Film Fest hosts meeting for volunteers
Each year, the Sonoma International Film Festival relies on volunteers to make this unique cultural event a success.
“Volunteering is a way to meet new people, see old friends and be an integral part of the Festival,” said Mary Catherine Cutcliffe, Sonoma International Film Festival’s director of operations. This year, the festival is hosting a Volunteer Rally on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at Vintage House senior center in Stone Hall, 264 First St. E.
New and returning volunteers are invited to attend the first volunteer orientation where staff will give an overview of the Festival along with tidbits of exciting information about the upcoming festival, set for April 10 to 14.
Volunteers can also sign up online at sonomafilmfest.org/volunteer-application/.
Trish Rodimer is volunteer coordinator for the 16th annual festival, and brings extensive experience in communications and marketing as well as years of volunteer work with nonprofits.
As many as 400 volunteers are needed to greet visitors, act as ushers at screenings, work the parties and events, provide hospitality for filmmakers, be available as “runners,” help with pre--festival production, pour beer and wine and to offer technical expertise.
Volunteers are rewarded for their work with tickets to films and a volunteer thank you wrap party after the festival.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the Sonoma International Film Festival is encouraged to attend the Feb. 21 meeting.
For additional information, call 933-2600.