Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the 2013 Maryland Film Festival. For 14 years, our volunteers have made the Maryland Film Festival the outstanding event it is, and the 15th edition is going to be the best yet. This year’s festival is from May 8th – 12th. That’s right: the festival has expanded to 5 days for the first time! This means we need your service more than ever (and we’d love it if you invited your friends as well!) Best of all, in appreciation for your help, volunteers receive a number of benefits including vouchers to attend festival screenings.
There are a wide variety of volunteer positions at the festival that suit many skillsets and interests:
- Festival set up and take down
- Merchandise and membership sales
- Greeting filmgoers and answering questions
- Box office sales and service
- Ticket checking and ushering
- After party set up and service
At the bottom of this message is a link to a brief interest application for volunteering at the festival where you can identify which volunteer roles you’re most interested in and what times you might be available.
If you would like to receive a paper copy of this application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you’d like to receive an application by e-mail, fax or postal delivery.
BENEFITS: In appreciation for your support, you will receive a limited edition festival t-shirt and, and for each four (4) hour shift worked, you will receive a voucher good for one screening or $5 toward festival merchandise. Water and light snacks will be provided during your shift. Volunteers are invited to a (free) special “Volunteers Only” film screening, held shortly after the festival, which will be one of the most popular films of MFF 2013.
SCHEDULING: Most shifts are 4 hours with some organizing positions requiring 6 hour shifts. Note that some positions have changed from the past. After we have received and reviewed this application, we will send you a link to a scheduling website where you can choose volunteering shifts and update your personal contact information. We will be in touch if we need to schedule a brief interview or need additional information if you’ve indicated interest in certain specialized positions, or if you have mentioned special skills that may help us in additional ways at the festival.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM: All volunteers must sign a Waiver of Liability & Emergency Contact Information form. Directions for completing this form will be sent to you by the volunteer coordinator.
ORIENTATION: We strongly encourage you to attend a volunteer orientation at the Charles Theater on either Saturday, April 20th from 10-11AM or Saturday, May 4th, 10-11AM. Staff will be available after each orientation session to answer questions.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please e-mail this year’s volunteer coordinator at email@example.com or call at 410-752-8083.
Click on the appropriate links below to go to the volunteer application form. Please be sure to click the submit button at the bottom of the form to send it to the volunteer coordinator: