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 2019 Programme here: READ.

Please add volunteer@viff.org to your address book. We will be contacting you through email so this helps to make sure our info doesn’t end up in your junk folder.

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 16 or older. 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
Your preferred name will appear on your name badge as typed
* Preferred First Name
* Preferred Last Name
PREFERRED PRONOUNS
IF YOUR PREFERRED PRONOUNS ARE NOT LISTED IN THE DROPDOWN, PLEASE ADD HERE
* Birthdate (Must be 16 years or older)
* I am a Youth Volunteer between the ages of 16 -17.
 Yes  No
* Emergency Contact Name
* Emergency Contact Phone
* I am legally able to work in Canada
 Yes  No
Employer
Does Your Employer Offer a Matching Gift Program?
* 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?
This is my 1st year!
2-4 years
5-9 years
10-14 years
15-19 years
20-24 years
25-29 years
30-34 years
35+ years
* How did you hear about our volunteer program?
Specifics/Referral Name:
We want to accommodate every applicant'¬Ěs accessibility requirements when scheduling an interview and determining placement. Please let us know if you have specific needs for which we can adapt our process.

SKILLS
Please indicate the areas where you have established skills or experience below. Select all that apply.
* Computer Skills
Professional Computer Experience
Graphic Design
Social Media
Ticketing Software
Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
HTML/CSS/JavaScript
Adobe Premiere Pro/After effects
Scheduling Software
CRM Management
Filemaker
Content Management Systems
* I Own My Own Laptop
 Yes  No
* 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
Translation - Spoken
Translation - Written
Videography - Own video/audio/editing equipment
Virtual Reality

LANGUAGE
Please indicate any other languages you are fluent in below: (Please only indicate languages you have advanced skills with)
Fluent Languages
ASL
Arabic
Cantonese
Dutch
Farsi
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin
Polish
Swedish
Spanish
Somali
Tagalog
Thai
Urdu
Vietnamese
* English
Multi-language notes:

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 2019
 Yes  No
* Pre-festival: September 2019
 Yes  No
* Festival: September 26th, 2019 - October 11th, 2019
 Yes  No
* Post Festival: October 12th - 19th, 2019
 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 2019
* I am applying for a Festival 2019 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 6 SHIFTS
 Yes  No
TEAM INTERESTS
Select all that apply. Selection does not guarantee placement.
Exhibitions
Front of House
Load in and Strike
Pre-festival Box Office
Films+
Virtual Reality
Guest Services
Office Assistant
Hospitality Lounge Bartender
Hospitality Lounge Server
Interpreter and Language Support
Marketing
Distribution
Photography(please send samples of your work to volunteer@viff.org)
Web Content
Social Media
Campus Promo
Media
Media Office
Gateway Media Office
Special Events
Galas & Films+ events
Sponsorship
Photography(please send samples of your work to volunteer@viff.org)
Ticketing
Accreditation Support
Transportation
Driving
Volunteer Services
Volunteer Helpline

LEAD FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS 2019

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(s) I am Applying For:
Front of House Team Lead
Infoline
Onscreen Personality
Media Office Lead
Videography
Virtual Reality Team Lead
Digital Communications Support
Conference Lead

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


VIFF YEAR-ROUND
* I AM APPLYING FOR A YEAR-ROUND VOLUNTEER POSITION. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 19 OR OLDER AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A SERVING IT RIGHT CERTIFICATE.
 Yes  No
Team Interests
Front of House and Concession
Distribution
Office and Infoline
Photographer/Videographer
Video Editor

Newsletter

During the 16 days of the festival, we send out a daily Volunteer Newsletter chock-full of festival info for our volunteer teams. In submitting this application you are consenting to receive emails regarding the VIFF Volunteer Programme. If you want to be on any of our other email lists, please sign up HERE.

 

If you are interested in being profiled for “Who’s That Volunteer” in the newsletter, please make sure to attach a user picture at the top of the application and fill out the questions listed on the right.

When you are not volunteering for VIFF what are you most likely doing?
What is your favourite film(s)?
If a movie was being made about your life, what would the title be? Who would play you?

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

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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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