Volunteers – Be Part of The Team!

Volunteer at the The 24th Annual Sarasota Film Festival April 1 – 10, 2022

SFF is a non-profit organization and relies on the generosity and dedication of hundreds of Volunteers in achieving our mission: to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational, and cultural benefit of our community.

Each year, our Volunteer work-force is vital to the success of our 10-day Festival. Volunteers are needed to assist in over 15 departments of the Sarasota Film Festival – from theater operations to transportation to events. Our Volunteers are people who love film, love community engagement, love Sarasota and are valued members of the team. If you’re ready to get involved, meet new people, and discover the latest in international film, then please read on and apply. We welcome returning and brand-new Volunteers alike. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

How to Volunteer for the Sarasota Film Festival:

  1. Apply to Volunteer
  2. Discuss Your Application: When we review your application, we’ll email or call you to set up an informational interview to discuss possibilities. This will be a chance for you to meet us and to get a great overview of the SFF Volunteer program. We will also help select the right department for you.
  3. Claim Your Shifts: Volunteer shifts are posted in March. You will receive a notice though email and our Volunteer newsletter that you can begin claiming shifts on your account.
  4. Check-In: All volunteers come to check-in either at our SFF Volunteer Kick-off or just before volunteering to get their Festival credentials, t-shirt and timesheet. Volunteers are also required to attend training, which typically takes place the week before the Festival.
  5. Festival time! Volunteers will receive an email reminder the day before their shift. You will then work assigned shifts in-between attending events and seeing films. Enjoy and have fun!
The Sarasota Film Festival (“SFF”), Inc. is a not for profit, charitable and tax exempt organization as defined by IRS Code 501(c)(3). Your tax deductible amount is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any goods or services received in exchange for your donation. A copy of the official registration (CH12031) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

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