67th BFI London Film Festival - Volunteer Opportunities

British Film Institute


Salary: Expenses only

BFI London Film Festival is looking for volunteers to assist in all areas of the festival.

About the role

BFI London Film Festival will take place at BFI Southbank and around London, 4 to 15 Oct 2023. Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the festival team and London Film Festival is not possible without the support of volunteers, who generously dedicate their time and commitment. This a great opportunity to gain exposure at a film festival, enjoy access to London Film Festival events and films, and immerse yourself in the world of Film, Series and XR!

We are seeking volunteers with excellent communication skills, a friendly manner and the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels to assist in all areas of the Festival including hospitality, meeting and greeting guests, signposting, providing support and information, and supporting on special events. A passion for film and some prior event or administrative experience is a bonus but not essential as we will provide opportunities to develop your skills and gain new experience.

Volunteers will be based at BFI Southbank (the nearest station is Waterloo) as well as other cinemas and venues across London. The tasks will vary across your volunteering shifts which will be displayed in advance of signing up for shifts. How you can contribute your time during the festival will be discussed although we will ask you to commit to a minimum of 4 shifts during Festival.

Expenses for travel (public transport within London Zones 1-6) and food will be reimbursed, plus a chance to enjoy the festival itself.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organization recognize that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; those who identify as deaf or disabled, are LGBTQI+ and/or are ethnically diverse.

All volunteers must be 18 years old or above.


To apply or find out more information about the role, please submit your expression of interest by Wednesday 30 August by using this link.

If you have any questions or you need any assistance during the application process, please send us an email at: volunteers@bfi.org.uk

The closing date for this position is 30/08/2023 at 23:59

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