the total number of volunteers they want.  There's no waiting list.  If you get selected to be a volunteer, you will be asked if you're available for a Pre-Con Shift.  Saying 'yes' does not guarantee you a shift.  You are not penalized if you can't do a pre-con shift.  Shifts during the Con may be a different story.

The questions you asked (and more) are answered in the packet you receive if you're selected to be a volunteer.
Thank you for this information!


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 15, 2022, 08:24:45 AM
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https://sdccblog.com/2012/06/insiders-guide-volunteering/

This article is old, but most of the info is still pretty accurate.  Im sure someone else with more knowledge cns chime in.

How do the preconference assignments work? If you get one - does that enable you to get one day badge?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 15, 2022, 08:36:30 AM
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How do the preconference assignments work? If you get one - does that enable you to get one day badge?

yes
usually the precon assignments are BBL (books,bags&lanyards) on tuesday
I'm not sure about Wednesday assignments
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 15, 2022, 08:37:46 AM
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How do the preconference assignments work? If you get one - does that enable you to get one day badge?

hmmm...

That's a good question.  My first instinct is to say 'no'.  I've done pre-con shifts, and have never been offered a one day badge.  However, I never even thought to ask, because I've always had a 4 day badge.

What a pre-con shift does give you is the status of having fulfilled your minimum volunteer obligation.  Just doing one shift qualifies you as a returning volunteer for the next year's Con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: smiley424 on May 15, 2022, 08:39:01 AM
https://www.friendsofcc.com/2018/03/29/volunteering-for-wondercon-and-san-diego-comic-con/

This article says if you work a pre-con shift, you can choose what day pass you want.  I am not sure if that is still the case as I have never done a pre-con volunteer shift, but I believe that was one of the benefits of working a pre-con shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 15, 2022, 08:44:13 AM
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hmmm...

That's a good question.  My first instinct is to say 'no'.  I've done pre-con shifts, and have never been offered a one day badge.  However, I never even thought to ask, because I've always had a 4 day badge.

What a pre-con shift does give you is the status of having fulfilled your minimum volunteer obligation.  Just doing one shift qualifies you as a returning volunteer for the next year's Con.
a person does get a day badge of their choosing. I am not sure about the process. I'm guessing the person has to go to the vol. assignment area for the day badge
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 15, 2022, 08:48:37 AM
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a person does get a day badge of their choosing. I am not sure about the process. I'm guessing the person has to go to the vol. assignment area for the day badge

 @alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)   I just learned something new.

So do you know if I can select Preview Night if I don't have it.  Just curious.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 15, 2022, 08:50:32 AM
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@alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)   I just learned something new.

So do you know if I can select Preview Night if I don't have it.  Just curious.

I don't think PV nite is an option for the free badge. Just Thurs-Sun
LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 15, 2022, 08:54:04 AM
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I don't think PV nite is an option for the free badge. Just Thurs-Sun
LOL

I had to ask.   ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: MochiMonster on May 15, 2022, 08:55:01 AM
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I had to ask.   ;D

I can confirm that Preview Night is not an option for those who volunteer for a pre-con shift.

Whenever I've done a pre-con shift, it has always been BBL. There was one year when I did BBL and it was pretty hot in the Sails Pavilion (not sure if they hadn't turned on the a/c or it wasn't high enough) and that was a pretty sweaty shift haha. We had to take breaks to go refill our water bottles because we were drinking so much...
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 15, 2022, 09:05:09 AM
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I can confirm that Preview Night is not an option for those who volunteer for a pre-con shift.

Whenever I've done a pre-con shift, it has always been BBL. There was one year when I did BBL and it was pretty hot in the Sails Pavilion (not sure if they hadn't turned on the a/c or it wasn't high enough) and that was a pretty sweaty shift haha. We had to take breaks to go refill our water bottles because we were drinking so much...

Another pre-con assignment is Premiums.  I think that's what it's called.  If anyone can fill in more details, I'd love to hear it.

I did BBL my 1st 2 years of volunteering.  I figured that was going to be my assignment my third year, but they put me on Premiums.  Funny thing though.  When they brought us to the room, the previous shifts had done such a great job, that they didn't have anything for us to do, so I don't really know what the job entails.   Since we had program books, that gave me the opportunity to start planning for the panels I wanted to attend.  We sat around for about an hour, and then the supervisor filled out our slips and let us go.  That was the easiest shift I've ever done.   :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 15, 2022, 09:06:02 AM
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I had to ask.   ;D

no harm in asking LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 15, 2022, 09:15:33 AM
Oh, there is a benefit of doing BBL, in that you can get your own BBL right then and there, and you can get the WB bag of your own choosing. My sis always wants the Supernatural bag, and she was able to get it during a pre con shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 15, 2022, 09:33:09 AM
I did a pre-con shift helping with sorting hundreds of different colored tickets for the drawings. Hundreds.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: f22raptor on May 15, 2022, 09:42:43 AM
Does the Volunteer badge qualified you to participate in the autograph and exclusive lotteries?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 15, 2022, 11:22:53 AM
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Does the Volunteer badge qualified you to participate in the autograph and exclusive lotteries?
In prior portals, Yes, see this post:

https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=10678.msg282180.msg#282180
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 15, 2022, 12:21:22 PM
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Hello - General question for people who have volunteered. What is it like? Is it random what days you get assigned - jobs - hours - any info woudl be very much appreciated.

You pick the days and times you work.  You can work everyday or no days.  It's up to you.  You'll be more limited if you want a particular job.  Think of it as you get to pick either what you do or when you do it, don't count on being able to pick what and when.  That really depends on who's scheduling you.  Some won't give you a choice.  Others will list the jobs available at that time.

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How do the preconference assignments work? If you get one - does that enable you to get one day badge?

That's exactly how it works.  You get a free day of your choosing when you work a pre-con shift.  After you complete you shift, stop by volunteer HQ and pick the day you want to be your free day.  You don't have to do it ahead of time.  If you want, you can go the morning of the day you want to be your free day and they'll activate your badge for that day.

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We sat around for about an hour, and then the supervisor filled out our slips and let us go.  That was the easiest shift I've ever done.   :)

That's all up to the person in charge of that area.  Some will make you hang out for your entire shift even when there is nothing to do.  Others will cut you loose right when you show up because there's nothing to do.

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Oh, there is a benefit of doing BBL, in that you can get your own BBL right then and there, and you can get the WB bag of your own choosing. My sis always wants the Supernatural bag, and she was able to get it during a pre con shift.

That's YMMV.  I've heard of it happening but when I've worked BBL, we were told that no one gets to pick their own bag.  No one.  It's definitely a good idea to ask first.  I've heard people ask only to be turned down.

It is a benefit of working a post-con shift in premiums though.  When they start packing up, they put out the leftover bags and ring the dinner bell.  Then you can grab a bag of your choosing.

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Does the Volunteer badge qualified you to participate in the autograph and exclusive lotteries?

Yes.  There's really not much difference between a volunteer and an attendee.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 15, 2022, 12:34:21 PM
I always have to tell this story. My first year (2003), I was a complete noob and knew nothing of SDCC. Back then it wasn’t quite the megalith it is today. To give you an idea, you could buy tickets at the door and they didn’t utilize Hall H.

Anyway, even though it was much smaller, the line to get badges was ridiculous, as it went all the way to Manchester Grand Hyatt. We were in line for nearly an hour and barely moved. It was hot and sweltering.

There were volunteers who roamed the line saying if you volunteer now, you could probably be done with your 3hr shift before you got to the front of the line to purchase badges. And you’d get in for free. And you’d get out of the heat.

For my sis and I, it was a no brainer. We jumped at the opportunity. And we ended up having the EASIEST job ever. Once an hour (so 3x), we had to post updated schedule of events flyers at several locations throughout the convention center. That’s it. Each run took maybe 15min, and the rest of the time we were free to do what we wanted. So not only did we save on badge costs, we saved on time that would’ve been wasted standing outside.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Islander009 on May 15, 2022, 12:45:13 PM
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I had to ask.   ;D
Now I got to ask if your assigned a pre con assignments for Wed, are you allowed to stay in the convention for Preview Night? Or do they make sure you exit since they can’t give you Preview night passes?


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 15, 2022, 12:46:42 PM
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That's YMMV.  I've heard of it happening but when I've worked BBL, we were told that no one gets to pick their own bag.  No one.  It's definitely a good idea to ask first.  I've heard people ask only to be turned down.

Interesting.  I never asked.  There are so, so many packets being put together (bags, program books, lanyards), I would just pick the one I wanted , and put it with the rest of my stuff.  When my shift was over, I would pick up my stuff and my bag, and walk away.  It was never a problem, and I wasn't the only one who did that.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 16, 2022, 06:28:04 AM
Somewhat silly question - do you sign up for the Volunteer Interest list from the Volunteer page or from within your Member ID?

I don't see a link for volunteer interest on that page yet - which makes sense since it is not 10 PST - I just did not want to be in the wrong place when 10 arrives.

Thanks.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 16, 2022, 06:43:56 AM
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Somewhat silly question - do you sign up for the Volunteer Interest list from the Volunteer page or from within your Member ID?

