Each year, the Philadelphia Film Society relies on hundreds of volunteers to play a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of the film festival. Volunteering is a chance to meet local cinephiles just like you, become a part of a Philadelphia tradition, see some great films while you’re at it! It is a wonderful opportunity for students, seniors, and anyone with a few hours on their hands and a passion for movies.
Volunteer duties range based on the event, but volunteers should have a knowledge of the films being played in their theater during their shift and the locations of other screenings near by. Don’t worry, there will always be people around to help you out!
This year, the festival will be October 17-October 27 at various venues throughout the city!
Festival scheduling runs on half day shifts (approximately 5-6 hours) throughout the run of the festival. For each shift, you will receive one ticket voucher, redeemable at another film in the Festival or at a year-round Passport to World Cinema screening.
Sign Up For Shifts!
Here’s how it works:
Check out the schedule below — It displays one day a time, but each day of the Festival has a tab on the bottom.
Pick a Shift — All the blank Usher/Greeter & Box Office slots are free. Choose which shifts fit your schedule.
Email Alex — Email Alex at email@example.com with the date, time, and venue of the shifts that you want. If the shifts are still available, you got ‘em! The schedule will update automatically.
That’s it! — Once you get the confirmation email from Alex, you’re all set! You will receive a reminder email before your shift. Then, just show up! If it is not your first shift, don’t forget your T-Shirt & Nametag!
Make sure you scroll to see ALL the venues and dates! If you have any trouble viewing the schedule, feel free to email me!
Volunteer Training Sessions are scheduled for the following dates
Currently, all the September training sessions are full. Be sure to click to the next month when signing up on Volunteer Spot!
Wednesday Sept. 25: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday Sept. 28: 9:30am-12:00pm
Monday Sept. 30: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday Oct. 6: 9:30pm-12:00pm
Saturday Oct 12: 9:30pm-12:00pm
ALL VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE PHILADELPHIA SOUNDSTAGES — 1600 NORTH 5TH STREET.
All Training Sessions are currently FULL. Email Alex @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Volunteer Coordinator Alex Gibson at email@example.com.