Welcome! With the energy and creative spirit of more than 1000 people working on more than 25 different teams, together we can make T/F 2016 a great fest!

If you have never volunteered for the festival before – We’re grateful that you are willing to donate your time! Please take a few minutes to read a short introduction and some basic information to consider before filling out your application (click on the blue button!).

If you are a returning volunteer – Thank you and welcome back! Your experience and hard work over the past decade-plus is one of the reasons that film lovers regard True/False as one of the most fun, inventive and community-oriented film festivals in the world. As a returning volunteer, please be sure to respond to queries about your past T/F experiences, and also indicate if you’ve already been recruited to work on a 2016 team by naming your team leader.

Once you’ve completed and submitted this form, you will receive a message from T/F confirming receipt of your application. When Volunteer Coordinators read through the application and place you on a team, you will receive a second message informing you of your team assignment. Remember, you should apply early for the best chance at being placed on your choice of team.

Thanks for your time!

Cathy Gunther and Heather Gillich

Volunteer Coordinators


Contact

General

General Volunteer

Give us 20 hours and we'll give you our heartfelt thanks, a volunteer pass and an official volunteer t-shirt. Your pass grants you admission to films via the Q at all festival venues and admission to T/F 2016 documentaries shown at Ragtag Cinema throughout the year. You'll also be admitted to a Volunteer Screening (SUN Feb 21 after training) and to the Volunteer Party (SUN Mar 6 10pm-2am).

Juggernaut

Are you looking for a whirlwind of crazy fun and hard work? Well, we're looking for a group of dedicated, resourceful, and hard-working superstars who are willing to pour 40+ hours of love into the True/False universe. Hours may be completed before, during, or after the Fest, and you can apply to work in any area (though some teams have more Juggernaut spots than others). In addition to the perks of a General Volunteer, Juggernauts also get to pick up 6 tickets on Friday of the fest and will receive a voucher to move to the head of the Q for one film of their choice. On THU Mar 10 we've scheduled a mini-festival of this year's T/F docs at Ragtag JUST FOR YOU! Sound like fun? If so, select Juggernaut on the form and briefly tell us why you want to become one. We're always looking for more Juggernauts with availability during the four days of the Fest (Mar 3-6), so if you're willing to clear your calendar, we've got a job for you. Please reference special skills, preferences, or projects that interest you.

Required for Juggernaut volunteer applicants

Availability

Please select as many of the scheduled times as you are available, and not just the times when you would prefer to work.  If you don't have adequate time availability to serve on a particular team, you will not be given an opportunity to select that team.


Team Preferences

Please select as many of the scheduled times you are able, and not just the times when you would prefer to work.  If you don't have adequate time availability to serve on a particular team, you will not be given an opportunity to select that team.

There are volunteer opportunities in many very different work teams. Click on a team name below to get a better idea of WHAT these volunteers do, WHEN they do it, and HOW MANY volunteers are needed. As teams are filled, they will be removed from the application.

Match the WHATs, WHENs and HOW MANYs of each team with YOUR particular skills, interests, and availability.   Select your TOP 3 team preferences. Based on our needs and your particulars, we’ll do our best to place you on one of these teams.





The Audio Tech Crew creates the sonic experience of the festival, so if you take tech seriously and have experience at the helm of a multi-channel soundboard, we're interested. AUDIO experience is REQUIRED to be part of the tech team, so please list yours in the Skills and Abilities section.

When? Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM] and Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]
How Many? 25

Provide festival-worthy customer service to passholders and ticket buyers at our bustling Box Office. Must love helping people and answering questions with a smile. Job often includes being on your feet for long periods of time. Customer service, retail, and/or cash register experience preferred.

When? Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM] and Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 8, Tue [9AM-4PM]; Mar 9, Wed [9AM-4PM]; Mar 10, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]; Mar 8, Tue [1PM-7PM]; Mar 9, Wed [1PM-7PM]; Mar 10, Thu [1PM-7PM]
How Many? 30

Volunteers in BoxTOps work as a mobile Box Office (Box = ticket sales) at individual theaters (TOps = Theater Operations) for attendees in the Q who need to buy a ticket on site. You must be quick on your feet and in your mind - handling cash, making change, and communitcating an accurate tally of your earnings to Theater staff. We prefer volunteers with Theater Operations experience, particularly those who have worked BoxTOps in the past.

When? Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]
How Many? 20

Are you reliable? Have your own transportation? Do you have limited time during the Fest, but have a flexible schedule and still want to volunteer? Then we need YOU to work in the office and run errands in the weekends and daytime hours leading up to and during the Fest. Specify your daytime and weekend availability in February/March on your application.

