Volunteering

Volunteering Rocks!

Indigeo events are entirely volunteer run!

If you are interested in volunteering, please  contact MsKenzington, Indigeo’s Volunteer Coordinator.

1 hour of volunteering for coat check, set up, or take down, gets you a free party ticket! (regardless if you’re a Member or Non-Member).

Plus you get the warm and fuzzy feeling of having made the magic happen! 😉


Equipment

Indigeo has it’s own dungeon equipment, purchased on behalf of our members. Funding is entirely through donations, membership fees, and event ticket sales. We need help setting the equipment up and taking it down at our play parties and events.

Set up:

Set up for the parties happens the day of, at 5PM for our VEC venue. The duration of set up is usually about 1 hour. To help set up, you must be able to carry equipment from the on-site storage, up the Victoria Event Centre’s back stairs, and into the event space. (they are looking at getting a lift installed soon….yippie!) You will help arrange and put together the equipment  on the play floor. All of this is supervised by experienced volunteers, so don’t be afraid to get your feet wet!

Tear down:

Tear down starts at the end of the party around 1:00AM . This includes dismantling the equipment and taking it back down the stairs and into the storage area. The faster you go, the faster it is done – many hands make light work!

We need about 5 volunteers for efficient set up and tear down. However, we’re not going to turn folks away if there’s more helping hands. Shifts are set up by Indigeo’s Volunteer Coordinator (see top of page).


Front of House:

Each shift lasts for 1 hour, and there are 2 people on shift at a time: coat check (volunteer) and ticket sales (Board member). Please let the Volunteer Coordinator know which shift you would prefer to do (although we can’t make any promises, but we’ll try our best).

Only the volunteers working their shift in the Front of House area are permitted in that area. A Board member will also be there to help train volunteers and/or process payments.

When volunteering in Front of House you are by no means restricted to that space. If you feel uncomfortable (with a guest, another volunteer, anything!), or are unsure of what to do in a situation, please let an Indigeo director or coordinator know, and we will do our best to help. We will check in once and a while; however, there are only a few of us and many things to attend to during the evening. If you need to use the bathroom, go! Need to grab a drink or snack, go! Or better yet do that stuff before your shift. But the bottom line is that if you are feeling uncomfortable, there are resources available to help you. All that being said, please don’t leave because you feel bored, and PLEASE arrive on time! You have signed up for a volunteer shift, Indigeo could not run without volunteers!

Coat Check

Coat Check is checking in coats and checking out people ;P — just kidding; responsibilities are:

  • Checking in and retrieving coats (and depending on the venue, bags)
  • Greeting our guests and helping them find their way into the venue.
  • Hand out signalling wristbands (green = “I’d love to play, please ask”, yellow = “I’d maybe like to play, please ask”, red = “I’m not interested in playing, please don’t ask”) – Place it on your left wrist in you are looking to Top, and your right wrist if you are looking to bottom.

Food

Snacks are provided at the Victoria Event Centre, and are primarily for people coming off of the Play Floor. In the Aftercare Are, there are juice boxes and fruit snacks available. If you have particular dietary requirements, you are more than welcome to bring your own food. If you are interested in volunteering to prepare and/or manage the food (meaning putting more out as items run out) please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Food Allergies: if you have a severe allergy that can be triggered by airborne particles or skin contact, please let us know a few days before the party, and we will do our best to ensure your safety!