Our thriving volunteer community is an essential piece of San Francisco Jewish Film Festival success. As a volunteer, you will meet wonderful people and, of course, see great films! Festival volunteers come from many walks of life, from students to retirees, all sharing a common passion for film in the Bay Area.

We prioritize a positive and friendly environment for volunteers, and are proud to have community support in producing exciting events that celebratethe Jewish experience through film and media. Qualified volunteers enjoy working with the public at our theaters and events, and understand the importance of being reliable.

If you would like to join the SFJFF team, please fill out our online Volunteer Application. All volunteers are scheduled though the SFJFF Volunteer Shiftboard. Once you have applied, please indicate your availability on Shiftboard. 

Volunteer applicants will be contacted in June 2018 for the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 19 – August 5, 2018. 

What do Jewish Film Institute Volunteers do?

Volunteers are needed during the Festival and throughout the year to help with events, ushering, press check-in, ticket taking, and much more. We rely on the help and generosity of nearly 100 volunteers every year to make JFI's programs welcoming experiences for all.

Volunteer benefits include:

  • Vouchers for SFJFF and other Jewish Film Institute screenings and events
  • Exclusive SFJFF T-shirt
  • Admittance to the volunteer appreciation party