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Volunteering for AFF

People who are interested in helping with the organisation of the 3rd edition of American Film Festival are cordially invited to submit their volunteer application. The will to learn new things, openness to new challenges, communicativeness, sense of responsibility – these are characteristics which every volunteer should possess.

Filling out the volunteer application
(from the 1st to the 21st October 2012, 12.00 p.m.) 

 

How to become a volunteer at 3. AFF?

Filling out the application form (available on www.americanfilmfestival.pl) and sending it to us is enough to become a volunteer. The application is available during a volunteer recruitment, i.e. from the 1st to the 21st October 2012. Before filling out the application, one should log in to www.americanfilmfestival.pl.

Filling out and sending the form is not an automatic entitlement for a volunteer service. An acceptance decision will be taken by the festival organisers after they have familiarised themselves with all the received applications. The recruitment results will be sent via email after the 28th October 2012.


What should one remember when filling out the application form?

Because of the very nature of the event, full availability and its exact defining is extremely important for us. That is why when filling out the form people should remember that volunteers will work in two shifts during 3. AFF. Possible obligations at school should be taken into account.

 

Can a minor become a volunteer?

A minor who is 16 years old can be a volunteer; yet, they should submit a written permission from their parents or guardians. This additional document is available for download below.

Download the application (from the 1st to the 21st October 2012.)


What does volunteering at 3. AFF look like? What are the benefits of working as a volunteer?

Volunteer’s work during 3. AFF will be a unique and interesting experience which enables volunteers to meet with many interesting film creators. Participation in the volunteering is an unforgettable occasion for young people to improve their abilities and gain new experiences thanks to their contribution in the festival. A volunteers’ contribution to an efficient organisation of the festival is extremely important; the same can be said of their involvement in the contribution to a friendly atmosphere during the festival.

Volunteers receive their own badge with their name on it. The badge entitles a volunteer to entrance to film shows; however, the volunteer beforehand has to collect standing tickets for selected shows in the box office. Volunteers are obliged to choose shows at a time which is not on their shift.

We need volunteers to help with the service of screening films in the Helios Nowe Horyzonty cinema (Kazimierz Wielkiego Street). Help is also needed as far as the festival artistic setting, service of customers and viewers, and service of Press Office and festival competition are concerned. A volunteer will work according to the established schedule in the shift system and under a guardian’s direction. Volunteering rules will be precisely defined in detail in the agreement between a volunteer and the NEW HORIZONS association. In addition, the rules will be discussed during an organisation meeting which will be held before starting the volunteering work of the festival.

 

When does a volunteer’s work start and end?

The date of the beginning of volunteer’s work depends on the section in which they will work. These are the planned dates for the given sections:

 

  • press office: 12 – 18 November
  • pass holder help desk: 12 – 19 November
  • customer service office: 12 – 19 November
  • viewer service in cinema: 13 – 18 November
  • artistic setting of the festival: 12 – 19 November
  • festival site service: 13 – 18 November
  • festival competitions service: 13 – 18 November

 

When filling out the application, we kindly request that you write what time you are available and in which section would you like to work. After receiving an acceptance of an application, volunteers will be informed about the date of the work and the scope of their duties. As volunteers of 3. AFF you should always, everywhere care about the positive image of the festival, and help all customers and participants regardless of which section you belong to.

 

Does the organiser cover the expanses of a volunteer’s insurance, transport, accommodation, and food?

Unfortunately, volunteers must cover their own expenses for transportation, accommodation, and food. The organiser only provides liability and accident insurance.


How to receive the volunteer certificate?

When filling out the application, please inform the Organiser about requesting a volunteer certificate. If you mark this option, a volunteer certificate will be sent to you by mail no more than two months after the ending of the festival. In addition, you can receive the certificate in English, but please indicate this option in the application.


All questions concerning the volunteering please send to wolontariat@snh.org.pl

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