NewFest Needs Volunteers

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We are currently looking for volunteers to help with year-round events and this year’s festival, running October 24 – 30, 2018. All film festivals rely greatly on the commitment, dedication, and generosity of volunteers. It is a great way to engage with the filmmaking and LGBT community, as well as have a behind the scenes view of what it takes to put on such an event. Become a part of the discovery of original and independent LGBT films and filmmakers from around the globe!

If you have interest in volunteering at this year’s festival, please contact Hope you can join us!!


Festival Volunteer Roles:

Box Office

  • Assist patrons in buying tickets and memberships. Training on our Ovation ticketing system provided.
  • The Box Office will be open before and throughout the duration of the festival.

Theater Operations

  • Manage theater lines and crowds.
  • Scan tickets, and usher patrons into and out of the theater.
  • Provide film and general festival information to guests.
  • Compile and organize theater ballots.


  • Assist with set-up, break-down, and operation of  NewFest events, parties, and other social affairs. (May require heavy lifting).


  • Covering filmmakers, special guests, crowds, red carpets, panels, and Q&As.

Pre/Post Festival

  • Distributing festival guides to neighborhood organizations and establishments
  • Helping set-up/break-down our venues

We do ask that you be able to sign-up for a minimum of three (3) shifts, the length may vary but will typically be between 4 and 6 hours long.