Festival volunteers

No festival without volunteers. NonFiction Photo, at its core, is a team of makers who, with the help of dozens of volunteers, manages to organize events. Want to be part of this? Join this upcoming edition as a maker, tour guide or host.

Deadline on the 1st of October, 2023. It's also possible to start an internship during the festival. contact us and ask about the possibilities.

"I found it a lot of fun to work together with everyone that has formed this community and I really feel to be part of this. Thanks to the festival I met a lot of interesting people that I would otherwise never have met with!" - Volunteer 2021

By Aileen Bus

"When I told my fellow students about my internship at NonFiction, they reacted jealously. And rightly so! Couldn't have imagined a nicer internship!" – Natan, intern 2020

NonFiction Photo Community

NonFiction photo is an ideological organisation with an eye for its people. Here you work both independently and in a team as part of a diverse team in a creative environment. You have plenty of room for self-development, get a look behind the scenes of a large-scale cultural event and can meet (well-known) photographers. The team meets up monthly for consultation and conviviality and ends the period with a party. Thanks to the direct way of communication, there is a lot of room for your own initiative and creativity.

Further benefits

  • Participation in the training programme for tour guides
  • Cash register training
  • Workshop Artful Thinking
  • Lecture photography
  • Free access to the Academy program with guided tours and lectures.
  • A letter of recommendation on behalf of the NonFiction Photo Foundation (in case of mutual satisfaction).
By Ilenia Trevisin
Education Team

As a tour guide you will talk about the World Press Photo Exhibition with all kinds of visitors:

  • Show the visitors and (school) groups around
  • Group reception at the education desk
  • Manning the cloakroom and bar during events
  • Creating atmosphere in the living room of the festival

For this position it is of great importance that you are fluent in Dutch; but there are one or two spots available for English speakers.

By Andrea Hooymans
Front Desk Team

Staff our desk with a colleague as the first point of contact for visitors. Tasks:

  • Welcome and visitors on arrival
  • Inform them about the building, exhibitions and the Academy program
  • Sell tickets and catalogue
  • Manage the festival location

You dont need to speak Dutch for this position

by Andrea Hooymans
Expert Team

We are looking for people with superpowers all year round. For example:

  • Public Relations
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Production
  • Copywriting

... and everything we didn't already know we needed. You do not need to speak Dutch for this position.

Working Period

You help during the festival, possibly during the build up and the deconstruction of the exhibit. There are a few trainings you attend in preparation of this.

There are around three trainings in October in the evenings at our office at the Biotoop in Haren. Besides this there is a general introduction meeting starting in October and a promotion day midway through October in the city with a cosy evening afterwards. In the week after the festival there will be an evaluation moment and a volunteer party.

The festival runs from November till December 2024. You will work at least 6 shifts, which are attendable at your convenience.


We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the objectives of NonFiction Photo and can work well together.  In addition, you have:

  • A practical attitude.
  • Customer friendliness.
  • An affinity to photography and quality.
  • No 9 – 5 mentality.
Applications 2023

Want to join? Sign up before October 1st through vrijwilligers@nonfictionphoto.nl. When you register, immediately state which position you are interested in, which languages you speak and your telephone number. If you still have doubts or if you have questions, please contact us because we are happy to think along with you. contact us because we are happy to help you.

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Expert volunteer

If you want to start earlier, send ons an email and help us as an 'expert volunteer'. As an expert, you can help us with almost anything: from copywriter to builder and from marketing to graphic design. Send us a message and we'll figure out how you can participate. It is also possible to fill such a position as an internship, work experience position or reintegration position.

By Andrea Hooymans

Looking for another position with us? View our vacancies.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.


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NonFiction Photo Festival Groningen November – December 2024


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