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How do I Become a Volunteer?

VIFF Year Round Volunteer Application Process 

1. Review
Read the Volunteer Teams and Lead Position Descriptions. The skills and availability necessary for each team are listed to help you determine what roles will work best for you.
2. Apply
Fill out the Year Round Volunteer Application. Alumni will also re-register through this application process. 
3. Phone Interview
You will receive an email from a member of the Volunteer Department to schedule your phone interview. Once you have completed a successful phone interview, you will be offered a position and scheduled for an orientation on a team which suits your skills, availability and needs. 
4. Handbook
After you have been accepted onto a team, you will receive a welcome email with a link to the Volunteer Handbook. This handbook has all of the information about the VIFF Year Round Volunteer Programme.
5. Orientation
You will be scheduled for your team orientation at the end of the interview process. Orientations are mandatory for all volunteers – it is at these that you meet volunteers from your team, receive team specific information and training, and review policies and procedures.  
6. Schedule
Once you’ve gone through the orientation, you will be added to the team and given access to the schedule. Most positions are a commitment of one shift per week. Shifts are between 3-5 hours. 
Please note: 
  • You must have an active email address that you check regularly – this is how we will contact you. Please add volunteer@viff.org to your address book to avoid emails ending up in your junk folder.
  • You must be 19 years or older to apply. 

Year Round Volunteer Perks

Belong to an amazing group of film-lovers from around the world. 
Free Movies
  • 2 Ticket Vouchers for each shift you volunteer. Vouchers are transferrable - you can bring a friend!
  • Once you have completed your two month training period, instead of vouchers, you will receive a pass for yourself and a guest for all regular screenings.  
Free Coffee and Popcorn
What goes better with free movies than free popcorn!
Exclusive Events
Invitations to preview screenings, partner events, and Volunteer parties. 
We are happy to provide our volunteers with a reference. 




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