THIRD ACTion Film Festival

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THIRD ACTion Film Festival

THIRD ACTion wants you:

  • To have a great time.
  • To meet amazing people.
  • To enjoy some fantastic films.
  • To be able to exclaim, I was a part of that!

So, come be a part of bringing the festival to life!

We have fun volunteer positions for everyone (depending on your interests) and a snazzy volunteer t-shirt to show off to your family and friends! There will be other great things too but we’ve got to leave something as a surprise!

You will be working in a fabulous venue—the Glenbow Museum—and can volunteer for as little as one shift.

And if you are a cinephile, think about volunteering prior to the festival to earn complimentary tickets or even a festival pass so you don’t miss out on seeing the great films we will be showing!

Important Dates

Volunteer Orientation: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Calgary Central Library Room: TBA

The volunteer orientation is key to ensure that your volunteer experience is an amazing experience. Because if you are having fun… will our guests!

Festival: Friday, June 7, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019
Volunteer Appreciation Party: Saturday, June 22, 2019


Sneak-a-Peek Networking Event: Friday, May 10, 2019, 2:00–7:00pm

We need bartenders, ushers and registration table volunteers for this event (check out the descriptions in the Festival section below). A Volunteer Orientation will take place at 2:00pm at the venue (prior to set-up for the event).

Festival Shifts:

Friday, June 7, 2019: 5:00 – 11:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019: 9:00am – 2:00pm, 1:30 – 6:30pm, and 6:00 – 11:00pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019: 9:00am – 2:00pm, 1:30 – 6:30pm, 6:00 – 11:00pm
Bartender Shifts on Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 6:30pm, 6:00 – 11:00pm

Hop on the festival train by filling out our volunteer form, volunteer agreement, and waiver and email them to!


Venue Chief (logistics)

  • Orient the volunteer crew you will be working with.
  • Ensure festival screenings and logistics stay on time and run smoothly.
  • Manage any challenges that may arise during the shift.
  • Provide a positive, friendly atmosphere for guests and volunteers.

Usher/Ticket Taker

  • Take tickets and count attendance.
  • Assist guests to seats.
  • Help with ticket sales.
  • Straighten and tidy up the area after each event.
  • Hand out and collect festival film ballots.

Box Office/Registration

  • Sell tickets.
  • Sell festival programs and answer questions.
  • Handle “will-call” tickets.
  • Greet and assist in directing guests.

Resource Table

  • Ensure table remains stocked with material throughout the festival.
  • Answer questions about festival and resources.
  • Knowledge of seniors’ industry and not-for-profits an asset but not required.

THIRD ACTion Street Team

  • Promote festival to Calgary locals and tourists on Stephen Avenue during the festival.
  • You are outgoing, fun and friendly.


  • Sell popcorn, candy, coffee, pop, and water to guests.
  • Set up, straighten, and clean up after the event.


  • Sell and serve beer, cider and wine to our audience.
  • Set up, straighten, and clean up after the event.


  • Take videos during the festival of volunteers, speakers and patrons.
  • You have video equipment and enjoy interacting with people.

Survey Team

  • Work with audience members to get them to complete our annual survey.
  • Ask audience members if they are willing to speak on video about topics ranging from ageing, ageism, the festival or other issues related to being an older adult.
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