TIFF Volunteers are a major driving force behind our mission to transform the way we see the world through film. Volunteers support a broad range of initiatives, including our annual Festival in September, year-round screenings, outreach initiatives, Member events, and much more.

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Our 2023 Festival Volunteer Application Form is now closed

All available Volunteer positions for the 2023 Festival have been filled. We hope you will join us for the next edition of the Toronto International Film Festival when we begin recruitment in late Spring 2024. If you are interested in hearing about future volunteer opportunities, please subscribe to our TIFF Volunteer Alerts below for updates via email.

Each year we look for film enthusiasts who:

  • enjoy engaging with the public
  • have a flexible attitude
  • are confident in their communication skills
  • are available to complete a minimum of four shifts (average shift length is 4–6 hours) for the Festival
  • have a solid comprehension of English (knowledge of other languages is an asset)

Festival Volunteers receive access to films at TIFF, exclusive discounts, a festival Volunteer t-shirt, the chance to make new friends, and the feeling that you helped make it all happen!

Click here to read more about the recruitment process.

Contact us

If you have any questions about volunteering, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you.

Email: volunteers@tiff.net
Phone: 416-934-5846

Returning Volunteers

Access the Volunteer Hub

If you’re currently an active TIFF Volunteer, please log in to the Volunteer Hub (above) to access your account.

Please note: Returning Volunteers whose last participation as a Volunteer was prior to the three most recent editions of the Festival must reapply as a Volunteer by completing the 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 volunteers@tiff.net if you have any questions.

The Volunteer Award for Arts and Culture in Toronto (VAACT)

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 three 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 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!

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