The registration form for our volunteers in 2024 is closed
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival is Oslo´s largest festival for new Norwegian and international documentary film.
The festival offers a wide range of documentaries, as well as inviting our audience to attend debates, award ceremonies, performances, seminars and Q&As. All with an emphasis on current human rights issues.
When participating in making HUMAN, you will be introduced to a dynamic and engaging community. In addition you get unique experience with event planning.
As a volunteer you get:
- Free entrance to festival screenings of your choice
- Festival merch
- Food and drink at longer shifts
- A certificate for your effort
What can you do as a volunteer?
Our volunteers are separated into three groups. It is possible to apply for more than one group, but we urge you to specify which one you are most interested in working with.
Due to a high volume of applications, we cannot guarantee a position or that you will be assigned to the group you are most keen on. If you have a friend you would like to work with, let us know who and we will attempt to put you on the same shifts together.
The promo group participates in making the festival known and visible in the city. That includes hanging up posters, giving out programs and placing leaflets at cafés, schools, libraries and other relevant places.
This group starts working in January and if you want to participate here, you should apply as early as possible. Please let us know which areas or arenas in Oslo you would like to distribute materials at.
The flexi-volunteers make up the largest group, and work during the festival week. In this group you will be the face of the festival when meeting our audience, while also making sure our events run smoothly.
Your main tasks will be to distribute information at our stands at the different venues and help out during events, screenings and Q&As during the festival. This may include decorating, organizing rush-lines, keeping the venues tidy, etc. In short, being present and helpful for the audience, festival staff and the employees at the venues.
Guest hosts take care of our very special guests and visitors. Because every year, HUMAN invites Norwegian and international participants and guests. These including filmmakers, producers, journalists and activists.
It is this group’s responsibility to coordinate and facilitate their stay, to welcome them and make sure they have all the information they need. As a guest host, you should be flexible and able to devote time during daytime and evenings throughout the festival. Being familiar with Oslo´s geography is important. In addition to Norwegian and English, knowledge of other languages can be an asset.
As a volunteer you will work a minimum of three shifts (from 4-7 hours per shift) before or during the festival. We expect that you show up at scheduled time and stay active throughout your shifts.
It is important that you let us know if you become sick or if something else prevents you from showing up.