Volunteer RPG Facilitator I Trainee

by Hawke Robinson published 2017/06/29 11:25:00 GMT-7, last modified 2022-11-12T09:26:17-07:00
An entry level position. Help organize, manage, and facilitate RPG and related events using role-playing games, drum circles, and other recreational activities at various locations, conventions, and other events. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

Level 1 RPG Facilitator trainee, Non-therapeutic/Education

Department(s): Events

Location(s): Varies: offices, schools, conventions, community centers, mobile facilities, and others.

Reports to: Senior Facilitator.

General Purpose

Help organize, manage, and facilitate RPG Therapeutics events using drum circles, role-playing games, and other activities at various locations, conventions, and other events.

Key Tasks, Responsibilities, & Requirements

  • Encourage, plan, schedule, and facilitate events and activities.
  • Coordinate participant placement in rooms or at tables.
  • Set up and tear-down of activity components (drums, dice, pencils, miniatures, tables, chairs, rulebooks, computer-systems, etc.)
  • Report back to Senior Facilitator with regular planning progress reports.
  • Assist Game Masters and other Facilitators as needed, to optimize participants experience.
  • Coordinate with Player Archetypes, RPG Advocates, and others.
  • Attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours per session)
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance
  • Availability for facilitating at least 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions typically 3-5 hours), and up to 10  sessions per week.


Education and Training


  • Minimum 1+ years experience organizing and running recreational events.
  • Minimum 1+ years personal experience with at least one related RPG format(s). *
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to help others move tables, chairs, and books (at least 30 pounds)
  • Passionate supportive energy


Optional but preferred:

  • Recreation /Event management training/certification.
  • 5+ years experience with at least one RPG format *
  • 1+ years experience with all 4 RPG formats. *


* Formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LARP), computer-based (CRPG), and solo adventure books and modules (SABM).


Core Competencies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Strong skills arranging and running recreational events.


Working Conditions

Facilitator will frequently work at RPG Therapeutics offices or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Summer/Day camps
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations


Hours: Varies, minimum 1 training session per week (3-4 hours per session), and minimum 1 event session per month (hours range from 3 to 12+ hours per event).

Compensation: This is an entry level volunteer position. No financial compensation.


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