Become a volunteer!


The Leiden International Film Festival depends on volunteers, and that means we depend on you! Do you want to help out with one of the biggest and most enjoyable events of Leiden? Volunteer application for the LIFF Summer Special and LIFF 2023 is now open. Please send an email to

How do I sign up as volunteer? 

Sign up for volunteer for the Summer Special by sending an email to  

What do we expect from you?

We expect from our volunteers to be on time for your shift, be friendly towards visitors and co-volunteers and that you are able to communicate (preferably in Dutch) with our visitors. 

What can you expect from us? 

LIFF cannot go without its volunteers, and although the job is unpaid, we will do everything to make your experience as volunteers as great as possible. As part of the volunteer team you will meet many new people and you will experience the festival from a completely new perspective.

What we give our volunteers:

  • Free filmtickets, based on the amount of shifts you work. 
  • Free access to most LIFF-parties.
  • Lunch and diner, and (non-alcoholic) bevarages during your shifts. 
  • A festival T-shirt and festival badge.
  • Discount on vouchers for drinks besides your shifts on the festival locations Trianon and Kijkhuis. 

Leading up to the festival we organise a volunteer meeting to welcome everyone and provide you will all the information you need. After the festival, a volunteer evaluation will take place, followed by drinks and a filmquiz. 

For specific questions on the volunteers positions or other volunteering matters, please send an email to