Smoqua Festival

Smoqua - Festival of Queer and Feminist Culture.

SMOQUA 2020 - Call for volunteers!

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Smoqua is the first festival of queer and feminist culture in Rijeka, Croatia, organised by Lesbian Organisation Rijeka LORI in collaboration with organisation PaRiter, artist platform From the Citizens to Their City and Center for Women's Studies of faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. From October 15th to October 17th 2020 we will host 30+ activists and artists from more than ten countries from three continents: Argentina, USA, Norway, Belgium, Sweden etc. And we would really love YOU to be a part of it! 

Smoqua is all about celebrating queer and feminist culture so you can expect various exhibitions, an activist intervention, panel-discussions, workshops, performances, research presentations, Queer-UP! Party and of course, good vibes immersed into positive atmosphere.  Festival brings together activists, artists, visitors and local community, connecting all participants and visitors through shared experiences.

What is expected of me as a volunteer?

In these uncertain times, for ensuring Smoqua joyfull, enjoyable and safe, the contribution of our volunteers is crucial. Therefore, they need to be responsible, punctual, communicative and have some knowledge of the English language. For international volunteers the arrival date to Rijeka is October 13th or October 14th in the morning hours and departure is 18th / 19th of October.                                                   

What would I do?

The main duty of the volunteers would be preparing and giving out lunches during the festival (approximately 3 hours a day, at most), as well as cca 2 hours for preparations 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's in it for me?

As our volunteer you get written certificate for volunteering, free entrance to all Smoqua events (all activities are free of charge except Queer-UP! Party where we collect donations for the entry and the play And She Told Me: “You Are Not Barbie, You Are a Fucking Fag!”). Too, you’ll share experiences with other motivated and engaging activists, artists, volunteers from all over Europe, you’ll get to know Rijeka as the Port of Diversity: our beautiful city, European Capital of Culture. J

Finally, so you remember us, you will receive a small thank-you gift before leaving Rijeka! ;) 

What is ensured for me?

You will have lunches during all three days of the festival. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover travel expenses and accommodation, as our budget is rather tight. For your work, you will be given materials needed 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 send us an e-mail providing short motivational letter (max. 500 words). Please also share your personal data: Name and surname, date of birth, country, phone number and send it to with the subject: Call for volunteers for Smoqua 2020, by September 20th 2020 at noon (Croatian time).

After that, we will contact potential applicants and hold video interviews via Skype. :)


We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Smoqua team


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