Oklahoma Gamer Volunteering Positions

Volunteers and Gamers at our 6th Anniversary Event

Are you sick and tired of hearing people say,
There’s nothing in Oklahoma for gamers.“?
We work to improve gaming communities statewide,
making Oklahoma a better place for gamers.  Join OKgamers!  
*NOW WITH PERKS™!*

Is this for life?
No! :)  We ask for your help during the year you sign up.  At the end of that year we ask if you’d like to continue. Need to drop out before? That’s fine, everything is ‘opt in’ anyway for a volunteer!  Please let us know you are done so we won’t bother you.
ANYONE can volunteer?  
Yes99% of the current “Staff” and volunteers never even knew each other before they started volunteering.  We aren’t a clique, and never have been.  What brings us together – helping the community in Oklahoma!  
What’s the difference between a VOLUNTEER and a STAFF member?
We are all volunteers; no current position is paid.  
A volunteer is asked when an event comes up if they can help.  Staff members have taken on more duties; so they have more expected regularly of them.  ( See Staff descriptions for each role’s duties )
 
NOW WHAT?
First,
 review what staff positions are available, and what we ask of you.

Second, fill out the form at the bottom of the page!
 

Want to see who is currently on staff? Click here!

OKgamers Volunteers

REQUIREMENTS: No prerequisites required, other than email and/or a Facebook account.

REWARDS: Free entry for any event you volunteer at.  Free OKg Staff shirt**.   Access to our Staff End of the Year event.  Various event perks like free food, discounts on venue products, etc; these change event to event.   Community Service Hours are available through Volunteertulsa.org, Volunteermatch.org, etc.  Recommendations and resume references are available.  ( ** We order shirts at the beginning of the year with some extras; extras are first come, first served.  Volunteers without a shirt will have a volunteer lanyard. )

Volunteers: As our general all-purpose staff with no long-term time commitment, volunteers may be asked to work in any department that is in need during any particular event.

Street Team: This is our team responsible for “ground promotion.” Our street team is responsible for placement of various OKgamers promotional materials around their city or area.

OKgamers Community Leads

REQUIREMENTS: N/A

REWARDS: Free entry for any event you officially assist at.  Access to our Staff End of the Year event.  Various event perks like free food, discounts on venue products, etc; these change event to event.   Community Service Hours are available through Volunteertulsa.org, Volunteermatch.org, etc.  Recommendations and resume references are available.  

Community Leads: Aren’t always volunteers; just gamers who work directly with OKgamers to see their gaming community get more attention, sponsorship, and tournaments.  Want to know more, or how to become a Community Lead?  Please fill out the form on this page:
2013 Community Leads – Click Here!


OKGamers Staff Positions

REQUIREMENTS: OKgamers staff positions require at least six (6) months of volunteering experience, including exemptions for previous experience. Must have the intent of attending the majority of our events, usually held on weekends, as well as have regular email/Facebook access. Must be 18 years old or above (16 and 17 years olds accepted on a case by case basis.)

REWARDS: Free entry for any event you volunteer at.  Free OKg Staff shirt**.   Access to our Staff End of the Year event.  Various event perks like free food, discounts on venue products, etc; these change event to event.   Community Service Hours are available through Volunteertulsa.org, Volunteermatch.org, etc.  Recommendations and resume references are available.  ( ** We order shirts at the beginning of the year with some extras; extras are first come, first served.  Volunteers without a shirt will have a volunteer lanyard. )

Tournament Organizer: Tournament Organizers or “TOs,” are the coordinators and operators of OKgamers-backed tournaments across the state. Responsibilities include coordinating with Community Leads on the building and operating of official tournament brackets, full knowledge of all game rules, as well as having final judgment on conflicts while adhering to official OKgamers policies on all matters.

Photographers: Official OKgamers photographers cover the photo shoots for all our events, working directly under our PR department lead and head photographer. This is one of the single most important forms of promotion for our events.

Videographers: Like photographers, videographers are an vital part of our promotional work and operate directly under the PR department lead covering anything from event coverage to interviews.

Writers: OKgamers writers provide all site content for OKgamers.com, including news and event information. All work must maintain a predetermined level of quality and professionalism as set forth by the OKgamers Editor-in-Chief.

Moderators: Our forums are where our community goes to discuss events and gaming in Oklahoma in general. Moderators regulate the chaos and help keep discussion civil while working within official OKgamers policy as coordinated by the Lead Moderator(s.)

