Kia ora! The NZ Games Festival is looking for volunteers to contribute to the atmosphere of our events, ensure the best experience for our guests, and make NZGF the greatest it can be!

NZ Games Festival is a lovely and lively celebration of games, and it’s community, and we’re looking for volunteers with enthusiasm to match. Friendly and approachable individuals who can use intuition while working autonomously to ensure the best experience for everyone involved. NZ Games Festival takes place in Wellington, New Zealand, and we’re looking for your assistance with any of the following:

The Play by Play Conference (July 4th – July 5th)

Running a full two-day game developers conference requires a number of roles to be filled. You will be helping with running attendee registration, timing speakers, and helping attendees get the most out of their day by helping to ensure everything runs to schedule.

A Range of Satellite Events (June 29th – July 7th)

NZ Games Festival runs a number of one-off events throughout the week. Everything ranging from workshops for all ages, to networking events, and a game jam. You will be providing assistance in the setting up, packing down, and anything in between to help these events run smoothly.

The Pavs: NZ Game Awards (July 5th)

To end the NZ Games Festival, we will be holding The Pavs Awards. These awards recognize local game developers and their games over the past year. In order to help this event run smoothly, we need a few volunteers to help out with setting up and packing down the venue and other small jobs throughout the night.

If you’re selected to volunteer, you’ll receive the following:

  • A discounted (and potentially even free) ticket to the Play by Play conference
  • A NZ Games Festival T-Shirt
  • A great experience connecting our game development industry with our local community

Volunteering at the NZ Games Festival is a great way to give back to the Wellington and Aotearoa communities while representing our game development industry. Once we have selected our volunteers, we will provide more details about expectations and requirements.

Applications close on Friday, May 31st at 11:49PM NZST. We will get back to you regarding whether or not you have been selected as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email and ask for Tom Butler (the NZ Games Festival Volunteer Manager).