Chance to be part of the team running a great new event that celebrates the natural world through film and photography

The Wild Film Festival Scotland is calling for volunteers to help with a brand new event that is dedicated to celebrating the natural world through the best of film and photography.

It’s a superb opportunity to be at the heart of an exciting festival and there are benefits including free access to films and events.

The festival is welcoming special guests such as Simon King of Big Cat Diary and leading filmmaker Nigel Pope of Maramedia – who has just completed Hotel Armadillo, the BBC’s next major project featuring David Attenborough.

There will also be live music, art, craft and a Wild Film Fayre.

Fiona Stoddart, WFFS Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “With 30 films, 20 speakers and everything else going on it’s going to be a packed weekend. Joining our volunteer team will put you at the very heart of it all and will be fun as well.”

To volunteer you simply need to be over 18 and willing to give a minimum of 12 hours to cover some of the following duties:

  • stewarding at venues
  • welcoming and providing information to visitors
  • acting as runners to aid communication between venues
  • support of the general organisation, evaluation and operation of the festival.

Volunteers will be given a WFFS hoodie to show they are part of the official WFFS team.

Working at festivals of this kind can be a great addition to a CV, especially for people looking for careers in events management or conservation.

WFFS takes place in Dumfries from 24-26 March. Anyone who is interested can fill in a short online form at www.wildfilmfestivalscotland.co.uk/volunteers/ and applications need to be with us by Sunday 5, March.

Fiona will be organising the folk on the ground. She has worked in universities for 20 years, initially as a researcher and then for the last nine working with students on different media degree programmes. Earlier in her career she worked with young people in the outdoors in Colorado, North Carolina and Western Australia. Any spare time Fiona has is spent cycling or watching wildlife around the Solway Firth.

  • Please note these are unpaid volunteer posts and we are unable to cover the cost of travel to or accommodation in Dumfries.