Volunteer From The Heart

Southwest Leather Conference understands that most people volunteer for the joy of helping and we value that unselfish generosity.  As a gesture of appreciation, official volunteers who commit to giving 6+ hours of service during the event will receive a 30% weekend registration discount code to use at time of payment. In addition, with proof of paid hotel registration in your name, you will be refunded $20 at the end of the event.

Dungeon Monitor

Dungeon Monitors are patient and courteous people familiar with general SM etiquette and safety issues who are willing to enforce these rules in a polite and respectful manner. Dungeon Monitors watch the play space with an eye toward assistance and, in the unlikely event you need to step in and interrupt a scene, intervention. They may also function as ambassadors; explaining what equipment is available and answering attendee's many questions including where to find the bathroom, first aid stations, and cleaning supplies. Dungeon monitors will also staff the door and assist with crowd control.

Dungeon Set-Up

Dungeon set-up volunteers help with unloading of equipment on Thursday evening and assist with preparing the play spaces on Friday and Saturday evenings. These dedicated volunteers must be able to carry out some heavy lifting.

Dungeon Break-Down 

Night owls can help after the play parties are over on Friday and Saturday nights. Work together to move equipment, clean-up, and clear the rooms for the next day of workshops and other fun. These dedicated volunteers must be able to carry out some heavy lifting.


The Security Team helps to protect various areas of the conference as well as making sure the attendees are adhering to the rules of the hotel and conference. Security volunteers are chosen at the discretion of the Security Lead.

Event Set-Up 

The set-up crew works on Thursday and Friday preparing for the conference. Some tasks include hanging signage, moving tables, setting up curtains, arranging displays and carrying in supplies. Some heavy lifting and/or ladder climbing is necessary.

Event Break-Down 

The break-down crew assists with ensuring the host hotel is returned to the state SWLC received it. This includes but it not limited to packing/carrying supplies, removing signage, and carrying equipment to the to the Supply truck on Sunday afternoon and evening.  


Offer a friendly smile and warm hello to welcome all guests to SWLC and to some of the select activities. Greeters will assist with registration, provide directions, offer information, and answer questions as needed.

Workshop Monitor 

Let your personality shine as a visible representative of SWLC. Workshop monitor responsibilities include confirming room set-up, welcoming and introducing speakers, recording the attendance of the presentation they are assigned to, handing out evaluation forms, collecting completed evaluation forms, and thanking the presenter. 

Silent Auction Staff 

The Silent Auction staff assists with receiving, labeling, and displaying Silent Auction donations as well as greeting shoppers and answering questions. These volunteers must be able to print neatly, easily reach up to 6”, and move freely in an intimate, crowded space.  

•    Please submit this application before registering for the event
•    Submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance as a volunteer
•    Each application will be reviewed upon submission and the interested attendee will be informed of volunteer status within 7 days.
•    Once accepted, the Volunteer Advocate will send a designated code for online registration.
•    The volunteer will then have 7 days to complete the online registration and pay the reduced registration fee.
•    Attendee volunteers must abide by all rules and regulations of all other SWLC attendees.
•    Volunteers will be responsible for all pre-purchase of  Dance of Souls.
•    Volunteer registrations cannot be sold, transferred, or refunded.  

INFORMATION NEEDED (Spaces will expand as needed)

(To be used on your nametag, in publicity materials)
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Please indicate the volunteer positions that interest you from the menu below. We will try our best to accommodate your choices

Please indicate your expected arrival and departure schedule below
Your anticipated arrival at the hotel
Your anticipated hotel departure

For additional information or questions, please contact the Volunteer Advocates kimbacub1@yahoo.com & desertthornblossom@gmail.com 

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