Volunteering at FVW

Volunteers are an important part of our organisation and we really appreciate the time and effort they spend supporting the charity and helping filmmakers both young and old. If you become a volunteer we will refund up to £12 per day for travel and lunch and provide training and support during your placement in return for your generous donation of time.  We also provide equipment and space for you to work on your own projects.

We currently have 2 volunteers, 1 works on project/company management and admin and the other working on technical systems and production. Each placement is for a minimum of four months and we recruit new people every two months so that there is a two-month overlap. This means that you will be working with a volunteer who has been with us for two months who will be able to show you the ropes. Similarly for your last two months you will help recruit and train a new person. Some volunteers elect to do a further four months, which we welcome.

There will be an initial review meeting two weeks after starting to see how you are getting on and for you to tell us what you want to achieve during your placement, then half way through there will be another review to check on your progress. Finally there’s the exit review to see how the placement went for us and for you.

Application dates & forms

Admin/project coordination – 3 days per week.(Four months) Work will include:
*Dealing with the general running of the office *Project Coordination *Finance, invoices, petty cash * Submitting students’ work to film festivals  * Design and graphics. Skills needed – Computer literacy * Able to use word and excel * Good telephone manner * Preferably some office experience * Graphic design (desirable)

Technical/production – 3 day per week. (Four months) Work will include:
* Editing and dvd production * Duplication *Camera work * Computer maintenance * Supporting members during open access * EBay Sales. Skills needed – Computer literacy * Medium to good quality Final Cut Pro skills * Some experience with AV equipment * Understanding Macs

Animation Workshop Volunteers – 1 or 2 days per week. (Four Months – 3 projects). Work will include:  *Assisting our Workshop leaders delivering exciting animation workshops in schools with kids and Young people aged 6 – 19 years old throughout London *Assisting Adult courses and Children’s Clubs on our teaching space. This is an excellent opportunity for professional animators or recent graduates in animation to build their facilitation skills and develop experience working with children and young people.   Applicants must hold a DBS check or be willing to take one


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