EFF is a not-for-profit organization that relies on our talented volunteers for everything from collecting tickets to producing videos. В For more information, visit our Volunteer FAQ.В 

Festival Volunteers

Each year, we select a group of about 70-80 volunteers to assist at all screenings during the Festival.

Film Screening Volunteers must commit to a minimum of FIVE (5) programs and arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the start of each film. A group of EFF staff and volunteers attend each film screening to hand out printed programs, track attendance, and generally assist our venue partners with individual screening needs.

Special Assignment Volunteers:  EFF is also looking for volunteer photographers, social media correspondents, media assistants and office representatives. Volunteers are needed for some activities as early as March 1. These volunteers commit to a minimum of 15 hours of service for this year’s Festival.

All volunteers who successfully complete their assignments are invited to attend a special Volunteer Thank You event shortly after the Festival ends. Free food and drink, plus gifts and surprises are in store. In addition, you will automatically qualify to join next year’s Festival Volunteer crew.

We accept new volunteer applications in January. Please complete the New Volunteer ApplicationВ online. Volunteers accepted for the 2015 Festival will be notified in late February. You will be required to attend a Volunteer Orientation (1 hour) in early March, before receiving your final Festival assignments.

Year-round Volunteers

EFF is a year-round endeavor that holds film screenings and special events throughout the year. In addition to assisting with these events, volunteers can work with EFF staff in a number of key areas, such as Fundraising, Public Relations, Media Production, Administration, and Programming (reviewing films for consideration in the festival)

Please also complete a New Volunteer Application if you’d like to be considered as a year-round volunteer. Year-round volunteers generally commit to a minimum of 25 hours outside of March. This group of volunteers is invited to the April Volunteer Thank You event, and may be included in other events during the year. They also receive an EFF volunteer t-shirt.

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