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Be a part of North America's largest film festival for young people!
We are currently seeking volunteers for our 18th annual event, taking place February 27-March 22 at venues throughout NYC.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, available for at least three (3) six-hour shifts during the Festival (the last weekend in February, and the first three weekends in March, and able to attend one orientation session on either Tuesday February 10th or Wednesday February 11th at 6:30pm.

Typical volunteer duties include taking tickets, selling merchandise and concessions, interacting with Festival patrons and guests, and/or helping with catered events. In exchange, volunteers receive a Festival t-shirt, lunch or dinner (depending on time of shift), the chance to watch films before and/or after their shifts, and our eternal gratitude!

If you are interested, please email with your name, contact information, and the date of the orientation session you wish to attend (again, February 10th or 11th at 6:30pm).