Returning Volunteers 2019



Volunteer for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

We would like to officially invite you to return as a Volunteer for this year’s Festival, which runs September 5–15, 2019! Please note that, as a returning TIFF Volunteer, you are not required to reapply via our online application form.

Please take the time to read this information and follow the steps carefully. You will need to follow all required steps below in order to confirm your interest.

Online orientation: Once again for 2019, we will be offering Festival orientation online, giving you access from the comfort of your home or office so you can save a trip to TIFF Bell Lightbox. Please note that online orientation will be available from Friday, July 12 to Monday, July 22, 2019, and must be viewed within this time frame. It will take approximately an hour and 15 minutes to complete. If you would prefer to attend an in-person orientation session, dates will be available during the month of July. A final orientation session will be held during the weekend prior to the start of the Festival for those who are unable to attend an earlier orientation date.

Volunteers must select which orientation option they would like to complete for the year. Details on doing so can be found below. You must choose one of the two options at this time.

To indicate your interest in volunteering for the 2019 Festival, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to the Volunteer Hub. If you do not have your login information, please email to have it sent to you.
  2. Click on the My Profile tab.
  3. Ensure that your contact information is correct so that we know the best way to contact you. If it is not accurate, please update it and click Save when you’re done.
  4. Scroll down to the section heading More About Me. Confirm your T-shirt size and click Save.
  5. Scroll down to Years of Service and indicate how many Festivals you have volunteered for in the past (please do not include the 2019 Festival or any TIFF Kids or TIFF Next Wave festivals) and click Save.
  6. Please indicate your Place of Employment (optional) and click Save.
  7. Please update your Skills and Experience (optional) and click Save.
  8. Scroll down to Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Check off Yes — In-person orientation! if you would like to attend a session in person OR Yes — Online orientation! if you would like to participate in online orientation. Click Save.
  9. Update your Availability for Festival and click Save. Please complete this step, as your availability will help us ensure whether your Volunteer position preferences (selected at your orientation) are a suitable match for you.

Deadline: The deadline to indicate your interest in volunteering for the 2019 Festival is Thursday, May 30, 2019. We cannot guarantee a spot after this date.

Next step: On Monday, June 3, 2019 (after the deadline to indicate your interest), you will receive an email providing you with instructions on online orientation OR how to sign up for your in-person orientation session. Completion of orientation is mandatory for all returning Volunteers.

Again this year, we’re offering a referral program for Volunteers who help us get the word out to their friends and family about volunteering for TIFF. If you know someone who would make a great Volunteer, get them to fill out our application at and you will receive exclusive rewards. For more information on this initiative, visit the Volunteer Hub.

If you haven’t already, be sure to join our TIFF Volunteer Facebook group to connect with your fellow Volunteers and to receive exclusive updates, access to exciting rewards, and much more.

If you have any questions about volunteering for the 2019 Festival, please don’t hesitate to contact the Volunteer Office by email at or by phone at 416-934-5846. We can’t wait to see you soon and look forward to having the entire TIFF Volunteer family back in action!

– TIFF Volunteer Office

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