The work of our volunteers is very important to the festival. Every year committed volunteers help us to create an engaging and inspiring platform for documentaries and debates. Volunteering gives you a unique opportunity to see how a festival works from the inside, meet new people, and be part of an inspiring community!
As a volunteer you will work minimum 3 days (from 4-7 hours per day) before or during the festival period, and in return you will get:
- Free entrance to documentaries and other events during the festival.
- Festival merch
- Free snacks and beverages when you work
- Invitation to our pre-festival party
- A certificate for your effort
- A fun and inspiring experience!
Application deadline: 2 February
As a volunteer, you will be working with one of the six groups listed below. Due to a high volume of applications, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to your first priority. If you have a friend you’d like to work with, let us know and we’ll try to put you on the same shift.
Would you like to take on more responsibility during the festival? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be in touch.
Promoting the festival:
This group promotes the festival by hanging posters around town and distributing programs at cafés, schools, libraries, culture houses and other places where we should have information out. This work will primarily take place before the festival (starting January), but some work will also take place during the festival week. As a volunteer in this group, you work minimum three shifts during this period. We are looking for those who are not afraid of walking around town even if it snows! Being sociable and extrovert is a plus, and is it an advantage to be well acquainted with Oslo. Are there any specific areas of town you would like to cover, or any specific time periods you are available? Let us know in the “comments” field in the application form. Please also let us know if you think we should promote the festival at your school or workplace.
Do you have experience with video-production and would like to help us making the festival visible to a wider audience? Are you creative, like taking initiative and work independently? If so, then you are the person we need for our media group – a team of volunteers who can cover the events during the festival and produce video content for our web- and social media pages. This work will primarily take place during the festival week, although some work may take place before the festival. Volunteers in this group will need to bring their own pc and video camera or smartphone with a good video function.
Writing (requires fluency in Norwegian):
Do you have experience with journalistic writing, and would like to write about the festival, our guests and human rights-related topics? Then you should join this year’s writing group! This work will take place from the beginning of February onwards.
The flexi volunteers make up the largest group of volunteers, and work during the festival week. As a flexi volunteer, you will be the face of the festival for our audience, and also help the festival run smoothly. Your main tasks will be to give information to the audience and guests at our information stands and to help out during events and screenings during the festival. This may include decorating the venues, helping out during Q&A’s, making rush-lines, keeping the venues tidy, etc. In short, being present and helpful for audience, guests, festival staff and the employees at the venues. For this we are looking for people who are flexible, independent, who work well in a fast-paced situation, but also handle quiet moments, and who enjoy being in touch with people.
Proofreading (requires fluency in Norwegian):
Do you enjoy working with text, and are you good at spotting mistakes? Then you can help us with the proofreading of the festival magazine, approximately one month prior to the festival (likely between 28 and 31 January)! Volunteers of this group must be fluent both in written Norwegian and English.
Every year HUMAN idff hosts several international guests, such as directors, producers, journalists, researchers and activists. The tasks of the guest hosts are to meet the guests when they arrive, to follow them up during their stay, and to ensure that they have the information that they need. As a guest host you will need to be available at daytime and evenings a few days during the festival and to be reliable. Good English-skills are required, and other relevant languages an added advantage. Knowing your way around Oslo is also an asset.
Do you want to volunteer for HUMAN IDFF 2019? Just fill out our form and press send!