Volunteers and interns have a great time and gain experience in producing a film and music festival from the ground up. This experience can easily carry over to the process of producing any other event including films and concerts. This is a high technology event and hence, much will be learned about the current state of technology in the digital film,  music and internet industries. Interns assist with administrative duties, event planning and coordination of the festival.
 
Basic Requirements for all Volunteers and Interns:
Must be at least 17 years old (High School internships are available on a case by case basis)
Must work a minimum of 5 hours per week
Must be available to work a select number of after-hours events
Must work a minimum of 3 months (12 weeks)
Internships are unpaid
 
Volunteers/Interns should be Mac & PC literate and have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office and digital media. Volunteers/Interns should be energetic, outgoing and enjoy working with the public and discreet when dealing with notable individuals and celebrities. Additionally, Volunteers/Interns should have excellent written and oral communications skills, phone manners and organizational abilities.
 
Positions Available:

Festival Volunteers/Interns:
Assists in entering and tracking festival submissions
Assists in organizing and communicating with screening committees
Assists in communicating with filmmakers before, during and after the festival
Assists in screening logistics during the festival
Basic understanding of digital media formats a plus
Participates in street teams promoting the event in a grassroots marketing campaign
 
Communications Volunteers/Interns:
Assists in maintaining and updating website
Assists in maintaining the WILLiFEST presence on the web, including Social Media
Assists in writing basic event announcements and press releases not covered by PR
Assists in creating marketing materials including fliers, posters and other ancillaries
Proficiency with Photoshop and Illustrator preferred, but not required
Assist in documenting events, including some filmming and photography
 
Administrative Volunteers/Interns:
Assist Festival Director and staff
Maintenance of general email requests
Assist with organizational bookkeeping, including deposits and billing
Assist with request for organizational information
Maintenance of filing system and archives
Database maintenance and data entry
Maintain confidentially in matters of budget and financial information
Work constructively and diplomatically with staff, venues and filmmakers. 
 
 
Application process and requesting info:
 
Email us at volunteers@willifest.com. When emailing resume, please include in your email when you will be available to assist (be specific as possible), the minimum number of hours required and what your interests are. If you have been referred to us by an educational institution or charitable organization, please mention the referral and whether you are volunteering or seeking a school internship. Positions are assigned on an as-needed basis and by skill level reflected in applicant's resume.
 
Thank you for your interest in joining the WILLiFEST 2010 team.
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Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to volunteer in Willifest. It was not only enjoyable but the experience made my world bigger in many positive ways.
 
Thanks again,
Melissa F.
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