MTAC is an awesome event, but it takes YOU to make it happen! Volunteering for MTAC gives you a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite anime convention. It also lets you get in for FREE!

To volunteer with MTAC, you must:

  1. Fill out our volunteer application.
  2. Attend ONE pre-con volunteer meeting (listed below for both in-person and video chat).
  3. Work at least 12 hours at the event.

Volunteers work in a wide variety of areas. Watching doors and weapons check in loss prevention, answering questions and helping congoers in customer service, getting congoers checked into the event in registration, setting up our technical equipment in production, security services, photography and video work, help and watch events in programming, and plenty more.

If you are under 18 and volunteering, please print and have your parent/guardian sign this PDF waiver, and bring it with you to the convention.

If you live over two hours away or have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending a volunteer meeting, don’t give up hope. Contact our volunteer department, and we will work with you.

MTAC Volunteer Meetings

Our in-person volunteer meetings are a great opportunity to meet the people you’ll be working with to make MTAC happen. Unless noted otherwise, they will all take place at 1pm at the Sheraton Music City hotel.

  • November 17 (Saturday)
  • December 15 (Saturday)
  • January 13 (Sunday)
  • February 3 (Sunday) – This one is in the Embassy Suites
  • March 2 (Saturday)
  • April 6 (Saturday)

MTAC Online Volunteer Meetings

We use Google Hangouts for our online volunteer meetings. For Google Hangouts you will need a Google account, and they are limited spots per meeting. If it fills out, hang around. We’ll hold another meeting right after to try to accommodate everyone.

  • February 10 (Sunday @ 7pm)
  • February 24 (Sunday @ 7pm)
  • March 10 (Sunday @ 7pm)
  • March 24 (Sunday @ 7pm)
  • April 6 (Saturday @ 7pm)
  • April 7 (Sunday @ 7pm)
  • April 13 (Saturday @ TBA – Weekend before con!)
  • April 14 (Sunday @ TBA – Weekend before con!)

At the Con

  • Come straight to Vol Ops (Volunteer Operations) as soon as you arrive.
  • Sign your volunteer consent form and pick up your volunteer badge.
  • We’ll be able to confirm your assignment and point you in the right direction to find the staff you’ll be working with.
  • Remember the Vol Ops location. We’ll be in that office the whole con – day and night – for any volunteer needs. Feel free to come back and check in from time to time if you’re looking to help out randomly in between shifts. (But be sure to fulfill your original assigned hours!)
  • Last but not least, enjoy the con! Your hard work and dedication makes MTAC what it is, and you deserve your admission badge. Get rest when you can, have fun when you’re not working, and let’s make this MTAC the best one yet!

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer to get in to MTAC for free!