Every year, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival gathers a small army of enthusiastic and committed volunteers who selflessly give up their time to ensure that our audiences enjoy the best possible Festival experience.

Volunteers of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds apply to offer their services, and successful applicants join a diverse and friendly team of new and returning volunteers helping to staff various departments and venues over the Festival period. They can be found all over the city, doing everything from welcoming patrons in venue lobbies to assisting with back-of-house duties such as box office and production, or liaising with our guests in hospitality.

Be part of Virgin Media DIFF

Volunteering has many benefits. As well as being a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, explore the city, and experience the cinematic feast that Virgin Media DIFF brings to Dublin each year, it’s a wonderful opportunity to gain first-hand experience of how an event of this scale is managed and organised. Many of our volunteers return year after year, bringing a wealth of experience to their roles. The connections formed between volunteers (both on the job and afterwards, relaxing at the Festival Club) last far beyond each Festival, evolving into both social and professional circles in the Irish arts scene.

How to Apply

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and help us bring the world’s best films to Dublin in 2020.

This is an incredible opportunity to join a diverse group of dedicated Festival Volunteers and to become an integral and valued member of the Festival team.

Depending on your availability, you can either apply to be full-time (a minimum of one shift per day during the Festival) or part-time. Each volunteer must be able to commit to a minimum of five shifts.

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival operates an inclusive volunteer programme which welcomes volunteers of all ages and ethnicities, and volunteers with disabilities. The Festival relies on people with a wide variety of skills; if you have a physical disability or other access requirements we will we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please note that you must be over 18 to apply.

To apply, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]