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.
If you are 18 years of age or older, your Volunteer journey begins at the Toronto International Film Festival, where you can be a part of the world's leading public film festival, which brings 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 at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival, one of the world's premier film festivals for children aged 3 to 13 and held every spring.
If you are between the ages of 14 and 17 and you are interested in joining our Youth Volunteer Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of when our online application is available. Recruitment for this team typically takes place in December.
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 6 and 16, 2018, have good English-language comprehension (knowledge of other languages is an asset), and strong customer service skills. All applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person orientation session taking place in the first half of the month of August.
Festival Volunteers receive unparalleled access to movies, earn tons of exclusive discounts, have the chance to make new friends, and gain the knowledge that they helped make it all happen!
Read more about the recruitment process here.
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Office at email@example.com or 416-934-5846 for more information.
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:
If you’re currently an active TIFF Volunteer, please log in to the Volunteer Hub (above) to access your account.
Please note: Returning Volunteers who last participated with the Festival in 2014 or earlier must re-apply as a Volunteer by completing the 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
TIFF is proud to be a contributing member of VAACT, a program to recognize volunteers who support multiple arts and culture events and festivals throughout the year in the City of Toronto. Awards are given to Volunteers who complete the minimum requirements with at least four participating VAACT organizations throughout the year. VAACT culminates each year on International Volunteer Day (December 5) with an awards ceremony to acknowledge and thank our Volunteers for their contributions in making Toronto a more vibrant, cultural city.
Interested in getting involved? Check out the full list of participating organizations and program details at vaact.org!