At Christie Pits Film Festival we have four on-site (Sunday screenings) volunteer roles and one off-site (Wednesday and Saturday) postering role.
Dream Street Team: You, the dream street team volunteers walk around the site, answer questions, and welcome attendees! Must be energetic, willing to talk to strangers and help build a friendly atmosphere that instils an enthusiasm for film and the festival in the attendees.
Donation Squad: This is a fun and important volunteer position, as the volunteer will be collecting essential donations for festival operations. There are three station/shifts for the Donation Squad. One shift is walking through the crowd talking to attendees on the hill and collecting donations. The second shift stands next to a donation box and are ambassadors for the festival. As the walking shift is key, volunteers must be outgoing, open to starting conversations with strangers, making eye contact, and getting a crowd excited to support the film festival. The third role, during the screening two volunteers sit next to the donation boxes and once the screening is over thank attendees for coming and ask for final donations.
Floater: This volunteer will help out wherever is needed! Tasks will vary and may include set up, handing out freebies and helping out the various volunteer teams.
Photographer: We rely on a dedicated team of photographers to take photos at each screening. These photos are used on social media and other marketing purposes. If you are looking for event photography experience please send us a link to your instagram profile or online portfolio below (under "Is there anything else we need to know?")
Postering: Our poster volunteers help us spread the word about each screening around the Christie Pits community. Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning we poster Bloor Street and around the Christie Pits Park for each festival screening. If you are interested in grassroots marketing and/or racking up some volunteer hours this is a great position for you! This position involves walking and requires volunteers to be self-motivated and independent.