The Veterans Film Festival is a non-profit association and our event is run by a passionate team of industry-experienced people.

To produce this festival, the VFF events team is seeking volunteers, who are willing to provide their time to assist with behind-the-scenes action for this five-day event. There are various roles for volunteers, which require particular skills and experience in event management.

Volunteer roles will include:
– Front of house assistance
– Distribution of festival information and brochures
– Assistance at the two VIP events on Thursday and Saturday evenings
– Direction assistance to the venues, including ushering patrons to their seats
– Ticket scanning
– Bumping in/bumping out

What are the requirements to be a volunteer at the VFF?
– You are 18 years or older
– Attend a briefing/training session prior to the festival
– Complete the online Volunteer Application form by the due date
– Willing to adhere to the vision and goals of the Veterans Film Festival
– Follow directions and be part of the team
– Be a fluent English speaker
– Able to communicate with film guests in a friendly and professional manner
– Follow the dress code for each session of the Veterans Film Festival
– Be punctual and stay for the duration for each session

Can I request a particular role or task I wish to volunteer in?
– Yes you can. Just outline your experiences and interests in the role when you submit your application form.
– We will endeavour to place you into your 1st or 2nd preferences.
– Where friends request to be placed in the same session, we will endeavour to accommodate; however, we cannot guarantee this request.
Please note: The VFF events team reserves the right to select the roles for any volunteer. The allocation is dependent on the volunteer’s skill or experience.

Do I need to attend all the sessions?
No. You have the option to nominate for one or multiple sessions
You can nominate for all the sessions over the three days

How long is each session?
Each session is approximately four to five hours.

What will I wear?
– The dress code for volunteers is black shirt/pants/skirt
– Volunteers will have a badge to identify them to the patrons, VIPs,
– Australian War Memorial staff and VFF events team

What happens at the briefing/training session?
– Meet & greet with Events Coordinator and the VFF team: confirmation of application/ID and other documentation
– Afternoon tea provided – the session will last approx. one hour
– Volunteers meet the VFF coordinator and other team members
– Overview of the festival is presented
– Volunteer roles and responsibilities are outlined
– Volunteers meet other team members they will be working with for each session
– Visit to the Australian War Memorial venue

When will I know that I have been accepted as a Volunteer?
Once you have submitted your online volunteer application form, you’ll be contacted via email to confirm your application. An invitation to the training information session will be sent to your email.

Attendance at this session is mandatory, to be eligible for selection as a volunteer. The VFF Event Coordinator will meet with you at the training information session and confirm your volunteering involvement.

Any other questions?
Contact Volunteer Coordinator at hello@veteransfilmfestival.com

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