Volunteers are an integral part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, ensuring that each screening, panel, and event runs smoothly by working both front of house and behind the scenes. Our volunteers are film-lovers and champions of LGBT2Q+ education; members of the queer community and our allies; those seeking to gain new skills and those wishing to provide their expertise; folks who want to network and folks who just want to meet some new friends!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VQFF 2021 remains digital, delivering the festival experience to our communities at home.
Volunteer opportunities for this summer’s Festival start as early as June and include both remote and socially-distanced, in-person opportunities. Although we remain largely digital, we still hope to provide many opportunities for volunteers to contribute, and to connect with one another as well as staff as we work together to put on the VQFF!
To sign up as a volunteer, click on the link below. You will be redirected to create a Timecounts account and fill out the VQFF 2021 Volunteer Sign Up Form. We can’t wait to distantly meet you and get you involved in the Festival!
Volunteer Perks Include:
- FREE VQFF 2021 volunteer t-shirt
- FREE screening tickets
- Volunteer Appreciation Party!
Technical Customer Support
These volunteers ensure the digital accessibility of our festival for patrons with diverse digital backgrounds! You are a problem solver, love interacting with the public, and are comfortable learning and using technology. You may be using various forms of communication including live chat, e-mail, social media, and calling. These opportunities include both in-office and remote roles.
Event support volunteers help to make sure our parties and special events are successful. You love parties, meeting new people or supporting behind the scenes. Event support includes both remote and in-person opportunities such as monitoring digital events, technical videography support, on-site set up, and supporting performers on-site.
Packaging & Distribution
Always wanted to test out being a mail carrier? This is your chance! These volunteers get involved in-person to ensure that all our physical materials get put into the hands of our patrons. Bonus points if you have a drivers license and vehicle to support deliveries.
Copy Editing & Platform Testing
These volunteers support the digital accessibility and revision process of our physical guide, website and other public-facing platforms.You enjoy nitpicking written and digital material, providing constructive feedback and being the first to test a new product. These opportunities are both remote and hosted in our offices.