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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, running from September 8 to 18, 2016. The first step for new volunteers is to complete our 2016 Festival Volunteer Application below. Please note: All prospective volunteers must be 18 years of age or older as of September 1, 2016. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation session during the month of August.

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:

  • Theatre Venues: provide customer service and front-of-house assistance including, but not limited to, managing lineups, tearing tickets, ushering, and encouraging the public to vote for the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. With 10+ venues in operation, this is where the majority of support is required.
  • Festival Box Offices: assist at the Public and Members' Box Offices by answering general questions, managing lineups, and providing directional support to the thousands of customers purchasing and picking up tickets.
  • Industry Centre: direct delegates to registration and pass pickup desks, offer information about Industry Programming, and assist with various administrative and operational tasks at Industry venues.
  • Administrative Support: assist various TIFF departments with a variety administrative, data-entry and organizational tasks required during the Festival. Duties will vary depending on the position.

Discover the Festival Volunteer experience by completing our online Volunteer Application Form!