I don't see a link for volunteer interest on that page yet - which makes sense since it is not 10 PST - I just did not want to be in the wrong place when 10 arrives.

Thanks.

This on the CCI Website.  If I read this correctly, if you opted in, you should be getting an email.  I would think there would be instructions in the email.


To receive notifications about when signups open for the Daily Volunteer Interest List, make sure your Member ID account is opted in to receiving marketing emails. We also encourage you to keep an eye on this page and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 16, 2022, 06:50:35 AM
I opted in for all emails and have not received an email yet.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 16, 2022, 07:09:51 AM
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I opted in for all emails and have not received an email yet.

it may be coming at 10 am PST.  If not, keep checking the site.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 16, 2022, 07:15:14 AM
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Somewhat silly question - do you sign up for the Volunteer Interest list from the Volunteer page or from within your Member ID?

I don't see a link for volunteer interest on that page yet - which makes sense since it is not 10 PST - I just did not want to be in the wrong place when 10 arrives.

Thanks.

@geargirl (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4367)    Not a silly question at all.  I checked the site, my email, and logged in...nothing yet.  I will keep checking.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 16, 2022, 07:29:25 AM
I will too and will post when/if I see something.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Nimitz on May 16, 2022, 08:10:42 AM
If I did not signup to Volunteer before Hotel Registration will I get an opportunity later? So far the volunteer tab on my member ID page leads to nowhere. I only have a Sunday badge because in 2020 I was only going to fly in and out while the rest of my group went Thru-Sun. 

But this year I can go the whole time but only have a Sunday badge. Have Hotel and airplane tickets, I could do outside stuff but would like to do somethings with my family that is going and have the badges for all the days. They where junior at the time but now are senior but I read that it will be ok for them.

Thanks
Nimitz
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 16, 2022, 08:32:34 AM
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If I did not signup to Volunteer before Hotel Registration will I get an opportunity later? So far the volunteer tab on my member ID page leads to nowhere. I only have a Sunday badge because in 2020 I was only going to fly in and out while the rest of my group went Thru-Sun. 

But this year I can go the whole time but only have a Sunday badge. Have Hotel and airplane tickets, I could do outside stuff but would like to do somethings with my family that is going and have the badges for all the days. They where junior at the time but now are senior but I read that it will be ok for them.

Thanks
Nimitz

The volunteer interest list opens today, so you have an opportunity to sign up.  It's supposed to open up at 10 am PST.  If you are picked to be a volunteer, you can get a badge for the days you don't have a badge.  ie...  thur - sat (if you want).

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 16, 2022, 09:42:26 AM
In years past
the interest list has closed veryVery quickly

If anyone is planning of adding themselves to the list, be sharp at 10am

iow, we're at 15 min's folks ;)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 16, 2022, 09:55:39 AM
Hello

Will the link be emailed or posted on the page
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: L3g3nd33 on May 16, 2022, 10:05:12 AM
Has the link/site loaded for anyone?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 16, 2022, 10:06:06 AM
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Has the link/site loaded for anyone?

not me
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 16, 2022, 10:10:31 AM
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Hello

Will the link be emailed or posted on the page

Here's what's on the site.

"To sign up for the Interest List, log in to your Member ID account, select “Daily Volunteers” from the top menu bar, then click ‘Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List” to access the form."

Must be a significant number of people trying to sign up.  I was going to log into the site, just to check my status, and it's just churning.

Good luck everyone who's trying to sign up.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 16, 2022, 10:30:45 AM
Hello,

Thanks. That is what we did. It was a little confusing for those that have never signed up (like us). We all got on the list - so I guess we wait now.

Thanks everyone for helping me understand the process.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on May 16, 2022, 10:44:46 AM
took over 30 minutes but finally got signed up for the volunteer interest list!  those pages took forever to load
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 16, 2022, 10:45:33 AM
Finally done!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 16, 2022, 10:58:47 AM
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took over 30 minutes but finally got signed up for the volunteer interest list!  those pages took forever to load

It did take forever - I have never signed up to volunteer before so it was a bit confusing - but thanks to everyone here we sucessfully got our names on the list!

Now we wait. I hope the actual assignment options come out soon and we can get a volunteer shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 16, 2022, 11:03:59 AM


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It did take forever - I have never signed up to volunteer before so it was a bit confusing - but thanks to everyone here we sucessfully got our names on the list!

Now we wait. I hope the actual assignment options come out soon and we can get a volunteer shift.

Next step will be waiting for the Daily Volunteer Registration to open to claim your badge!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Nimitz on May 16, 2022, 11:30:59 AM
I was only able to sign up when I got home about 10 minutes ago I was with my son in his therapy session so if it is first come first serve I  think I am out of luck. Unless they need a French/English translator hehe.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 16, 2022, 11:32:53 AM
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I was only able to sign up when I got home about 10 minutes ago I was with my son in his therapy session so if it is first come first serve I  think I am out of luck. Unless they need a French/English translator hehe.
In general, when the interest list is full, they close the list.
the fact that you're able to sign up is good!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 16, 2022, 11:36:52 AM
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It did take forever - I have never signed up to volunteer before so it was a bit confusing - but thanks to everyone here we sucessfully got our names on the list!

Now we wait. I hope the actual assignment options come out soon and we can get a volunteer shift.

I'm assuming by 'volunteer shift' you mean a pre-con shift.  A lot of us sign up for those, but we don't always get them.

You will have no problem getting a volunteer shift during the Con.  There's never a problem with that.  All you have to do is go to volunteer registration. :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on May 16, 2022, 11:51:44 AM
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I'm assuming by 'volunteer shift' you mean a pre-con shift.  A lot of us sign up for those, but we don't always get them.

You will have no problem getting a volunteer shift during the Con.  There's never a problem with that.  All you have to do is go to volunteer registration. :)

Oh that is great info - I thought ANY volunteer shift might be hard to get. Thanks!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 16, 2022, 12:27:25 PM
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It did take forever - I have never signed up to volunteer before so it was a bit confusing - but thanks to everyone here we sucessfully got our names on the list!

Now we wait. I hope the actual assignment options come out soon and we can get a volunteer shift.

Be aware that you've only taken the first step.  It's a multi-step process.

1) Sign up on the volunteer interest list. (This is where you are.)
2) Register to be a volunteer when registration opens up for people on the volunteer interest list.
3) Sign up for a shift at comic-con.

Once you're a registered volunteer, you are guaranteed to be able to work a shift a day during comic-con.  You schedule your shifts at Volunteer HQ during comic-con.

The only shift you can be assigned is the pre-con shift.  That's pretty much a separate process.  When you register to be a volunteer, there is the option to say you are interested in a pre-con shift.  A couple of weeks before comic-con, they send out an email to everyone on the pre-con shift interest list.  Then you register for that by noting what days and times you can work.  It's FIFO.  When pre-con shifts become available, they assign shifts to people based on first come first served.  If you want a pre-con shift, you'll have much better odds if you say you can work on any day at any time versus only on Monday between 2-6pm.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 16, 2022, 12:41:40 PM
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Be aware that you've only taken the first step.  It's a multi-step process.

1) Sign up on the volunteer interest list. (This is where you are.)
2) Register to be a volunteer when registration opens up for people on the volunteer interest list.
3) Sign up for a shift at comic-con.

Once you're a registered volunteer, you are guaranteed to be able to work a shift a day during comic-con.  You schedule your shifts at Volunteer HQ during comic-con.

The only shift you can be assigned is the pre-con shift.  That's pretty much a separate process.  When you register to be a volunteer, there is the option to say you are interested in a pre-con shift.  A couple of weeks before comic-con, they send out an email to everyone on the pre-con shift interest list.  Then you register for that by noting what days and times you can work.  It's FIFO.  When pre-con shifts become available, they assign shifts to people based on first come first served.  If you want a pre-con shift, you'll have much better odds if you say you can work on any day at any time versus only on Monday between 2-6pm.

Regarding step 3. Do you go to Volunteer HQ on the day you want a shift and grab an assignment then, or do you go the day before? Does it change if you want an early pre-opening shift (like 6-7am)? If you want a shift everyday, do you have to go in everyday to pick an assignment, or can you go in once at the beginning and select all your assignments?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 16, 2022, 12:51:06 PM
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Regarding step 3. Do you go to Volunteer HQ on the day you want a shift and grab an assignment then, or do you go the day before? Does it change if you want an early pre-opening shift (like 6-7am)? If you want a shift everyday, do you have to go in everyday to pick an assignment, or can you go in once at the beginning and select all your assignments?

You can sign up for a shift the day before in the afternoon or evening.  So you can sign up the day before to save time.

You have to sign up for each shift separately.  So either on the day of or the day before.  You also have to wait a little bit after completing a shift before you can sign up for the next day's shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: smiley424 on May 16, 2022, 02:54:00 PM
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You can sign up for a shift the day before in the afternoon or evening.  So you can sign up the day before to save time.

You have to sign up for each shift separately.  So either on the day of or the day before.  You also have to wait a little bit after completing a shift before you can sign up for the next day's shift.

