Volunteers are crucial to the smooth operation of Belleville Downtown DocFest International Documentary Film Festival. If you’d like to get involved, please complete the form below to send your application.
Please see the Volunteer FAQ’s below to learn more about volunteer expectations and benefits.
What do you do as a volunteer?
A festival volunteer is responsible for taking one five-hour shift during the festival weekend. Weekend volunteers are generally responsible for setting up chairs before the festival, taking tickets, audience counts, ushering, pre-film announcements, program distribution and patron assistance.
What do volunteers get in return?
Downtown DocFest offers volunteers the opportunity to:
contribute their skills and gain valuable experience and knowledge through participation in the film festival
be a part of Belleville’s vibrant arts and cultural community
work in a high-energy environment featuring documentary filmmakers and industry professionals
In appreciation of their time and dedication volunteers receive:
an official green Belleville Downtown DocFest t-shirt
a complimentary coffee and muffin on the day of your shift
an invitation to attend theLoyalist College FTVP student short film competition at Loyalist’s Alumni Hall followed by the Local Filmmakers’ Reception
What else do volunteers receive?
First Time Volunteers and Second Year Returning Volunteers Receive
Three RUSH tickets to films of their choice (excluding the Friday Night Opening Gala).
Third Year Returning Volunteers Receive
A Festival Pass to all films (excluding the Friday Night Opening Gala) in appreciation of their continued dedication to DocFest.
Who makes a great DocFest volunteer?
Someone who is:
volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old
friendly, interested in what’s going on, and sensitive to the needs of others
a dependable and responsible team player who works well under pressure