Volunteer at TAFF!

Turku Animated Film Festival is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us at the 9th edition of the festival at Manillan Kulttuuritehdas & Taiteen talo, taking place from 21st to 25th of August 2024!

As a TAFF volunteer, you’ll be part of an amazing community in a great atmosphere, and you have the opportunity to see many animated films! Our aim is to create a relaxed, cosy, and safe event for everyone, both our beloved visitors and our incredible volunteers. 

What you will get:
  • a festival pass that will give you free access to the screenings when you’re off-duty, if not sold out. 
  • We offer one (1) vegan meal per workday and insurance for the duration of the shift for each volunteer. 
  • At the end of the festival we celebrate the success and hard work with an afterparty and our volunteers are more than welcome to join! 
  • Plus, if you want, we’ll be happy to provide you with a reference letter!
What we ask from you:
  • to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts, together approximately 15 hours of your time. 
  • a hands-on attitude to make the festival happen together!

You don’t need any specific qualifications or previous experience – we’ll give you all the guidance you need. There are different tasks we need help with and you may help with one or more roles during the festival. Check out the roles available below!

Don’t forget to mention in the application if you’d like to be paired up with a friend and double the fun!

If you have any questions, please drop us an email at talkoo@taff.fi

Welcome to be part of the TAFF magic this summer. Apply now and let’s make this year’s festival an unforgettable experience!



Please note that with this form TAFF (Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry) gathers information about volunteer applicants. The information is only accessible to festival employees and is kept only for as long as necessary. Information is not given out to third parties.


Job descriptions:
  • Setting up / closing down / cleaning / decorating

Setting up the venue, bringing the festival atmosphere with decorations, cleaning up and breaking down at the venue.

  • ​​Ticket sales / info

Selling tickets and merchandise, answering questions and providing customer service.

  • Door manager / Screening presenter

Checking tickets at the door, making sure everything is in order at the venue, presenting the screening.

  • Exhibition guard

Guiding and guarding the TAFF exhibition at Taiteen talo.

  • Runner

Runner does whatever is needed at the moment.

  • Technical support

Making sure the films are running smoothly, assisting the responsible technician.

  • Security

Securing the evening events and helping our guests with issues that arise. Official licence required.

  • Driver

Driving things and people around the city. B-licence required.

  • Distribution

Handing out marketing materials around the city before the festival in August.