Volunteer positions


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? Applying as volunteer for LIFF 2023 is now open. Please send an email to vrijwilligers@liff.nl if you want to help out!

We’re looking for volunteers for the 18th edition of the LIFF. This year, the festival will take place from October 26 until November 5, 2023. 

Summer Special

During the Summer Special you help setting up and clear out the chairs on the Pieterskerkplein or sell drinks at the bar during the films. Both jobs with plenty of time to watch most of the films yourself!

Location Manager

You’ll be responsible for managing the volunteers on location, greeting and accommodating visitors and guests, and making sure the location is clean. You’re available for at least 30 hours and have managing experience.


Join the hospitality team if you want to work behind the bar during the festival. In this job you sell drinks and snacks to thirsty visitors. You can work quickly and with precision. 

Construction Crew
You enjoy constructing and breaking down our set-up at the different locations. You have a good constitution and don’t mind lifting stuff. Construction will often happen during the day, prior to any events, and at night, after the events are over.
You’ll check entry tickets, get people to rate the movie, clean the theaters, and make sure that people fill up rows of seats when a viewing is sold out. 
Register Crew
You’re good with computers and can stay calm during peak moments. Shifts are around the same time as the registers are open (between 10AM and 10 PM). 
Merchandise/information stand
Visitors will come to you for all their questions and to buy their LIFF souvenirs. Are you precise in your job and know how to chat with customers? This is the job for you!
Looking for ways to enrich your portfolio and attending all kinds of events during LIFF? Apply for LIFF photographer by sending an email with a small portfolio to head of photography Voske
You’re on stand-by for all kinds of tasks. It’s an added bonus if you’re familiar with the festival, have access to a bike, and know your way around Leiden.