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Volunteer Information

We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2016 Film Festival. Check out the volunteer job descriptions below and sign up! We also have year-round volunteering opportunities.

We're recruiting volunteers throughout the year to fill a number of important positions for our various events and general office help. Team leaders for all departments are required as well. All positions require dependability, a positive attitude, and the ability to work independently or with a team. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to find out how to receive complimentary film tickets, attend a post-Festival wrap party, and the chance to interact with filmmakers and festival patrons throughout the 10 days. It's also a great way to get an inside view into the film industry and meet hundreds of dynamic people.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers you can fill out the volunteer application online here, download the Application Form here, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 250-389-0444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need a Word Doc version of the Application Form, please click here.

Steps to become a Victoria Film Festival Volunteer!

  1. Fill in the application form (available in PDF or Word)
  2. Email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or print out and drop it off at the office (1215 Blanshard St.)
  3. You will then receive a confirmation email and an invite to an upcoming Volunteer Information Session

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List of Job Descriptions

Distributes promotional materials (volunteer posters, festival posters, program guides) in assigned areas.
Ability to relate to people in a friendly and professional manner, access to vehicle an asset. Dependable, ability to work independently and as a team member.

Set Design
We need volunteers to work on special projects including the design and decoration for our Opening Gala. If you have experience in set/stage design and would love an opportunity to work on a creative project and showcase your work, we want to hear from you!

All duties related to audience at festival screenings including ushering, line-up, door traffic control, greeting & ticket exchange, information desk and other venue duties as required. Conducts in-person surveys with audience members.
Ability to approach people in a friendly and professional manner; work independently and as a team member, attention to detail, intuitive “people-person”.

Assist with set up, clean up for industry events, parties and other festival special events. Involves beverage/food service, hosting duties, and anything else required by special event coordinator.
Attention to detail, Serving It Right an asset, friendly and polite, ability to interact with VIP guests. Works as a team member and independently. *Servers require Serving it Right and Foodsafe certificate.

Drive guests to and from venues and events, hotels and airports. Assists passengers with luggage and in boarding vehicle. Involves running errands, courier services and assisting with distribution.
Ability to interact with VIP guests in a professional manner, works independently and as a team member, punctual and dependable, clean driving and criminal record. Access to a vehicle an asset for courier services but not necessary for position.

Assists with administrative duties prior to and during the festival. Duties include reception, answering phones, promoting and providing information to the public about the festival, data entry, photocopying, filing, errands and cleaning and other general office duties as required.
General office skills, knowledge of Excel, Word, Filemaker Pro an asset, ability to independently when Festival staff is busy. Familiarity with Mac’s. Good work habits such as punctuality, dependability. Friendly and enthusiastic about the Festival, positive attitude.

Box Office
Sells festival tickets and memberships at Festival box office, processes all monetary transactions. Includes shifts for pre-festival ticket sales. Able to provide public with Festival information and answer questions that arise.
Ability to provide service to the public in a professional and friendly manner, knowledge of customer service and sales an asset. Ability to work independently and as a team member.

Operate film, video projectors, and/or video cameras during festival screenings and events. Projectionists, film clerks and technical assistants, projection tape checkers.
Experienced projectionists, experience in setting up video projection, P.A. systems, video production, and technical repair. Reliable and flexible. Ability to take direction, work independently and as team member.

Document and photograph festival events. Help upload and update pictures on the festival website.
Experience in photography an asset. Having your own camera is not a requirement. Work independently and as a team member.