BE A MAJOR PART OF THE FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER!
Be a part of a milestone year for one of Northern California’s most exciting annual celebrations.
Each year, dedicated volunteers help us produce this acclaimed festival. It’s a terrific way to get involved in the festival world and the local community, meet new people, and see great films!
In order to be a MVFF volunteer, you must:
- Attend the Volunteer Orientation (See dates below)
- Volunteer with at least two different departments
- Attend volunteer meetings and trainings for your shifts
- Be friendly, supportive, and flexible
In return for your time and effort, we’ll give you:
- An MVFF movie voucher for every shift that you work
- A free t-shirt
- A volunteer appreciation party at the end of the festival with a prize raffle
- A unique volunteering experience and the opportunity to see new international and independent films
Volunteering as a Minor
We welcome our younger film lovers to join us as volunteers, however there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You will need your parents to sign the Request for Volunteer/Unpaid Trainee Authorization form, and either send it to us before or bring it with to your first shift.
You may volunteer for any shift that does not require you to be 21 years or older. Also, during school days your shifts cannot be longer than 4 hours. Your shift must end before 10 PM on Sun - Thu and 12:30 AM on Fri and Sat.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING VOLUNTEERS:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – VOLUNTEER SHIFTS GO LIVE ONLINE
10:00AM FOR RETURNING VOLUNTEERS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – VOLUNTEER SHIFTS GO LIVE ONLINE
10:00AM FOR ALL
Past or Active MVFF Volunteers? Join our Facebook Group !
NEW TO MVFF VOLUNTEERING?
Welcome, new volunteers! We use Shiftboard, an online scheduling site and database that allows you to manage your own volunteer schedule and sign up to receive email reminders. Register to volunteer at www.shiftboard.com/mvff by clicking on “New Registration” above the login boxes and wait to receive your welcome email with further instructions. The next step is to attend orientation. When the volunteer shifts are posted online, you will be able to sign up for shifts for the festival!
Log in to www.shiftboard.com/mvff and make sure that your contact information is up to date (click on “My Account”). If you do not remember your password, click on “Forgot Password” above the login boxes and you will be sent a reminder email. If your login information is up to date and you are not receiving MVFF volunteer emails, check your junk folder to see if our emails have been flagged as spam.
**Don’t feel comfortable navigating the Shiftboard site? Attend one of our open houses!**
VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE OFFICE HOURS:
Mon, Sept 16, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM