Volunteer with Us

At the Asian Film Archive, we have met volunteers who inspire us. They come from diverse backgrounds and contribute their knowledge and skills to help care for our film heritage. We are always looking for new volunteers who would like to join us in giving back to the community.

Volunteer applicants are regarded as highly as full-time employees. Prospective volunteer candidates will be interviewed and once selected, will receive training and opportunities to try a variety of jobs, depending on skills and interest. To thank volunteers for their efforts, the Archive offers them a chance to catch films and to attend talks, workshops, and tours whenever available.

We are in the midst of reviewing our volunteer programme and will update volunteering opportunities on this page soon. Look out for this space!

Volunteer AreasRequirementsFrequency
Film Preservation
Cataloguing films
  • Interested in film preservation principles and processes
  • Able to attend training sessions
  • Good command of the English language
  • Knowledge of Asian languages will be an advantage
  • Minimum 6 months commitment
Weekly basis during office hours (Mon-Fri, 10am to 6pm) or remotely for selected tasks
Organising and archiving related materials
Creating preservation and access copies for titles in our collection
Outreach
Photo and/or video event coverage of various activities; Credit acknowledgement should photo/video be utilised.
  • Experienced in photo/video coverage of events
  • Possess a photo and/or video portfolio
  • Has personal camera and/or video equipment
Ad-hoc basis
Front-of-house duties
  • Assist with audience registration and respond to public enquiries
  • Minimum 3 months commitment
2-3 sessions/month, usually on weekday evenings and weekends
Writing articles on different events; Credit acknowledgement should articles be published.
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Writing portfolio
Ad-hoc basis
Administrative
Update different contact databases
  • Proficient in data entry
Ad-hoc basis
Perform analytics on feedback
  • Proficient in Excel
Ad-hoc basis

Please fill in this form to indicate your interest and we will be in touch when the relevant position opens up. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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