Unless it's changed, you sign up the day before for the next day, around 1pm or so IIRC.  If you have a specific time you want to volunteer, it behooves you to get to sign up as soon as they open to get your pick before slots start to fill up.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 16, 2022, 07:31:50 PM
I was going to make a comment about being surprised the Volunteer Interest list is still open, but then I looked up the 2019 Volunteer thread, and it seemed the Interest List was up for around 30 hours before it reached capacity. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes this time around.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 17, 2022, 07:50:21 AM
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I was going to make a comment about being surprised the Volunteer Interest list is still open, but then I looked up the 2019 Volunteer thread, and it seemed the Interest List was up for around 30 hours before it reached capacity. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes this time around.

Requesting all newbies to volunteering post their results from their submissions.   :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: perc2100 on May 17, 2022, 09:44:34 AM
I volunteered once for SDCC many moons ago just to get a feel of the "other side" of the con, and it was a relatively fun, rewarding experience!  For those already w/badges but wanting to get back, I hope you get the shifts and jobs that you're best capable of; for those that are hoping for their last chance at SDCC badges, I hope the experience is all you hope for!

Good luck, all. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 17, 2022, 01:21:16 PM
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I was going to make a comment about being surprised the Volunteer Interest list is still open, but then I looked up the 2019 Volunteer thread, and it seemed the Interest List was up for around 30 hours before it reached capacity. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes this time around.

It hasn't been hard to become a volunteer for a while.  10 years ago it was really hard.  The interest list opened and closed in minutes.  Recently though, people have had plenty of time to sign up.  If anything, there has been a shortage of volunteers.  I forget whether it was in 2018 or 2019 but volunteers had to be recruited shortly before comic-con started through other means.

I thought the interest list wasn't going to open at all this year.  Since all the volunteers from 2020 could roll over to 2022.  But it seems not enough people rolled over.  Thus they need to sign up more volunteers.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on May 20, 2022, 03:59:44 PM
Any info? When do they tell you if you're in or out? The parking lottery is coming up and I want to know where I stand.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 20, 2022, 04:46:07 PM
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Any info? When do they tell you if you're in or out? The parking lottery is coming up and I want to know where I stand.

from the cci vol site
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Once the Interest List has reached capacity, those on the Interest List will receive an email notification with the date and time that Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration will be available to them. Registration will remain open for the Interest List, as well as any unregistered returning volunteers, on a first-come, first-served basis until the program’s capacity is reached. At that time, the volunteer program will close and there will be no further opportunities to register to volunteer for Comic-Con 2022. Check this page frequently for updates about Interest List signups.
https://comic-con.org/daily-volunteers

the returning daily vol's go first and say they will vol again this con
then the folks from the interest list will have an opportunity to say if they want to vol for the upcoming con.
I don't expect that process to be a short process, likely it'll take a month or so.
If you are accepted as a vol for this con, you will have the opportunity to volunteer all days Thurs-Sun.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on May 20, 2022, 07:00:42 PM
If you volunteer for one day, do you only get a badge for that one day?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 20, 2022, 07:05:15 PM
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If you volunteer for one day, do you only get a badge for that one day?

Yes.

If your reason for volunteering is to get a badge for days you don't have a badge for, then you have to volunteer for a shift for each of those days.

There's nothing wrong with that.  People do it all the time.  It's just the reality.

On the flip side, if you have a badge for all days, you only have to volunteer for one (1) shift to qualify for returning volunteer next year.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 20, 2022, 11:25:53 PM
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Any info? When do they tell you if you're in or out? The parking lottery is coming up and I want to know where I stand.

It isn't time yet.  The interest list hasn't even closed.  Right now you are on the list of people they will notify when the second round of volunteer registration opens.  The second round is for new volunteers as well as returning volunteers that didn't register during the first round.  When you complete the registration process, then you will know right away that you are in.

As for your chances.  The interest list has been opened for 5 days and still hasn't reached it's target of signups.  Most returning volunteers should have signed up during the first round of volunteer registration.

The parking lottery isn't for another month.  Even if you are picked to be in the first group, you have a full week after that to complete the purchase.  There's plenty of time.

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If you volunteer for one day, do you only get a badge for that one day?

You do, except for the pre-con shift.  By completing the pre-con shift you have a free badge for any day of your choosing.  You definitely want to do that to maximize con time.  Another way to maximize prime time con time is to do early morning or late night shifts.  There are shifts that happen after the panels and exhibit hall close for the day.  Which especially makes sense for Sunday since it's an early close.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on May 21, 2022, 07:50:59 AM
Thanks for all the info. I'm grasping at straws to keep my 30 + year streak of attending intact.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 21, 2022, 08:00:25 AM
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Thanks for all the info. I'm grasping at straws to keep my 30 + year streak of attending intact.
I do one shift a con just so I have the guarantee of attending the following year. I hear you.

It should work out for you. The critical thing you need to do is apply to be a volunteer as soon as they open it up to your group. That will happen after all the returning volunteers have applied. You should have notice but that also means there may be computer glitches.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 21, 2022, 02:18:58 PM
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Thanks for all the info. I'm grasping at straws to keep my 30 + year streak of attending intact.

I think your chances are good to be a volunteer.  Another avenue is to keep an eye on the official SDCC ebay account for badge sales.

"Comic-Con 2022 will return to the San Diego Convention Center on July 21 - 24! All badges for Comic-Con 2022 have been sold. As was done in 2019, canceled and returned Comic-Con 2022 badges may be made available to the general public through a badge auction to help raise funds for the Comic-Con Museum at a later date."

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/badge-info

https://www.ebay.com/usr/sdcomic-con
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on May 27, 2022, 09:20:36 AM
I received an email last night that the volunteer registration for the interest list opens 5/31 at 10 am pacific.  Just wanted to make sure all my fellow first time volunteers got the info  :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 27, 2022, 09:39:20 AM
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I received an email last night that the volunteer registration for the interest list opens 5/31 at 10 am pacific.  Just wanted to make sure all my fellow first time volunteers got the info  :)

Thank you...excellent!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on May 27, 2022, 10:52:06 AM
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I received an email last night that the volunteer registration for the interest list opens 5/31 at 10 am pacific.  Just wanted to make sure all my fellow first time volunteers got the info  :)

Question...

It's been so long, I don't remember...

Does an email go out if the volunteer interest list is full and no longer taking submissions.  Just curious.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on May 27, 2022, 11:05:15 AM
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Question...

It's been so long, I don't remember...

Does an email go out if the volunteer interest list is full and no longer taking submissions.  Just curious.

I was also wondering that.  This is my first time trying to volunteer so I have never really paid attention to this stuff until now
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 29, 2022, 10:21:46 PM
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Question...

It's been so long, I don't remember...

Does an email go out if the volunteer interest list is full and no longer taking submissions.  Just curious.

While the link remains in the dropdown,  the "Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List" no longer available to Add To Cart.

Other than the email, the disclaimer in the Interest List sign up stated that the date and time of the Registration will not be published online.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on May 30, 2022, 12:27:15 AM
Just for clarification, the registration is only for those on Interest List, and not for returning volunteers, correct?

And is this registration also first come first serve? Or you just have to complete it anytime within the time window?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 30, 2022, 04:57:26 AM
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Just for clarification, the registration is only for those on Interest List, and not for returning volunteers, correct?

And is this registration also first come first serve? Or you just have to complete it anytime within the time window?


This will be first come, first served.  See below.

From their website: "Second Round: After the Daily Volunteer Interest List signups close, Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration will open for those on the Interest List and any returning daily volunteers who did not register in the first round. Registration will remain open until the program’s capacity has been reached. "

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 30, 2022, 02:04:21 PM
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Just for clarification, the registration is only for those on Interest List, and not for returning volunteers, correct?

And is this registration also first come first serve? Or you just have to complete it anytime within the time window?

It's for people on the interest list and for returning volunteers that didn't register during the first round.  It's first come, first served.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 31, 2022, 10:02:24 AM
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I received an email last night that the volunteer registration for the interest list opens 5/31 at 10 am pacific.  Just wanted to make sure all my fellow first time volunteers got the info  :)

"Welcome to Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration – Round 2!"

Smoothly loaded up on time. Good Luck!


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Daily Volunteers

Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration is now open! If you are a returning daily volunteer or if you signed up for the Daily Volunteer Interest List, follow the instructions below to register. Daily Volunteer Registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis until the program’s capacity is reached.


We always encourage you to keep an eye on this page and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon – for the latest volunteer announcements.

Daily Volunteer Registration

Round 2 of Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration is now open for those on the Daily Volunteer Interest List and any returning daily volunteers who did not register in the first round. A returning daily volunteer is anyone who was registered as a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020.

If you’re eligible to participate in Daily Volunteer Registration, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, select “Daily Volunteers” from the top menu bar, then click “Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration” to access the form. Daily Volunteer Registration will remain open until the program’s capacity has been reached.

Returning Daily Volunteers

Comic-Con 2022 Returning Daily Volunteer Registration closed on Friday, May 13, 2022. As a returning daily volunteer, you must have registered online by this deadline for guaranteed admission to our Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program.

Returning daily volunteers who did not register during Returning Daily Volunteer Registration may register now during Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration. Daily Volunteer Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and capacity is limited! We encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Daily Volunteer Interest List

Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List signups are now closed. If you did not sign up for the Interest List, you will not be able to participate in the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program.

