President's Message

If you are reading this, I would like to personally thank you for your interest in working with our convention. We created this event because of our passion for Japanese Anime and Pop culture. We take great honour in finding the best volunteers in the industry. Some of our volunteers have been with us for over 7 years and we continue to work with the same joy, passion, and excitement that we first started off with.

I like to determine the success of the event not by the amount of attendees that we’ve gathered, but instead, by the experiences, opportunities, impact, and memories that we create. Should you join our team, you will be joining an international event that coordinates with over 200 different volunteers across both North America and Japan. You will be working with real industry professionals. You will see real performers and artists. You will gain an experience that I believe will last you a lifetime.

And finally, you will have given back into an industry and culture that means so much to so many people from all parts of the world. So from one fan to another, I’d like to sincerely thank you for your interest and willingness to work with us.



Are you interested in Volunteering for IFF?  Volunteers are the livelihood of any good Anime convention. They are the sails that push us forward and the glue that keeps us together. Without the help of volunteers, Anime conventions would be almost impossible to run.

Sample Duties

  • Registration
  • Checking Badges
  • Running tech (ie projectors, laptops, dvd-players)
  • Simply Running around grabbing supplies and replenishing water
  • Anything to help lend a hand to a fellow IFF friend.

Types of Volunteers

Volunteering at Con “General Volunteer” (Pink Team)

  • Must work 24hrs (min. 3 x 8hr shifts) at the convention to be eligible for free admission and complimentary meals during shifts
  • Must pass interview process
  • Must complete training before convention
  • Be willing to help in all aspects of the convention
  • Min. 16yrs by Con

Volunteering throughout the year “General Staff” (Blue Team)

  • Must be able to attend monthly meetings
  • Must maintain communication with team throughout the year
  • Must pass interview process
  • Must pass probationary period ( min. 3 months)
  • Must pass a criminal record check ( convention will pay for associated fees)
  • Min. 18yrs old
  • Must be able to commit a min. 4-6hrs/week
Signup below to become a volunteer. Be sure to fill out the forms in its entirety. Please don’t worry if you don’t get an email back right away. We look at each application very thoroughly so it may take a while to complete. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

An interview does not guarantee acceptance.

Volunteering type?

Position of Interest (pick all that apply)

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