There are many ways to volunteer within the SCA. It is important to remember that all of the activities that go on are done so on a volunteer basis. Their Royal Majesties (King and Queen) are not paid to do this very time consuming role. They do this because they love the SCA and want to make the game’ enjoyable for everyone. There is always a collection of people working in the background that run your Barony or Canton (local group) as Officers. Autocrats coordinate the events people attend and who spend a significant amount of time preparing for that day and making sure everything goes smoothly.

Each individual has his/her own level of comfort with volunteering. Maybe running an event or being an Officer is too much? If so, think about how you can help out in someway? Maybe you can volunteer to help prepare feast? Perhaps you can be a server for feast? Maybe you can just help peel carrots for half an hour. If you just go up and ask a person in charge if you can help, they will find a task for you to do.

If you see Their Excellencies (Baron and Baroness) setting up their high seats go offer to help. Often their Excellencies like to have entourage. This is a great way to see what really goes on behind the scenes and helps you meet people.

If you look close, you will see that those who volunteer in the SCA, tend to be those who are happy in the SCA. The more you volunteer, the more you will feel like you belong. You can either watch the game or play the game. It is much more fun to play!