Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved and help the CABC mission.

Volunteer
We need volunteers at just about every event we participate in. From setting up before the event to tearing it down and packing it up when we’re done, and everything that happens in between. Volunteering at the events can be a very rewarding experience. The best way to keep up with volunteer opportunities is to sign up for our mailing list (see the sidebar on the right hand side of this page) and check the volunteers box. If you need more information on volunteer opportunities, you can contact our volunteer coordinator.

Event Committee
The CABC booths are organized by a committee and every year we seek new committee members to give Browncoats a chance to get more involved. Committee members are responsible for coordinating the event’s charity fund raiser, promoting our presence at the event, designing the look of the booth, getting volunteers to work at the event, organizing the things we sell, and a number of other ‘behind-the-scenes’ activities that make our booth so popular.

Committee Positions

  • Chairperson – Runs the committee
  • Charity Coordinator – Charity contact, runs fund raiser, finds sponsors
  • Fan Outreach – Promotion of the fandom at the event, meeting room, special events
  • Publications – Coordinating creation of all printed matter
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Organizes, schedules and main contact for volunteers

The committee works on line for months before the event. Each committee member is expected to participate with ideas and in discussions for all areas as it is a collaborative effort.

Some committee positions, such as charity organizer or volunteer coordinator, require your presence at the entire event. However others, like publications, are positions in which the majority of the work is completed before the event so anyone can participate without having to attend the event. Committee members will be supplied tickets to the event by the California Browncoats as they are expected to be working at least six hours each day.

To become a committee member:

  • Must have volunteered at least six (6) hours total at one or more events
  • Must get a referral from an event chairperson

If you have already volunteered at least six hours at one of our events and are interested in working on a committee please send us an email. Be sure to include which area you are interested in working on.

Event Chairperson
The chairperson heads up the committee and, in conjunction with the California Browncoats Board of Directors, makes all final decisions related to the event.

To become a chairperson:

  • Must have volunteered at least six (6) hours total at one or more events
  • Must have been a committee member of an event
  • Must be recommended by that event’s chairperson

If you are interested in becoming a committee member or an event chairperson, please email us or speak with a Board Member in person.

Fan Outreach
The California Browncoats, in accordance with our mission, have chosen to create a Fan Outreach program. This program is designed to give fans the means to promote the fandom to those not already involved. It also helps fans to reach out to each other, in the hopes that as we become more connected, we can make the fandom bigger and better.

CABC can provide tools, assistance, and contacts to help with local events. We can also provide table space for local fan group’s handouts, links from our website, and can use our twitter, facebook, and other social media to promote causes and events. We also strive to provide a meeting room each year at Comic Con.

If you would like to take advantage of this program, or have suggestions on how we might reach new fans, please contact us.