Volunteering & Benefits

Membership expectations and rewards!


All FAVA members are required to volunteer 12 hours per year to be members in good standing and to qualify for upgrades. Through our newsletter and social media blasts, FAVA will reach out to its membership with varied volunteer opportunities. Out of town members are encouraged to be creative with their voluntary contributions – the writing of articles, the scouting of potential gear acquisitions, etc.

Examples of volunteering opportunities includes:

  • Event support
  • Gear maintenance
  • Renovations
  • Studio maintenance
  • Newsletter and blog contributions
  • FAVA Originals: film and video productions
  • FAVA Committees: Production, Programming, Events, and more.

Are you ready to volunteer? Visit our Job Postings page to see what opportunities are currently available, and keep an eye out for opportunities via our newsletter and social media announcements.

If you have an idea or if you have some spare time (a week’s notice is best), just send us an email. There’s always something to do!

[email protected]


Earn  FAVA Bucks Volunteering!

Twenty FAVA Bucks are awarded for each volunteer hour worked. These Bucks can then be used to offset up to half of a member’s production invoices.

FAVA Bucks are not accepted for workshops, membership dues, film or tape purchase, or special events.

Our system rewards those who contribute their energy and time to the organization and gives opportunities to become immediately involved in the operations and projects of the co-operative.

Join a FAVA Committee

Want to help shape the organization and have input on crucial decisions? Do you see opportunities to support the staff deliver our services and events? Get involved with a volunteer committee!



Production Committee: 

Are you a gear guru? The FAVA Production Committee helps identify the technical needs regarding equipment and studios for the organization and the membership and executes plans based on those needs.

Members of the community have a diverse backgrounds in camera, lighting, directing, producing, grip, and more. Each member brings skills and technical knowledge to help make plans for equipment purchases or studio upgrades.

Email [email protected] to express interest in joining!

Programming Committee

Do you have great ideas for a new FAVA workshop? The Programming Committee meets regularly to explore topics, information, and opportunities for classes, workshops, and seminars.

Email [email protected] to express interest in joining!

Special Events Committee

Do you want to help make FAVA’s events unique and exciting?

The Special Events committee takes all kinds of minds, hands, and skills to complete a successful event. Everyone on the committee will bring something unique such as design skills, marketing knowledge, creative event ideas, different perspectives, technical capabilities, varied artistic disciplines, fundraising, and sponsorship.

Our events include FAVA FEST, The Gotta Minute Film Festival Awards, and the FAVA Summer Party, for example. If you are interested in making FAVA’s events, screenings, and festivals a hit: join the Special Events Committee!

Email [email protected] to express interest in joining!


Finance Committee

Are you a CPA or experienced in accounting, finance, HR,  LLB or legal practices? Then, the finance committee is for you!

This committee meets as required by the Board Treasurer. Some duties of the financial committee may include:

  • Monitoring the society’s adherence to the FAVA bylaws and policies regarding finance.
  • Reviewing the annual budget and making recommendations to the board.
  • Monitor adherence to the budget.
  • Set long-range financial goals that integrate strategic plan objectives and initiatives.
  • Present all financial goals and proposals to the board of directors for approval
  • Prepare policies

Email [email protected] to express interest in joining!