Volunteer

SIFF Volunteers are key to the success of SIFF Cinema, Seattle International Film Festival, and SIFF Education.

Volunteer with SIFF

Our volunteers are an essential piece of SIFF success. As a volunteer, you will meet tons of people and, of course, see great films! Whether you're new to SIFF or a seasoned attendee, anyone over the age of 16 years old is welcome to register to volunteer.

"Volunteering at SIFF has brought me long-lasting friendships. Originally I volunteered because I love films; I continue because of the fun, friendly, and happy people."—Shawn, SIFF Volunteer since 2011


HOW TO VOLUNTEER

If you're interested in learning more about volunteering with SIFF, please check out our Volunteer Compendium. The compendium takes you through Shiftboard registration and use, full listings of all SIFF volunteer position types, information on volunteer benefits, and more!

Download 2019 Festival Volunteer Compendium

If you are a new SIFF Volunteer, please register with Shiftboard. Shiftboard is our online scheduler and how we communicate with our volunteers. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a welcome email from us (check your bulk/spam/junk folder!) that will include your new password. You can then access your account to join teams, view our calendar, and pick up shifts. We will also announce available shifts, trainings, and informational meetings through Shiftboard.

If you have volunteered with us in the past, and already have a SIFF Shiftboard account, you do not need to re-register.

Shiftboard LoginShiftboard Registration

Please keep in mind that the majority of our volunteer needs occur during the Seattle International Film Festival in May and June, so available shifts outside of these months will be limited.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

Vouchers

In appreciation for their service, SIFF volunteers receive vouchers that are redeemable for Festival, SIFF Cinema, or SIFF membership. For every two hours of service, a volunteer receives one voucher. One voucher can be redeemed for one regularly priced ticket. Vouchers are transferable, but the sale of vouchers is strictly prohibited. Some programs and films prohibit the use of vouchers; please check listings. For full volunteer benefit information, please see the Volunteer Compendium (PDF).

SIFF Membership

In addition to redeeming vouchers for tickets, you may redeem five volunteer vouchers for an Enthusiast Membership. An Enthusiast Membership grants you discounts on tickets and passes, and invitations to member-only events and screenings. You can fill out the Vouchers for Membership Form, and learn more about the benefits of a SIFF membership on our Membership page.

Volunteer Program Sponsors