Volunteers are our lifeblood!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and skills to Queer Screen. We really appreciate your generosity and support without which our events wouldn’t happen. This is even more important now while we try to make Queer Screen more sustainable in all areas of our operations.
Our working groups aim to cover the following areas and obviously you can choose to help within more than one group.
EVENTSThis group will help set-up and run our venues for the Mardi Gras Film Festival, QueerDoc and other Queer Screen events. The group will also identify and organise events to keep our donors, audiences, members and stakeholders engaged throughout the year.
Key roles: Front of House, Ushering, Venue Set-up, Entertainment, Planning, Concierge, Distribution, Hosting pop-up screenings
CONTENTThis group will help research, request and process submissions to our film festival, with a specific focus on watching, rating and categorising unsolicited short film submissions. The group will also be responsible for online presence with the goal of making the Queer Screen website a hub for filmmakers and film-lovers alike. Volunteers with filmmaking skills and experience may be required to assist with new community filmmaking projects, providing mentorship, advice, or assistance to hobbyist filmmakers.
Key roles: Programming Assistance, Online Content, Mentorship, Editing, Resource Hub, Viral Videos
HOMEThis group will help maintain and run the Queer Screen office, making a home for staff, volunteers and buddy filmmakers. It will look after ongoing administrative and financial tasks, responding to general enquiries, technology set-up and maintenance. Organisational skills, attention to detail, comfort in a busy office environment and a love of spreadsheets will serve you well in this group.
Key roles: Office Space, Mailing, Banking, Financials, Technology
GOVERNANCEThis group is focused on advising, developing and maintaining policies, processes, reports, standards, legal agreements, etc.
Key roles: Reporting, Policies, Processes, AGM, Constitution, Contracts
FUNDINGThis group focuses on developing funding strategies (donations, philanthropy, grants, and sponsorship). Skills and experience in the listed areas are most beneficial, but ultimately anyone can be a funding-champion and provide leads, contacts and suggestions.
Key roles: Donors Relationship, Sponsorship, Grants, Fundraising, Philanthropy
PEOPLEThis group develops and nurtures relationship with all stakeholders. It focuses on people in order to keep Queer Screen relevant and engaging at all levels. Strong organisational and people skills are highly regarded for this vital group, which is ultimately responsible for making and keeping Queer Screen an organisation that people are proud to be associated with.
Key roles: Database, Membership, Volunteers, Donors, Industry Contact, Community Groups, Staff
COMMSThis group will help maintain Queer Screen’s presence in marketing the festival, as well as assisting with publicity and promotion. Skills and experience with using content management systems, social media and Adobe Creative Suite applications will be very beneficial.
Key roles: PR & Publicity, Newsletters, Online Content, Programs & Guides, Brand, Social Media