Closing celebration photo of volunteers from 2017.

To volunteer for One Earth Film Fest, please complete our Volunteer Interest Survey (click here), and we will contact you in a timely manner to follow up. For questions, email volunteer@oneearthfilmfest.org

To start volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Interest Survey now. We are especially seeking AV/Tech volunteers to connect with starting immediately, so if your skills are a fit, please denote that on your Volunteer Survey above. TY!

Festival Background for Volunteers

We invite you to take some time and get to know the festival by browsing our website. Volunteers play key leadership and support roles in the planning and execution of the film festival. We have a team of highly skilled, experienced professional people who work as volunteers for the film fest, which also makes it a great place for lesser experienced volunteers to gain experience and learn new skills.

Benefits of Volunteering

In addition to getting to work with an amazing, energetic group of people on an important project promoting understanding and action to build resilient sustainable communities, all volunteers will:

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  • see amazing films

  • engage with the community and meet new people

  • get a One Earth Film Festival organic cotton t-shirt

  • receive an invitation to the volunteer celebration in April 2019

Hosting and Events Phase of the Film Fest - mid February through mid March:

Sign-up to volunteer for film events during the film festival through signupgenius.com. The system will be open for signing up by Tues, Jan 22nd. Check back for specific locations, times and roles. Tasks

  • Conduct registration

  • Welcome audience; answer questions and direct attendees

  • Help with set-up and re-set tasks

  • Setup and manage projection equipment

  • Take photos or video footage at film showings for our Facebook page

  • Live-tweet the event and post to Facebook and other social media to amplify engagement

  • Help people recycle, compost and dispose of trash to support "zero waste" goal

Planning and Preparation Phase of the Film Fest - October through March

Volunteer teams and roles:

Film Review Team
Research and review potential films for the fest. View films and complete film report cards. Participate in the team dialogue process to identify top priority films that meet the criteria of the festival.

Film Programming Team
Use input from the film review team and dialogue with cluster leads and information from film fest archives to identify skilled facilitators, potential resource persons and action partners appropriate to each film and geographic cluster.

Fund-Raising Team
Work with the development coordinator helping to plan and carryout tasks including grant proposal-writing, solicitation of corporate and individual donors, delivery of sponsor benefits, and communication with donors, assist with fund-raising events.

Audience Development Team (Marketing & Publicity)
Identify audience segments and what films/topics might be of greatest interest to them, determine effective outreach vehicles for various audiences, write press releases, conduct social media campaigns, attend events through which to reach audiences.

Cluster Partnerships & Logistics
Determine which partners from previous years will work with the fest again, engage new partners as needed, evaluate venues and AV needs and work with partners to select appropriate venues. In dialogue with film programming team members, plan for and contact resource persons and action partners. Work with community partners to fill volunteer roles if possible.

Team Development & Support
Invite volunteers from general sources to fill slots not filled by cluster teams. Support communication and coordination among teams. Help match volunteer needs with skills and interests of available volunteers.

To get started as a One Earth Film Fest volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Interest Survey. For questions, please contact Michelle at volunteer@oneearthfilmfest.org