Do you want to volunteer with us in 2022?

Volunteers have always been an essential part of the success of CPH:DOX – and this year more than ever. In 2022, the festival will adapt itself to the current situation, and we’re looking for volunteers who are as excited as we are to work flexibly to make CPH:DOX 2022 the best it can be! Our volunteers are in every corner of the festival during the busy days to welcome guests and audiences and be the ambassadors of CPH:DOX.

If you like documentaries, events, busy days and international teams of people, and are looking for an opportunity to help create a new kind of festival experience, then CPH:DOX is the place for you! If you want to be part of one of the best International Documentary festivals in and for the world, then join us from the 23rd of March to the 3rd of April 2022 in Copenhagen. You have to be above 18 years old to join us.

Our top priority is to make sure that our volunteers are safe and taken care of during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will be taking all the necessary precautions and closely following government regulations to make CPH:DOX a safe and socially distanced festival. We expect our volunteers to respect these guidelines, and contribute to an atmosphere where everyone involved can feel comfortable. We will regularly be in touch with volunteers to let them know of any changes that may occur during the weeks and days leading up to and during the festival. We will provide the necessary protective means so that our community of volunteers can feel safe throughout the festival.

We are a big, diverse and fun group of people working hard to make CPH:DOX a great experience for our guests, the people on stage, backstage and everywhere.

Depending on your wishes and experience, you can take on various types of tasks before, during, and after the festival. You can read more about the different tasks below. Please note that we expect each volunteer to take on at least 2 shifts of volunteering at CPH:DOX. The more shifts taken, especially in the same area (i.e Production and Venue Management), the more responsibilities you will be entrusted with, and the more you will be part of a stable core team.
In exchange for your free time, you’ll get film vouchers, which you can use to see films from this year’s programme. Moreover, you will receive a T-shirt and small treats for your generous help.

Do you want to be a Superdoxer?

As a Superdoxer, you can take assignments that require more responsibilities and you will play a more important role in our team. We expect at least 6 shifts of volunteering – before, during, or after the festival. In return, you will also receive a letter of reference on top of your ticket vouchers, as well as the chance to be an involved and active part of the festival!
Returning volunteers from 2021 will receive an email invitation to join us in the 2022 edition.
New volunteers please sign up here to become a volunteer at CPH:DOX 2022!

It only takes a minute and, if you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact the Volunteers Department at *****

Job descriptions

Guest department

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Info Desk

Would you like to greet and help our festival guests find their way around and feel welcomed at all times? Would you like your experience at CPH:DOX to involve meeting interesting people? If so, you will enjoy being part of the Info Desk team. We will need a few service minded volunteers willing to commit their time and energy. We ask that you take at least 3 shifts if you’re interested in this role!
Strong English skills are a must since you’ll be assisting our international guests. Knowing Danish is a plus. You will be trained so you will have answers for every possible question regarding the festival!

Airport Welcome team

They say that a good start is half the battle. Would you like to be the first person to meet and greet our interesting international festival guests? If so, this is the task for you! In 2022, we may be expecting a smaller number of international guests, but it’s just as important as ever that we show them a warm welcome!
Your Volunteer Coordinator will provide you with all the necessary info as to when and where to be, but as the name of the role implies, you’ll be at the Copenhagen Airport with a small and dedicated team. This role requires only your positive attitude, a smile, and strong English skills.

Event Staff

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Do you believe that good service creates good experiences?

In that case, we need your positive attitude & smile to make great events happen at CPH:DOX! Although this year, events may take different forms and will be socially distant, we are still looking for passionate and responsible volunteers to help us make sure that our events run smoothly and safely. Over the 10 days of the festival, we have some exciting events planned, which are an essential part of the experience we provide for our guests. Some shifts require fluent Danish, but there’s a shift for everyone. The most important thing is to be service-minded and flexible – especially in these fast-changing times! You will have to make sure that the event runs smoothly, the place is clean and tidy, and the glasses are full – whatever help is needed in the moment. But you won’t be alone! After acing your event coordination skills at CPH:DOX, organizing social events will be a piece of cake!

Industry Host

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Would you like to get a closer look into the world of filmmakers and international industry professionals?

