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The 2019 Toronto LGBT Film Festival will take place May 23 to June 2, 2019. 

Inside Out volunteers are the coolest. Like, the coolest! They help us challenge attitudes and change lives by donating valuable time and amazing skills to help make our work happen. Plus, volunteering is a great way to meet people, gain new skills and see movies! 

In exchange for volunteering at our festival, all volunteers receive:

  • One-of-a-kind t-shirt!
  • Screening vouchers to see films! 
  • The opportunity to meet and greet some of the most interesting queer filmmakers, film lovers, community members and community leaders! 
  • The experience of working in a fabulous team putting together the largest queer film festival in Canada! 
  • Post-festival wrap-up party, just for you!

To read a description of Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities, click here. For Inside Out's Volunteer Policies and Procedures, click here.

TO SIGN UP FOR AN ORIENTATION SESSION: fill out a Volunteer registration form by clicking hereIf you are volunteering for other festivals in Toronto, please use the same email for all festivals. Once you fill out the form, further instruction will be sent to you on how to sign up for orientation dates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email volunteers@insideout.ca.


Inside Out is taking part in VAACT!
Volunteer Award in Arts and Culture Toronto (VAACT) recognizes the incredible contribution volunteers give to the Arts & Culture organizations that make Toronto a vibrant city in which to live, work and play.

VAACT is committed to celebrating, and appreciating a dedicated, diverse, and engaged volunteer community based on shared best volunteer engagement practices.

Anyone who volunteers for four or more events or festivals with participating member organizations during the VAACT term is eligible to attend the VAACT ceremony held on International Volunteer Day. Please know that the current VAACT term runs from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019.

To qualify for VAACT with Inside Out, you must volunteer for a minimum of three shifts during the Festival with zero no shows.

More information can be found at VAACT.org


Inside Out is looking for volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors!

For 2019, we are especially seeking volunteers who have expertise in the areas of:

  • law, particularly corporate or employment law marketing
  • the film industry, particularly as an experienced distributor, producer or director

We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as transgender, genderqueer, bigender, two-spirited, agender, non-binary or other non-cis gender. We also strongly encourage applicants from racialized communities, including Indigenous people.

To express your interest, please send a note about yourself, your skills and your experience, along with your contact information to the Governance and Nominating Committee at governance@insideout.ca. Please send your email by April 21, 2019.

Please click here to see our Board Nomination Policy.

Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production, and exhibition of film made by and about LGBTQ+ people of all ages, races and abilities.


To volunteer with Inside Out on a year-round basis, e-mail Jayne Schneider at jayne@insideout.ca.

Office Volunteers: Provide admin support to our hard-working office team. Tasks include data entry, mailing, filing, organizing, writing etc. Generally shifts are only available Mon-Fri during office hours, 10AM-6PM.

Special Events: Help out at year-round screenings and special events: ushering, ticket-taking, setting-up, postering, guest list, serving, bartending (must have Smart Serve certification and be 19 yrs. and older) and generally lending a hand.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Please contact Jayne Schneider at jayne@insideout.ca or 416.977.6847 x30 with any inquiries.