Call for Volunteers

2016 Volunteer Schedule & Signup Coming March 14th!

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SJFF has a variety of volunteer positions available during the festival and year-round, including: office administrative support, special event help, festival venue ushers, pass checkers, ballot counters, setup, shleppers (with cars), etc.

Volunteering has "Reel" Benefits!

  • You will receive a film voucher for every 2 hours of your time
  • You will meet people
  • You will be part of the team, making SJFF a success
  • You have a great time!
  • How Do I Sign Up? 3 Easy Steps:
    1. Email Volunteer Coordinator Dana Pruchno: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. One you have connected, she will go over the schedule by phone or send you an online link to signup
    3. Signup for and manage your volunteer schedule online using Volunteer Spot


About Volunteer Spot

It's quick, immediate and easy to sign up online through this online scheduling program, and it does not require you to create a log in. Just view the schedule and sign up. You can also make changes, receive reminders, build and check your own volunteer schedule easily. The volunteer coordinator will also send you reminders or notices through it. We love it! 

More info:

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need assistance or to provide full contact information, including email and cell phone, your availability and if there is a particular volunteer job/position/date you are interested in. If you are available to help in the Stroum JCC office, feel free to call director Pamela Lavitt directly.

In the month leading up to the festival, you will email the SJFF volunteer coordinator directly or sign up on line. Check back here for links.


Once scheduled, we will email you a link to sign up for shifts or admin help in the office via Volunteer Signup as well as Volunteer Guidelines which you must read prior to volunteering.

Rewards & Policies

Vouchers:  During the festival, for every shift (@1 1/2 to 2 hrs), you will receive a single-admission volunteer voucher to be exchanged at the SJFF box office for a general admission ticket, good for most films. Vouchers are good for the current festival only, and cannot be combined for higher priced special events tickets.

Viewing Films: Please do not sign up for a volunteer shift if you wish to see the film during your shift, as there is overlap. Most shifts begin an hour prior to showtime and end a half hour to an hour into the film. If able, we will release volunteers but it should neither be expected nor is it guaranteed.

Thank you! Volunteers are the lifeblood of SJFF. We look forward to seeing you at this year's Festival and Best of Fest Programming!