- Film Guide
We love our volunteers. Without you, we couldn't put on a world-class film festival (and other year-round events). Our volunteers help out in all facets of our organization, including theatre operations, street team, box office, educational screenings, special events, and assisting in the Milwaukee Film office.
To be a Milwaukee Film Volunteer, fill out the application through our online scheduler, Shiftboard. Once your application is processed, you'll receive a welcome email from us that will include your password. (Make sure to check your spam folder!) You'll then be able to join teams, view our calendar, and (once they are posted) sign up for shifts. As the festival approaches, we will begin providing more and more opportunities to get involved.
(NOTE: If you have volunteered with us in the past, and already have a Shiftboard account, you do not need to register again.)
In addition to working alongside others who want to support and celebrate cinema, you also get to see movies! (You can't see movies during your shift, but can check them out any time you're not working.) Each shift that you work earns you one volunteer voucher. What does a volunteer voucher get you?
One (1) volunteer voucher = one (1) ticket to one (1) film at the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival
(Vouchers are exchanged for tickets to specific festival films valued at $10 or less, depending on individual ticket availability. This does NOT include Opening Night Film, Centerpiece, Super Secret Members Screening, or Closing Night Film.)
Twenty (20) volunteer vouchers = One (1) Festival Pass (valued at $350)
New this year! If you volunteer for 25 hours (hours, not shifts) by the end of the festival season (October 31, 2013), you'll earn a single level Milwaukee Film "Festival Fan" membership! (Volunteer for 40 hours, and we'll upgrade you to a dual level, so you and a friend can attend our monthly Members-Only Screenings together!)
And the best part? You won't need to exchange a single voucher for this perk! It's in addition to the vouchers you earn for each shift.
Need a little moreinfo before you sign up? Email firstname.lastname@example.org