Smoqua is the first festival of queer and feminist culture in Rijeka, Croatia, organised by Lesbian Organisation Rijeka LORI in collaboration with PaRiter, From the Citizens to Their City and Centre for Women’s Studies (University of Rijeka). From May 23rd to May 25th 2019 we will host more than 23 activists and artists from 14+ countries and several volunteers from 5 countries!
And we would love YOU to be a part of it!
Smoqua celebrates queer and feminist culture through workshops, open discussions, performances, exhibitions and sharing experiences among participants and visitors. It brings together activists, artists, visitors and local community.
Here you can learn about previous editions of our festival:
What is expected of me as a volunteer?
To make Smoqua enjoyable for everyone, our volunteers need to be responsible, punctual, communicative, enthusiastic about the festival topic and have some knowledge of the English language. For our international volunteers the arrival date to Rijeka is May 21st or May 22nd in the morning hours and departure is 26th / 27th of May.
What would I do?
The main duty of the volunteers would be preparing and giving out lunches during the festival (cca 3 hours a day, at most), as well as cca 2 hours of preparing the day before and after the festival. The team members will arrange duties with the mentor so not everyone will be on duty at the same time. If another duty would present itself during the festival, we will discuss who would like to take part in it.
What do I get in return for my effort?
As our volunteer you get free entrance into all events at Smoqua (all activities are free of charge except the big Queer UP! Party where we collect donations for the entry and concert of Anna Calvi), as well as the chance to meet and share experiences with other motivated and engaging individuals from Europe. Additionally, you’ll get to know Rijeka as the Port of Diversity: our beautiful city that is to be the European Capital of Culture in 2020 and as we are preparing for it, we already have plenty of things going on daily! :)
Finally, so you remember us, you will receive a small thank-you gift before leaving Rijeka! ;)
What is ensured for me?
You will be given free housing and lunches during the festival. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover travel expenses, as our budget is rather tight. For your work, you will be given materials you need and will have a person to turn to, in case you need any kind of assistance.
How do I apply?
To apply you need to fill out our volunteer application form and send it to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Call for volunteers for Smoqua 2019, before April 5th 2019 at noon (Croatia time).
After that, we will contact the potential applicants and hold video interviews over Skype.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!