Apply Now to Volunteer for EIFF
To qualify, you must be enthusiastic about your community and the far-reaching values of informed imagination. If you have answered this proposition with a “yes,” you’re close to entering the world of inspiration, cultures, discoveries and friendships that is the Eugene International Film Festival.
Volunteer service to the Festival and in turn, the community it serves is greatly appreciated. We look forward to rewarding your commitment to our core values of respect, cooperation and excellence with Festival privileges and recognition for your hard work.
Your volunteer colleagues, attending filmmakers, films, workshops and film-loving audience members will enrich your life, some for the long term. Volunteers have ample opportunities to enjoy the Festival. Attend any film, not included in your work shift, with available seating after ticketed patrons and VIPs are seated (first come, first served) and the opening and closing hosted receptions.
You will be provided with staff identification that must be worn at all times when you are on duty. Alcoholic beverages are served at some events and festival venues. Volunteers are not permitted to consume any alcohol or marijuana while representing the Festival. Please refrain from using your cell phone while fulfilling your shift duties.
Overview of Volunteer Positions
Opportunities include: communications, social networking, survey data collection, proofreading and supervisory positions.
Savvy, lovable extroverts are a good fit in this department. The festival does well with in the trenches marketing. It involves connecting with the media, scheduling interviews with VIPs, making sure the VIPs know where and when their interview will take place and arranging for transportation when needed. Also included is distribution of posters, handbills and programs. You can work from your vehicle, public transportation, bicycle, on foot or any workable combination of the aforementioned.
You must have your own professional camera and some experience. Many photo opportunities are one of a kind and happen quickly. You may find yourself working as a team member or on your own as circumstances dictate.
Special Interest Programs
Other nonprofits sometimes partner with the EIFF for special events. Subjects can include family friendly programs and films germane to the cause of an organization.
This is our volunteer department requiring valuable character traits. If you like to be on time, dependable and love movies, those that watch them, and the people that make them, this could be a good category for you.
Front of house volunteers are the face of the festival. Much depends on your ability to meet, greet and assist Festival audience members. Duties include line management, selling tickets, taking tickets, distributing and collecting surveys, introducing attending VIPs and facilitating Q&A sessions following film programs.
Volunteer technicians working behind the scenes are responsible for screening films and setting up projectors and PA systems as may be needed. Experience required. The Festival presents programs and workshops year-round as opportunity may provide. Programs may take place at schools, food and beverage establishments, public spaces and places of business.
Decorating for the opening and closing receptions, managing food, beverage, and service areas are a rewarding part of venue operations.