Since 2007, Inside Out has produced a four-day festival in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. With the support of Lead Sponsor RBC Royal Bank, the Ottawa Festival showcases the best queer cinema from Canada and around the world. The event has received a warm welcome from the queer community in the region, building partnerships with local businesses and 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and experiencing healthy growth in attendance each year with the 2012 Festival attracting more than 4 000 attendees to 12 film programs and parties.

We all know we couldn’t make our festival happen without the help from our brilliant volunteers. From box office and front of house staff to our merchandise booth attendants, there’s a position for everyone!

If you are interested in volunteering with Inside Out this year in Ottawa, please fill out the following sign up form to get started and feel free to shoot us an email at

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Volunteer duties for the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival include:

Box Office

Process on-site ticket sales. Must be bilingual (French and English).


Be a part of the street team! Handing out programs to patrons at designated events and/ or distributing programs and posters at various venues.


Be in the action! Help out our Front-of-House team manage the crowds in and out of the theatres. Tasks include ticket scanning, ushering, handing out ballots and line management.

Parties/Special Events

Social butterfly? Help out at our Festival parties with guest list, set-up and security.
You will receive a regular screening ticket for the Festival for every 4-hour shift completed.

For more information about volunteering for the Ottawa Festival, or if you have any further questions or concerns, please email