Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Applications are currently closed.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make the 24th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival a success!

Please note that we do not have a year-round volunteer program. Emails sent to our volunteer team outside of our Festival season will only be answered at the start of the next volunteer program cycle. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop.

Existing imagineNATIVE volunteers can use the button below to access the Volunteer Portal.

Please note that we do not have a year-round volunteer program. Emails sent to our volunteer team outside of our Festival season will only be answered at the start of the next volunteer program cycle. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop.

For first-time volunteers, please complete an application below. If you are already an imagineNATIVE volunteer, please sign in to the Volunteer Portal.

If you have questions, please email volunteer@imagineNATIVE.org or call 416-585-2333.

BENEFITS

  • Participate in the world’s largest Indigenous film and media arts festival
  • Contribute to breaking barriers and connecting communities
  • Learn more about Indigenous perspectives through innovative storytelling, film and media arts
  • Special access vouchers to imagineNATIVE screenings
  • Attend imagineNATIVE’s Volunteer Appreciation Party

TESTIMONIALS

VAACT

We are a proud member of the Volunteer Award for Arts + Culture in Toronto (VAACT), which recognizes the incredible contribution volunteers make to organizations across the city. The awards ceremony takes place annually on International Volunteer Day, December 5. To learn more about qualifying for the award, please visit the VAACT website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we regularly receive about this topic.

If you have another question that isn’t answered here, you can browse our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page.

Do I need to be Indigenous to volunteer?

No. We accept people from all backgrounds, ethnicities and strive to make our spaces accessible for everyone.

Can I volunteer with a group?

It is possible, but it is case by case. Please email volunteer@imaginenative.org for personalized requests.

Is there a minimum shift requirement ?

Yes, a two shifts minimum is required.

Is there a minimum age requirement to volunteer?

Yes, you must be at least 16 years of age. 

What are the perks of volunteering for imagineNATIVE?

  • Participate in the world’s largest Indigenous film and media arts festival
  • Contribute to breaking barriers and connecting communities
  • Learn more about Indigenous perspectives through innovative storytelling, film and media arts
  • Special access vouchers to imagineNATIVE screenings
  • Attend imagineNATIVE’s Volunteer Appreciation Party