Glasgow Film Volunteering
There are a range of diverse roles on offer for volunteers at Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and Glasgow Film Festival (GFF). Volunteers make a vital contribution to GFT and GFF, bringing new skills and perspectives, and undertaking activities that would not otherwise be carried out.
What do volunteers do?
- front of house duties including ushering/stewarding
- assisting with educational activities
- helping with marketing and publicity tasks (research, data collection, mailouts)
- researching film and education programmes
- evaluating projects
- assisting with events
How do I find out about the volunteering opportunities available?
Volunteering opportunities will be posted on this page.
How much time do I have to commit to?
This depends on the opportunity, but could range from as little as 3 hours a week covering ushering duties for our weekly family film, five hours every fortnight (one shift), a couple of days a week to full time for the film festival.
Can I get my expenses paid?
Unfortunately we are not able to pay any expenses. However, we are able to offer free GFT cinema tickets to volunteers.
I’m working full-time, can I still volunteer?
Yes. GFT is open to the public 7 days a week from 12 noon to 10.30pm, so there are plenty of opportunities to work with us.
Will I get training?
Volunteers will get the training they need to carry out their role. This will usually be in-house and be delivered by the volunteer’s mentor or line-manager.
Do I need qualifications?
We match volunteers to roles using three criteria:
- Skills and experience
- Suitability for the role
Just as important are enthusiasm and reliability.
Can I claim benefits while volunteering?
You can claim benefits while volunteering, but talk to the staff at your local job centre first.
How do I apply?
We are not currently accepting applications for volunteers.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Volunteers are recruited without regard to gender, disability, age or race in conjunction with GFT’s equal opportunities policy (employment).