Welcome to the AFI DOCS 2015 volunteer registration page. Every year, more than 300 volunteers help make this festival the platform for documentary film that it is. Our volunteers assist in all areas of the event — from working the official box office to helping manage screenings.

AFI DOCS relies on the generosity and dedication of our volunteers. We welcome anyone who shares a commitment to supporting documentaries and providing excellent customer service. So sign up today to join our team!

When will volunteers need to be available?
AFI DOCS 2015 will run from Wednesday, June 17 through Sunday, June 21, 2015. Volunteers will be assigned to 6-8 hour shifts during the festival. There will also be opportunities to volunteer for up to one month prior to the festival as well as a few days right after.

How will volunteers know what to do?
Volunteer orientation sessions will take place before the festival. During these sessions, you'll receive training and meet other volunteers and fellow documentary film enthusiasts.

What benefits will volunteers receive?
AFI DOCS volunteers will receive vouchers that can be exchanged for tickets to screenings. Volunteers will also receive an offical AFI DOCS volunteer t-shirt! At the end of the festival, volunteers will celebrate at a special party at the historic AFI Silver Theatre. The real benefits of being an AFI DOCS volunteer aren't the things you'll receive or even the access to film screenings. It's the people you'll meet and the experiences you'll have at the festival.

When can volunteers sign up?
Click here to register online.

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