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.

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Volunteering for The Origins Game Library:

Origins Game Fair will be held June 19-23, 2023, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

We are responsible for staffing and running The Game Library at Origins, which gives attendees access to the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society’s unique library of over 1500 board games.

Our volunteers work 3 shifts of 3 hours, for a total of 9 hours, in exchange for a Full Show Game Master Badge. One of your shifts must be a Friday or Saturday shift beginning at 2:30 pm or later.

To volunteer, please click here to fill out our sign-up form. You will then receive an email with more information about the roles & instructions.

Volunteering for Buckeye Game Fest:

BGF 2024 was held May 2- 5, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. Thank you to all our volunteers & GMS who helped make the show successful!

Volunteer opportunities at BGF include Library, Registration, Raffle Aids, and 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 you can even see what shifts were approved by looking at “My Shifts” after applying.