Anchors: Essentially our interview staff under our PR department, anchors work with our video staff to capture interviews and impressions from event attendees.

Security: Our security team is responsible for all event safety concerns and protection of OKgamers event property. All security staff report to our Chief of Security.

OKgamers Assistant Director Positions

REQUIREMENTS:  Assistant Director positions require one (1) year of volunteering experience, including at least six (6) months of holding down a regular staff position.  All Assistant Directors must be regularly available on weekends, and have regular email/Facebook access.  Must b e 18 years old or above.

REWARDS: Free entry for any event you volunteer at.  Free OKg Staff shirt**.   “@okgamers.com” email address.  Access to our Staff End of the Year event.  Various event perks like free food, discounts on venue products, etc; these change event to event.   Community Service Hours are available through Volunteertulsa.org, Volunteermatch.org, etc.  Recommendations and resume references are available.  ( ** We order shirts at the beginning of the year with some extras; extras are first come, first served.  Volunteers without a shirt will have a volunteer lanyard. )

Treasurer: The guardian of funds, protector of the monies, the OKgamers treasurer is our Assistant Director of finance, receipts, distribution, and management of funds – basically the executive financial officer. This is a board of directors position.

Secretary: Our secretary serves as the official record keeper and manager of day-to-day business, master of general clerical duties, as well as logging all meetings. This is also a board of directors position.

Public Relations: The head of public relations is our master of social media promotion and general publicity, as well as the direct manager of all photography, video, and interview staff.

Human Resources: This is our lead coordinator of any and all volunteer coordination, from assigning duties, to maintaining logged hours, recording volunteer performance, and assuring that all volunteers adhere to official OKgamers policy.

Event Registration: The assistant director of event registration is responsible for attendee sign-up and any/all OKgamers events, as well as taking in any possible registration fees.

Lead Moderator: This is the lead overseer or the OKgamers.com community forums, as well as coordinator of all other forum moderators. The Lead Moderator is responsible for all final decisions regarding forum judgements as well as interpretation of official OKgamers rules and standards.

Chief of Security: Our security chief is responsible for managing all security related issues at OKgamers events, as well as coordinating staff/volunteers assigned to the team.

Hardware Manager: Our hardware manager is the overseer of all OKgamers event equipment as well as our audio/video/networking needs. This includes overseeing transportation of event hardware (monitors, consoles, supplies, etc), and being responsible for the setup and tear-down of all our electronic needs.

Editor-in-Chief: Our editor-in-chief is the chief overseer of all written content on OKgamers.com as well as coordinator and manager of all staff writers and content flowing through the OKgamers.com website.

Street Team Coordinator: As the leader of our miniature foot army responsible for “ground promotion” and flyer distribution, the street team coordinator oversees state-wide distribution of OKgamers promotional materials.

City Ambassadors: Available for any major city in Oklahoma, city ambassadors are OKgamers direct link to the local gaming scene across the state. They work with the community while coordinating with us to help provide additional gaming events to their area.

OKgamers Director Positions

REQUIREMENTS:  Director position requires two years of staff experience, and mandatory attendance of a yearly meeting. Any directors must take on event coordinator roles, as well as become a member of the board and be active on all Facebook groups. Must be 18 years old or above.

REWARDS: Free entry for any event you volunteer at.  Free OKg Staff shirt.   Access to our Staff End of the Year event.  Decoder ring.  “World’s Best Director” mug.  Various event perks like free food, discounts on venue products, etc; these change event to event.  Community Service Hours are available through Volunteertulsa.org, Volunteermatch.org, etc.  Recommendations and resume references are available.  ( ** We order shirts at the beginning of the year with some extras; extras are first come, first served.  Volunteers without a shirt will have a volunteer lanyard. )

Chairman: Saif Khan (founder)
Vice President: Eric Hammons (founder)

 

2013 Volunteer Form

Only serious applications will be considered.
Please allow us several business days to return your message.

Your Name (required)

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Day Phone

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Emergency Contact Name

Emergency Contact Phone

Any medical conditions that we should know about? (Asthma, etc.)

Best way to contact you

City you are from

Cities you are willing to travel to

What days and times are you typically able to help out?

Shirt Size

We organize our volunteers by the one role they choose here. While you can participate in more than one role, we find most stick to what they enjoy. If you choose more than one role, specify your 'main' role in the comments.

**We assume these are for your hometown. Remember to note if otherwise.

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