The Traverse City Film Festival is made possible entirely by YOU, our dedicated volunteer family! If you sign up now, you will get first crack at shifts when they go live on June 29.

Great volunteers make the Traverse City Film Festival possible. As a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization, we depend on the incredible generosity and talents of our amazing volunteers, who run all areas of the festival. We hope you’ll join our team of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving movie lovers committed to creating an extraordinary event for our community and helping festival patrons and guests have the best filmgoing experience possible.


The Traverse City Film Festival has openings for smart, fun, team players looking for exciting leadership opportunities. Find out more about what it takes to have the most thrilling volunteer adventure of your summer as a volunteer manager!

Do you enjoy giving film suggestions, working with people, and are comfortable with computers and problem-solving? Then try the detail-oriented thrill of working in the box office! Special advance training is required. Email volunteer@tcff.org with interest.


New volunteers should create an account by completing our online form. Follow the link or click the button below.

Volunteer Sign Up

If you already have a MyVolunteerPage.com account with another organization such as Father Fred or Interlochen, please use the “I Already Have a Username” option.

Step 1 (contact information) and Step 2 (about you) are required. If you would like to also volunteer at the State Theatre or Bijou by the Bay, please mark the “Year-Round Volunteer” box. Step 3 allows you to submit comments if you wish.

We look carefully at each form, so please complete as much of Steps 1-2 as possible. Knowing about your background, interests, and availability will help us find the best place for you within the festival organization.

If you are interested in a leadership or skilled position with the festival, be sure to complete the “Leadership Roles Available” section at the end of Step 2.

Please read the Volunteer Handbook carefully or review the 2017 MacGuffin (volunteer guide) for some helpful tips and info from last year’s festival. Refer to Form Help if you have problems with the volunteer system.


Returning volunteers can view and sign up for shifts online. Follow the link or click the button below.

Volunteer Log In

Log in any time to update your contact information, complete more of the form, sign up for shifts, view and print your personal schedule, or send us a note.

Forgot Your Username or Password?
Click here, and then click on the link that says: “Forgot your password? Click here!” in the bottom right of the page, and the system will email you a new password. Can’t remember your username? Let us know and we’ll send you the information you need.


Volunteering at the Traverse City Film Festival is a rich and rewarding experience unlike anything else. It’s about film. It’s about community. It’s about working with some of the greatest people you’ll ever meet.  And there are also some pretty cool perks, too!

  • FREE super cool volunteer tshirt
  • FREE Volunteer Only Movie on the Monday before the festival
  • FREE Volunteer Only Party on the Monday after the festival
  • FREE tickets reserved just for volunteers to select screenings
  • Discounted merchandise opportunities

Answers to some of the questions about volunteering we hear the most, including the details on SWAG.

June 29: Volunteer Shifts Available for Signup
July 27 & 28: Volunteer Credentialing
July 30: Volunteer Orientation and Screening
July 31: TCFF Opening Night!
August 6: Volunteer Party
dates are subject to change

Check back for updates including additional meetings, training sessions, locations, and times.

Form Help (PDF)
Volunteer Handbook
2018 Volunteer Waiver
2017 MacGuffin (Volunteer Guide)

Call 231-392-1134
Email volunteer@tcff.org