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Information about volunteering for the Cambridge Film Festival.

Every year at the Cambridge Film Festival (and Movies on the Meadows in August) we recruit a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help with every aspect of the Festival.

It's no exaggeration to say that without these volunteers and interns delivering the UK's 3rd longest running film festival would be impossible. If you are interested in volunteering at this years Festival you can sign up below and our volunteer co-oordinator will be in touch with you. 

 

Who is eligible to volunteer?

Volunteers must be aged 16 or older.

You also need to be local to the event you wish to volunteer for (Cambridge if you are volunteering for the main Film Festival). Unfortunately we cannot provide accommodation and cannot usually provide travel arrangements.

Some training and getting to know you sessions will be provided before the Festival, so it is useful if you can be available for those as well. They are great for getting a better understanding of what is involved with the busy Festival and also meeting the other people you will be volunteering with.

The attributes we seek in applicants because we consider them vital to a good volunteer are:

  • a friendly, smiley manner
  • common sense
  • good initiative
  • a strong interest in film
  • an interest in and awareness of the Cambridge Film Trust's activities including the Festival
  • fluent English.

We have volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, a range of ages and ethnicities, and do not discriminate.

 

Volunteer duties include ushering at screenings, assisting with marketing activities, assisting the hospitality team, as well as runner tasks including general office and front-of-house duties to keep Movies on the Meadows and the Festival running smoothly.

 

Sign up to volunteer here.

 


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