Volunteer for the 2019 Ottawa LGBT Film Festival!

We are now looking for volunteers to help us for the 13th Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, taking place on October 24 – 27, 2019 at the National Gallery of Canada.

Potential volunteer duties range from:

Box Office

Process on-site ticket sales. Must be bilingual in French and English.


Be a part of the street team! Handing out programs to patrons at designated events and/ or distributing programs and posters at various venues.


Be in the action! Help out our Front-of-House team manage the crowds in and out of the theatres. Tasks include ticket scanning, ushering, handing out ballots and line management.

Parties/Special Events

Social butterfly? Help out at our Festival parties with guest list, set-up and security.
You will receive a regular screening ticket for the Festival for every 4-hour shift completed.

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.


Thank you for your interest to volunteer with Inside Out’s 29th annual Festival.

Registration is currently closed.

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 here.

To volunteer with Inside Out on a year-round basis, email Jayne Schneider at jayne[at]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 email jayne[at]insideout.ca or call 416.977.6847 x30 with any inquiries.


The Board of Directors invites all interested Inside Out Members to attend the Inside Out Annual General Meeting:

Sunday June 2, 2019
10:30 am – 11:15 am

STARZ Festival Lounge
Artscape Sandbox
301 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, Ontario

1. Approval of the 2018 Annual General Meeting Minutes
2. Welcome remarks from the Chair
3. Executive Director’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
a. Approval of the 2018 Audited Financial Statements
b. Appointment of Auditor for 2019 Fiscal Year
5. Acknowledgement of outgoing Board Members
6. Election of New Members to the 2019/2020 Board of Directors
Nominees for Election:
– Aisha Fairclough
– Michael Ghent
– Jo Proulx
– Mike Rudolph
– Sujata Berry (re-election)
– Thomas Park (re-election)
– Adam Stewart (re-election)
7. Other Business

Please note: only current members of Inside Out are able to vote on agenda items.
Draft financial statements are available on request by emailing board[at]insideout.ca.

Please RSVP to board[at]insideout.ca by Thursday May 30.

Click here to learn more about the Board Nominees.

Click here for the Board Nomination Policy.

For more information about volunteering for the Toronto Festival, or if you have any further questions or concerns, please email volunteers[at]insideout.ca

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