Volunteer

Further Confusion is 100% volunteer run. From first-time GoFurs, to long-time Board members, everyone on FurCon staff works on the convention in their spare time. No one gets paid for their time here. We are constantly amazed by the positivity and dedication of our volunteers, who are truly the backbone of our event.

Who can Volunteer

The simple answer is Anyone over 18 years old and willing to help out. If you have a desire to help your fellow furs have a fantastic weekend, we need you on our team!

Unfortunately, we can not accept volunteers under 18. But, come and enjoy the convention, we will be happy to have you on team FurCon later on!

How to Volunteer

Click this… VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

View the Welcome! page… Volunteer Help & FAQ

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What it’s like to volunteer with Further Confusion

Meeting new friends, having the time of your life, building an amazing weekend for your fellow furs. There are monthly planning meetings for the entire staff and individual departments have their own huddles. Much of this is done over Google Meet or other group chat, so it is very easy to participate.

Volunteers receive a lot of perks!

We are always looking for new ways to thank our amazing volunteers. We ask a minium of 6 hours of your time across the whole convention. If you are willing and able to do more we have added benefits for you. Here is what you get for all your hard work this year.

Volunteer Perks

6 - 11 Hours12 - 14 Hours15+ Hours
  • Comped standard Registration or $80 discount on higher tier membership.
  • Priority Access to all main events (front of line).
  • Access to Staff Lounge.
  • Staff Room Block / Hotel Priority.
    • While supplies last
  • All of the previous perks.
  • Free con T-Shirt.
  • All of the previous perks.
  • Exclusive “high end” swag.

Meeting schedule

We encourage our volunteers to attend monthly meetings, either in person or remotely. Ability to attend meetings is not a requirement of volunteering; it’s just helpful! Our volunteer meetings are typically held on the third Saturday of each month, at 1PM.

Here are the dates and locations of our upcoming meetings. If you are on staff you may click on the link to see the agenda and meeting minutes.

September
Saturday, September 17th, 2022; 1PM-3PM
Online
Agenda & Minutes
October
Saturday, October 15th, 2022; 1PM-3PM
Online
Agenda & Minutes
November
Saturday, November 19th, 2022; 1PM-3PM
Online
Agenda & Minutes
December
Saturday, December 17th, 2022; 1PM-3PM
Online
Agenda & Minutes
January
Saturday, January 7th, 2023; 1PM-3PM
Online
Agenda & Minutes

At-con meetings

Thursday, January 12th, 2023TBA
Friday, January 13th, 2023TBA

Attendance to at-con meetings is strongly recommended, but you only need to attend one.


Staff Lounge

We have set aside a special area just for staff to hang out and relax. You will find good conversation there and a chance to get to know your fellow volunteers, or even read a book in your down time. There may even be a special surprise or two.

Volunteering doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment!

We work hard to make sure that our volunteers can find balance to enjoy the con themselves as well as helping out — most at-con volunteer expectations are for 12 hours across the convention, or roughly 4 hours per day, and there are also plenty of entirely-pre-con positions. We’re happy to help you find a position that fits your schedule.

If you can’t do 12 hours you can still get some nice perks for doing just 6 or more hours. Just a bit more than 1 hour a day.

Note: Regrettably, Further Confusion is unable to offer crash space to volunteers. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Parking

Coming to a staff meeting? We’d love to see you! Looking for where to park? Check out the Parking section of Travel Tips for resources. (Note that quoted con parking rates only apply during the con itself.)

Some recommended options when parking downtown:

  • Sometimes you can find free street parking on Delmas between Park and Auzerais. About a 10-minute walk.

  • Park at the Second and San Carlos garage, which has a flat rate of $5 on weekends. Also about a 10-minute walk.

  • Many nearby restaurants will validate your SJPark ticket, so grab lunch at LaVic before or after the meeting, and ask for validation to get your garage parking discounted.

  • Public transit is abundant downtown — save on parking altogether!

  • You can take light rail directly to the convention center for $2.50.

  • Depending where you are coming from, you may also consider a ride sharing app, rental scooters, or biking as possible alternatives to parking downtown.