Volunteers have a great time and gain experience in producing a large scale event from the ground up. This experience can easily carry over to the process of producing any other event including films and concerts. This is a high technology event and hence, much will be learned about the current state of technology in the digital film, music and internet industries. Volunteers assist with event planning and coordination of the festival. In general, volunteers are needed for the four days of the event in September every year. Pre-festival volunteers are needed part-time all year long.

Basic Requirements for all Volunteers:

  • Must work at least ONE full shift (four hours)
  • Must be at least 17 years old

Ideally, volunteers would have a basic working knowledge of computers and digital media. It would be helpful if volunteers possessed their own laptops and mobile devices. Volunteers should be energetic, outgoing and enjoy working with the public and discreet when dealing with notable individuals and celebrities.

Positions Available:

Pre-festival Volunteers:

  • Screen films during the festival off-season for the programming department
  • Help maintain festival's social media presence
  • Participate in grassroots marketing campaign and street teams

Festival Volunteers:

  • Assist in production of Opening Night Gala and Closing Day Awards Ceremony
  • Perform various duties including Venue Captain, Greeter or Usher
  • Liaise with filmmakers during the festival
  • Operate file-based media player and other projectionist duties (demo required*)
  • Moderate filmmaker Q&As following each film screening
  • Record and photograph events

Application process and requesting info:

Email us at [email protected]. When emailing please include your name, personal email address and cell phone number. If you have been referred to us by an educational or charitable organization, please mention the organization that referred you. We also request that you sign up on GiveGab.com and join WILLiFEST and select one or more volunteer opportunities. This site will act as your dashboard for the festival activities. Positions may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

*For those interested in the Projectionist positions, a brief demonstration of the media player equipment is highly recommended before your shift begins.

Thank you for your interest in joining the WILLiFEST team.


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