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.


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

DCEFF Screeners

The Environmental Film Festival is seeking applications from inquisitive and environmentally engaged film lovers to join our Screening Team! 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

Festival Volunteers

With over 100 films screening at 20+ 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!

Check back in early 2020 for details on volunteering for the 28th Annual Environmental Film Festival – March 12-22.