Without our amazing volunteers, the Philadelphia Film Festival would not be possible! From scanning badges and tearing tickets, to counting ballots and driving guests, festival volunteers are a necessity. They are the key to our events running smoothly. Every year, PFF attracts hundreds of volunteers who leave our theaters and events with new friendships and fond memories that last for years to come. Whether you sign up because you’re a film buff or because you’re looking for a new way to help out in the community, volunteering for PFF is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and experience acclaimed cinema all at once—and we’d love to have you as a part of our team!
The Philadelphia Film Festival has a range of volunteer positions available, including Venue Operations (Ushers & Greeters), Hospitality & Guest Services, Membership, and Special Events. After each shift, volunteers receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a movie ticket during the film festival or throughout the year at the PFS Roxy. PLUS, volunteers who work 6+ shifts get a FREE Gaffer Level Membership for the Festival experience all year long!
We have made some changes to the festival this year, so everyone must participate in one of the training sessions, even if you are a returning volunteer. Below are the details of volunteer training and a link to sign up. Please note that volunteers are only required to attend one training session.
Saturday, September 30th* — 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 4th — 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 8th — 2:30 to 5:30 pm
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
What to Expect:
Each training session will cover the following:
– General festival orientation
– Volunteer expectations and perks
– Usher and Greeter roles
– PFS Membership
– Scanning tickets and badges
– Theater protocol and etiquette
– Full group demonstration of theater load-in
Following the training session, there will be snacks, shift sign up sheets, and a chance to ask questions of our staff.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.