Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capitol.


DCEFF is a not-for-profit organization that relies on our talented volunteers for everything from collecting tickets to producing videos.  For more information, visit our Volunteer FAQInterested in volunteering? Please sign up here.  

If you’re interested in an internship or a permanent position, please check our Internships page and our Jobs page.

DCEFF Screeners

We are currently looking for people to watch and review 20 films – both shorts and features – during an 8-week period. DCEFF screeners will be an integral part of the programming team and help recommend films to the Programming Committee.

In 2016, we had over 1400 submissions from 90 countries and programmed 154 films for the festival. Your help is vital to being able to review the submissions. All the work will be done remotely and is handled through the online platform, FilmFreeway. You will be assigned 5 films every two weeks and reviews are due by the end of that two-week period.

If interested, please fill out an application. Screeners will receive free access at three of our signature venues (Carnegie Institution for Science, E Street and National Geographic) during the 2017 Festival as well as recognition in our printed program. If you have any questions please contact Molly Berg, Programming Manager, at chelsea@dceff.org.

Festival Volunteers

Each year, we select a group of about 100 volunteers to assist at all screenings during the Festival.

Film Screening Volunteers must commit to a minimum of FIVE (5) programs and arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of each film. A group of DCEFF staff and volunteers attend each film screening to hand out printed programs, track attendance, and generally assist our venue partners with individual screening needs.

Special Assignment Volunteers:  DCEFF is also looking for volunteer photographers, social media correspondents, media assistants and office representatives. Volunteers are needed for some activities as early as March 1. These volunteers commit to a minimum of 20 hours of service for this year’s Festival.

Volunteers who successfully complete their assignments are invited to attend a special Volunteer Thank You event shortly after the Festival ends. Free food and drink, plus gifts and surprises are in store. In addition, you will automatically qualify to join next year’s Festival Volunteer crew.

Year-round Volunteers

DCEFF is a year-round endeavor that holds film screenings and special events throughout the year. In addition to assisting with these events, volunteers can work with DCEFF staff in a number of key areas, such as Fundraising, Public Relations, Media Production, Administration, and Programming.

If you’re a budding photographer or one that is generous with your time and skills, consider volunteering as a photographer and/or videographer for one of our screenings or events.

To find out more, contact info@dceff.org