Our talented and dedicated volunteers are the heart of our film festival and are vital to the success of the event every year. Festival Volunteers assist in a variety of roles in the following areas:

Reception & Hospitality:

If you love making people feel welcome, be the first face that DRIFF patrons see. Give the best possible first impression and ensure that they begin their day at DRIFF on a positive note. Your roles include, but are not limited to, managing lines, answering event questions, ticket-ripping/ scanning, distributing People’s Choice Award ballots and ushering.

Ticket Crew:

If you enjoy counting, precision and smiling, you’d be a real asset taking care of ticket sales at the door. In addition to selling tickets and making change, you would collect/scan preordered tickets, keep a sales tally and cash report.

*Must be at least 18 to handle cash/ ticket sales*

Setup Crew/ Technical Assistant:

If carrying, arranging and organizing appeals to you, we need your help before the doors open. Join the DRIFF team to assist with carrying in and setting up tables, booths, decor and equipment that will be used during the day. After setting up, we could use your help with basic technical assistance (not limited/ specific to electronics).

*Please note, this is a physical role. It will require lifting and moving some slightly heavy equipment. Assistance will be given.*


If you have a passion for photography and access to your own DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, join our media team and have your images from the festival shared on our website and social media.


If you have your own camera, capable of shooting 1080p video, join our media team and help us create amazing promotional content to share on our social media and website. You may be asked to shoot interviews with industry professionals and filmmakers on our red carpet.

Docville Editor *October 20*:

Love to edit? Join our team of same-day editors at Docville to put together a short film that will be played at the end of the day. This is a magical day during which families and guests act in scenes on our Wild West movie set in the morning. Our job is to take the resulting footage and edit a short movie using Mac computers and Adobe Premiere Pro, which will be generously provided by Durham College.

Interested? Submit your information below to become a DRIFF 2017 volunteer.


Volunteer Position
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