Volunteer

If you would like to join us as a volunteer then please read the below information regarding the Kids Can Cosplay Codes of Conduct and Requirements.

GENERAL

To ensure the safety of all volunteers, staff, guests and vendors a background check may be required for anyone over the age of 18 at any time and is our discretion to do so. You do have the right to refuse a background check, however in doing so, you will not be able to participate in any events. Any results from a background check will be kept confidential and only shared between you and the owner of Kids Can Cosplay.

If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult and the. The adult must be the one to agree and fill out the form below. Please note that some events we do, may not allow volunteers under the age of 18.

Dress code prohibits the following: mini shorts, short skirts, tank tops, low-cut tops, low-riding pants, or anything deemed immodest. Also abstain from clothing that promotes alcohol, drugs, sex or a lifestyle contrary to the beliefs of our sponsor at the events. No scary looking or threatening outfits. If you are wearing a costume, the same rules apply to above.

No exchange of personal contact information between children and volunteers. Also, communication with children outside of volunteer time is not permitted unless the parent/guardian of the child allow it.

Interactions with a fellow volunteer or guest (regardless of gender) that may be seen as romantic is not allowed.

During volunteer time, stay within the boundaries of the assigned volunteer task. Please follow the instructions of the staff supervisor and remain in the assigned area.

Smoking is not permitted for volunteers on any properties of where our events are held. Also, the possession of any drugs, alcohol or weapons is prohibited.

Do not offer any gifts or items to guests consisting of money, goods or services, or accept any gifts as such from a guest, without prior consent by the Volunteer Program Supervisor. 

While we encourage conversations between volunteers, staff and guests, please avoid topics of a personal nature, and show respect at all times to all parties involved. Volunteers should never use profanity or joke in a way this is considered inappropriate.

Volunteers are not authorized to use their position for profit or illicit personal gain.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Volunteers give KCC and any organizations they partner with the right to print and/or publish pictures of and KCC activities in which they participate. Most events do allow volunteers to take pictures of any other person who may be at KCC, unless the event calls for no photography or videography. Photos from all our events belong to Kids Can Cosplay and the respective photographers that took them. You need permission from Kids Can Cosplay or the photographer if you wish to duplicate any pictures. No pictures may be used to sell. No logos of the photographers, KCC or from the event can be edited, cropped or removed intentionally nor any alterations of the photos themselves.

COSTUME ACCURACY & CRITERIA

The group strives for a certain level of accuracy on the props and costumes the children will clearly recognize. While 100% true accuracy is commendable, we do not require it. However, there are limits on what we are willing to let by. We will allow the use of costumes or characters & equipment that exist in officially published movies, cartoons, comics, books, video games, card/board games and various toy lines. Anything that is considered non-canon or outside of the official lore of the character or “your own” interpretation, will require approval before appearing.

VOLUNTEER STATUS

Unless you want to sign up to be an official Kids Can Cosplay staff member, your participation is strictly on a volunteer status, meaning no type of membership is required. We do not charge for our services, nor do we pay volunteers.  Our services are free and strictly for charitable contributions.  While we do our best to accommodate all volunteers, we do withhold the right to deny requests as we see fit. 

If you agree with these codes of conduct and requirements and would like to join us as a volunteer then please check off the agreement box and fill out the form below.