Information regarding volunteering opportunities at WonderCon 2023 will be available on the WonderCon Volunteers page and on our social media sites in early 2023. Make sure to be on the lookout for it!

Daily Volunteer Registration Timeline for 2022

First Round: Comic-Con 2022 Returning Daily Volunteer Registration opened Monday, May 2, 2022, for those who were registered to be a daily volunteer for Comic-Con 2020 or who were pre-approved by the Daily Volunteer Department. Returning Daily Volunteer Registration closed on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Interest List: Shortly after Returning Daily Volunteer Registration closed, the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Interest List opened for signups. It closed on May 27.

Second Round: After the Daily Volunteer Interest List signups closed, Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration opened on May 31 for those on the Interest List and any returning daily volunteers who did not register in the first round. Registration will remain open until the program’s capacity has been reached.

We thank ALL of our volunteers – past, present, and future – for their help and enthusiasm in making Comic-Con and WonderCon great experiences for all!

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on May 31, 2022, 10:20:10 AM
I'M BACK BABY!!!!! Just signed up, so I won't be sitting out the Con this year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on May 31, 2022, 10:21:56 AM
I was able to get through smoothly between patients!  I was rushing because I wasn't sure how competitive it was going to be but I think I got it right.  The pre con shift question--were we supposed to check the box if we were interested in those?  Or was it an I am not interested box?  I was doing a quick skim and after it was done started second guessing myself.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on May 31, 2022, 10:26:47 AM
I assumed it was to indicate that you were willing to do a pre con shift, so I checked it.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on May 31, 2022, 10:28:56 AM
ok good that is what I thought too.  I was just thinking way too hard about it after I was done.  I know those are probably in high demand but I wanted to make sure I at least gave myself a chance
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on May 31, 2022, 10:31:25 AM
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The pre con shift question--were we supposed to check the box if we were interested in those?

Yes, it's to get on the pre-con shift interest list.  If it works like it has before, a couple of weeks before comic-con that interest list will open up for signups.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: takit0 on May 31, 2022, 10:32:14 AM
I can't believe how smooth that was, compared to the first round and interest list sign ups.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on May 31, 2022, 10:32:36 AM
Happy this step went waaaaay more smoothly that the interest list.  Done and done.  Helped several others do theirs as well. Yay!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on May 31, 2022, 10:40:51 AM
People are getting accepted
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2022, 11:17:47 AM
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I'M BACK BABY!!!!! Just signed up, so I won't be sitting out the Con this year.
I am glad you are sorted :)


Interesting note:
If someone has already registered in returning vol. reg, they get the following message
Oops!
An Order was already placed for alyssa attending this event

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Happy this step went waaaaay more smoothly that the interest list.  Done and done.  Helped several others do theirs as well. Yay!

It doesn't surprise me the new DB system is operating smother once the kinks were worked out ;)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: perc2100 on May 31, 2022, 11:24:30 AM
Congrats to everyone who made the list/cut/whatever to be volunteers!  May your experience be exactly what you hope for!!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: dville on June 08, 2022, 11:50:00 AM
Does anyone know if you can volunteer for Wednesday, Preview Night if you don't have a badge for Wednesday.  I get in early Wednesday and have the free time to volunteer all afternoon if they need the help, but I don't have a Wednesday badge.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on June 08, 2022, 12:08:31 PM
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Does anyone know if you can volunteer for Wednesday, Preview Night if you don't have a badge for Wednesday.  I get in early Wednesday and have the free time to volunteer all afternoon if they need the help, but I don't have a Wednesday badge.

Pre-con shifts for Wed are possible - they do not allow access to Preview Night. Hopefully you checked the pre con shift box on the volunteer registration page.  I think I had a Wed shift once, doing the bags.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TossedSalad on June 11, 2022, 02:24:19 AM
Hey y’all!  Been a very long time since I’ve been on and happy to be back!!  So my wife and I got in on the volunteer list for the first time and we only have Thursday and Sunday badges. We’ve never volunteered before and I apologize for asking a question I probably should have looked for the answer on but do we check in on Thursday to get assigned for Friday and Saturday or how does that work. Thanks in advance ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on June 11, 2022, 07:24:47 AM
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Hey y’all!  Been a very long time since I’ve been on and happy to be back!!  So my wife and I got in on the volunteer list for the first time and we only have Thursday and Sunday badges. We’ve never volunteered before and I apologize for asking a question I probably should have looked for the answer on but do we check in on Thursday to get assigned for Friday and Saturday or how does that work. Thanks in advance ;D

I'm not sure totally how it works, because I have a badge for all days, so I just volunteer when I have a break.

It's my understanding that you have to sign up for each day.  ie, you can't go on Thursday and get both Friday and Saturday.  You go on Thursday to get Friday, then you have to go again on Friday to get Saturday.  I don't know the time.  I leave it to somebody else to clarify or correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: MochiMonster on June 11, 2022, 09:08:25 AM
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Hey y’all!  Been a very long time since I’ve been on and happy to be back!!  So my wife and I got in on the volunteer list for the first time and we only have Thursday and Sunday badges. We’ve never volunteered before and I apologize for asking a question I probably should have looked for the answer on but do we check in on Thursday to get assigned for Friday and Saturday or how does that work. Thanks in advance ;D

The SDCC UnOfficial Blog released an updated guide for volunteering recently. I think it has a nice breakdown of how to check in for your volunteer assignments. https://sdccblog.com/2022/05/a-guide-to-volunteering-at-sdcc/  (https://sdccblog.com/2022/05/a-guide-to-volunteering-at-sdcc/)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on June 11, 2022, 12:57:35 PM
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Hey y’all!  Been a very long time since I’ve been on and happy to be back!!  So my wife and I got in on the volunteer list for the first time and we only have Thursday and Sunday badges. We’ve never volunteered before and I apologize for asking a question I probably should have looked for the answer on but do we check in on Thursday to get assigned for Friday and Saturday or how does that work. Thanks in advance ;D

You can schedule a volunteer assignment the day before after 1:30pm or the day of before 1:30pm.  Before 1:30pm they only schedule shifts for that day, after 1:30pm they schedule shifts for the next day.  There is also the two hour rule.  You have to wait 2 hours after completing a shift before you can book your next shift.  So if you finish a Friday shift at 2pm, you'll have to wait until 4pm before you can book a Saturday shift even though it's after 1:30pm.  To book a shift for the next day, it's after 1:30pm or 2 hours after you complete a shift whichever is later.  So can book your Friday shift on Thursday afternoon or on Friday morning.

If you'll be in town before Thursday, try to do a pre-con shift. That way you'll have an entire free day of your choosing.

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The SDCC UnOfficial Blog released an updated guide for volunteering recently. I think it has a nice breakdown of how to check in for your volunteer assignments. https://sdccblog.com/2022/05/a-guide-to-volunteering-at-sdcc/  (https://sdccblog.com/2022/05/a-guide-to-volunteering-at-sdcc/)

I skimmed that guide and at least a few things aren't the way it works, at least for the last few comic-cons.  For example it says "if you volunteered on Friday and want to volunteer again on Saturday, you can check in at the Volunteer Desk any time after 1pm PT on Friday. If you didn’t volunteer on Friday, you’ll have to wait in line and check in first thing Saturday morning."  Unless it's going to change this year, that's not the way it works.  You can get a shift assignment the day before regardless of whether you work a shift that day or not.  So if you want a Saturday shift you don't have to wait until Saturday morning, you can schedule that shift Friday afternoon even if you didn't work a Friday shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: MochiMonster on June 11, 2022, 06:07:30 PM
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I skimmed that guide and at least a few things aren't the way it works, at least for the last few comic-cons.  For example it says "if you volunteered on Friday and want to volunteer again on Saturday, you can check in at the Volunteer Desk any time after 1pm PT on Friday. If you didn’t volunteer on Friday, you’ll have to wait in line and check in first thing Saturday morning."  Unless it's going to change this year, that's not the way it works.  You can get a shift assignment the day before regardless of whether you work a shift that day or not.  So if you want a Saturday shift you don't have to wait until Saturday morning, you can schedule that shift Friday afternoon even if you didn't work a Friday shift.

Oh that's good to know! Sometimes I wonder how thick a SDCC standard operating procedure manual would be if they collected all of their policies and procedures in one place. There are so many different scenarios to consider for an event this large. ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 12, 2022, 12:36:14 AM
They have a new sheriff in town. The head of volunteers for SDCC was just hired last month, I think. But the main person that does the volunteer stuff is still doing it, so things will hopefully still work as normal.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on June 12, 2022, 12:34:33 PM
I just checked the rules for this year, 2022, and they are the same at least for the situation discussed.  So unless there's a last minute change, it should work mostly like previous years.  The big difference I see in the policies is to address covid.  It's just not the mask and the vaccine verification requirements.  There's also a 14 day rule.  if someone has or has had any symptoms associated with covid in the previous 14 days, they should not participate in SDCC activities.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on June 12, 2022, 03:53:27 PM
im hoping to get pre con volunteer for Tuesday, this way im already checked in with my vac and dont have to wait in long ass lines during the con
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TossedSalad on June 12, 2022, 09:09:14 PM
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You can schedule a volunteer assignment the day before after 1:30pm or the day of before 1:30pm.  Before 1:30pm they only schedule shifts for that day, after 1:30pm they schedule shifts for the next day.  There is also the two hour rule.  You have to wait 2 hours after completing a shift before you can book your next shift.  So if you finish a Friday shift at 2pm, you'll have to wait until 4pm before you can book a Saturday shift even though it's after 1:30pm.  To book a shift for the next day, it's after 1:30pm or 2 hours after you complete a shift whichever is later.  So can book your Friday shift on Thursday afternoon or on Friday morning.

