Anime Expo is possible thanks to the efforts of over 1500 volunteers in over 60 different departments! Volunteers have a unique, insider view of Anime Expo plus a variety of perks and experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. There is no badge purchase necessary to volunteer for AX.
There are currently two volunteer programs for Anime Expo: Attendee Volunteers and AX Volunteers. Where the main difference between the two is the number of volunteer work hours committed and their respective perks. A volunteer committing under 32 hours is an Attendee Volunteer. A volunteer committing 32 or more hours is an AX Volunteer.
Please view the below chart for more information on the perks received for number of hours volunteered.
|Number of Volunteer Hours||Perks||Volunteer Program Type|
|4 Hours||One 1-Day badge||Attendee Volunteer
|8 Hours||Two 1-Day badges||Attendee Volunteer
|12 Hours||Three 1-Day Badges plus swag||Attendee Volunteer
|16 Hours||Four 1-Day badges plus swag and raffle||Attendee Volunteer
|32 Hours At-Con +8 Hours Pre-Con Training||One 4-Day badge plus swag,raffle, and housing||AX Volunteer
|40+ Hours||One 4-Day badge, swag, housing, food provisions, complimentary badge for friend or family (not transferable to the next year), limited main event ticket, and leadership opportunities||AX Volunteer|