Ever wonder how we make this festival run? The short answer is, on a lot of dedication – from sponsors and donors, most certainly, but also BIG TIME from volunteers.

A fun thing we tried in 2017 was to have a social media contest, where we asked our many friends on Facebook to guess how many volunteer shifts need to be filled to bring the Wakefield Doc Fest to life. Partly we did it because when we added it up ourselves we were stunned!

The answer is that 204 six-hour shifts (or a total of 1224 volunteer hours!) are required to put the festival on. Wow. What an amazing vote of support from our community.

A chapeau to all of our fantastic volunteers – we very literally couldn’t do it without you. If you want to join our volunteer team we encourage you to let us know through our contact page.