The ICFF presented by IC Savings is only possible with the support of hard-working volunteers and a small team of dedicated staff who are passionate about film and Italian culture.

Help make the Festival a success! There are so many ways volunteers can get involved with the Festival that we couldn’t even list all of them here, so please fill out the form to express your interest or e-mail us at volunteer [at] icff.ca

All volunteers are required to complete AODA training before their first shift. Click here for a link to the training. Once you have completed the training, please complete the quiz to confirm your completion.



L’Icff presentato da IC Savings è possibile solo grazie al sostegno di appassionati volontari e di un piccolo team di persone dedicate ed appassionate della cultura e del cinema italiani.

Vivi a Toronto o a Vaughan? Aiutaci a rendere il Festival un successo.

Ci sono talmente tanti modi in cui i volontari possono partecipare ed aiutare il festival che non possiamo nemmeno elencarli tutti!


Opportunités de volontariat


L’ICFF présenté par IC Epargne n’est possible qu’avec l’aide de bénévoles qui travaillent dur et une petite équipe de personnel dévoué qui sont passionnés par le cinéma et la culture italienne.

Etes vous basé à Toronto ou Vaughan? Aidez

Aidez-nous à faire du Festival un succès.

Il y a tellement de façons différentes pour les bénévoles de s’impliquer avec le Festival que nous ne pourrions même pas toutes les énumérer ici. Si vous êtes intéressé à nous rejoindre, veuillez remplir le formulaire ci dessous ou nous envoyer un courriel à volunteer [at] icff.ca.


Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers assist with tasks in the office in the weeks leading up to our festival dates in June. They use their excellent administrative and communication skills to assist the Volunteer Department with general office work such as scheduling, on-shift updates, data entry, office organizing, filing, on-site promotion and postering.

Theatre Volunteers

Theatre Volunteers

Theatre Volunteers are essential to the good image and reputation of the Festival. They deal directly with the public and are often the only people many Festival-goers come into direct contact with. They assist with ushering, tickets, line managements, giving out audience award ballots and collecting them after the movie. FOH Volunteers may be asked to work outside and should come prepared for the weather.

Guest Relations and Sponsor Relations Volunteers

Guest Relations and Sponsor Relations Volunteers

Guest Relations Volunteers represent the Festival to all Festival member and industry guests. They greet them, hand out tickets, answer questions and provide directions to those visiting from out of town.

Information Desk Volunteers

Information Desk Volunteers

They are ambassadors for our Festival. They are outgoing and are comfortable answering questions about the Festival, dates, movies, and locations.

Drivers Volunteers

Drivers Volunteers

Drivers volunteers must have a clean driver’s abstract and access to a car for the duration of their shift. They pick up and drop off Festival guests to and from the airport, hotels, and parties’ location. They also helps Festival staff with materials and supports.

Videographers and Photographers Volunteers

Videographers and Photographers Volunteers

The Videographers and Photographers Volunteers work to create and manage ICFF’s media galleries. They capture all the moments that make a our Festival great. These volunteers archive and manage video and photos for ICFF 2016. Photos and videos are used in a number of publications and promotional material.

Box Office Volunteers

Box Office Volunteers

Box Office volunteers are responsible for the running the Box Office. They need to be comfortable in dealing with the public and cash and credit card transactions. Duties may include setting up box office desk, taking cash and credit card sales, answering inquiries, doing will call (tickets on hold) and folding and inserting programs.

Marketing and Advertising Volunteers

Marketing and Advertising Volunteers

Marketing and Advertising Volunteers are responsible for distributing posters to businesses in Toronto – most routes are in downtown area. The best fit for this position is someone who is friendly, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic about the ICFF Festival and events.

Gap-Filler Volunteers

Gap-Filler Volunteers

Gap-Filler Volunteers manage to cover other volunteers’ positions when necessary. Their commitment is for 90 minutes for each shift chosen and in case there is no need to cover any shift, they are free to go. They need to be available to cover different roles and be ready to shift from one role to another with ease. Perfect for someone who is outgoing, friendly, and want to have different experiences inside the Festival organization.

Programming Volunteers

Programming Volunteers

Programming volunteers help guests get the most out of the ICFF Festival by making insightful programming recommendations. They receive training about artistic programming in order to provide in-depth information to visitors. They are usually positioned at the Info Booth at the Festival Hub.

Team Leaders

Team Leaders

Team Leaders manage groups of volunteers and act as the main contact point between open sites and Festival staff, volunteers and the Volunteer Department staff. Team Leaders are responsible for reviewing the events of the day, assigning tasks to volunteers, rotating their team through breaks and are experts at creating a fun and focused atmosphere. To be considered as a Team Leader, you will be expected to attend the following:

• Interview
• Online orientation
• “Best Practices for Mentors” workshop
• Festival site training



Please review our FAQ before contacting our office for any additional questions (we’ve listed our contact info below).

When is ICFF Festival 2016?
ICFF Junior from May 9 to May 14, 2016
ICFF from June 9 to June 17, 2016
How do I apply to volunteer with the ICFF Festival?
Our application is currently live on our website. You can submit an online application here.
Do I need to attend a training session?
Yes. All ICFF Volunteers must take part in an orientation session. Select Volunteer Teams require additional training.
Is there a minimum shift commitment required to volunteer with ICFF?
All volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of two shifts (one shift, on average, is 5 hours long). Team Leader shifts range from 5 to 7 hours.
What kind of rewards does ICFF offer in exchange for my volunteer hours?
All ICFF volunteers who sign up for at least two shifts (with no No-Show) receive the following rewards

• T-Shirt
• Volunteer Reference Letter
• Event Staff and Volunteer Party

ICFF Team Leaders who sign up for three shifts (with no No-Show) receive one L’Altra Italia Membership Movie Card valid for one year.

ICFF Volunteers
• Two movie tickets for each 5 hour shifts (to be used during the Festival or for ICFF year-long program from September 2016 to August 2017)

ICFF Gap-Filler Volunteers
• One movie ticket for each 90’ shift plus two movie tickets for each 5 hour shifts covered (to be used during the Festival or for ICFF year -long program from September 2016 to August 2017)

Do I have to upload my resume when I apply to volunteer?
We strongly recommend uploading your resume when applying to volunteer with us, as we will check resumes for special skills when assigning volunteers to certain teams.
Do I need to have previous experience to volunteer with ICFF?
While some positions do require specific skills, many roles do not require any previous volunteer experience – simply a passion for movies, the arts and your enthusiasm! For more information on the skills required for each role, please check out the different volunteer team descriptions.
How can I get in touch with the Volunteer Office for any additional questions not found on this FAQ?
The best way to get in touch with the volunteer office is by email, at volunteers@icff.ca.


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