Volunteering at LIFT

LIFT relies on the volunteer contributions of our membership to support the organization's activities. Traditionally volunteer contributions were mandatory for all members accessing production equipment and facilities. As of July 1, 2012 members volunteering for LIFT are compensated at $11/hour in credit to be applied to equipment and facilities rentals only. Retroactive volunteer hours completed prior to July 1, 2012 will not count towards credit.


Credits earned through volunteering for LIFT are applicable to any rental of equipment and facilities up to a maximum of 50% of the value of each rental; the remaining percentage requires payment in full prior to the rental.
Volunteer calls are listed in the weekly bulletin and are by application only. There is no guarantee of a member receiving volunteer tasks. Volunteers are expected to be self-directed and have adequate skills for the required task. The allocation of volunteer hours is at the discretion of LIFT staff.


Volunteer work can consist of work in the LIFT office, at LIFT events, on LIFT projects, service on committees and activities designated as volunteer service by the Deputy Director.


Equipment credits are not granted for on-set volunteer calls seen in the ebulletin. Those cast/crew works are negotiated between LIFT members and the production.


Volunteer hours completed after July 1, 2012 that are not used in a membership year are carried over, members can bank hours for when they need them.