Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer at Māoriland Film Festival 2017?

Volunteerism – the practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community.

Whilst volunteerism isn’t a word we tend to hear often in NZ it is however a concept we are all familiar with. It’s a vital part of any international film festival and Māoriland is no exception

Behind the scenes of MFF is a fantastic group of individuals, businesses and organisations who volunteer their films, time, services, talents, knowledge, products, facilities etc. We could not function if it wasn’t for our volunteers.

We know there are a lot of people in our community who are keen to be involved in some way so would like to invite you to let us know if you have a particular talent or skill you can contribute.

For example, some of the tasks we require assistance with are: drivers to do airport transfers, local shuttles and Saturday night drop offs; ticket sales prior to and during the festival week; venue set up ushering, assisting with accommodation setup, or maybe you would like to share some baking with our guests!

Or you may be interested in becoming involved is by becoming a Sponsor or Friend of the Festival (more information available here).

Available Positions

If you are keen to help out we would love to hear from you – just fill in the Application Form below and we’ll get back to you.


Selling tickets via computerised programme.

Office open daily from Monday 14th March and throughout the Festival.


We have booked a number of Holiday Homes at the beach and will need to ensure each one is set up and in order upon guests arrival and departure.

Days involved : Tuesday 22nd, Wed 23rd, Monday 28th


Assisting MFF caterer with preparation, presentation, cleanup etc

Would you like to do some baking for our visitors?


Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th – Memorial Hall Documentary Venue


We currently have enough accommodation for our invited guests but if you have accommodation that you may wish to make available to any visitors planning on coming to Otāki please feel free to let us know and we will add it to our data base.


Do you know of a great place we can put up a Poster and Programme where you work or visit? Anywhere in the Wellington/Kapiti/Manawatu/Wairarapa areas?

Are you available to approach local businesses for window space?

All thoughts and suggestions appreciated.


MFF supplies the vehicles. Full & Clean Drivers License essential.

Required for Airport (Wgtn) & train pick up and drop offs at various times of day and night.

Daily shuttle service between Otaki beach and township for our guests

Saturday Night shuttle service (Otaki area only) after Gala event – 12pm


Shifts available at all venues.  Daily from 9am to 9pm.

Responsible for greeting filmgoers, checking tickets, moving people in and out of venue efficiently, ensuring venue is kept tidy.

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