We rely on volunteers to help during the Festival and with events and programs year-round. Volunteer positions include: distribution of promotional materials, set design, venue coordination, special events, hospitality, transportation, administrative, box office, photography and more.
Applications for the 2017 Festival are CLOSED. Thank you to all who helped make this event a huge success!
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Volunteers receive complimentary tickets, an invitation to a fantastic post-Festival wrap-up party and the opportunity to interact with filmmakers and patrons throughout the Festival. 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. We ask that all volunteers are able to commit to at least 15 hours of volunteer time.
Steps to become a Victoria Film Festival Volunteer!
NOTE: Applications to volunteer for the 2018 Victoria Film Festival (February 2nd – 11th) will open early Fall 2017. If you would like to volunteer for our year-round events please send Alanah an email at email@example.com
Questions about volunteering? Email Alanah Garcin, our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Job Descriptions
Lend a hand at the VFF Office. Office volunteers assist 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, production, filing, errands and cleaning and other general office duties as required. General office skills, knowledge of Excel, Word, Filemaker Pro and familiarity with Mac computers are an asset but are not required.
Perfect for people with a positive attitude who are friendly and enthusiastic about the Festival. Good work habits such as punctuality, dependability and the ability to work independently is required, particularly when Festival staff are busy.
Our biggest volunteer team! You’re on the front line of the Festival. You’ll be helping out with all duties related to our audience at festival screenings including ushering, surveys, line-up, door traffic control, greeting & ticket exchange, information desk and other venue duties as required.
Perfect for people who can approach people in a friendly and professional manner; work independently and as a team member, have great attention to detail, and are an intuitive “people-person”.
Sell Festival tickets, passes and memberships at our Festival box office and at our venues. This includes shifts in January for pre-Festival ticket sales. Box office volunteers must be able to provide public with Festival information and answer questions that arise. Information will be provided.
Perfect for people interested in providing service to the public in a professional and friendly manner. Knowledge of customer service and sales is an asset.
Previous film experience required. Help us behind the scenes: operate film, video projectors, and/or video cameras during festival screenings and events. Looking for experienced projectionists, those with experience in setting up video projection, PA systems, video production, and technical repair. Must be reliable and flexible and have the ability to take direction, work independently and as team member.
Drive our Festival guests to and from venues and events, hotels and airports. Assist passengers with luggage and in boarding vehicle. Involves running errands, courier services, and assisting with distribution.
Perfect for people who can interact with VIP guests in a professional manner, work independently and as a team member, who is punctual and dependable, and who has a clean driving and criminal record.
Get our message out on the town! Distribute promotional materials (volunteer posters, Festival posters, program guides) in assigned areas. Volunteers must be able to relate to people in a friendly and professional manner and access to vehicle an asset.
Perfect for those who want to get out and see the town.
Lend a hand at our fabulous events. Help out at our Opening Gala, in our Donor and Guest lounge, and at all our exclusive guest receptions. Assist with set up, clean up, beverage/food service, hosting duties, and anything else required.
Perfect for the party person within. Must be friendly, polite and able to interact with VIP guests. Serving It Right is an asset and is required for any serving position.
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!
Document and photograph Festival events. Experience in photography an asset. Having your own camera is a requirement. Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
Perfect for photographers!
Check out the 2017 Volunteer Manual
Check out the 2017 Volunteer Code of Conduct
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