TIFF09: Recruitment Becomes Orientation

Today was my returning volunteer orientation session.

Up until this year, they were known as recruitment sessions, however now they have an online volunteer hub set-up, where I RSVPed for the session I wanted to attend.

Being a returning volunteer, I had automatic access to the session, while new volunteers have to be invited to their sessions (I almost feel sorry for them — since the online registration has created greater competition for the volunteer spots).

Anyways, the session was much more low-key than previous years. Instead of signing up for shifts, I just gave two choices about where I want to volunteer and I will pick the shifts online at a later time.

Once again, my venue of choice is the Varsity theatre. My first choice was to become a volunteer captain at the theatre, with the second choice being a normal volunteer. I have to wait and see whether I will be chosen to be a captain, though in addition to my application form, I sent an e-mail with an official inquiry to make sure I’m under consideration.

Hopefully everything will end up just fine.
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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).