Why Volunteer with Us

Our mission is to bring awareness of the environmental crisis in order to create sincere action on both an individual and communal scale, and we cannot run a festival of this magnitude without volunteers! Their passion, enthusiasm, and magic provides audience members with a chance to revel in the joy of film, community and our dear planet Earth. It starts and ends with our Volunteers. Our deepest thanks to all those who have already signed up! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at Volunteer1@earthx.org

Preparing to Volunteer with Us

Complete our Registration Form

Once you have completed the form, our Volunteer Team will reach out to introduce themselves and begin the discussion on Festival Volunteer Positions. We strive to fit your wants, passions, skills and experience with available festival roles.

Shift Assignments will commence April 14, 2022

Training and Support

There will be weekly emails starting, Thursday, April 14, with training materials and festival information. We will host an amazing in-person Volunteer Training, Pizza Extravaganza, and Sneak-Peek Festival Screening, Tuesday, May 10, at the Texas Theatre.

Our staff will provide onsite training and support to all shifts throughout the festival. Every Volunteer will have the chance to be one of our three ¡Volunteer of the Festival! award winners, who will receive a Festival Poster signed by attending filmmakers and guests.

Volunteer Commitment and Appreciation

Each Volunteer Shift is 4 Hours. An EarthX Film Festival Volunteer who commits to a minimum of (3) four-hour shifts for a minimum total of 12 hours will receive a Festival Pass granting access to every film at the festival, a one-year EarthX Membership at the Activist Level, and a Volunteer T-shirt.

An EarthX Film Festival Volunteer who commits to shifts will receive one (1) voucher for every 4 hours of volunteering redeemable for any film at the festival, and a Volunteer T-shirt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a brief description of your Volunteer Positions?

Line Control

  • Walk the queue, announcing which film each line is for.
  • Check with passholders and ticket holders to ensure they have the correct Pass/Ticket for each screening.
  • Direct patrons to purchase tickets at the box office, or guides them through our online process. 
  • Remind patrons to have their Passes and Tickets ready to be scanned upon entry. 

Ticket/Pass Scanner 

  • Scans all ticket holders and pass holders as they enter.
  • Confirms Tickets and passes are for the date and time of screening.

Clicker Counter 

  • Counts all attendees entering the venue for the first time.


  • Stamps the hand of any patron exiting the venue with plans to return, making sure the patron has their ticket or pass on their person. 
  • Verifies stamp upon re-entry.


  • Helps patrons to their seats, politely encouraging them to move towards the centers of their rows. 
  • Ensures no seat saving. 
  • Assists disabled patrons into handicap seating sections. 
  • Maintains reserved seating areas.
How do I Schedule a shift?

Coordinate with your Volunteer Team to choose and confirm available shifts. Shifts start as early as 4/14/2022.

How do I Cancel a shift?

We understand life happens, if you need to cancel a shift it is very important you contact us by email 24 hours in advance of your shift so we can find another amazing volunteer to fill your mighty shoes.

Can I Volunteer with my friend?

Yes, absolutely. When you are coordinating your shifts with the volunteer team be sure to communicate your friends name and information and the team will do their best to match your schedules.

Where do I pick up my Volunteer T-shirt?

Volunteer T-shirts will be available at the Volunteer Training Pizza Extravaganza and sneak peek Festival Screening on Tuesday May 10, at the Texas Theatre, or during the festival at the Festival Box Office located at the Crow Museum.

What do I Wear and Bring to my Volunteer Shift

All volunteers must pick up a 2022 EarthX Volunteer T-shirt prior to their first shift. Please wear your 2022 T-shirt at all times while on-duty, as it identifies you as a festival volunteer to our patrons. Volunteers without a Volunteer T-shirt will not be able to work their assigned shift. We ask that you remove your volunteer T-shirt when not actively volunteering, to clearly define working volunteers to our staff and patrons. Please keep your T-shirt. They are the only ones you will receive. We encourage our volunteers to dress in a professional but comfortable manner; ex. no ripped jeans, logos, tattered clothing, etc.

Can the Venue I am volunteering at store items for me while I am on shift?

Once you arrive for your shift there may not be a place to store your personal items. Please avoid bringing more than you need for your shift. EarthX will not be responsible for any items that go missing or are damaged. Turn off all cell phones and devices and refrain from using them during your shift.

Can I earn community service hours while volunteering for EarthX Film Festival?

Yes, simply bring in your documents to a Volunteer Team member and together we can sign off on the forms.

Does EarthX Film Festival have an Harassment Policy?

Yes. EarthX is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. This applies to all interactions between participants and attendees. EarthX will absolutely not tolerate harassment in any form. 

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of programs, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Contact Us – Email Link to Volunteer1@earth.org


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