Sign up to volunteer today!

As with all conventions, there is a team of creative, hard-working, and generally awesome people working together to make sure this happens. The perks at Anime USA are pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves, and they get even better the more you work! Here’s what we have to offer to our volunteers this year:

15 hours: badge reimbursement

20 hours: badge reimbursement + crash space for Friday and Saturday night ONLY (MUST be 18 or older for crash space) Volunteer applicants cannot be under the age of 16. Sorry! The number of hours you work determines your perks. Limited hours pre- and post- con will be available. **Must be 18 for crash space!**

We want you to enjoy your time at Anime USA. Volunteers at Anime USA must follow all rules and instructions as dictated by Anime USA and our current host, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, as well as all laws of the District of Columbia and the United States of America. These policies are not a summary of the laws nor do these policies constitute legal advice. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws.

Anime USA will have no tolerance for harassment of any kind during any Anime USA event. If you are observed harassing anyone during the convention, you will be removed from the convention by either Anime USA event staff or the staff of the host hotel/convention space. Should you at any time feel harassed or have a concern about the way you or someone else is being treated, please inform an Anime USA event staff member. Anime USA event staff are present at the event’s Information Desk or Public Safety Desk to address these issues at any time during an Anime USA event.

Please wear appropriate clothing in Anime USA event spaces and common areas. If your outfit is not legal to wear on a conservative public beach, then it is not suitable to be worn during an Anime USA event.

You must wear your current membership badge, hereby referred to as “badge”, at all times to be admitted to any Anime USA event within the calendar year. Be prepared to show your badge at all times within Anime USA event spaces. Your badge must be clearly visible.

Treat Guests, Anime USA event staff, Anime USA adjunct staff, and other attendees with courtesy and respect.

Possession of alcoholic beverages in the convention space by anyone under 21 years of age is grounds for expulsion from the convention without refund. Anything illegal outside the convention is illegal inside the convention.

Anime USA does not tolerate any sort of disruptive or dangerous behavior. Our staff will take action if any disruptive or dangerous behavior is witnessed. Being excessively loud, yelling, and the use of noise makers qualify as disruptive behavior. The appropriate level of action will be determined by the nature of the behavior and at the discretion of Anime USA event staff.

Fighting (fake or real), instigating, impeding traffic flow, offensive behavior, failure to observe basic hygiene, public inebriation or similar intoxication, and any other problematic behavior is prohibited during Anime USA events.

We highly discourages sleeping in Anime USA event space or other public spaces. If you need to sleep, please return to your hotel room or other private living space.

Do not block the walking spaces within an Anime USA event; it both poses a safety hazard and inconveniences other event attendees. If you are found blocking pathways, you will be asked to move.

Please do not abuse the hotels or convention spaces used by Anime USA. This includes putting signs on walls. Public locations for notices are provided. Please do not vandalize, destroy, or damage the facilities; we’d kinda like to do this again. Violators are to subject to a ride with local policing authorities to a more appropriate facility.

Anime USA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property or for injuries sustained during the course of the convention.

As a courtesy Anime USA operates a Lost and Found during the course of each Anime USA event. If you lose an item during an Anime USA event, please check with Anime USA public safety associates. If you find happen to find a misplaced item, you may turn it in to any Anime USA public safety associate. The hotel associated with each Anime USA event also hosts a Lost and Found at the front check-in counter. After each Anime USA event, all found items are turned over to the host hotel’s Lost and Found.

Announced events, programming, activities, and/or guests are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Every effort will be made to announce any changes via the official Anime USA website, official Anime USA publications, and official Anime USA social media channels.

We reserve the right to ask you to leave an Anime USA event and refuse to refund your membership money for any of the reasons listed in these policies. If it is determined that you have done something sufficiently heinous not listed in the above rules and policies we still reserve these same rights.