A small group of volunteers works on the festival’s organisation year round. Their tasks mainly consist of the screening and selection of ‘Pluk’ films. As Pluk de Nacht works on a non-profit basis and offers tickets free of charge, fundraising is also an indispensable task of theirs. However, your help is needed most from the start of the set up until the tear down of the festival site, which takes place from 25 July until 17 August.
Pluk de Nacht also has an Utrecht and Arnhem edition. You are most welcome to volunteer in one of these cities as well.
There is something fun to do for everyone. So see which jobs are offered, pick one (or two or three) and sign up!
Setting up the festival site consists of all sorts of tasks: from painting, decorating, welding, weed plucking to building up, tearing down and carrying around. Whatever the job, your creative contribution is much appreciated.
If style is your talent, then please join our Decorating Team. You can pitch your most fantastic and outrageous ideas during one or two preparatory brainstorm sessions, which will be held before the actual set up period starts. The best ideas will be used in the festival’s decorating schemes.
From 25 July onwards Het Stenen Hoofd will transform into a gorgeous Open Air Film Festival. So help us make that happen.
Our friendly bar staff greatly contributes to the festival’s open and hospitable atmosphere. We run two bars during film nights that offer a variety of moderately priced beverages to quench the thirst of festivalgoers. So if you are of the barfly category, report for bar duty now! Experience is a plus, but no prerequisite.
There are two bar shifts every festival day: one team covers the afternoon and the other the evening shift.
Keep them warm and comfy
To spend a warm and comfy night in the open air, blankets and deck chairs are made available for festivalgoers. This system works via an online reservation & donation system. We are looking for volunteers with excellent coordinating skills to distribute chairs and blankets in an orderly fashion and keep visitors from getting chilly.
Every festival day a few people are required to oversee blankets and chairs.
Feed our volunteers
The 10 to 25 hungry volunteers who help set up and tear down the festival site rely on enthusiastic (home)cooks to keep up their strength in the period just before, during and after Pluk de Nacht takes place and during the festival. Members of our Kitchen Crew cook meals in their own kitchen at home and bring them over to Het Stenen Hoofd. So if cooking is your hobby and/or trade, if you have a well equipped kitchen at your disposal and preferably have means of transport to deliver meals, please join our Kitchen Crew. There is a small budget available of circa € 3 per volunteer per day. Your cooking skills will be much appreciated. You can count on that!
We are looking for (home)cooks who are able to prepare tasty meals on a low budget and deliver them on site in the period from 25 July until 17 August.
Accidents hardly ever happen (knock on wood!) but just in case they do, it’s essential to be able to rely on a crew of skilled first aiders. If you have a first aid certificate (EHBO or BHV) and you remain cool, calm and collected in case of emergency, please come and help us out for a couple of nights (or more).
We need at least one first aider (BHV or EHBO certificate) during every festival night.
Can’t decide which job to sign up for and do you possess multiple talents? Just register as an all-round volunteer: line up chairs, light candles, act as steward, keep the fires burning and the festival site neat.
We need all-round volunteers to have things run smoothly during every festival night.
Pluk de Nacht does not materialise out of thin air. Materials from all over Amsterdam and beyond are used to build up the festival site. We need people to act as couriers and run things over to the festival site. If you have a driving licence and preferably own your own car or delivery van (or can borrow one) you make for a perfect runner!
We need energetic couriers from 25 July until 3 August.
All good things must end…
Even Pluk de Nacht. Be part of our TearDown Crew to help wrap up and clean up. Your hard work will be rewarded!
Tearing down starts at 14 August and finishes 17 August.
Every team member of Pluk de Nacht works on a voluntary basis. Our team is young, enthusiastic and ambitious. Our work environment is dynamic. As a member of our team, you are encouraged to take initiative and there is lots of room for your input and ideas.
As the festival is free of charge for all visitors, we cannot offer you tickets. You do however earn the eternal gratitude of festivalgoers; you are provided with the official festival T-shirt, tasty meals and cheap beers and – most importantly – you do work that’s great fun! And of course there’s a big volunteer party at the end of the festival held in your honour.
Yes, I want to work for this wonderful festival!
Where do I sign up? Send an email with your contact details, availability and preferred task(s) to [email protected].
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can use the above mentioned email address for more information.
We hope to welcome you as a member of our team. See you soon, see you at Pluk!