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Your volunteer journey begins at the Toronto International Film Festival where you can be a part of the world's leading public film festival, bringing the best in Canadian and international cinema to Toronto every September.

After participating with the Festival, volunteers will have the opportunity to join us year-round at TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the many teams that support our programming 365 days a year and for the TIFF Kids International Film Festival, one of the world's premier film festivals for children ages 3 to 13, held every April.

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 of administrative, data-entry and organizational tasks required during the Festival. Duties will vary depending on the position.

Become a Volunteer

Our 2016 Festival Volunteer application is now closed.

All available Volunteer positions for the 2016 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 the spring of 2017.

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

VAACT is a program that strives to recognize volunteers who contribute their time to multiple arts and culture organizations throughout the year in the city of Toronto. The programme ends each year with an awards ceremony for VAACT participants, scheduled on International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2016).

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Volunteers must complete the minimum volunteer requirements with at least three of the cultural organizations listed below. For details on each organization’s requirements, please visit their website:

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