Volunteers handing out radios at an outdoor screening event


Information about volunteering for the Cambridge Film Trust and at Cambridge Film Festival events.

To apply to be a volunteer at the 37th Cambridge Film Festival 2017 please read through the information below.


Who is eligible to volunteer?

Firstly volunteers must be aged 18 or older.

Secondly, you must be local to the event you wish to volunteer for (or local to Cambridge if you are volunteering for office-based projects). We cannot provide accommodation and cannot usually provide travel arrangements.

Thirdly, you should be available on the dates of the event you wish to volunteer at, and be aware that extra commitment may be involved in the form of briefing and/or training sessions prior to the event.

The attributes we seek in applicants because we consider them vital to a good volunteer are:

  • a friendly, smiley manner
  • common sense
  • good initiative
  • a strong interest in film
  • an interest in and awareness of the Cambridge Film Trust's activities including the Festival
  • fluent English.

We have volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, a range of ages and ethnicities, and do not discriminate.


Film Festival Volunteers - CLOSED UNTIL 2018

Volunteer duties include ushering at screenings, assisting with marketing activities, assisting the hospitality team, as well as runner tasks including general office and front-of-house duties to keep the Festival running smoothly.



Year-round Volunteers (outside of Festival and Trust Events)

Throughout the year we may have opportunities to help us get organised or promote events:

  • Administrative and media related activities.
  • Marketing - e.g. distrbuting printed material (leaflets, flyers, brochures, posters etc.) to venues across town.

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