If you'll be in town before Thursday, try to do a pre-con shift. That way you'll have an entire free day of your choosing.

I skimmed that guide and at least a few things aren't the way it works, at least for the last few comic-cons.  For example it says "if you volunteered on Friday and want to volunteer again on Saturday, you can check in at the Volunteer Desk any time after 1pm PT on Friday. If you didn’t volunteer on Friday, you’ll have to wait in line and check in first thing Saturday morning."  Unless it's going to change this year, that's not the way it works.  You can get a shift assignment the day before regardless of whether you work a shift that day or not.  So if you want a Saturday shift you don't have to wait until Saturday morning, you can schedule that shift Friday afternoon even if you didn't work a Friday shift.

Thank you for all the info I really appreciate it!  Unfortunately even with a Thursday badge I’m not getting into town until Thursday morning but my wife will be there the day before so we’ll work this out for volunteer purposes.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on June 13, 2022, 11:30:29 AM
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im hoping to get pre con volunteer for Tuesday, this way im already checked in with my vac and dont have to wait in long ass lines during the con

the vax line should be open on tuesday regardless of you volunteer shifts.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 21, 2022, 07:52:35 AM
Round 2 of Daily Volunteer Registration closed, no longer available to Add to Cart.


Update:  6/23

Add to Cart is back.  So not Closed, yet.


Update: 6/27

https://comic-con.org/cci/daily-volunteers

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Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Registration is now closed and the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program is full. There will be no further opportunities to volunteer for Comic-Con 2022.

Everyone who wishes to volunteer for Comic-Con must have a Comic-Con Member ID account. If you do not have a Member ID, please click here to learn how to create one. Be sure to opt in to our marketing emails to receive notifications regarding the Comic-Con 2023 Daily Volunteer Program.

We always encourage you to keep an eye on this page and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon – for the latest volunteer announcements.

Comic-Con 2023 Daily Volunteer Program

The Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program is full.
 Want to prepare for Comic-Con 2023 Daily Volunteer Registration? Here’s what you need to do:

Create a Comic-Con Member ID account. All Comic-Con volunteers must have a Member ID account to volunteer. Don’t have one? Click Here to sign up!

Look out for an announcement about the Comic-Con Volunteer Interest List opening sometime in the fall of 2022. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Sign up for the Volunteer Interest List as soon as it opens. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Once you’re on the Volunteer Interest List, register for the Comic-Con 2023 Daily Volunteer Program during Comic-Con 2023 Daily Volunteer Registration.

If you have any questions about the Daily Volunteer Program, please email us at [email protected]
 

We thank ALL of our volunteers – past, present, and future – for their help and enthusiasm in making Comic-Con and WonderCon great experiences for all!

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: geargirl on June 21, 2022, 07:44:10 PM
Quick Question - if you did not get badges this year but volunteer - are you included in the badge presale for the next year? I hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on June 21, 2022, 08:20:09 PM
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Quick Question - if you did not get badges this year but volunteer - are you included in the badge presale for the next year? I hope that makes sense.

No.  You get returning volunteer status.  Volunteering is the only way to be guaranteed to be able to attend comic-con each year.  As long as you maintain your volunteer status by working a shift per con, you are guaranteed to be able to register to volunteer the following year.  That's why a lot of people who do have badges still work a shift a year.  It doesn't help with badge sales though.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on June 22, 2022, 04:05:13 PM
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No.  You get returning volunteer status.  Volunteering is the only way to be guaranteed to be able to attend comic-con each year.  As long as you maintain your volunteer status by working a shift per con, you are guaranteed to be able to register to volunteer the following year.  That's why a lot of people who do have badges still work a shift a year.  It doesn't help with badge sales though.

This is precisely the reason I volunteer. I know I've been very fortunate to have been able to get badges every year (at least 4-day every year since 2003 except for one year where we didn't get Saturday). But my luck is bound to run out one of these years, so guaranteed badges via returning volunteering program is my failsafe.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on June 22, 2022, 07:03:45 PM
we should be hearing soon about when to put in for pre con volunteering right?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on June 22, 2022, 07:12:40 PM
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we should be hearing soon about when to put in for pre con volunteering right?

In 2019, I got an email on 6/28.  So, yes, we should be hearing soon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on June 27, 2022, 11:54:50 AM
from todays toucan post

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Backpack or Tote Bag Don’t forget to pick up your free WB souvenir bag, badge lanyard, and Comic-Con publications in the Sails Pavilion when you first arrive. Remember! No rolling carts, luggage, carts, etc. are allowed in the Exhibit Hall.

this means, BBL precon shifts should be back. IOW, they will need a lot of precon folks for bbl on Mon-tues :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TheNeck on June 30, 2022, 11:05:21 PM
This year will be the 1st time ever volunteering for any con, let alone SDCC. So sorry if I ask any dumb questions. I know that you can volunteer on Monday-Tuesday(pre con days), but i was wondering specifically about volunteering on Wednesday as my 1st day of volunteering. The question i have since its Wednesday(PN), can i go earlier in the morning, say 7am for a morning shift? Also for volunteering on Thursday morning, what time is the earliest i can show up to get assigned a morning shift?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on June 30, 2022, 11:18:13 PM
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This year will be the 1st time ever volunteering for any con, let alone SDCC. So sorry if I ask any dumb questions. I know that you can volunteer on Monday-Tuesday(pre con days), but i was wondering specifically about volunteering on Wednesday as my 1st day of volunteering. The question i have since its Wednesday(PN), can i go earlier in the morning, say 7am for a morning shift? Also for volunteering on Thursday morning, what time is the earliest i can show up to get assigned a morning shift?

Wednesday is still pre-con.  The normal shifts are Thursday-Sunday.

I didn't realize you asked a 2 part question until I reread it just now.  If you want an early Thursday morning shift, the best thing to do is to sign up for it on Wednesday.  Otherwise volunteer HQ doesn't open until 7am on Thursday.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TheNeck on July 01, 2022, 07:35:21 AM
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Wednesday is still pre-con.  The normal shifts are Thursday-Sunday.

I didn't realize you asked a 2 part question until I reread it just now.  If you want an early Thursday morning shift, the best thing to do is to sign up for it on Wednesday.  Otherwise volunteer HQ doesn't open until 7am on Thursday.
What times can I volunteer on Wednesday? 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 01, 2022, 10:00:35 AM
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What times can I volunteer on Wednesday?

Pre-con assignments work differently from normal shift assignments.  For a normal shift, you pick the day and the time.  For pre-con, if you are lucky enough to get a shift at all, they pick it for you.  When you register for pre-con you submit what day and times you can work.  But they aren't exact times, they are ranges like how the cable tech gives you a 4 hour window.  In practice, those submissions are more like preferences than hard and fast rules.  I and others have been assigned shifts outside the times and even days we said we could work.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SchoolboyQ on July 05, 2022, 02:54:40 PM
Just got the email for Comic-Con Pre-Convention Availability Form Link
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 05, 2022, 02:58:38 PM
Pre-con, go get it!  Shifts at the museum are new this year.  There's also now a limit to the number of time slots you can check.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 05, 2022, 03:12:12 PM
15mins late signing up, hope that doesnt matter :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 05, 2022, 03:17:10 PM
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Pre-con, go get it!  Shifts at the museum are new this year.  There's also now a limit to the number of time slots you can check.

the confusing thing is, I'm already signed up as a museum vol on Monday.... LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 05, 2022, 03:55:29 PM
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Pre-con, go get it!  Shifts at the museum are new this year.  There's also now a limit to the number of time slots you can check.

So it's 1st come 1st serve.  I know it says you'll find out by 7/17.  Does anyone know if they shut down the sign up if they get all the volunteers they need for pre-con shifts?  I've never had a problem getting a pre-con shift, but I'm Just curious.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 05, 2022, 04:19:31 PM
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So it's 1st come 1st serve.  I know it says you'll find out by 7/17.  Does anyone know if they shut down the sign up if they get all the volunteers they need for pre-con shifts?  I've never had a problem getting a pre-con shift, but I'm Just curious.
No, they haven't shut the form down in the past. Folks just didn't get the winning email
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: MochiMonster on July 05, 2022, 04:38:16 PM
I hope they send out the pre-con volunteer email assignments before July 17. It feels a little last minute to not know until 1-2 days before the shift assignment, especially if they will not be sending out email to indicate that we didn't receive a pre-con assignment.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 05, 2022, 05:37:28 PM
Still unclear if we have pre-con timeslot thats before the time you get the vax wristband, would you be able to get one before volunteering or would you need one to volunteer?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Karin on July 05, 2022, 06:58:04 PM
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Still unclear if we have pre-con timeslot thats before the time you get the vax wristband, would you be able to get one before volunteering or would you need one to volunteer?

