Our thriving volunteer community is an essential piece of San Francisco Jewish Film Festival success. As a volunteer, you will meet wonderful people and 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 celebrate the Jewish experience through film and media.Volunteering is truly a one of a kind experience and we would love your help! Every year more than 200+ volunteers join in our efforts to help celebrate and promote Jewish film as an art and education.

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

Volunteer applicants will be contacted in June 2019 for the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 18 – August 4, 2019. 

Why volunteer? Perks!

Aside from being an integral part of our film festival and being some of the first audiences to see some amazing films, you will also get:

  • Vouchers for screenings
  • Festival T-Shirt
  • Meet film industry people and film enthusiasts
  • Gifts and other prizes!

 For more information, contact us at volunteers@sfjff.org or call (415) 621-0556 ext. 217.

Volunteer Code of Conduct

The SFJFF Code of Conduct aims to ensure that all volunteers understand the standard of conduct required. Volunteers are expected to uphold the Code of Conduct at all times when carrying out their duties and interactions. While volunteering you represent the Jewish Film Institute to both patrons, guests, and the public therefore it is important to always portray a positive image. We rely on you to follow through with your commitment as you become a vital member of our team.

All volunteers are expected to uphold and abide by these values:

  • Treat all patrons, artists, staff, and fellow volunteers with respect and courtesy.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional and positive manner at all times.
  • Do not consume alcohol or drugs while on shift and do not report to a shift while under the influence of any kind.
  • Show up on time and dressed appropriately.
  • Contact the volunteer manager with any questions or concerns or if you need to cancel a shift.
  • Keep all information confidential and be sensitive to patrons and guests.
  • Stay through your entire shift.
  • Refrain from any physical contact with patrons, staff, and other guests.

Reported negative behaviors will be looked into and dealt with accordingly. Depending on the severity and frequency of said behaviors, it may result in the termination from our volunteer program and any future involvement with our organization.
By following these values, you can expect from all of us at SFJFF that you will be heard, respected, appreciated, and trusted. We will do our best to provide a safe and secure space in which to volunteer.