Cork Film Festival welcomes over 120 volunteers annually who are central to delivering a successful festival for 20,000 people to enjoy.

Cork Film Festival looking for enthusiastic volunteers for a variety of roles to put the heart and soul of film onto the streets and screens of Cork! The 64th Cork Film Festival will take place from November 7th – 17th 2019.

The 64th Cork Film Festival programme will present the best and latest Irish and international film in venues throughout Cork City and County, including Douglas Midleton, Mallow, Youghal and Cobh. We welcome applications from volunteers based in or near Cork City, Douglas, Midleton, Mallow, Youghal and Cobh.

Available Roles

Box Office Assistants, Front of House, Guest Office, Marketing Distribution, Runner, Technical Assistant (experience required), Steward, Survey Team.


We are looking for friendly individuals who are good with people. Phone or customer support, computer, web and general ICT skills are all an advantage. You must be over 18 to apply.
There are 3 shifts per day:

  • Early 10am – 2pm,
  • Mid 2pm – 7pm,
  • and late 7pm – 11pm

Volunteers are asked to cover at least 4 shifts (approx 20 hours total) over the 11 days of the festival between Thursday 7th November – Sunday 17th November 2019.


As a Cork Film Festival volunteer, you will be helping to bring the best of Irish and international film to our audiences. You will have the opportunity to meet new people, gain experience and enjoy a selection of films, as part of our volunteer team. Volunteering with Cork Film Festival offers you an opportunity to see the inner workings of arts and festival management, as part of Ireland’s first and largest film festival.

In 2019 we are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Volunteer Centre Cork on North Main Street. All Volunteers who register to volunteer at Cork Film Festival via the Volunteer Centre’s website, will have access to a drop-in Volunteer Hub where you can take a break, make a cup of tea, and relax and chat with fellow volunteers.

You can also register to volunteer at CFF19 here.

Our Volunteer Manager will be in touch with all applicants in October.