Are you an "enthusiastic film lover?" If so, the Newport Beach Film Festival wants you.
With the 14th annual festival just nine days away, organizers are putting out a call for volunteers.
Volunteers can fill several roles during the festival, which runs April 25-May 2, including guest relations, merchandise sales and theater ushers.
However, to volunteer, one must attend at least one orientation meeting prior to April 25, when an overview of festival activities, updated information on positions and volunteer responsibilities and other details will be discussed. Volunteers can also sign up for specific shifts at the orientations. Volunteers under age 18 must submit a signed parental consent form.
To select an orientation date, register online at www.shiftboard.com/newportbeachfilmfest and click on "New Registration." For information on the festival itself, go to www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com (and make sure to check out our cover story package and pull-out guide this Thursday!).
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