Anime Expo Chibi
November 12-13, 2022 Ontario Convention Center
Anime Expo
July 1-4, 2023 Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Volunteer

    Without volunteers, there is no AX. The lifeblood of the AX community, volunteers work throughout the year to make Anime Expo possible!

Would you like to be a hero?

Everybody has a superpower. It could be anything from making the perfect Masquerade to providing Information Services to being the Registration volunteer who hands someone a badge to indescribable wonder. There are over 60 departments coming together to make AX. What's your superpower?

Applications for AX Volunteer (40+ Hours) Close: April 15, 2022

Attendee Volunteer

  • (Not Available for Anime Expo 2022)

AX Volunteer

  • 40+ Hours

    Swag, food provision, complimentary badge for friend or family (not transferable to the next year), and leadership opportunities

Not Available for Anime Expo 2022

AX Volunteers are more involved in the planning stages before Anime Expo, as well as the daily operations during Anime Expo. While being an AX Volunteer requires more of a commitment, there are also more perks, including, but not limited to food provisions during the convention. With 60+ departments to choose from that range in size from less than ten people to three hundred strong.


  • Must be at least 18 years old by May 1st of the year you wish you volunteer. All volunteers must be 18 before beginning any volunteer work or training. (i.e. To volunteer for Anime Expo 2030, you must be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2030.)
  • Must have a minimum of 40-hour commitment scheduled (may include both pre-con and at-con hours).
  • Must be available for all of the Anime Expo show dates. Some departments may begin earlier and require people to arrive on-site earlier.
  • Complete department-specific training and requirements.
  • Adhere to all SPJA volunteer policies/guidelines.
  • Complete the Volunteer Shiftboard Application.
  • Complete your Shiftboard profile.
  • Upload proper identification photo to Shiftboard Profile.
  • Complete Youth Protection Policy (YPP) courses.
  • Complete volunteer onboarding forms.
  • Complete a background check.


  • Becoming a part of the close-knit community of fans and friends.
  • Exclusive AX Volunteer gear.
  • Resume and experience building.
  • Behind the scenes look at how conventions are run.
  • Leadership opportunities.
  • No badge purchase necessary.
  • Food & parking (subject to limitations).

*Information subject to change without notice

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