Fierce Flix Volunteer Application 2020
Empower Youth and Make a Difference at Fierce Flix!
Fierce Flix is seeking volunteers for our 2020 camp! Volunteer positions are available year round, as well as all week during camp or for part of a day. Work directly with campers or behind the scenes to make camp run smoothly. Volunteers from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their skills and experiences to the camp. No filmmaking experience required.
Fierce Flix is dedicated to empowering trans folks, non-binary folks, and women, both in and out of the film industry. We strive to be strong role models to our campers and to each other. Because of this, direct volunteer roles at camp are reserved for individuals who identify as trans, non-binary, or women.
We welcome volunteers of all gender identities to be involved in non-direct roles, both at camp and year round! Fierce Flix is proud to be an LGBTQIA inclusive and affirming organization, and are committed to providing a safe space for everyone involved.
Fierce Flix takes place from June 22-26th, location TBD!
Direct At-Camp Roles
Please pay attention to the required hours/days of each role before committing!
Producers are the heart of Fierce Flix. In this position, you will facilitate cooperation among a small group of campers in creating a music video. Producers will help campers work together, name their team, develop their video, and may help out with technical instruction if needed. Because this position is critical to the success of the campers, you must be available all day for the full week of camp. Filmmaking experience is a huge bonus, but not required. Most importantly, you must love working with kids and helping to empower them through creativity. The Producer must be able to facilitate the creative process among the team members and supply endless encouragement throughout the entire week of camp.
Filmmaking instructors are needed to teach campers how to make a film! You will need to be able to assist and encourage students of all ages and experience levels – some campers have been making videos for years, and some have never used a camera before. Filmmaking instruction takes place in two sessions, a morning session from 9:30-11:00 and an afternoon session from 2:00-3:30. Filmmaking instructors may attend either a morning or afternoon session (or both) and may do one or many sessions throughout the week of camp. Each day, campers will learn different aspects of production, so no two days will be the same. We are interested in instructors for all sorts of topics, including storyboarding, composition, camera operation, lighting, directing, editing, camera stabilization, animation, motion graphics, and more!
Workshop instructors will teach skill-specific workshops to campers. Workshops are curated by the Fierce Flix board of directors. Instructors must be available for both morning (11am-12pm) and afternoon (1pm-2pm) sessions during the day of their workshop.
Members of the posi-patrol team work together to ensure that all camp interactions remain positive! This will include mediating and mentoring camper interactions, settling disputes, and fostering encouragement among all participants at camp! Counseling and mediating experience is preferred, but not required. For this position, you must be able to attend at least one 4 hour shift at camp, either 8:30-12:30 or 12:30-4:30.
Fierce Flix supplies campers and volunteers with lunch and snacks all week long. This requires a lot of food preparation, set-up, and clean-up. Furthermore, craft services volunteers will need to keep track of campers' dietary restrictions to ensure that everyone stays healthy and ready to make films! In addition to handling lunch and snacks, craft services will be asked to assist with set-up, clean-up, and management of arts and crafts supplies. We ask that the craft services volunteers attend at least one 4-hour shift at camp, but they will be most needed from 11:30-12:30 for lunch.
Camp can be a big experience for our campers, so we like to have “settling in” assemblies in the morning, and “settling out” assemblies in the afternoon. Fierce Flix needs energetic volunteers to help lead these assemblies. Activities may include dancing, ice-breaker activities, screaming out nerves and insecurities, and doing relaxing stretches. We ask that assembly leaders commit to as many mornings (8:00-9:30) and afternoons (2:30-4:00) as possible.
These volunteer positions are open to people of all genders.
DONATION OF SERVICES, SKILLS, OR LABOR
Fierce Flix loves fostering engagement among all members of this incredible community! Do you have a particular skill or service to donate, including bookkeeping, grant writing, graphic design, equipment repair/hauling/transportation, flyering, marketing, food coordinating, etc.? Do you have equipment you would like to donate or loan to us for the week of camp? We welcome donations of all kinds!
BEHIND THE SCENES AT CAMP
Behind the scenes camp helpers would assist in various activities, including workshop set up, gear repair and distribution, clean-up, and other supporting the needs of camp operations. Volunteers in behind the scenes positions will not have one-on-one camper contact, but are still a huge help around camp!
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT DESK PERSON
Fierce Flix needs volunteers to work the front desk throughout camp! In the mornings, this position keeps track of who has arrived and handing out name tags. Likewise, in the afternoon, front desk helpers will keep tabs on who is being picked up and ensure that all campers are leaving with their authorized adults. Throughout the day, we will need desk people to assist with volunteer check-in. This position will also help direct people to the right volunteers/directors for assistance. Front desk helpers are needed for at least one 4-hour shift during camp week, either 8:30-12:30 or 12:30-4:30.
These roles are open to all, and are not isolated in their responsibilities. Indented descriptions are subsections of the above.
-Plans events leading up to camp
-Makes requests to local businesses and people for donations
-Plans recruitment events
-Secures loans/donations for equipment
-Keeps updated records of our funds
-Makes deposits to the bank
-Creates and maintains budget
-Updates & maintains application form & database of campers
-Communicates with parents via email/phone
-Distributes flyers @ schools, PTOs, etc. (i.e. the Street Team)
-Plans events for recruitment
-Focuses efforts on increasing camp diversity
-Update & maintain application form & database
-Conduct/collect background checks on all volunteers
-Organize volunteer trainings
-Organize recruitment events and meet & greets
-Focuses efforts on increasing camp diversity
-Create flyers and marketing material (gifs, commercials, etc.)
-Maintain & update website & social media
-Create & distribute press releases
-Create community partnerships
-Updates & maintains an archive of camp activities & events
-Keeps records/contact lists for former campers & volunteers
-Secures location/dates for camp
-Schedules workshops & film instruction during camp // reaches out to workshop instructors
-Organizes/assesses needs for volunteers
-Assesses gear/equipment needs (i.e.the Gear Crew)
-Assess needs & acquire supplies for camp (crafts, workshop supplies, etc.)
-Plan/schedule screening at the end of camp
FOOD (MEAL TEAM)
-Plans lunch and snack schedule for camp week for volunteers & campers
-Secures food donations from local businesses
-Organizes and coordinates pickup & volunteers
-Assesses/addresses camper nutritional needs
-Focuses efforts on increasing camper & volunteer diversity
-Ensures equitable access before & during camp
-Assesses needs, and works with other teams to make sure we meet those needs
-During camp: Posi Patrol group assists with camper/volunteer conflict resolution
-Holds everyone accountable and allows for autonomy and horizontality in the organization
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