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 ourInternships page and ourJobs page.


Festival Volunteers

There are so many new and exciting changes in store for 2018 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.


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. In 2018, we had 550+ film submissions from 40+ countries.

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 Samantha Plakun, Program Manager, samantha@dceff.org.


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