Join Us

Thank you for your interest in joining the Anime Iwai Volunteer Team. To begin your journey, fill out an application.

Your application will be reviewed by the Head of Volunteering to evaluate your skills and interest in reference to volunteering. If you have any questions regarding volunteering or your application, please email 

As a volunteer, you are eligible to receive the following Yeni: 


Yeni Value

Volunteer, per hour




Friday Setup


Sunday Breakdown


Driver, per hour, personal vehicle, light (car) *


Driver, per hours, personal vehicle, heavy (truck) *


*Gas is reimbursed  

Learn more about Yeni and how you can spend it here.


Volunteering is the best way to make you way to being a member of our staff! All staff must participate in one year of volunteering, with few exceptions to this rule. Exceptions occur when, we have an area of the staff in need of specific, experienced, help. The following are areas we are currently looking for help in: 

  • Website Maintenance and Management (ideally someone with experience with Shopify)
  • Copywriting 
  • Dealers and Artists Coordination
  • Program and Event Scheduling

Do understand that Anime Iwai is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and all positions are voluntary and do not receive monetary compensation. Perks of staff status include access to a staff lounge stocked with food during events, hotel rooms during our three day convention, exclusive trips and parties, staff only swag, priority panel scheduling, and much more! 

If you have experience in the above, please fill out a staff application. For questions, please email