The Vancouver International Film Festival, (VIFF) is gearing up for its 2018 run and is looking for volunteers to help with events. VIFF runs for 16 days in various locations around Vancouver, and the event boasts a yearly team of over 1200 volunteers.

With 21 volunteer teams there’s something for everyone. Tasks range from handling virtual reality kits, to working the hospitality lounge, to helping set up festival equipment. This year, VIFF is also accepting high school students for select volunteer positions.

VIFF hosts films from around the world, from Bulgaria to Egypt to Haida Gwaii. This year’s events will also include a dinner with Dr. Jane Goodall, performances by Kid Koala, and a panel with RZA.

Volunteer positions run from mid-August to October 15, with the festival running September 27 to October 12.  You can learn more about the positions available and apply online here or email event organizers at


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