The festival has always been dependent on the energy and support of our volunteers. Our festival is a volunteer driven organization. Volunteers are the life blood to our operation, because frequently they are film lovers and filmmakers too. If you are interested in volunteering before, during or after the festival, please sign up and let us know how you would like to help. We can use your help.
Social Media: Will manage and keep the Portland Film Festival Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter active with events leading up to and during the festival. You will take or be in charge of collecting images and stories to post regularly.
Event Notifications: Will create events on Facebook, Meet Up, and Event Bright.
WordPress Wizard: Help manage the WordPress site.
Street Team: Staple, tape, and/or find bulletin boards to hang our posters and brochures all over Portland!
Shwag Acquisition: Cold call partners seeking shwag, manage relationships, obtain commitment.
Volunteer Recruiter: Set up events, advertise events and openings.
Volunteer Trainer: Teach volunteers how to do their jobs.
Volunteer Assigner: Speak to potential volunteers, learn their interests, get them in touch with leads.Parties/Events: Organize the Parties/Events for the festival!
Opening/closing night’s parties: Organize, host, and manage the parties for opening and closing nights. Put together volunteer needs for each party.
Nightly receptions and after parties: Organize, host, and manage the nightly receptions and after parties. Put together volunteer needs for each party.
Speed Networking: Organize, host, and manage the speed networking events. Put together volunteer needs for each event.
Sponsor Events: Organize, host, and manage the sponsor events. Put together volunteer needs for each event.
Volunteer: Help those involved in Parties/Events.
Recruiting Speakers: Contact and recruit speakers that are involved in film.
Creating Compelling Topics: The name says it all.
Volunteer: Help those involved in the Workshops.
Merchandise: Sell our swag!
Online Store: Manage the online store.
Merchandise Sales: Sell the merchandise (hats, shirts, totes, etc.) at the merchandise booth at the festival.
Volunteer: Help those involved in Merchandise.
Housing Acquisition: Reach out to hotels, Airbnb, etc. to obtain discounts. Coordinate free housing for VIPs. Or open you home up for VIPs to stay at.
Transport: Pick people up and drop them off at the airport, drive people around as necessary and/or or hire drivers.
Volunteer: Help those involved in Hospitality.
Supervise Camera Ops: Manage onsite photographers.
Supervise Video Ops: Manage Onside Videographers.
Assist with Interviews and Q&A’s: The name says it all.
Volunteer: Help those involved in Media.
Front of House/Warm Hands: Help us when we need you in the front!
Lead: Will manage all the front of house volunteers and any questions/issues that arise.
Back of House/Warm Hands: Help us when we need you in the back!
Lead: Will manage all the back of house volunteers and any questions/issues that arise.
TO APPLY: Please contact us with your area of interest.