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. Interested 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 molly@dceff.org.

Festival Volunteers

There are so many new and exciting changes in store for 2017 Festival volunteers — including a completely new rewards-based Volunteer Community that honors your time and commitment with on-site snacks, restaurant and coffee vouchers — and a few major prize packages that include invitations to studio sneak peek screenings, special museum tours, and gift cards to area retailers.

We are also implementing a new 1:1 work/watch program: for every volunteer shift you complete, you will receive one voucher to watch selected films during the festival, or at one of our year-round events.

Also, some shifts are labeled as DOUBLE CREDIT — working these shifts will give you additional credits to earn rewards faster. Learn more and sign up here.

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