Registration: Vancouver International Film Festival Society Volunteer Programme

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for VIFF. Before applying to Volunteer, please make sure you have read the details of 2017 Programme here: READ.

All applicants including Volunteer alumni go through a screening and selection process. Team placement is based on your phone interview, availability, and skill sets. Lead volunteer applicants will go through a secondary screening process.

All applicants must be 18 or older in order. Some teams and venues require volunteers to be 19 and older.

 All Volunteers must attend an orientation for specific training for their team. Pre-festival Teams will schedule orientations for August and Festival Teams will schedule their orientations for September.


* required field
APPLICANT INFORMATION
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
* Preferred First Name
* Preferred Last Name
* Birthdate (Must be 18 or older)
* Emergency Contact Name
* Emergency Contact Phone
* I am legally able to work in Canada
 Yes  No
* Do you hold a valid BC Driver's License?
Class
* Do you use a vehicle for work?
* Do you have access to your own vehicle?

How many years have you volunteered for VIFF?
* How did you hear about our volunteer program?
Specifics/Referral Name:

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
ID must be shown at orientation
* Card
* ID#
If Passport was selected, please indicate the country

SKILLS
Please indicate the areas where you have established skills or experience below. Select all that apply.
* Computer Skills
Basic
Intermediate
Advanced
MS Office
Data Entry
Social Media
Graphic Design
Ticketing Software
Scheduling Software
Own Laptop
* Additional Skills/Experience
Ability to lift 50lbs
Audio Visual
Barista
Bartending
Customer Service
Event Services
Food Services
Human Resources
Management
Office Reception
Photography (Own DSLR (10+MP w/ on-board flash)
PR/Marketing
Public Speaking
Theatre Services
Videography(Own video/audio/editing equipment)
Virtual Reality

LANGUAGE
* English
Multi-language notes:
Fluent Languages
ASL
Arabic
Cantonese
Dutch
Farsi
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin
Polish
Swedish
Spanish
Somali
Tagalog
Thai
Urdu
Vietnamese

CERTIFICATION
Food safe
 Yes  No
Food safe Level
Food safe Expiration Date
Serving it right
 Yes  No
Serving It Right Certificate #
Serving It Right Expiration Date
First Aid
 Yes  No
First Aid Level
First Aid Expiration Date

AVAILABILITY

Phone Interview

* The best time to call me for a 15 minute phone interview is:
Weekday morning
Weekday afternoon
Weekday evening
Weekend morning
Weekend afternoon
Weekend evening

Shifts 

 

This is a general sense of your availability and does NOT commit you to any specific shifts. Each Team has specific availability requirements. All orientations will take place before the festival. 

* Pre-festival: August 2017
 Yes  No
* Pre-festival: September 2017
 Yes  No
* Festival: September 28th, 2017 - October 14th, 2017
 Yes  No
* Post Festival: October 14th - 20th, 2017
 Yes  No
* Weekly Availability
Monday Morning
Monday Afternoon
Monday Evening
Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Afternoon
Tuesday Evening
Wednesday Morning
Wednesday Afternoon
Wednesday Evening
Thursday Morning
Thursday Afternoon
Thursday Evening
Friday Morning
Friday Afternoon
Friday Evening
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Evening
Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Evening
Availability Notes
Orientation
* I understand Team orientations are mandatory and, if selected as a volunteer, will make myself available to attend.
 Yes

FILM FESTIVAL 2017
* I AM APPLYING FOR A FESTIVAL 2017 VOLUNTEER POSITION
 Yes  No
* T-Shirt Size
* I AM ABLE TO COMMIT TO A MINIMUM OF 4 SHIFTS
 Yes  No
* I AM ABLE TO COMMIT TO A MINIMUM OF 8 SHIFTS
 Yes  No
TEAM INTERESTS
Select all that apply. Selection does not guarantee placement.
Exhibitions
Front of House
Load in and Strike
Office Assistants
Pre-festival Box Office
Guest Services
Driving
Guest Services Office and Translation
Hospitality Lounge: Bar
Hospitality Lounge: Server
Marketing
Distribution
Street Team
Press
Press Office
Gateway Stream Press Office
Special Events
Set-up and Strike
Special Events
Sponsorship
Sponsorship Support
Sponsorship Photography
Ticketing
Infoline: Customer and Office Support
Volunteer Services
Volunteer Helpline

LEAD FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS 2017

You are encouraged to also apply for a festival volunteer position so you have the opportunity to be placed on a team if you are not selected as a Lead Volunteer.

* I AM APPLYING FOR A LEAD VOLUNTEER POSITION
 Yes  No
* I AM ABLE TO COMMIT TO A MINIMUM OF 10 SHIFTS
 Yes  No
Volunteer Lead position I am applying for:

Please also send your resume to volunteer @viff.org. If you are applying as a volunteer photographer or videographer, please also send examples of your work. Onscreen Personality applicants please also send a headshot.


VIFF YEAR-ROUND
* I am applying for a year-round volunteer position. All Vancity Theatre volunteers must be 19 or older and will be required to have a Serving it Right certificate.
 Yes  No
Team Interests
Vancity Theatre
Distribution
VIFC Office
Photographer
Videographer

AGREEMENTS
* I have read and agree to the VIFF Confidential Agreement
Refer to: VIFF Confidentiality Agreement
 Yes
* I have read and agree to VIFF PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE
Refer to: VIFF Photo/Video Release
 Yes
* I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE VIFF Volunteer Waiver
Refer to: volunteer waiver
 Yes



Thank you for your application! Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Due to the high volume of applications, it may take up to four weeks before we contact you.  


 
 

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