Volunteer

    Sign Up to Volunteer for Full Frame 2020 Now Open.

    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. This 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 volunteer@fullframefest.org.


    HOW TO REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER

    All new and returning volunteers must complete a 2020 NEW REGISTRATION form on Shiftboard

    Registration: February 1, 2020 – February 29, 2020
    Notifications Sent:
    on or before March 1, 2020

    REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS

    1. You must be at least 18 years old.
    2. You must be able to meet the TIME COMMITMENT requirements for the team you are assigned to.
    3. 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

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Saturday, March 14Volunteer Orientation (day)
    Mandatory for new volunteers. Recommended for returning volunteers.

    Monday, March 23Equity, 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
        Usher  
    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!