Volunteer With Us

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We are currently looking for volunteers to help with year-round events and this year’s festival, running October 23 – 29, 2019. All film festivals rely greatly on the commitment, dedication, and generosity of volunteers. It is a great way to engage with the filmmaking and LGBTQ community, as well as have a behind the scenes view of what it takes to put on such an event. Become a part of the discovery of original and independent LGBTQ films and filmmakers from around the globe!

If you have interest in volunteering at this year’s festival, please contact volunteer@newfest.org. Hope you can join us!!


Festival Volunteer Roles:

Box Office

  • Assist patrons in buying tickets and memberships. Training on our Ovation ticketing system provided.
  • The Box Office will be open before and throughout the duration of the festival.

Theater Operations

  • Manage theater lines and crowds.
  • Scan tickets, and usher patrons into and out of the theater.
  • Provide film and general festival information to guests.
  • Compile and organize theater ballots.


  • Assist with set-up, break-down, and operation of  NewFest events, parties, and other social affairs. (May require heavy lifting).


  • Covering filmmakers, special guests, crowds, red carpets, panels, and Q&As.

Pre/Post Festival

  • Distributing festival guides to neighborhood organizations and establishments
  • Helping set-up/break-down our venues

We do ask that you be able to sign-up for a minimum of three (3) shifts, the length may vary but will typically be between 4 and 6 hours long.