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Network, meet new friends, connect and party! Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We are always looking for great volunteers!

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Out On Screen's Volunteer Recognition

Contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@outonscreen.com
604.844.1615

 

Year Round Volunteer Teams

To apply for one of these positions, or to find out more information, please email the volunteer application form to Logan at volunteer@outonscreen.com.

Office Partners

Office Quickies
Out in Schools
Street Teams
Graphic Designers
IT Wizards
Butches
Drivers
Copy Editors
Other Special Skills?


Volunteer Opportunites with Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Volunteer Opportunites with Out in Schools
 

Office Partners


Personality

You are dedicated and skilled in the wizardry of office management and administration. You love computers and papers and stationery. You like to know the office you're involved in well. You may also have won the "Best Attendance" award at school. Oohhh the Staples Catalogue...

Tasks

You will work on longer-term projects, have weekly responsibilities and become imbued in the weekly goings on of the Out On Screen office.

Commitment & Reward

You can commit to one, 2-hour shift every week (or two) during weekdays from noon to 7:00 pm. Every five hours you volunteer gets you one voucher.

Size of Team

6-7 volunteers.

Office Quickies


Personality

You like to hang out in offices and don't mind menial tasks. You know your way around a computer, photocopier and fax machine. You have been known to stamp an envelope or two in your time. You are not really into committing to one office long-term. You have a flexible schedule and can come in on short notice or when a really big project needs some person-power.

Tasks

We will call you when we have basic stuff to get done. The email would sound like: "Eek, we need help to mail these 2,500 letters” or "We need to enter all these memberships in two weeks" or "200 people want to join our mailing list, help us enter their addresses."

Commitment & Reward

You'll volunteer as often as you can. Every five hours you volunteer gets you one voucher.

Size of Team

We don't like to limit ourselves. There is always room for one more.

Street Teams


Personality

You’re on the town, you’re talking to people, and you’re someone who knows everyone (or who wants to). You love to be on the guest list or get into a show for free. Talking to strangers doesn’t scare you. You like night life.

Tasks

Year round Out On Screen has events or tables at events to spread the word about our program. These events include, but certainly are not limited to, Pride Weekend, Dyke March, Car-Free Days, special screenings, co-presentations and more.

Commitment & Reward

You’re willing to accompany us throughout the year and frequently from June to August. You get a voucher for every 5 hours plus you get to get into whatever we take you to for free.

Size of Team

Year round we love as many people as we can get. During Festival season we love 5-10 for each neighbourhood team: Main, Drive, West End, etc.

Graphic Designers


Personality

You love to design things. You know InDesign inside out or at least functionally. You may have some website skills. Once projects are finished you love handing over all the documents you created. Deadlines are your best friend.

Tasks

Occasionally throughout the year Out On Screen needs help designing new things or updating documents already in use. You can use our office or your own.

Commitment & Reward

When time permits you help out. For every 5 hours you design, you receive a voucher to a film.

Size of Team

As big as it can get!

IT Wizards

 

Personality

Tech Savvy! When our hard drive goes soft or our network bytes the dust, we need IT support to help with our systems.

Tasks

Everything from de-fragging to updating to networking!

Commitment & Reward

Time commitment can be anywhere from 5 - 10 hours a month. For every five hours you volunteer, you'll receive a voucher to a film.

Size of Team

2 - 3 volunteers.

Butches


Personality

You’re not just a stereotype 'cause you like to build, fix and lift things. You don’t mind getting a little hot and sweaty when the time comes. You own tools and know how to use them.

Tasks

Sometimes you just need a butch. We have things that need moving and fixing all the time, especially during the Festival.

Commitment & Reward

It is hard to say how much time is needed. We could always use someone to come in and fix things for us. During the Festival, we need help during the day when we switch venues and late at night after big parties.

Size of Team

There are never enough butches.

Drivers


Personality

Ya’know you have a car, you like to drive it. You don’t mind lifting heavy things.

Tasks

There are certain times of the year, especially in the summer, that we need drivers to pick up stuff for us.

Commitment & Reward

You are available during business hours especially in the summer. Vouchers for your hours. We offer mileage at $0.30/km.

Size of Team

No limits to the amount of cars and drivers we have at our disposal.

Copy Editors


Personality

You read Eats, Shoots and Leaves and have a strong opinion about it. When people don’t understand the difference between syntax and semantics you lose your mind. You know when to use a semi-colon and what irony really means.

Tasks

You police our style sheets and check our syntax. You don’t have to write or edit for content.

Commitment & Reward

In May and June as we madly prepare our guide you will be available to read and edit from home or by coming into our office. You may be called upon other times during the year as well. 5 hours = 1 voucher, plus you know the films and schedule before everyone else.

Size of Team

2-3 volunteers

Got other special skills?


Let us know at volunteer@outonscreen.com!
Credit: Brice Ferre