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

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.


Festival Volunteers

With over 100 films screening at 25+ venues throughout the D.C. Metro, DCEFF relies on the support of our amazing Festival volunteers to make it all go smoothly. Volunteers are rewarded with free tickets to select screenings (based on the number of shifts worked), as well as other perks. So come join your friends from previous festivals or make new ones, as our volunteer community continues to grow each year!



DCEFF Screeners

Screeners are an integral part of the Programming Team and are responsible for watching and reviewing film submissions for the festival.

The reviewing process runs from August-December. We seek a minimum two-month commitment, although we welcome and encourage screeners to take part in the full five month reviewing period. Screeners are required to watch and evaluate 10 films – both shorts and features – per month. Films will be assigned at the start of each month through a database system called Film Freeway. Screeners must watch and write review all assigned films before the end of the month. This process can be done remotely (all you need is access to wifi.)

Screeners will receive free access to festival screenings as well as recognition in our printed program.

If interested in this opportunity, please contact Programming Manager Samantha Plakun