Volunteering is a great way to get involved at World Arts Film Festival and any of our film events year-round. Thank you in advance for your interest and support!
A: A volunteer’s main responsibility is to support the event team by assisting with event set-up and tear-down, tickets, registration, and various workshop projects. Volunteers assist by ushering and guiding guests and attendees.
Q: What is the time commitment for volunteering at events?
A: For those volunteering at on-site events, the commitment is anywhere from 1 to 3 days depending on the event. Volunteers are required to attend a training orientation and set-up day (which is usually the day before the event) and then serve on shift for the duration of the event. Shifts are either scheduled for AM or PM and typically 2 to 8 hours per day.
Q: Do I get to experience or participate in the festival program while volunteering?
A: Volunteers are considered a member of the staff while on-site. During your shift, your assignment is to support the event team, festival guest and attendees needs. Volunteers are welcome to attend most of the scheduled programs when not on shift.
Q: If I live outside the event city area. Are there housing options?
A: It is the responsibility of the volunteer to find their own lodging. Volunteers can take advantage of the festival group rate at any affiliated hotel, when there is availability.
Q: What are the steps I need to take to become a volunteer?
A: The first step is to complete the volunteer application, which is below. After your application is received, World Arts' volunteer coordinator will contact you about the next step.
Every volunteer is appreciated with our deepest gratitude. Volunteers are invited to attend any World Arts' appreciation event that is created for those involved in making our events happen! Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Free parking is provided on-site.