THIRD ACTion Film Festival Wants You!

To have a great time
To meet amazing people
To enjoy some fantastic films
To be able to exclaim "I was a part of that!"

So, come be a part of bringing the festival to life!

We have fun volunteer positions for everyone (depending on your interests) and a snazzy volunteer t-shirt to show off to your family and friends! There will be other great things too but we've got to leave something as a surprise!

You will be working in a great venue - the Glenbow Museum and can volunteer for as little as 1 shift.

And if you are a cinephile, think about volunteering prior to the festival to earn complementary tickets or even a festival pass so you don't miss out on seeing the great films we will be showing!

Hop on the Festival Train by filling out our Volunteer Form, Volunteer Agreement and Waiver and email them to admin@thirdactionfilmfest.ca!

Important Dates to Save:

Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Calgary Central Library, Room: TBA
The volunteer orientation is key to ensure that your volunteer experience is an amazing experience. Because if you are having fun, so will our guests!

Volunteer Appreciation Party
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities:

Sneek-A-Peek Networking Event
Friday, May 10, 2019
We need bartenders, ushers and registration table volunteers for this event (check out the descriptions in the Festival section below). A Volunteer Orientation will take place at 2pm at the venue (prior to set up for the event).

Friday, June 7, 2019
5:00 to 11:00 pm

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
1:30 to 6:30 pm
6:00 to 11:00 pm

Bartender Shifts
Noon to 6:30 pm
6:00 to 11:00 pm

Sunday, June 9, 2019
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
1:30 to 6:30 pm
6:00 to 11:00 pm

Bartender Shifts
Noon to 6:30 pm
6:00 to 11:00 pm


Venue Chief (logistics)
Orient the volunteer crew you will be working with.
Ensure festival screenings and logistics stay on time and run smoothly.
Manage any challenges that may arise during the shift.
Provide a positive, friendly atmosphere for guests & volunteers.

Usher/Ticket Taker
Take tickets and count attendance.
Assist guests to seats.
Help with ticket sales.
Straighten and tidy up area after each event.
Hand out and collect festival film ballots.

Box Office/Registration
Sell tickets.
Sell festival programs and answer questions.
Handle Will-Call tickets.
Greet and assist in directing guests.

Resource Table
Ensure table remains stocked with material throughout festival.
Answer questions about festival and resources.
Knowledge of seniors industry and not-for-profits an asset but not required.

THIRD ACTion Street Team
Promote festival to Calgary locals and tourists on Stephen Avenue during festival.
You are outgoing, fun and friendly.

Sell popcorn, candy, coffee, pop, and water to guests.
Set up, straighten, and clean up after the event.

Sell and serve beer, cider and wine to our audience.
Set up, straighten, and clean up after the event.

Take videos during the festival of volunteers, speakers and patrons.
You have video equipment and enjoy interacting with people.

Survey Team
Work with audience members to get them to complete our annual survey.
Ask audience members if they are willing to speak on video about topics ranging from aging, ageism, the festival or other issues related to being an older adult.