Boston Film Gala relies on the generosity and dedication of volunteers to make the event a success. Volunteers are vital to the BFG mission!

We seek local volunteers from the Boston area who share a commitment to the BFG philosophy and support the independent film community. Alongside BFG staff, our dedicated volunteers assist both with operations prior to the two-day event, and also on-site during the event.

Whether you are able to devote a few weeks, a few days, or a few hours, you will help make BFG a success for those participating and those attending! And the real benefits of volunteering aren’t just things – or films – but rather the very experiences themselves!

BFG Volunteering Opportunities


  Filmmaker Coordinators
Assist with logistics for Filmmaker Q&As. Act as a liaison and provide information services for filmmakers.

Sponsor Relations
Act as a liaison and provide guest services for sponsors. Assist with on-site booth or table set-up and breakdowns, if needed.

Information Services
Provide guest service, general information and answers to patrons and all other attendees. Guide patrons to film showings and Filmmaker Q&As as needed.

Venue Operations
Venue decoration or assistance with set-ups and breakdowns, crowd control and other ad-hoc BFG operation duties. Assist with box office / tickets. This category is BFG’s biggest need for volunteers.

Tech Services
Help set-up, breakdown and otherwise troubleshoot various technology during the event.

Real-Time Marketing
Assist with social media photography and/or videography during the event – post photos or short videos of the event proceedings to your social media platforms, and tagging BFG social media accounts.


How to Volunteer for the 2016 Boston Film Gala


  1 – Learn about the volunteer opportunities. You can see the different options above.

2Apply to volunteer. We may receive many applications, and will try to respond to all in a timely manner. Please be patient!

3 – Receive an assigned role. We will try our best to match your interests to our needs. We will discuss all details via phone and will confirm everything via email.

4 – Check in at the event. If you are helping off-site prior to the event, you will already be in touch with your Volunteer Coordinator. If you are helping on-site during the event, you will check in with your Volunteer Coordinator at the specified time.

5 – Enjoy yourself!


Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers will get a day pass for the Friday or Saturday that they are assisting on-site, or a weekend pass if they are assisting both days. Volunteers that are assisting with the set-up and breakdown of the Gala will also get a free Gala ticket.

Volunteers will be able to meet and network with filmmakers, local businesses and other like-minded individuals with a passion for films and community.


Apply to become a 2016 Boston Film Gala Volunteer!

All volunteers must be 18 years old. All volunteers must complete the application process to be considered.

Thank you so much for your interest! We are no longer accepting volunteer applications for the 2016 BFG. Check back for 2017 BFG information.