Sign Up to Volunteer for Full Frame 2020 on February 1st.
If you have ever been to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, you know how important dedicated volunteers are to the success of the event. For those interested in joining our volunteer team, please take a moment to review the requirements and expectations below. The volunteer application will open on February 1, 2020. Next year’s festival takes place April 2 – 5, 2020. We look forward to adding your name to our amazing team of volunteers!
Questions about volunteering? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER
All new and returning volunteers must complete a 2020 NEW REGISTRATION form on Shiftboard. The link to Full Frame’s Shiftboard page and the NEW REGISTRATION form will be available on February 1st.
Registration: February 1, 2020 – February 29, 2020
Notifications Sent: on or before March 1, 2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must be able to meet the TIME COMMITMENT requirements for the team you are assigned to.
- You must be able to meet the SKILL requirements for the team you are assigned to.
EXPECTATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS
As a volunteer, you are expected to arrive on time for your shift, dressed appropriately, ready to work, and with a good attitude. We ask that all volunteers be respectful and welcoming to each other, to festival goers, and to invited filmmakers and guests.
Additional volunteer information and expectations can be found in our 2020 VOLUNTEER MANUAL.
Saturday, March 14: Volunteer Orientation (day)
Mandatory for new volunteers. Recommended for returning volunteers.
Monday, March 23: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training (evening)
Mandatory for new volunteers. Returning volunteers wanting to attend will be able to register 24-hours in advance (space permitting).
March 31 + April 1: Team Training (evening)
Mandatory for all volunteers.
TEAM DESCRIPTIONS + REQUIREMENTS
|Volunteer Area/Team||When We Need You||What You Do||What It Requires|
|AWARDS||15 hours total||Pick up ballots from all screening venues||Concentration, attention to detail|
|Three 5-hour shifts||Tally Audience Award ballots||Accounting, tabulation skills|
|April 2 – April 4||Report total to programming representative||Evening/Night availability|
|CAROLINA THEATRE: Cinema 1 + 2, Fletcher Hall||15 hours total||Crowd control||Friendly manner + strong customer service skills|
|Cinema 3, Cinema 4||Three 5-hour shifts||Distribute/Collect ballots||Long periods of standing|
|April 2 – April 5||Line tend||Some periods of inactivity|
|Take tickets||Friday and/or Saturday night availability|
|DURHAM CENTRAL PARK / MOTORCO||12 hours total||Set up + breakdown outdoor screen + equipment||Ability to lift 25+ lbs|
|Two 6-hour shifts||Crowd control||Long periods of standing|
|April 3 + April 4||Line tend||Friday and Saturday evening/night availability|
|Some periods of inactivity|
|Customer service skills|
|FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS: Merchandise + Pass Pick Up||15 hours total||Display/Prep/Restock festival merchandise area||Friendly manner + strong customer service skills|
|Three 5-hour shifts||Crowd control||Attention to detail|
|April 1 – April 5||Collect lost + found items||Some periods of standing|
|Greet + answer questions||Some periods of inactivity|
|Knowledge of festival helpful|
|FULL FRAME THEATER||16 hours total||Crowd control||Friendly manner + strong customer service skills|
|Two 8-hour shifts||Line tend||Long periods of standing|
|April 3 + April 4||Take tickets||Some periods of inactivity|
|Usher||Friday and Saturday availability|
|GREEN TEAM||15 hours total||Monitor/Move/Collect all recyclable + compostable material||Ability to lift 25+ lbs|
|Three 5-hour shifts||Relocate recyclable + compostable material to appropriate location/bin||Long periods of standing and/or bending|
|April 2 – April 5||Strong attention to detail|
|Some outdoor shifts|
|Friendly manner + customer service skills|
|HOSPITALITY SUITE||15 hours total||Check credentials at door||Strong customer service skills|
|Three 5-hour shifts||Crowd control||Light cleaning, bussing|
|April 2 – April 5||Display/Prep/Refill food + drinks as needed||Long periods of standing|
|Meet all food deliveries + bring to Hospitality Suite||Ability to do some lifting|
|MEDIA: Photography [PH] Social Media [SM]||15 hours total||[PH] Work off an assigned shot list||[PH] Advanced skills (must provide link to portfolio)|
|Shift lengths vary||[PH] Take photos to be used on website, social media, and marketing materials (all credited)||[PH] Must have own digital camera equipment|
|Includes admission to some films + parties as assigned||[PH] Upload photos to Full Frame Google Drive||[PH] Experience shooting in low light conditions + live events|
|April 2 – April 5||[SM] Create + post social media content to your personal account using Full Frame hashtags and tagging conventions||[SM] Advanced skills (must provide link to active social media accounts)|
|[PH, SM] Participate in team Slack channel||[SM] Must have use of an iPhone 6 or newer or equivalent smart phone|
|PRODUCTION||15 hours total||Behind-the-scenes support||Ability to lift 25+ lbs|
|Shift lengths vary||Set up + breakdown of party + panel venues||Long periods of standing|
|March 30 – April 6||Load-in/out of cinema projection equipment||Event set up/breakdown skills|
|Pick up + delivery of food/drinks||Use of your own car (for deliveries)|
|Coordinate Hospitality Suite drop offs with venue manager||Strong attention to detail|
|Set up + breakdown of all festival signage/posters||Knowledge of festival helpful|
|Some periods of inactivity|
|SPEAKEASY||16 hours total||Crowd control||Friendly manner + strong customer service skills|
|Two 8-hour shifts||Usher||Long periods of standing|
|April 3 + April 4||Check-in panelists||Some periods of inactivity|
|Have panelists sign waiver form||Friday and Saturday availability|
|Direct audience to Q&A mic|
|SPECIAL EVENTS||15 hours total||Check credentials, tickets, and/or guest list at the door||Age: 21+|
|Shift lengths vary||Crowd control||Ability to do some lifting|
|April 2 – April 5||Line tend||Long periods of standing|
|Customer service skills|
|Friday and Saturday late night availability|
|TRANSPORTATION||15 hours total||Drive rental vans between airport + festival hotels||Use of your own cell phone|
|Shift lengths vary||Transport filmmakers + VIPs||Customer service skills|
|April 1 – April 5||Greet filmmakers + VIPs at airport||Age: 21+|
|Good driving record|
|Ability to drive 7 to 15 passenger vans|
|Thursday and Sunday availability|
|VOLUNTEER LOUNGE||15 hours total||Fill in for open, no call-no show, call-in volunteer shifts||Customer service skills|
|Three 5-hour shifts||Willingness to fill in anywhere|
|April 2 – April 5||Ability to lift 25+ lbs|
|Ability to walk up/down stairs|
Thank you to The Forest at Duke for supporting the 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Volunteers!