As a charitable cultural organization, TIFF simply couldn't offer such a broad range of initiatives without the impressive skills and commitment of our volunteers. We are grateful for the ongoing contribution made by our many volunteer teams.
Your volunteer journey begins at the Toronto International Film Festival where you can be a part of the world's leading public film festival, bringing the best in Canadian and international cinema to Toronto every September.
After participating with the Festival, volunteers will have the opportunity to join us year-round at TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the many teams that support our programming 365 days a year and for the TIFF Kids International Film Festival, one of the world's premier film festivals for children ages 3 to 13, held every April.
Our exceptionally talented and dedicated volunteers are the heart of our organization and are vital to the success of the Festival each and every year. Festival Volunteers assist in a variety of roles in the following areas:
We’re looking for film enthusiasts who enjoy engaging with the public, have a flexible attitude toward their assigned roles, possess strong communication skills, and understand that reliability is crucial to success. Qualified candidates must be available to complete four shifts between September 7 and 17, have good English-language comprehension (knowledge of other languages is an asset), have strong customer service skills, and be 18 years of age or older. All applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person orientation session taking place in the first half of August.
Festival Volunteers receive unparalleled access to movies, tons of exclusive discounts, the chance to make new friends, and the feeling you helped make it all happen!
Read more about the recruitment process here.
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-934-5846 for more information.
If you’re currently an active TIFF Volunteer, please login to the Volunteer Hub to access your account (above).
Please note: Returning Volunteers who last participated with the Festival in 2013 or earlier must reapply as a volunteer by completing the 2017 Festival Volunteer application form. Your application will be reviewed and your previous volunteer experience will be taken into account.
Please contact the Volunteer Office at email@example.com if you have any questions.
TIFF is proud to be a contributing member of VAACT, a program that strives to recognize volunteers who contribute their time to multiple arts and culture events and festivals throughout the year in the City of Toronto. The programme ends each year with an awards ceremony for VAACT participants, scheduled on International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2017).
Volunteers who choose to participate in VAACT must complete the minimum volunteer requirements with at least four of the cultural events or festivals listed below. For details on each organization’s requirements, please visit their website: