Overload NZ

UPDATE 14/04/2021
While volunteer positions have been filled, if you’re interested in being backup, please feel free to continue registering your interest to Volunteer for Overload 2022. 

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help out with Overload! If you’re interested in being a part of 2022, it’s never too early to register your interest! 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older, or have the permission of a parent/guardian.
  • You must have a mobile phone to liaise with the committee and other volunteers.
  • You need to be dressed tidily on the day. Unfortunately, cosplaying is not okay as you will need to wear a high visibility vest (Cosplay events are the exception).
  • You will need to provide an official vaccination certificate.

Friday (07 October)
We are seeking volunteers to help us with the general setting-up of the venue, including sponsor/artist tables, stage equipment and any displays or exhibitions prior to event day.

You need to be available to assist with set-up at The Cloud from 8:30am until 5:00pm.

Saturday (08 October)
We are seeking volunteers to help us with numerous activities throughout the day. Responsibilities generally include:

  • Assisting with the tagging of overload attendees with appropriate wristbands
  • Assisting with event floor management
  • Checking for valid wristbands at the doors
  • Stage assistants
  • Clean-up and pack-out crew
  • Directing traffic
  • Other miscellaneous activities

We need you to be available for at least 6 hours between 8:00am and 8:00pm. Volunteers will be allocated to shifts to allow for plenty of break time and to enjoy the event. If you wish to see a specific event or require a break at a specific time, please include the details in the application form

Cosplay Café
(Cosplay Cafe volunteer registrations will open around Aug-Sept. If you are interested in this role, please wait until further notice…)
We are on the lookout for enthusiastic Cosplayers willing to volunteer with assisting the café team, serving themed food & beverages and interacting with customers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cosplaying! Any anime/manga character of your choice! Just make sure you can be mobile. You’re also welcome to give their outfit a maid/butler twist if you wish (not essential). 
  • Taking customers’ food and beverage orders.
  • Serving food and beverages to customers.
  • Operating cash register / accepting payments.
  • Clearing away used dishes / cutlery from tables.
  • Cleaning and preparing tables for use.
  • Volunteer for a 3-4 hour shift between 10am-5pm. 
Note: This role will most likely require a team meeting prior to the event day for training. Flexibility with availability would be most desired.

Photographer (08 October)
We are looking for photographers keen to capture the atmosphere of Overload 2022 by taking photos of feature events, artists and cosplayers alike. To apply for this role, you are required to have experience in photography and be able to complete the touch-up process in post-edit before submitting a selection of photos to us. We need you to be available for at least 6 hours between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on the Saturday, as well as afterwards (to liaise with us regarding the photographs).


  • Free entry to the event itself!
  • Refreshments!
  • References from the Committee Director!

For all enquiries please contact: 
Azul – [email protected]