THIRD ACTion Film Festival Wants You!

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

So, come join us in making the festival come to fruition!

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 gotta 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.

Peruse the events/shifts/positions below and then hop on the Festival Train by filling out our Volunteer Form, Volunteer Agreement and Waiver (yah, it sucks but the bureaucracy is a requirement) and email them to admin@thirdactionfilmfest.ca!


Friday, May 11, 2018

We need bartenders, ushers and registration table volunteers for this event (check out the descriptions in the Festival section). A Volunteer Orientation will take place at 2pm at the venue (prior to set up for the event).


Festival Shifts:

Friday, June 8, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bartender Shifts

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bartender Shifts

Festival Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, May 26
Calgary Downtown Library, Meeting Room 2

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!

Festival Positions:

Venue Chief (shared with Executive Director)

Oversee the smooth operation of the screening venue
Provide a positive, friendly atmosphere for guests
Assist with introduction of films and filmmakers/screening sponsors, if applicable
Check in and organize ushers and ticket takers at venue
Noise management

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

Registration/Box Office Desk

Greet and assist in directing guests
Sell tickets
Sell festival programs and answer questions
Handle "Will-Call" tickets

Event Crew

Set up and take down equipment and materials
Lift and transport heavy supplies to venue
Assist with setup, decoration, production and teardown of festival and sponsor activations

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

THIRD ACTion Street Team

Promote festival to Calgary locals and tourists on Stephen Avenue during festival
You are outgoing, fun and friendly

Food & Beverage Sales

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

Bartender Servers

Sell drink tickets or serve at the bar


Take pictures of volunteers and patrons during the festival and special events
You have a smart phone or camera and enjoy interacting with people


Take videos during the festival of volunteers, speakers and patrons
You have a smart phone or video equipment and enjoy interacting with people