Volunteers

Want to volunteer with Buckeye Game Festivals?

We are happy to have your help running some of the premier board gaming events in Central Ohio. Our volunteers are what help make these events some of the most well-attended, and enjoyed, events of their kind.

We have 3 events in 2023 that require volunteers:

Buckeye Game Fest, April 27-30, 2023
Volunteer Registration Is Open! See below to sign up!

MarCon, May 26th -28th, 2023 

The Board Room at Origins Game Fair, June 21-25, 2023 

Sign up to be notified when Origins volunteer registration opens

Volunteering for Buckeye Game Fest:

BGF 2023 will be held April 27-30, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus Ohio.

Volunteer opportunities at  BGF including 

  • Volunteer opportunities at BGF include:
    • Library
      • Registration
        • Raffle Aids
          • Movers

 To learn more about the roles & requirements click here.

To volunteer, please click here to apply and choose your shift(s)! Once you sign up for shifts, our volunteer board will process your request and register you for the show. You will be notified of your scheduled shifts, and badge allocation, and even have the ability to see what shifts were approved by looking at “My Shifts” after applying.

Volunteering for the game library at MarCon:

MarCon will be held May 26-28, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus Ohio.

This is our first year providing a game library for MarCon. If you are an experienced BGF volunteer, please email volunteers@buckeyegamefest.com if you are interested in volunteering at MarCon.

Volunteering for The Board Room at Origins Game Fair:

Origins Game Fair will be held  June 21-25, 2023 at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus Ohio. 

We are responsible for staffing and running The Board Room at Origins which is a dedicated gaming space with access to check out one of the 1300+ board game titles present in the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society’s unique library.

Our volunteers work a total of 9hrs, broken up into 3 shifts of 3 hours, in exchange for a Full Show Game Master Badge. One of your shifts must be a Friday or Saturday shift.

Origins Volunteer registrations will open in February 2023. To be notified when registration opens, sign up here. We have a Facebook group for our Origins volunteers. Once you have signed up, please request to join the group here.