Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Unlike the American festivals, TIFF is a non-profit organization that relies on a large team of volunteer helpers. TIFF's volunteers are widely recognized for their hard work and dedication in keeping the festival machinery running smoothly.
New volunteers are required to attend an orientation session. For each shift that a volunteer takes, they receive a voucher which allows them to attend a screening during the festival itself or at TIFF Bell Lightbox when it is done. Not all of the shifts take place during the festival – you can sign up for volunteer shifts in the set-up and tear-down stages of the festival too.
Volunteers receive an invitation to the TIFF staff party on the final day of the festival. Many in the film community have volunteered for the festival and it is a great way to network. You are sure to have a fun time and meet a lot of interesting people.
TORONTO – TIFF seeks avid volunteers to help out with the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival®, which runs from September 6 to 16, 2012. Select volunteers can expect to engage in a variety of tasks, working directly with thousands of Festivalgoers from around the world. Over 2,100 individual volunteers contributed efforts during the 2011 Festival, donating more than 63,000 dedicated hours to activities supporting the organization.
“TIFF volunteers represent a vital element of the Festival’s overall success,” said Colin Druhan, Manager, Volunteer and Intern Resources, TIFF. “Every fall, they offer their endemic enthusiasm and generous commitment; in exchange, TIFF strives to deliver a diversity-rich programme, enhanced by a transformative and unparalleled hands-on learning experience.”
Applicants must meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years old.
Already an active Volunteer or a past Festival Volunteer?
If you are a returning volunteer but don’t currently have access to the Volunteer Hub, email the Volunteer Office.
Looking for an internship? Find current internship opportunities here.