IDFA could not exist without the hundreds of volunteers that work for the festival every year.

    Volunteers are an important and intrinsic aspect to the successful organization of IDFA.  You will run into them in every corner of the festival: at the theater doors, manning the box office, or delivering the festival daily, lunches and posters. They welcome our guests and audiences, function as our eyes and ears during the festival, and are ambassadors of IDFA thanks to their enthusiasm for the festival.  

    Apply as a volunteer for IDFA 2018

    Do you want to be a part of the largest documentary festival of the world? Click here to sign up as a volunteer. We will contact you shortly after receiving your application.  

    I want to sign up as a volunteer!

    Please note: if you are from outside the EU, you will need a work permit for the Netherlands. Unfortunately it's not allowed to do volunteer work on a Student Visa.  


    There are some requirements for becoming a volunteer at IDFA. They are described in our  Volunteer Policy, together with everything that you can expect from IDFA when working as a volunteer.