Vancouver International Film Festival (Front of House volunteer)

Organization Name: Vancouver International Film Festival
Opportunity Title: Front of House volunteer
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: April 29, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2023

  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Front of House team helps make every screening run smoothly and create a great experience for our patrons. This is a customer service position at the Vancity Theatre where volunteers have a variety of tasks they can choose from. Before and after screenings volunteers are busy helping patrons and preparing the theatre for the next show. During the screening, there is ample downtime. Volunteers are encouraged to discuss films with other volunteers, use the Media Lab or Education Suite, and are more than welcome to bring their own book or homework to pass the time.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Door: Scanning tickets and helping direct patrons.

Ushering: Help patrons navigate through the theatre and organize line-ups. (Note: Ushers for unrated films must be 19 years or older)

Clean-Up: Help keep our theatre clean in-between and after shows.

Special events: Set up and tear down alongside helping with cleaning and putting away dishes.

The role is good for someone who:

Has great customer service skills
Has a positive and outgoing attitude Works well in high-paced environments Enjoys teamwork and is self-motivated

To let our volunteers know how much we appreciate them VIFF gives these amazing Perks:

Free Movies

1 x Ticket Voucher for each shi! you volunteer. Vouchers are transferrable – you can bring a friend! Once you have completed your two-month training period, instead of vouchers, you will receive a pass for yourself and a guest for all regular screenings.

Free Pop, Coffee, and Popcorn

What goes better with free movies than free popcorn!

Exclusive Events

Invitations to preview screenings, partner events, and Volunteer parties.


We are happy to provide our volunteers with a reference.

To top it all you would belong to an amazing group of film-lovers from around the world.

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