The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) relies strongly on volunteers who dedicate their time on helping us run a well-round event! Without our volunteers the TCFF would not be possible. We strive to make volunteering stimulating and fun and hope to see returning volunteers each year. Our goal is to provide a positive and friendly atmosphere in which everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, while together creating an exciting event that celebrates film.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer
  • Reliable transportation
  • Flexible with schedule and responsibilities

NOTE: Out of town volunteers are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, food, and other personal expenses.

Below is a list of different volunteer options and their duties:

You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer.
Please select all that apply

Customer Service

  • Knowledgeable and up to date on all festival films and events
  • Know TCFF ticketing and pass guidelines and pricing (assist guests as needed)
  • Hand out materials
  • Track down answers if needed
  • Know all other leads for each station
  • Welcome everyone, be outgoing
  • Set up/take down displays/signage at the booth
  • Know layout of festival grounds
  • Assist with rush lines

Festival Lounge

  • Engage patrons and keep the space active
  • Help prepare space per event or Q&A as needed
  • Participating in gaming if necessary (only if a partner is needed on a game)
  • Product knowledge (if applicable)
  • Keep station clean and orderly


  • Greet/thank people before/after screenings – promote mixers
  • Direct people to their seats
  • Maintain theater lines
  • Keep station clean and orderly
  • Assist with setup/teardown for Q&A
  • Hand out marketing collateral/materials if available per screening
  • Help with surveys as needed
  • Watch for prohibited items/activities


Must be 25+ years of age and have valid unrestricted DL or CDL

  • Vehicle support for all areas
  • VIP transport to hotels, airport, appearances
  • Operations transport
  • Lift, carry, move equipment, supplies, materials
  • Keep vehicles safe and clean when in possession
  • Flexible with travel constraints


  • Assist Lead Photographer
  • Candid photos at all events/panels, etc.
  • Red Carpet Stills
  • Adequate coverage of sponsor products/logos

Festival Alternate/Runners

  • Responsibilities will be allocated per job
  • Assist with tasks as needed
  • Be prepared to fill in at any volunteer station that needs coverage
  • Knowledge of films playing and general festival info
  • Assist with rush lines
  • Collect and input survey info
  • Keep festival grounds neat and clean at all times


  • Assist with signage set up/break down
  • Check tickets or passes upon entry
  • Greet Guests
  • Food station attendants
  • Assist TCFF Event Coordinator

Panel Discussion/Seminars

  • Assist TCFF Education Director
  • Keep space neat and orderly
  • Greet Guests
  • Engage Patrons
  • Info experts on panel topics


  • Be friendly and courteous; expect rejections to survey requests
  • Collect electronic and paper surveys from guests waiting in theater lines, inside theater and in Festival Lounge
  • Be prepared to answer general festival questions
  • One survey per guest; please no duplicates
  • Return completed surveys to festival office

Pre-Festival/Post Festival Assistants

  • Prepare gift bags
  • Prepare sponsor packets
  • Put up posters
  • Hand out materials
  • Run customer service desk 2 weeks prior
  • Assist clean up

Social Media/Bloggers

  • Assist TCFF Social Media Director on tweets, posts, etc. on all TCFF social media outlets
  • Blog TCFF film reviews and events


  • Assist TCFF media producer
  • Pre-fest interviews
  • Event coverage