Volunteering at CSIF

Secret Cinema, 2013 (Dan Crittenden)

CSIF is a member-driven organization and therefore relies heavily on volunteer support within our community. Whether you want to get your Production Membership volunteer hours in, or just want to become more active in Calgary's independent film community, we are happy to meet you to discuss what skills you can offer. You can also sign up for shifts right away via the SignUp.com button below. New volunteers are encouraged to attend our member orientation sessions on the first Saturday of each month.

For more info, please email Emily Mody, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@csif.org.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Types of Volunteering

On-Set Experience

Get involved on select member film productions as a crew member and learn the ins and outs of the industry. Contact production@csif.org for more info


  • concession (making popcorn and selling drinks)
  • ticket sales
  • ushering
  • documentation (photo/video)
  • setup/ takedown

Graphic Design

  • event posters/ branding
  • general CSIF promotions
  • advertising designs

Office administration

  • database setup and entry
  • resource & film library organization
  • data entry

Communications & Outreach

  • creating video content for outreach and communications
  • postering and promotional distribution around Calgary

Committee Work

Committee members work in collaboration with board members and staff to create an annual plan and make decisions in regards to implementing that plan. There may also be one-time tasks created as part of working on these committees, which can be divided between committee members, staff and volunteers. CSIF welcomes new members to the following committees year-round:

  • Communications
  • Programming
  • Production
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilities
  • Membership
  • Fundraising
  • Finance & Policy