The ICFF is only possible with the support of hard-working volunteers!

Help make the Festival a success! There are so many ways volunteers can get involved with the Festival that we couldn’t list all of them here, so please fill out our volunteer form to express your interest. The ICFF has a variety of volunteer roles that assist will all facets of our festival. Listed below are all the positions.




Office Volunteer 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 and on-site promotion. Apply
Theatre Volunteer 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
management, 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 & Sponsor Relations Volunteer 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. Apply
Information Desk Volunteers They are ambassadors for our Festival. They are outgoing and are comfortable answering questions about the Festival, dates, movies, and locations. Apply
Driver Volunteers Driver 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. Apply
Videographers & Photographers 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 materials. Apply
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. Apply
Marketing 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. Apply
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. Apply
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. Apply
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

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