Thanks for your interest in volunteering for One Earth Film Fest!
To volunteer for our March 2019 Festival, please sign up here now. Spread the word to others who might want to join you and volunteer.
Volunteer Training. Once you sign up for your shift(s), we are offering — and highly recommending, even for returning volunteers — easy volunteer training session on the following dates.
Tues 2/12 @6-7P: This has been changed to a webinar. Please dial in:
Sun 2/17 @3:30-5P at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park IL 60302 (transit accessible, street and garage parking). To RSVP, please email email@example.com
Fri 2/22 @12-1P online webinar; Call-in instructions and materials are provided above.
VOLUNTEER TOOLKIT with materials covered in training is here. Please prepare for your role!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 in early February. Check back for specific locations, times and roles. Tasks
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.
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 sign up for volunteer slots here. For questions, please contact Michelle at email@example.com
Thank you to our 2019 Volunteers!
Adrian De La Cruz
Lisa Biehle Files
Ana Garcia Doyle
Gina Lee Robbins
Whitney Vandenbrink Parsons
Fest Week Volunteers
Ulysses Michael Bufano
Fr John Edmunds
Jose Alex Marroquin
Fr Richard Matthew
Maura McMahon Zeller
Whitney Vandenbrink Parsons
Mary Fran Riley
Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa
Doinita Mary Toranzo
Go Green Barrington Volunteers St Joe Green Team Volunteers Waukegan Library Volunteers Chris Weber
Young Filmmakers Jury
Risé Sanders Weir
Lauren Travers Wall
David Arthur Wall