The email specifically mentions that you need to be fully vaccinated for pre-con shifts so I assume you need the wristband or they will check your proof at check in.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 05, 2022, 08:34:20 PM
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The email specifically mentions that you need to be fully vaccinated for pre-con shifts so I assume you need the wristband or they will check your proof at check in.

Yeah got that but seeing only one place offers wristbands on mondays and out of the way. would they offer wristbands for the people who are doing Monday and Tuesday? Maybe just show proof during your shift perhaps.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 05, 2022, 10:43:25 PM
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I hope they send out the pre-con volunteer email assignments before July 17. It feels a little last minute to not know until 1-2 days before the shift assignment, especially if they will not be sending out email to indicate that we didn't receive a pre-con assignment.

Don't get your hopes up high.  For a previous comic-con, I was assigned a pre-con shift for the 19th on the 17th.  2 days before the shift.  It's just how it works.  Sometimes they really don't know until the last minute if or where they might need you.

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Yeah got that but seeing only one place offers wristbands on mondays and out of the way. would they offer wristbands for the people who are doing Monday and Tuesday? Maybe just show proof during your shift perhaps.

I don't know why they are having that site open on Monday.  There must be something going on at the T&C.  Maybe training.  Otherwise there aren't that many pre-con shifts on Monday.  It's a light day.  It really doesn't get into the swing of things until Tuesday.  The site that opens on Tuesday just happens to be where Volunteer HQ is.  That's where volunteers will report for their pre-con and regular shifts.  Except if your shift is at the museum which doesn't do vaccination checks.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 06, 2022, 07:42:13 AM
Okay, I've never volunteered, but haven't they done BBL at the T&C in the past? Maybe the station is there because the volunteer assignments are there?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Mel on July 06, 2022, 09:00:49 AM
Interesting if they are bringing T&C back. Previously that's where you went to get BBL before Wednesday. I did many pre-con shifts there. T&C was closed for a few years and under massive construction which is why that stopped.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 10, 2022, 07:50:08 PM
Any tips on getting a shift in Hall-H on Saturday?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 10, 2022, 08:53:09 PM
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Any tips on getting a shift in Hall-H on Saturday?

Luck of the draw and i think its just staff thats inside the hall if im not mistaken but could be wrong
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 10, 2022, 09:26:31 PM
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Any tips on getting a shift in Hall-H on Saturday?
I don't think that's a realistic option, sorry to say
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: smiley424 on July 12, 2022, 07:20:36 AM
So if I go on Wednesday to get my assignment for Thursday, do I get the Thursday badge then or do I have to go back Thursday morning to pick up my badge for the day?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 12, 2022, 10:31:37 AM
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So if I go on Wednesday to get my assignment for Thursday, do I get the Thursday badge then or do I have to go back Thursday morning to pick up my badge for the day?

You can pickup your badge on Wednesday.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: smiley424 on July 15, 2022, 05:43:13 AM
Volunteer email with QR code have been sent out.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on July 15, 2022, 06:08:34 AM
I would have thought pre-con shifts would have gone out already.  Or maybe they did, and we dd not get them this go round. :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 15, 2022, 06:42:24 AM
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I would have thought pre-con shifts would have gone out already.  Or maybe they did, and we dd not get them this go round. :(

I think we would have heard from someone on this board if they got a pre-con shift.  Probably later today when they come into the office.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 15, 2022, 08:52:50 AM
it said you will get an email if you got a shift by sunday afternoon or night. if you dont get an email them most likely you did not get an assignment
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 15, 2022, 08:56:31 AM
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I would have thought pre-con shifts would have gone out already.  Or maybe they did, and we dd not get them this go round. :(
I got one at 4:42 am est for PN
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 15, 2022, 09:18:14 AM
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I got one at 4:42 am est for PN

for a pre-con shift?
sorry i'm dense just lack of coffee at the moment
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 15, 2022, 09:34:16 AM
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I am a bit confused.  This coming Sunday? Or this past Sunday?  My con brain is muddled.

This coming Sunday.  They told us when we registered to expect an email by the 17th if we got a shift.  Considering that everything has been late this year, the volunteer badge confirmations that we just got should have come out a couple of days ago.  I think we'll run right up to the 17th.  Even on a normal year, I didn't get a pre-con shift email until 2 days before my pre-con shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on July 15, 2022, 09:35:01 AM
Went back to the original pre con shift email, and see that July 17 is the deadline day to receive a pre con shift email.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 15, 2022, 10:10:40 AM
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for a pre-con shift?
sorry i'm dense just lack of coffee at the moment
correct
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 15, 2022, 10:22:53 AM
My wife got the bar code email that says she can do shifts any day, Wednesday through Sunday, meaning she can volunteer for Wednesday from 10am to 9pm. Thought Wednesday was apart of pre-con shift?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on July 15, 2022, 10:33:00 AM
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My wife got the bar code email that says she can do shifts any day, Wednesday through Sunday, meaning she can volunteer for Wednesday from 10am to 9pm. Thought Wednesday was apart of pre-con shift?

Again...confusing.  I got that one, too.  I thought the same.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 15, 2022, 10:35:10 AM
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My wife got the bar code email that says she can do shifts any day, Wednesday through Sunday, meaning she can volunteer for Wednesday from 10am to 9pm. Thought Wednesday was apart of pre-con shift?

Mine says the same.  Unless something changed this year, I think it's just confusing wording.  Wednesday is pre-con.  As can be confirmed since someone got a pre-con shift for Wednesday.  I think what they mean is that volunteer HQ is open Weds through Sun.  So you can start checking in on Wednesday to pickup your badge as well as schedule a Thursday shift.

Update: It turns out that wasn't a pre-con assignment.  But if you look at the pre-con availability email, it states that pre-con is Mon-Weds.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 15, 2022, 10:42:30 AM
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Again...confusing.  I got that one, too.  I thought the same.

I think those hours are just to pick up your volunteer badge.

I went back to my pre-con email from 2019, and this was in the subject:

'DO NOT REPLY: Comic-Con 2019 Pre-Convention Volunteer Assignment'

The body of the email had a specific date and time for the assignment.  Granted, they've changed the system, and the email may be totally different, but I would think it would have definitive information about your assignment, if you got one.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 15, 2022, 11:34:26 AM
This is the email I received from CCI w/a Qcode Daily Volunteer
DAILY VOLUNTEER - MARRIOTT MARINA BALLROOM E/F/G
Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Badge Confirmation
July 21–24, 2022
Preview Night: July 20

Hello Sarita,
Welcome to the Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Program! You are guaranteed to get an assignment each day you want to volunteer, and you may volunteer any or all days of the show, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 through Sunday, July 24, 2022. You will receive a complimentary badge for each day you volunteer. The badge is only good for that day and may not be transferred to another person.
Please bring this confirmation and a valid photo ID on-site to the DAILY VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN AREA in the MARRIOTT MARINA BALLROOM E/F/G or to the Daily Volunteer Assisted Access Desk in Lobby A of the Convention Center if you are deaf or disabled.
Everyone attending Comic-Con will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Click here for more information. San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.
This confirmation is good for Comic-Con 2022 only. Please keep this confirmation safe and secure. You may not transfer, sell, share, and/or duplicate your badge or confirmation. If it is scanned on-site before you arrive, your barcode will not work, and you will not receive a badge. The name on your badge must match your photo ID when you arrive on-site.

and other stuff
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 15, 2022, 12:10:19 PM
i think that's the normal vol badge that got sent out to everyone.
not a pre-con assignment

it IS odd the added bit about Wed. --- but they may need people on Wed too.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 15, 2022, 12:16:28 PM
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i think that's the normal vol badge that got sent out to everyone.
not a pre-con assignment

it IS odd the added bit about Wed. --- but they may need people on Wed too.
the registration form prior asked if I wanted to help out on Tuesday. Which I said yes. Then got this.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 15, 2022, 12:18:38 PM
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i think that's the normal vol badge that got sent out to everyone.
not a pre-con assignment

it IS odd the added bit about Wed. --- but they may need people on Wed too.

You're right.  That is just the normal volunteer badge confirmation, not pre-con.

I really think when they say Wed-Sun they are only talking about volunteer headquarter hours.  So you can check in to get your badge and sign up for a shift on Thursday.  It doesn't make any sense to do a regular shift on Weds.  Since for a regular shift your badge is only active the day you do the shift.  On Weds that's only PN.  A volunteer badge cannot let you attend PN.  So there can't be a regular shift on Weds.

In the pre-con email, they explicitly say that pre-con is Mon-Weds.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 15, 2022, 12:21:25 PM
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the registration form prior asked if I wanted to help out on Tuesday. Which I said yes. Then got this.

They are two separate processes.  What you got is the regular volunteer badge confirmation.  You go to volunteer HQ to sign up on a date and time of your choosing.  That's different from pre-con.  It's a different path.  For pre-con, if chosen, you'll get an email saying that you have a shift on this date, at this time, at this place.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 15, 2022, 12:27:23 PM
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You're right.  That is just the normal volunteer badge confirmation, not pre-con.

