VOLUNTEER          

The Canadian Film Institute relies on a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to ensure our events run smoothly and successfully. Volunteers are occasionally needed for such tasks as:

  • in-office sorting and filing
  • writing and research
  • on-site box office and ushering
  • set up and break down during special events
  • greeting and serving patrons

More than 200 volunteers assist operations during the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). Those who volunteer at the Animation Festival for 8 hours or more are eligible to receive a complimentary pass to all OIAF screenings. More information can be found on the official website for the OIAF, animationfestival.ca.

 

FAQ

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

Fill out the form on this page as thoroughly as possible and click submit! You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.

What are the basic requirements to be a volunteer?

  • Be 15 years old or older.
  • A friendly and professional demeanour
  • Fluency in English (with French being very beneficial)
  • A willingness and ability to follow directions
  • A commitment to refrain from alcohol use while on duty
  • A commitment to refrain from use or possession of illegal substances on site
  • A readiness to have fun and make it a great festival for one and all!

I've submitted an application, what happens next?

Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch to schedule your shifts based on your availability.

What are the time commitments required of volunteers?

Volunteer shifts vary from festival to festival, depending on the position you are scheduled for. Time commitments will be discussed with the volunteer coordinator on a case-by-case basis. We ask that volunteers arrive 15-20 minutes before a shift to get settled and receive direction from the volunteer coordinator.

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Code of Conduct *
We want everyone who participates in the festivals to have a positive and memorable experience. To ensure that you and your fellow volunteers have the best experience possible, we have established some basic guidelines that we would like you to follow. The following responsibilities are expected: • A friendly and professional demeanour • Fluency in English (with French being very beneficial) • A willingness and ability to follow directions • To refrain from alcohol use while on duty • To refrain from use or possession of illegal substances on site • Focus on the job at hand (IE: no unnecessary cellphone conversations, distractions etc.) CFI has a zero tolerance policy towards poor or negative behaviour. In accordance with the policies established by the festivals' governing committee, we reserve the right to revoke volunteer privileges without notice if any of the following behaviours are observed while representing the festival: • Not reporting for a scheduled shift • Sharing your volunteer pass with other people • Theft • Consumption of alcohol or intoxication during shifts • Possession or use of drugs and/or illegal substances • Violence • Harassment in any form • Inappropriate requests towards guests, industry people, other volunteers, etc. • Insubordination