** Volunteer signup for the 2024 Festival will open soon **

Volunteering for the Cambridge Film Festival

Every year, the Cambridge Film Festival recruits enthusiastic volunteers to help with every aspect of the Festival.

It's no exaggeration to say that without these volunteers and interns, delivering the UK's third-longest-running film festival would be impossible. If you are interested in volunteering at this year's Festival, you can sign up below, and our volunteer coordinator will contact you.

Who is eligible to volunteer?

Volunteers must be aged 16 or older.

You also need to be local to Cambridge. Unfortunately, we cannot provide accommodation and cannot usually provide travel arrangements.

Some training and getting to know you sessions will be provided before the Festival, so it is useful if you can be available for those as well. They are great for getting a better understanding of what is involved with the busy Festival and also meeting the other people you will be volunteering with.

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

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

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.