Then being a volunteer in the industry department might be something for you! Industry brings people together from different aspects of the film world, and we need you to be a kind and helpful host. It’s a must that you are fluent in English and that you are serviceminded, since you will be representing CPH:DOX.It’s the place to be if you are interested in documentaries, filmmaking and would like to meet industry professionals!
This role might also include digital help, since some of the events and meetings will potentially be online in 2022.

Venues Host

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Do you like hosting events and making people feel welcome?

CPH:DOX is a big production that takes place over various locations and many hours. We have several venues and are trusted with their daily operations throughout the festival. We’re looking for volunteers who have good organizational skills, are service-minded and have strong English skills. You can give as little or as much time as you would like and still be part of a dedicated team whose priority is to take care of the guests’ experience at the venue and make sure everyone is happy! In 2022, this role will also incur some crowd management, to guarantee that the festival’s guests are being responsible and careful. The Volunteers team will do our utmost to make sure that our volunteers are protected and safe, while also providing them with the tools to make the events run as smoothly as possible. We will be following all the governmental guidelines and require volunteers to comply with them as well.

Virtual Reality Host

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Do you love film, virtual reality and being a little geeky when it comes to technology?

Then being a part of the VR team would be perfect for you. We need someone with good organization skills, service -minded and ready to answer questions people might have. It’s only a plus if you know a little bit about technology.

This role has been cancelled the last couple of years due to Covid-19, but we hope to make it happen this year.

Production Assistant

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Do you want to build up a festival from scratch and turn an empty room into a social cinema? Would you like to take some shifts without missing any of the festivals?

We need strong and reliable people who are not afraid of heavy lifting or other physical tasks to build up the festival center beforehand and take it down afterwards. If you are interested in event/venue production and want to learn what’s needed to make a 10-day international festival run smoothly, this is a shift for you! On top of that, volunteering in production means that you can be an instrumental part of bringing the festival to life without missing screenings and events during the festival!

Logistics Runner

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Logistics runners hand out festival programs, distribute copies of the films to the cinemas, and bike to deliver tickets to the other venues. These are fast and simple, yet very important tasks to make sure the festival runs smoothly.


Terms and Conditions

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Welcome on board! Without the enthusiasm of volunteers like you, CPH:DOX would simply not be possible. We’re sure that we will have a great time working together this year, but to avoid any problems along the way, we’ve made a list of our mutual responsibilities:

  1. As a CPH:DOX volunteer, you are the face of the festival, so please behave accordingly. Make sure that you treat the festival audiences, guests, employees, colleagues and coordinators with the respect they deserve. In 2022, this includes cooperating with COVID-19 guidelines and behaving in a way that promotes the safety and protection of everyone you meet during the festival.
  2. As a volunteer, you will work at least 2 shifts. The shift duration varies but it’s up to max. 6 hours. Depending on the job, some shifts may also take place prior or after the festival i.e general production and preparation. Generally speaking, we need your help from March 23rd -April 3rd. However, if you are part of the production or outreach team you will start in the beginning of March. The festival starts on March 23rd.
  3. If you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know and we will cancel your shift. It is very important that you let us know as soon as possible (ideally 24 hours before your shift). Please contact your Volunteers Coordinator directly so that they can seek a replacement. We require our volunteers to be transparent and responsible when it comes to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  4. Your presence is mandatory at the instruction meeting (Big Info meeting) that will be organized before the festival. The date will be announced in February.
  5. Please be on time – 15 minutes before the start of your shift.
  6. Each group of volunteers has a Volunteers Coordinator who provides instructions and serves as your contact within the festival organization. Please follow your coordinator’s instructions. Each shift has a Shift supervisor who is the one responsible for your shift, who assigns your tasks, instructs you and gives you your free vouchers at the end of the shift.
  7. Please remember you are not alone. If you encounter any problems along the way, don’t hesitate to address them with your Volunteer Coordinator or the Shift supervisor.
  8. The use of alcohol or drugs while you’re on the job is strictly prohibited.
  9. Before starting your first shift, we ask that you pick up your T-shirt and keep it clean and tidy for all your shifts.

In the event that volunteers fail to follow the above terms and conditions, CPH:DOX  reserves the right to take appropriate measures.