How can you become a volunteer?

You just need to complete and submit an application, which you can find on our website. The application will be available throughout the volunteer recruitment period. In order to complete an application, you must first log in at americanfilmfestival.pl

Submit an application to become a volunteer

The Festival organizers will be responsible for the selection process and for signing contracts with successful applicants. The results of the recruitment process will be sent out by post. The completion and submission of an application is not tantamount to being accepted as a volunteer. The dates for the start of the volunteer recruitment process:

  • the start: Seprember 22, 3 PM
  • the end: October 10, midnight
  • the results: October 19, after noon 

What should you keep in mind when filling out your application?

Your volunteer ID will include your name and surname, as well as your photo. You are required to a attach a recent portrait photo (in which your face is clearly visible) in electronic format. The size of the file should be between 1 MB and 2 MBs. Applications that do not include a photo will not be considered.

Can minors be volunteers?

To be a volunteer during the festival you have to be an adult.

What sort of work do volunteers carry out?

Volunteers at the Festiwal help with preparations and implementation of all Festival events so that participants and guests can enjoy the Festival and its unique atmosphere. We require volunteers to help with screenings at cinemas, with the Festival’s artistic events, audience assistance, helping Festival participants and guests, working at the press office, and distributing printed materials. Volunteers will work according to a schedule, in a shift-based system, and under supervision. Detailed working conditions will be set out in an agreement concluded between each volunteer and the New Horizons Association, and additional conditions will be established at an orientation meeting to take place before volunteers begin their work in Wrocław.

When will volunteers be needed?

The starting time for each volunteer will depend on what department they have been assigned to.
Planned time periods are as follows:

  • festival center: 8.11 – 14.11
  • press office: 8.11 – 14.11
  • film store: 9.11 – 14.11
  • cinemas New Horizons: 9.11 – 14.11
  • assisting with the Festival’s artistic activities: 7.11 – 14.11
  • distribution of printed materials: 7.11 – 14.11

When completing your application, please tell us when you will be available and which department you would like to work in. In the event your application is successful, you will be informed of the time of your orientation meeting and the period in which you will be expected to work, as well as the scope of your duties.

What do I get out of volunteering?

The best and most important reward that comes from donating your time as a volunteer is your active contribution to creating the festival itself. The festival offers volunteers opportunities to meet many interesting filmmakers, watch screenings, listen to panel discussions and enjoy many other accompanying events. Being a volunteer provides free access to film screenings, some concerts at the Arsenal festival club and other events.

Do the organizers cover insurance, transportation, accommodations, and food for volunteers?

Unfortunately, volunteers are responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, and food. The organizers will provide civil-liability and personal-accident insurance.

How can I get confirmation of the volunteer service performed?

Every volunteer will receive a dual language (Polish and English) confirmation of volunteer services performed. The document will be posted to you within three months of festival completion, at the latest.


If you have any questions about volunteer work, please contact us at: wolontariat@snh.org.pl

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