Volunteer 2017-12-22T18:28:33+00:00

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MEDICAL

Total positions needed: 5

Registered Nurses must be certified in Pennsylvania.
EMTs must possess valid EMT certification.

You will be expected to staff the infirmary for 1-2 activity periods per day during August 16th-18th, and be on-call for at least one evening/night.

Total lifeguards needed: 2-3

Must possess current lifeguard certification.

You will be expected to staff the pool for a maximum of three activity periods a day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th.

LARP AND BOFFER GAMES

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. Encaros, our fantasy combat LARP, takes place for two activity periods a day, but you may be asked to help with an evening (non-combat) LARP.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. Boffer games take place during two activity periods per day, but you may be asked to help out elsewhere for a period. Common places we’d also need you include the Encaros LARP, game room, or evening LARP.

CLASS INSTRUCTORS

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience, and will be asked to provide photos and/or possibly samples of your work.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience, and will be asked to provide photos and/or possibly samples of your work.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience, and will be asked to provide photos and/or possibly samples of your work.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience, and will be asked to provide photos and/or possibly samples of your work.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience, and will be asked to provide photos and/or possibly samples of your work.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience, and will be asked to provide photos and/or possibly samples of your work.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience.

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. You must have relevant previous experience.

We’re open to new ideas for classes! There’s a spot in the application to submit a class.

MARKETING & MEDIA

You will be asked to volunteer a 2-3 hours per day. You must have relevant previous experience. All media are the property of Epic Nerd Camp, and must be uploaded to our Google Drive.

This department has standard and non-standard volunteer positions, depending on the level of involvement and time spent on projects outside of the week of camp. Please apply for more details. You can apply for either, both, or individual aspects listed below.

VIDEOGRAPHER- You will be asked to film 2-3 hours per day. You must have relevant previous experience. All media are the property of Epic Nerd Camp, and must be uploaded to our Google Drive. This is a standard position unless combined with other duties.

VIDEO PRODUCER – Can include one or more of the following:

  • Creating Video Ads
  • Show/Channel Development
  • YouTube, Twitch, Facebook live streams
  • Filming
  • Editing

We do not currently have any openings for this position.

This position may become non-standard, depending on the level of involvement and time spent on projects.

  • Ad Creation
  • Audience Targeting
  • Ad Content
  • Primarily Facebook Ads

Create engaging blog posts about camp and industry related happenings in the Geek-verse.

This position is non-standard, please apply for more details.

GAME ROOM

You will be asked to volunteer a maximum of three activity periods per day OR a mix of activity periods and 2-3 hour shifts in the evening.

Game room duties can include:

-Assisting with tournaments.
-Managing the Game Library and assisting with the check in/out process
-Helping campers choose a game and going over the game rules
-Teaching intro to RPGs and character creation

Many campers like to host their own RPGs or salon LARPs in the evenings. If you’d like for your game to be listed on our schedule, please fill out the GAME SCHEDULE SUBMISSION form.

SUNDRY & WHATNOT

Play a stringed instrument, sing, make general merriment around the campfire, game room, etc… This is more of a gig for a few hours each evening.

If you have a significant social following or skillset sufficient enough that advertising your participation and/or attendance would offset your food/lodging costs, let us know in your application and we’ll see what we can arrange! Presently, this is a labor of love, and we’re not in a position to pay appearance fees. Our community is small and wonderful, you won’t be sorry you came. 🙂

We like a couple more people to help code some website and app features, this is a non-standard volunteer spot. Apply for more details.

Anyone interested in volunteering for Epic Nerd Camp must be aware of the following policies.

HOW IT WORKS- The venue has set the fee for food and lodging for our volunteers such that it’s necessary for volunteers to cover their own food/lodging costs (which is standard for volunteering at events). Volunteer Registration Badges for ENC 2018 are $299. This covers the cost of your lodging and food while at ENC (including the day before camp: Tuesday, August 14th), as well as a volunteer t-shirt, badge, and wristband.
Standard Volunteer- Unless otherwise specified, volunteers will be assigned up to a maximum of three activity periods per day of the session.
Non-standard Volunteer- These positions may require work outside the week of the event, and are handled case-by-case. We’re not assholes, so we’ll work out something fair.

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS- As per usual, first year volunteers will be asked to purchase a Camper Registration $599 (or Pre-Registration $499) Badge. After successful completion of your volunteer commitments, you will be reimbursed the difference between $299 and your paid registration fee after the conclusion of camp. This system discourages people from signing up to volunteer, collecting their badge, then neglecting to fulfill their volunteer commitments.

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS- Returning volunteers will have access to the Volunteer Registration Badge for $299.

THINGS TO KNOW
Unless otherwise specified, you are expected to arrive at the venue the day before camp starts: Tuesday, August 14th (the earlier in the day, the better) and to stay until noonish on Sunday, August 19th.

All volunteers must wear their Epic Nerd Camp badge while in the camp or working/participating in activities where it is safe to do so. This will set a good example for campers, who are also required to wear their badges.

All volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please refrain from wearing torn or dirty clothing. You’ll be provided with one ENC volunteer t-shirt, which should be worn while on duty. Additional t-shirts for returning volunteers will be available at cost (TBA). Going forward, first year volunteers will receive “red shirts” which can only be worn during your first year, so you’ll probably only want one. Comfortable walking shoes are best, as most volunteers will be standing or walking a great deal during the day.

Please do not use your cell phone excessively while on duty.

We ask all volunteers to act in the best interest of Epic Nerd Camp by respecting campers, fellow volunteers and staff, as well as promoting a safe and healthy environment.

You are welcome to volunteer your time outside of assigned hours, but your food/lodging costs will remain the same.

Volunteers must refrain from any deliberate acts that may create a dangerous or unhealthy situation during Epic Nerd Camp. This includes, but is not limited to: the use of illegal drugs, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages; and assaulting, harassing, threatening, or disregarding the safety (or perceived safety) of an individual.

We have a zero tolerance policy against harassment of any kind. Violation of this policy will result in badge revocation and removal from our programs without reimbursement.

If you have any questions that are not answered here or in the Volunteer FAQ section below, email us at Adventure@EpicNerdCamp.com.

VOLUNTEER FAQ

You must be 21 or older by the time you reach the venue.

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS- As per usual, first year volunteers will be asked to purchase a Camper Registration $599 (or Pre-Registration $499) Badge. After successful completion of your volunteer commitments, you will be reimbursed the difference between $299 and your paid registration fee after the conclusion of camp. This system discourages people from signing up to volunteer, collecting their badge, then neglecting to fulfill their volunteer commitments.

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS- Returning volunteers will have access to the Volunteer Registration Badge for $299.

Reimbursements will be issued after camp ends, and will be made via PayPal.

We do not give out partial reimbursements, it is all or nothing.

Accepted volunteers will be notified via email and/or Facebook. Volunteer spots are very limited, and we’ll be assessing our needs/ accepting volunteers as the project progresses. Please be patient, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Sometimes, no news can be good news, as it could mean that we’re waiting to see if there’s a position compatible with your skill set.

Please note that unless you are a returning volunteer, you will be required to purchase camper registration badge regardless of your acceptance, which will be refunded (minus the $299 food/lodging fee) once you have fulfilled your volunteer obligations.

APPLICATION