When? 2 Weeks Before; 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM] and Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 8, Tue [9AM-4PM]; 2 Weeks Before; 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]; Mar 8, Tue [1PM-7PM]
How Many? 15

For those 21 yrs+ with experience in food service, catering, or club operations. Help pull off the unique special events that T/F is known for! You must be prepared to work as many as 20 hrs during the Fest. You'll help set up, break down, and run good times such as the Jubilee, Reality Bites, Gimme Truth, and the March March. Night owls who like to work parties are welcome. Will include food service and clean-up, and may involve late nights.

When? Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]
How Many? 60

Do you boast brawn as well as brains? Willing to lift 100+ lbs with an able partner? This is the team for you! Shifts will be short, work will be difficult.

When? Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM] and Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 8, Tue [9AM-4PM]; Mar 9, Wed [9AM-4PM]; Mar 10, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]; Mar 8, Tue [1PM-7PM]; Mar 9, Wed [1PM-7PM]; Mar 10, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]
How Many? 15

Do you revel in the opportunity to illuminate? Do you have theatrical lighting knowledge, however rudimentary? Help contribute support of the artistic vision of our Lighting Director. Some theatrical lighting experience is REQUIRED -- please indicate your experience in the "special skills" section below to be considered.

When? 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM] and Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 8, Tue [9AM-4PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]; Mar 8, Tue [1PM-7PM]; 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]
How Many? 4

Think you have what it takes to be a mobile, flamboyant information station at one of our T/F venues? Want to wrangle patrons in the Q outside each theater? Our Queens have what it takes to engage with a crowd and assist and guide all who ask with style and a smile. If interested, tell us how YOU are qualified to serve as T/F royalty!

When? Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]
How Many? 24

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When? 2 Months Before; 1 Month Before; 2 Weeks Before; 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM] and Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 8, Tue [9AM-4PM]; Mar 9, Wed [9AM-4PM]; Mar 10, Thu [9AM-4PM]
How Many? 4

Can you lift and carry heavy (50 lb) and/or awkward objects, problem solve, and are willing to get your hands dirty? The trusty Set Up/Break Down crew transforms festival venues into True/Falsian movie palaces before the Fest begins, then returns them to their humble origins after the Fest ends. Most SUBD hours are completed during weekDAYS and are before and after the Fest, so members of this team are generally able to get the full T/F experience with their volunteer pass.

When? 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM] and Mar 7, Mon [9AM-4PM]; Mar 8, Tue [9AM-4PM]; Mar 9, Wed [9AM-4PM]; Mar 10, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]; Mar 7, Mon [1PM-7PM]; Mar 8, Tue [1PM-7PM]; Mar 9, Wed [1PM-7PM]; Mar 10, Thu [1PM-7PM]; 1 Week Before; Sat, Feb 27 [9AM-4PM]; Sat, Feb 27 [1PM-7PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [9AM-4PM]; Sun, Feb 28 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [9AM-4PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [1PM-7PM]; Mon, Feb 29 [5PM-11PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [9AM-4PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [1PM-7PM]; Tue, Mar 1 [5PM-11PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [9AM-4PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [1PM-7PM]; Wed, Mar 2 [5PM-11PM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]
How Many? 90

Be part of the LARGEST (and arguably GREATEST) team of the fest! Theater Operations volunteers inhabit 8 festival theaters and keep them humming right along. You'll take tickets, manage lines, count seats, usher people into the theater, and interact with a public eager to see the best docs around. This is where the action is, with venues abuzz with filmmakers, musicians, and Columbia's finest passholders and attendees. Expect to be on your feet a significant amount of time, but also expect quiet times during screenings.

When? Mar 3, Thu [3PM-8:30PM]; Mar 3, Thu [8:00PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [8:30AM-1:30PM]; Mar 4, Fri [1PM-8PM]; Mar 4, Fri [7:30PM-2AM]; Mar 4, Fri [10PM-4AM]; Mar 5, Sat [8:30AM-2PM]; Mar 5, Sat [1:30PM-7:30PM]; Mar 5, Sat [7:00PM-2AM]; Mar 5, Sat [10PM-4AM]; Mar 6, Sun [8:30AM-2:30PM]; Mar 6, Sun [2PM-8PM]; Mar 6, Sun [7:30PM-1AM]; Mar 6, Sun [10PM-4AM]; Mar 3, Thu [9AM-4PM]; Mar 3, Thu [1PM-7PM]; Mar 5, Sat [9AM-5PM]; Mar 6, Sun [9AM-5PM]
How Many? 300

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