I really think when they say Wed-Sun they are only talking about volunteer headquarter hours.  So you can check in to get your badge and sign up for a shift on Thursday.  It doesn't make any sense to do a regular shift on Weds.  Since for a regular shift your badge is only active the day you do the shift.  On Weds that's only PN.  A volunteer badge cannot let you attend PN.  So there can't be a regular shift on Weds.

In the pre-con email, they explicitly say that pre-con is Mon-Weds.
I got this on July 5
Here is your chance to sign up for a Comic-Con 2022 pre-convention assignment.
Due to the unpredictability of receiving negative COVID-19 test results, we are asking all pre-convention volunteers to be fully vaccinated. Acceptable proof of vaccination guarantees you will be eligible to enter the convention center for an assignment on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Masks will also be required.
Click here for more information on the COVID-19 policy.
If you are eligible and available to volunteer on Monday, July 18, Tuesday, July 19 or Wednesday, July 20, 2022, please click on the link below and fill out the form.
If you are not eligible and available for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday assignments, please ignore this email.
This ONLY concerns volunteer assignments for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. It does not affect your opportunity to volunteer on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Assignments for those days are only given out on site when you check in at the Daily Volunteer area. Read your Daily Volunteer Orientation and Forms doc for more information on daily volunteer on site check in and scheduling procedures.
To start, please click on this link and fill out the quick and easy Google doc form:
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 15, 2022, 12:41:14 PM
That's the pre-con availability email.  That's a different process from the volunteer badge confirmation email we got this morning.  If you are assigned a pre-con shift, you'll get an email with a specific date, time and location.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 15, 2022, 01:05:14 PM
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That's the pre-con availability email.  That's a different process from the volunteer badge confirmation email we got this morning.  If you are assigned a pre-con shift, you'll get an email with a specific date, time and location.
I applied for this as well but didn't get anything.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 15, 2022, 01:47:52 PM
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I applied for this as well but didn't get anything.

I don't think anyone has.  They said by the 17th and considering that everything has been late this year, I don't anticipate hearing until then.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: WhySoXiruious on July 16, 2022, 04:37:57 PM
I just got an email for my precon shift!

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TheNeck on July 16, 2022, 04:42:29 PM
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I just got an email for my precon shift!
Me too for Wednesday 9am.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 16, 2022, 05:02:45 PM
Wednesday at 10:30

submitted 20 after i got the email ;)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Mario Wario on July 16, 2022, 05:07:07 PM
Wednesday at 630am.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 16, 2022, 05:16:19 PM
Just got mine. Wed 10am. Not quite sure when I submitted.

My sis hasn't gotten anything yet. She submitted around the same time I did, maybe a few minutes later.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 16, 2022, 05:16:55 PM
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Wednesday at 10:30

submitted 20 after i got the email ;)

theres hope for me then cause i did mine 2-3 mins after i got the email. they may be starting with Wednesday for some reason

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on July 16, 2022, 05:26:44 PM
Also got the precon email for a Wed at 1:30 pm shift. Submitted at about 20 min
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: debster on July 16, 2022, 05:31:23 PM
Wednesday at 10:30am, submitted 13 minutes after I got the email.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: DragonJuls on July 16, 2022, 05:35:44 PM
Pre-con shift at Wed 11am

I think I submitted 20 minutes after email came out.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 16, 2022, 05:39:10 PM
Has anyone tried to swap assignments? Does CCI accommodate such requests?

My sis just got 2pm, and I got 10am. I think ideally she'd want my earlier timeslot, and I'd want hers.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on July 16, 2022, 05:50:13 PM
I got mine,9am Wed. What are people talking about submitting? My Email just says show up wed. Now to figure out what "free day" I want.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 16, 2022, 05:51:43 PM
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I got mine,9am Wed. What are people talking about submitting? My Email just says show up wed. Now to figure out what "free day" I want.
submitting= how long after the email arrived did you reply back
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on July 16, 2022, 05:53:40 PM
My email says don't reply.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 16, 2022, 06:23:01 PM
Pre con Tuesday at 4
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 16, 2022, 06:31:44 PM
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My email says don't reply.
no
cci sent out an email to everyone asking if they wanted a precon shift.... how long did it take you to reply to THAT email? not the one you got today
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: ToryRoxx on July 16, 2022, 06:49:18 PM
I got pre con Wednesday at 6 am 💀
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: debster on July 16, 2022, 06:58:24 PM
The Pre-con assignment email says this:

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Prior to entering the Convention Center to check in for your assignment, you must show proof of vaccination in one of the verification stations set up outside Lobby D of the Convention Center for that purpose.  Masks are also required. 

Does this mean these are special verification stations for volunteers? The Lobby D station for attendees is labeled a Late Night Verification center and is open starting on Wednesday at 7pm.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on July 16, 2022, 07:14:21 PM
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no
cci sent out an email to everyone asking if they wanted a precon shift.... how long did it take you to reply to THAT email? not the one you got today
Now I get it. I don't remember when I replied to that email. I'm old. :-[
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 16, 2022, 08:40:15 PM
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The Pre-con assignment email says this:

Does this mean these are special verification stations for volunteers? The Lobby D station for attendees is labeled a Late Night Verification center and is open starting on Wednesday at 7pm.

The station opening on Tuesday is right where volunteer HQ is.  That is where all the volunteers, except those going to the museum, check in for a shift including for pre-con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 16, 2022, 09:34:41 PM
Wait… volunteer spots at 6/6:30 am on Wednesday? What is happening at that hour?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 16, 2022, 09:54:05 PM
the wife's got her email for Tuesday at 1:30, but the email does not have her name, it was sent to Volunteers Volunteers, did everyone else say this too?
 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: alyssa on July 16, 2022, 10:07:28 PM
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Wait… volunteer spots at 6/6:30 am on Wednesday? What is happening at that hour?

Vendor reg set up'
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on July 18, 2022, 10:59:32 AM
I got my pre con shift too!  630pm Wednesday.  I submitted within 5 minutes of getting the email.  I only put in for the two latest shifts on Wednesday since I don't get in until Wednesday morning.  My question as a first timer is--when do we request the free day for working our pre con shift?  Can we do it after we complete it?  Is it an easy process?  I always have so much anxiety doing things I have never done before. Going way out of my comfort zone this year
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 18, 2022, 11:12:16 AM
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My question as a first timer is--when do we request the free day for working our pre con shift?  Can we do it after we complete it?  Is it an easy process?

It's super easy.  You probably won't be able to do it after you complete your shift Weds night for no other reason then volunteer HQ will be closed.  They also need time to process your c card to note in the system that you completely your shift.  So starting Thurs morning, you can go anytime volunteer HQ is opened to pick your free day.  It can be that same day.  It can be any day in the future.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: karli2067 on July 18, 2022, 11:17:43 AM
ok cool thank you!  i only have thursday and sunday badges this year so my master plan was to volunteer before the con to get saturday--I guess i actually achieved it! I love it when a plan comes together
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: perc2100 on July 18, 2022, 02:31:06 PM
Question from a random "I've never volunteered" fellow:

Is it common for people to volunteer even if they have 5-day badges?  Like, if they just want to get back?  I've never volunteered before, and it seems like a worthwhile thing to help out; maybe I'll look into it next year?  My main thought is "I'd hate to take a spot away from someone who DIDN'T score badges" which is one reason why I've never volunteered before.  I presume I can't walk up to the Convention Center or something tomorrow and just say "hey: I'd love to help if you need it!" or something  :P
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 18, 2022, 02:37:27 PM
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Question from a random "I've never volunteered" fellow:

Is it common for people to volunteer even if they have 5-day badges?  Like, if they just want to get back?  I've never volunteered before, and it seems like a worthwhile thing to help out; maybe I'll look into it next year?  My main thought is "I'd hate to take a spot away from someone who DIDN'T score badges" which is one reason why I've never volunteered before.  I presume I can't walk up to the Convention Center or something tomorrow and just say "hey: I'd love to help if you need it!" or something  :P

I've always had at least a four (4) day badge, but I sign up to volunteer as a back up.  That was my initial reason, but I've come to enjoy it.  Don't worry about taking someone's spot.  If anything, I think they welcome as many people as they can get.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Car_Low on July 19, 2022, 09:23:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/kl02ejT.jpg)

volunteer pin
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Mel on July 19, 2022, 09:26:18 PM
Honestly like that better than shirts

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TheNeck on July 19, 2022, 09:52:35 PM
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Honestly like that better than shirts

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i wouldn't mind a shirt and a pin. this is my 1st time volunteering at any con. LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Mel on July 20, 2022, 12:05:37 AM
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i wouldn't mind a shirt and a pin. this is my 1st time volunteering at any con. LOL
Previously you only got a tshirt and had to hike down to mgh to get it. There are years I never even went to get it.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: debster on July 21, 2022, 07:08:46 PM
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Previously you only got a tshirt and had to hike down to mgh to get it. There are years I never even went to get it.

