Volunteer Info


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival!

Earn tickets and passes by helping out with planning, special events leading up to the Festival, during the Festival, and in the post-Festival wrap up.

We need energetic, enthusiastic and devoted volunteers to help us make our event a success. Volunteer and meet others who share your interest in film /music and want to be a part of this festival event. There are many ways to help:  planning, promoting, ushering/guest assistance, event set-up/break-down, reception/party support, film/photo/sound tech, concessions, and merchandise.

We invite both individuals and groups to volunteer at HHM.  Bay County businesses: volunteering for the HHM can be a great team-building activity and opportunity to enhance our local art & entertainment opportunities for members of our community.

Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival
Volunteer Details

Hell’s Half Mile & Music Festival depends on volunteers and would not be possible without your help.  We hope you will join our dedicated & hardworking team to help make our festival an amazing experience for our film & music loving guests & patrons.

Volunteer Commitment & Responsibilities

  • We ask that you commit to 12 hours or 2 – 3 shifts during the festival
  • Attend volunteer orientation & meetings
  • Sign a volunteer agreement
  • Do not consume alcohol while on shift
  • Only agree to volunteer for shifts you are actually willing and able to work
  • The festival’s success depends on our volunteers. If you can’t make your shift for some reason, please let us know asap so we can fill your shift.

HHM Commitment & Responsibilities to Volunteers

  • You will have access to festival & venue managers and the volunteer coordinator during special events and the festival to answer your questions and help you with your specific assignments
  • We will work hard to make volunteering a positive experience and one of purpose.

Volunteer Incentives

  • Opportunity to gain experience & be creative
  • Have fun & meet people
  • Earn film & music event passes

Volunteer Application

  • Please complete our online application
  • Volunteers must be age 16 and older. Volunteers under 18 must have proof of their date of birth, and written permission of a parent or guardian, and job options may be limited. A parental consent form is available on the website.

Volunteer Job Descriptions


  • Greet guests
  • Assist in admitting patrons to venues
  • Sell &take tickets at venues
  • Assist patrons in finding seats
  • Clean venues after showings
  • Respond to patrons’ needs during showings
  • Straighten public areas during shows

Event Set-Up/Break-down/Runner

  • Clean venue areas before & after events
  • Set up displays
  • Carry equipment/supplies in/out of venues
  • Assist with obtaining supplies/addressing needs between event sites

Reception/Party Support

  • Greet guests
  • Assist in admitting patrons to venues
  • Sell & take tickets at venue
  • Food prep
  • Food set-up
  • Food Server
  • Bar attendant
  • Beverage server
  • Clean/straighten/organize reception areas & restrooms throughout event
  • Assist guests
  • Security

Film, Photo & Sound Tech

  • Help run projection equipment
  • Take photos & video during specific events to aid in creating our visual record for special events leading up to the festival and at the festival
  • Conduct interviews with special guests as a part of creating visual record
  • Assist with Q & A
  • Panel assistance
  • Assist with lighting & sound
  • Introduce films


  • Inventory
  • Reconcile cash/inventory
  • Serve drinks & popcorn/snacks
  • Sales set up & clean up


  • Inventory
  • Sell merchandise
  • Reconcile cash/inventory
  • Set up display/restock

Venue Managers, Film/Music Programmers & Other leadership Roles

  • Leadership positions are available for experienced volunteers with specific skill sets

Volunteer Tips

  • Remember to turn off cell phones during event activities
  • Smile
  • The festivals success is dependent on volunteers. If you can’t make your shift let us know asap so we can arrange coverage
  • Arrive on time for shifts
  • Be sure to wear HHM Volunteer T-shirt while doing volunteer shifts
  • Complete a volunteer time sheet after each shift

Volunteer Forms

If you are interested in being a part of HHMX, please fill out our online volunteer form.

If you are under 18 years old, please download this form for parental consent and bring it with to our next meeting or event.

Download the Parental Consent Form.


Questions? Please contact Dawn Hessell. (dawn@hellshalfmile.com)