Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18, 2022). 

Please complete this application form to start the registration process. Ensure that you have reviewed all sections carefully and filled in all required fields, as your application will be evaluated partially based on the quality of your answers to the required questions. When you are finished, click the 'Go' button to submit. 

TIFF is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where everyone feels valued and respected, and where every volunteer has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application and/or orientation process, please contact us in advance at volunteers@tiff.net or 416-934- 5846, and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Please note that all Volunteers must: 

– be 18 years of age or older as of September 1, 2022. 

– be able to commit to a minimum of four (4) shifts for the 2022 Festival, with a limit of one shift per day. Shifts will be 4–8 hours in length. Shifts take place during the 11 days of the Festival, September 8-18. 

– be confident in their communication skills and have a solid comprehension of English (knowledge of other languages is an asset)


Please be advised that successful applicants must complete orientation in July. Participation is required as the session will include important information related to volunteering at the Festival. We will be offering online orientation in July (with in-person options as required). Specific orientation dates and times will be confirmed via email at a later date. 


Volunteer role options and shifts will be available to successful Volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent on when they complete orientation. For those who complete orientation at a later date, please be aware some roles and shift times may have already been filled. Completing the registration process is mandatory and TIFF cannot offer placement to applicants who have not completed the registration process. 


The Toronto International Film Festival Volunteer Programme is proudly sponsored by Cineplex Entertainment. 


1. Name and contact information*

Please indicate your current address and contact information. Phone numbers and postal codes must be formatted as

416-555-5555 and A1A 1A1.



2. For applicants outside the Greater Toronto Area

If you live outside of the Greater Toronto Area, please describe the travel and accommodation arrangements you will make for the 11 days of the Festival, which runs September 8–18. 



3. How did you hear about volunteering?*

Please specify how you were made aware of volunteer opportunities with TIFF. For example: you were referred by a Festival Volunteer (please provide the Volunteer's name), from another organization (please indicate which one), attended a Volunteer Fair, etc.



4. Why do you want to volunteer for the Festival?*

In 100 words or less, please describe why you would like to volunteer for the 2022 Festival and what (if any) goals you hope to achieve as a Festival Volunteer this year. 



5. Problem solving ability*

In 100 words or less, please provide a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic to handle a difficult situation or customer.



6. More about you*

All Festival Volunteers must commit to a minimum of four (4) shifts for the 2022 Festival. Shifts will take place during the 11 days of the Festival, September 8–18.



7. Availability*

By checking the boxes below, please indicate all days and times you anticipate being available to volunteer during the 11 days of the Festival (Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 18, 2022). Please note: The information you provide will give us a general sense of your availability and does NOT commit you to any specific shifts. You will have an opportunity to finalize your availability later. 


Volunteers must be available to complete shifts on at least four (4) separate days of the Festival, as completing more than one (1) shift per day is not permitted. 


Please note that morning, afternoon and evening shifts can start as early as 6:30am, noon and 4pm, respectively. 



8. Language abilities (optional)

Please check all languages (other than English) that you speak fluently. Fluent means you can communicate (at minimum) at an intermediate level and carry on a conversation with a native speaker. 


Language buttons may be available for Volunteers who speak another language fluently and would like to be identified to Festival-goers. 


Please note that not all languages are listed. If a language you speak is not on the list, please email volunteers@tiff.net. 



9. Resume*

Copy and paste your resume here in plain-text format. 

If you are retired or do not have a resume, please briefly describe any relevant education and/or experiences you have. This should include a general date range for jobs, volunteer roles, and/or education information you are including. Please also provide a brief explanation of what the experience(s) involved. You may also list any relevant skills you would like us to know about. 

Do not submit your resume separately by email. A cover letter is not required. 



10. Place of employment (optional)

Did you know that many Canadian companies offer donations to match the time and money their employees invest in local charities, such as TIFF? If you are interested in finding out more information and to see if your workplace offers gift matching and/or volunteer grants, please include your current place of employment.



11. Support while volunteering (optional)

If you will be volunteering with a support person or if you are the support person for another applicant, please include the name and email for that person below.

We highly encourage anyone who will be supporting another volunteer to fill out a separate application form as we want to ensure they are included as a part of the process for becoming a volunteer. If you have any questions about this, please email volunteers@tiff.net



TIFF Photo/Video Release

I hereby permit TIFF to use photographs, images and/or recordings containing my picture/image, likeness, name and/or voice (the “Recordings”) in promotional, advertising, public relations and/or information materials (the “Materials”) related to TIFF's mandate and activities, and to provide the Recordings to third parties, including but not limited to press or sponsors, to be included in articles, advertisements or other materials only as they relate to TIFF and its activities, in each case without further notice or compensation to me. I further acknowledge and confirm that the Materials and the Recordings are and will remain the exclusive property of TIFF.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided is true and accurate. I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a TIFF Volunteer.

We will advise you of the results of your application as soon as possible. Please note that applications may take up to four weeks to be processed.