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It’s so easy to get your pin this year compared to the tshirt hike. I like that they have the pin pickup table at the volunteer registration area. They scan your badge to make sure you did a shift, put a sticker on your badge and give you your pin!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Eric_Draven66 on July 21, 2022, 07:53:52 PM
My pre-con shift only lasted 30 mins lol, nothing to do
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on July 25, 2022, 04:39:31 PM
This was my first time as a volunteer. I did Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun. Thrus was my free day. I had to do all 3 hours of my shifts except one day I got off a half hour early. It was interesting but I think I'd rather have a ticket.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 25, 2022, 09:48:43 PM
I ended up working just 2hrs because their systems crashed as I was checking in, and by the time they got everything sorted, I had already “missed my bus” to my volunteer location. But they didn’t hold it against me. I worked at the professional or exhibitor badge pick up line (not sure which it was). I ended up working by myself stuffing WB bags with programs and lanyards. It was a quick two hours.

No one gave me my volunteer pin. But luckily I saw a stack of them on the table, so I nabbed one on the way out.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 25, 2022, 10:06:01 PM
Oh, one question: is there a way to verify that your shift got properly logged into their system. ie, the badge you handed to the supervisor at the end of the shift wasn't lost in transit or something.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 25, 2022, 10:11:55 PM
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Oh, one question: is there a way to verify that your shift got properly logged into their system. ie, the badge you handed to the supervisor at the end of the shift wasn't lost in transit or something.

Not after the Con is over.

Why didn't you get your pin?  If you went thru the verification process at HQ to get your pin, that would have been a way to verify your shift.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 25, 2022, 10:18:09 PM
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Not after the Con is over.

Why didn't you get your pin?  If you went thru the verification process at HQ to get your pin, that would have been a way to verify your shift.

Oh, Okay, uh, I wasn't told to go back to verify my status. I was told to just hand in the badge and that was that. Since I already had a 4-day badge, I didn't need to go back to get a day badge of my choosing.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: debster on July 26, 2022, 06:12:01 AM
My volunteer shift was processing volunteer c cards, the badges you got while you were volunteering and that you turned into your supervisor after the shift. They rate you from 1 to 5 stars, and I scanned those badges and put in your rating. After it gets put into the system, it would have shown that you completed a volunteer shift. I was able to see my own c card get scanned, and the next day I was able to go to the volunteer area to confirm my completed shift and get my pin (I couldn’t go right away because I did a pre-con shift so the pin table wasn’t there yet when I was done).

They don’t tell you the pin procedure (at least they didn’t tell me), but it was in the volunteer paperwork.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on July 26, 2022, 06:38:53 AM
I didn't get my pin until the third day. They didn't say anything about it when checking in. I finally saw the pin station, but nobody was there.  Someone made a stink, and a supervisor came over and started scanning badges and giving them out.
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Post by: TheNeck on July 26, 2022, 09:08:18 AM
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I didn't get my pin until the third day. They didn't say anything about it when checking in. I finally saw the pin station, but nobody was there.  Someone made a stink, and a supervisor came over and started scanning badges and giving them out.
where exactly was the pin station?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 26, 2022, 09:16:09 AM
My shift was 'manning' the small press room (I assume it was small press) in the convention center.  I just had to verify their badge said press or that they had a green press ribbon attached to their badge.  Security and staff were also allowed in the room.  I thought the room was well set up.  They also had access to coffee and pastries. It was an easy shift. for the first 2 hours, I had a partner.  He started at 9.  My shift started at 10.  He was very friendly, so we chatted.  He got to leave around 12, so I was on the door by myself for a little bit.  Then my relief came, and he said the supervisor told him to tell me I could leave early.  The supervisor was a sweetheart (I wish I could remember her name).

As my shift was outside the door right by one of the escalators, every once in a while, an attendee would ask me a question about the location of a room.  I felt good that I knew enough about the convention center that I could give them a good answer.   :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 26, 2022, 09:20:28 AM
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No one gave me my volunteer pin. But luckily I saw a stack of them on the table, so I nabbed one on the way out.
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Oh, Okay, uh, I wasn't told to go back to verify my status. I was told to just hand in the badge and that was that. Since I already had a 4-day badge, I didn't need to go back to get a day badge of my choosing.

How to get the pin, and thus verify that your shift was recorded properly, was in the volunteer orientation packet you got when you registered to be a volunteer.  If you had asked for a pin instead of nabbing one, then you would have found out then.  That's the reason it works this way.  It's a check to make sure your c card got recorded properly.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 26, 2022, 09:21:08 AM
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where exactly was the pin station?

It was in the same room as Volunteer registration!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: TheNeck on July 26, 2022, 09:27:18 AM
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It was in the same room as Volunteer registration!
thanks

a pin would have been nice, but that is what i get for not reading all of the paperwork.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 26, 2022, 11:04:52 AM
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How to get the pin, and thus verify that your shift was recorded properly, was in the volunteer orientation packet you got when you registered to be a volunteer.  If you had asked for a pin instead of nabbing one, then you would have found out then.  That's the reason it works this way.  It's a check to make sure your c card got recorded properly.

Are you referring to the online form that was linked in the email titled "Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Badge Confirmation"? There is this line:

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IMPORTANT: You will get a ticket with the location and time of your assignment. Make sure you turn in this ticket to your supervisor at the department to which you are assigned to volunteer. If you do not, you will not get credit for that assignment.

Other than that, I got no other packets or forms when I checked in. When I turned in my ticket, the supervisor was slightly confused as to what it was. In fact, she asked me what she needed to do. So I told her she just needed to turn the ticket back to the volunteer office.

The whole volunteer thing was a bit of a mess. As I mentioned elsewhere, the system crashed while I was checking in. They had to reprint my badge 3x before the barcode would work. And they didn't give me the plastic holder with the RFID sticker, so I had trouble getting through the security gate. Luckily, the volunteer guide who led us to our assignment got me through.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 26, 2022, 11:21:38 AM
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Are you referring to the online form that was linked in the email titled "Comic-Con 2022 Daily Volunteer Badge Confirmation"? There is this line:

Other than that, I got no other packets or forms when I checked in. When I turned in my ticket, the supervisor was slightly confused as to what it was. In fact, she asked me what she needed to do. So I told her she just needed to turn the ticket back to the volunteer office.

Read the very next paragraph of what you quoted.  The paragraph starting with "Thank you!".  It's instructions on how to get your pin ticket validated and thus confirmation that your c card was properly recorded.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: sessionka on July 26, 2022, 11:42:38 AM
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Read the very next paragraph of what you quoted.  The paragraph starting with "Thank you!".  It's instructions on how to get your pin ticket validated and thus confirmation that your c card was properly recorded.

Thank You! To show our appreciation for dedicated volunteers, once you have completed an
assignment you are eligible for the special Comic-Con 2022 volunteer pin! You will get a pin
ticket with your badge and information on where and when to get your pin. This ticket is invalid
by itself and must be validated by Daily Volunteer Department staff at the validation desk in
order for you to get a pin. After you have completed your first assignment you may get your
validation from the desk and get your collectable “thank you” from all of us at Comic-Con. We
are grateful for your support of Comic-Con! We hope that you will enjoy volunteering your time
with us and being part of the huge effort it takes to put on a convention like Comic-Con"

This is what I see when I pulled up the volunteer info.  I have to say I didn't read all that.  I can't really say this is what I went by when I went for my pin.  I may have heard an announcement when I was on line for my next day's assignment.  I will say the instructions are a little confusing (IMO), but it does imply you need to go back to Volunteer HQ at some point.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 26, 2022, 12:01:20 PM
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It’s so easy to get your pin this year compared to the tshirt hike. I like that they have the pin pickup table at the volunteer registration area. They scan your badge to make sure you did a shift, put a sticker on your badge and give you your pin!

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Oh, one question: is there a way to verify that your shift got properly logged into their system. ie, the badge you handed to the supervisor at the end of the shift wasn't lost in transit or something.

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thanks

a pin would have been nice, but that is what i get for not reading all of the paperwork.

We had @debster 's post as well!  The packet info still available under Member ID.

I think Volunteers would have still needed to wait a few hours after the shift?  To allow time to upload the volunteer rating into the system prior to pin retrieval?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on July 26, 2022, 12:11:02 PM
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I think Volunteers would have still needed to wait a few hours after the shift?  To allow time to upload the volunteer rating into the system prior to pin retrieval?

That's the 2 hour rule.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: debster on July 26, 2022, 02:04:43 PM
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I think Volunteers would have still needed to wait a few hours after the shift?  To allow time to upload the volunteer rating into the system prior to pin retrieval?

Yes, while I had the volunteer job of a c card scanner, the volunteer job of a c card runner was to go all around the convention collecting the c cards, which they then brought back to the scanners so they could put the c cards in the system. I did not envy their job.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: Old Man Grey on July 26, 2022, 02:22:31 PM
I didn't get a pin "ticket". They just scanned my badge to make sure I hadn't already got one. Then they put a red sticker on my badge. The pin desk was in the holding area before they led you to your assignment. It even had a sign.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Volunteer Discussion
Post by: accelerate on August 08, 2022, 03:57:50 PM
So because I was paranoid that my volunteer assignment didn't get logged properly (because I did not go back to Volunteer HQ after my shift), I emailed SDCC last week just to verify, and they responded just now that yup, they logged my shift and I'm good to go for registering for Returning Volunteers for next year.