Volunteers Needed for In-Person Event
Film Screening & Reception
Event Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 4pm-10pm
Location: UCLA, James Bridge Theater, Los Angeles, CA, on the UCLA Campus
On September 7, 2023, we will be screening With This Breath I Fly (Afghanistan/UK/US), a feature-length documentary film by Directors Sam French and Clementine Malpas. Shot over ten years, With This Breath I Fl” follows two courageous Afghan women as they fight for their freedom against a patriarchal Afghan society determined to keep them bound to tribal culture, while exposing the complicity of the European Union in censoring their voices, and how the international press – and this documentary – forever alters the course of their lives. This film is particularly timely as it coincides with the 2nd anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Following the film, we will have a Q&A with one of the filmmakers and an Afghani storyteller/activist to better understand if and how we can still support the women of Afghanistan.
All interested volunteers should sign up here.
The Women’s Voices Now Film Festival is an annual global women’s rights documentary film festival supporting emerging women filmmakers creating films that drive social change around the globe. This prize is named for the Founder of Women’s Voices Now, a Los Angeles-based art collector and dealer, as well as a visionary philanthropist. At this event we will also mark the 10-year anniversary of Leslie’s passing and celebrate his legacy, which includes Women’s Voices Now.
Roles Needed to Be Fulfilled
Event Set-Up Team: Help set up the event before guests arrive. We need tables decorated and organized, banners hung, reception and sign-in tables set up.
Check-In Table Tem: Staff the check in table as guests arrive to the event. This will take 1.5 hours max between 5:30-6:50PM.
Fundraising Tables Team:
Before the event: help set up the fundraising table that will include the raffle section (raffle ticket + big container), the swag section (display a selection of our swag and organize the rest to be easily accessible), and signs thanking our sponsors and supporters.
During the event:
- Recruiter: alongside our Development Coordinator, your role will be to attract people to the fundraising table by telling them about our raffle and the prizes they can enter to win, and inviting them to consider joining our monthly giving program, The Crew.
- Raffle volunteers (1): “sell” raffle tickets in exchange of a donation, process donation with an Ipad/tablet.
- Swag volunteers (1): process donations and donate swag
Media Support Team: These volunteers will support our Communications team in ensuring video footage is captured from the event and broadcasted on social media. This role will support capturing moments on stage, behind the scenes, and in between connections made between the attendees. This is a great opportunity for a person who loves capturing content that is exciting and inspiring. The ideal candidate will have photography and video experience.
Event Clean-Up Team: Help clean up the event after the reception ends. Pack up swag table and other materials, break down step-and-repeat, pack materials into vehicles.