Inside Out volunteers are the coolest. Like, the coolest! They help us challenge attitudes and change lives by donating valuable time and amazing skills to help make our work happen. Plus, volunteering is a great way to meet people, gain new skills and see movies!

2020 is Inside Out’s 30th Anniversary Year!

In exchange for volunteering at our festival, all volunteers receive:

  • One-of-a-kind t-shirt!
  • Screening vouchers to see films!
  • The opportunity to meet and greet some of the most interesting queer filmmakers, film lovers, community members and community leaders!
  • The experience of working in a fabulous team putting together the largest queer film festival in Canada!
  • Post-festival wrap-up party, just for you!

To read a description of Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities, click here. For Inside Out’s Volunteer Policies and Procedures, click here.


To add your contact information to our 2020 list, click here. You’ll receive notification when our Orientation Sessions for New Volunteers are open.

For more information about volunteering for the Toronto Festival, or if you have any further questions or concerns, please email volunteers[at]

To volunteer with Inside Out on a year-round basis, email Jayne Schneider at jayne[at]

Office Volunteers: Provide admin support to our hard-working office team. Tasks include data entry, mailing, filing, organizing, writing etc. Generally shifts are only available Mon-Fri during office hours, 10AM-6PM.

Special Events: Help out at year-round screenings and special events: ushering, ticket-taking, setting-up, postering, guest list, serving, bartending (must have Smart Serve certification and be 19 yrs. and older) and generally lending a hand.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Please email jayne[at] or call 416.977.6847 x30 with any inquiries.

2019 Ottawa LGBT Film Festival

The 2019 Volunteer Registration is now closed.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact

Volunteer duties for the Ottawa Festival include:

Box Office

Process on-site ticket sales. Must be bilingual in 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.

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