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Use the GDC 2021 Session Viewer to browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. All registered attendees will be able to build their personal schedule directly within the event platform, once live early July 2021. All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Creating a Sustainable Volunteer Game Development Community

Justin Chin  (Assistant Producer, Gamevil)

Date: Friday, July 23

Time: 4:20pm - 4:50pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: N/A: I prefer to present live on-site but I am open to delivering a virtual presentation

Organizing a volunteer development team is a challenge. When there is a compelling cause, a great support network, and great value for your volunteers, it's possible. In this session, Justin Chin will share how he built a charity volunteer development team to a nearly 50 person group with three development teams, highlighting ways he created value, retained volunteers, and supported them in meaningful ways.


Attendees will learn actionable methods to create and build a volunteer development group around a transparent, people-driven culture where your organization supports them in every way it can.

Intended Audience

This talk is for anyone interested in increasing retention and building a stronger, closer team along with people attempting to build a volunteer development community around a charity given enough available time. Anyone generally interested in the topic is also welcome to attend!