Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 31th Annual Virginia Film Festival. Each year over 300 dedicated volunteers donate their time to help us mount and run our Festival. We could not do what we do each year without their tireless help and continued support.

We will launch our 2018 Volunteer Application in the spring of 2018. Please scroll down for more information on our program and an archive of 2017 docs.

Tools for 2017 Volunteer

Once you have received confirmation that you will be a 2017 VFF volunteer, you can use the Virginia Film Festival’s Volunteer Portal via the button below to check your schedule, record your volunteer service hours, and much more…anytime, and from any device.

Additional Volunteer Resources:

Access Volunteer Portal

Volunteer Interest Form

To facilitate the process of matching volunteers to the Festival needs this year, we ask all potential volunteers, even returning volunteers, to complete our yearly interest form. We ask you for your contact information, which roles you are particularly interested in, and your availability during the Festival weekend. Armed with your Interest Form answers, our Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Gardiner will be in touch with you individually in late Fall as we begin to assign roles.

Please note, submitting an interest form does not guarantee you will be offered a role, as we tend to receive more applications than positions each year.  

2018 Volunteer Interest Form (Coming Soon)

Overview and Requirements

Volunteering for the VFF is a wonderful way to give back to your community, meet new friends, and see amazing films and filmmakers. Each year, we look for volunteers to fill the roles listed below.

  • Driver
  • Event Set Up and Breakdown
  • Family Day Staff
  • Office Support
  • Party Staff
  • Publicity and Photography
  • Screening Venue Ushers
  • Venue Managers

View Full Descriptions of our 2017 VFF Volunteer Roles Here

Volunteer Requirements:

  • For those who have volunteered before, you will need to complete a volunteer interest form every year. 
  • Age: The minimum age to volunteer at the VFF is 15.
  • Training: All volunteers are expected to attend our Volunteer Kick-Off and Training Session on Monday, November 6, 2017.
  • Party Volunteers: All party volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
  • Drivers: All drivers must have a valid driver’s license, agree to a DMV and criminal background check, complete an online form to initiate the required background checks, be familiar with the local area, and be at least 25 years old.

Volunteer Perks

VFF Volunteers rock! As a way to say thank you, all of our 2017 Volunteers receive:

  • Uniform: A complimentary Volunteer badge, lanyard, and long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Party: An invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party in mid-November
  • Private Screening: An invitation to a Volunteer-only private screening in mid-November
  • Merchandise Discount: A 20% discount of VFF merch

Please note: You are not considered a volunteer, thus do not qualify for the benefits above, until you are scheduled to work a shift.