Volunteer stamps guest passport
Photo credit: Kamala Kingsley

Volunteer Benefits

While we can never pay all our volunteers what they're worth, we try to offer great benefits for helping out. It's also tons of fun and a great way to meet people and make friends.

4+ hours of service

  • 25% discount on Tiki Kon merchandise, while supplies last*
  • Complimentary parking for on-site shifts (however, we recommend taking public transit)
  • Access to whichever show/presentation/activity you're working
  • A well-deserved sense of accomplishment!

8+ hours in a single day, consecutive shifts

  • Lunches are provided for volunteers who sign up for consecutive shifts (less than 1 hour break between shifts)**. If we're unable to provide lunch for whatever reason, we'll reimburse up to $20 for food you purchase yourself. Reimbursement will happen post-event, and you must provide receipts.

10+ hours of service

  • All of the above, plus:
  • One Standard Weekend Pass or equivalent refund if you've already purchased a pass***

18+ hours of service

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Invitation to the exclusive Tiki Kon cast party in late summer
  • 40% discount on any remaining Tiki Kon merchandise (available for purchase after at the cast party)


* 25% discount is available at the Tiki Kon Gift Shop July 1-2, or will be refunded after Tiki Kon for pre-ordered merchandise upon request after Tiki Kon. Some items, such as the official mug by VanTiki may sell out during pre-sales. Volunteers wishing to obtain one should pre-order when the go on sale June 1st.

** Lunch will most likely be a box lunch prepared by the hotel, such as a sandwich or wrap, chips, cookie, and water. If you require a vegetarian or gluten-free lunch, please let us know at least 5 days before your shifts.

*** Refunds will be issued after Tiki Kon upon request.