MKE Film:

We love our volunteers. Without them, we couldn't put on a world-class film festival (and other year-round events). Our volunteers help out in all facets of our organization, including theatre operations, street team, box office, educational screenings, special events, and assisting in the Milwaukee Film office.


To be a Milwaukee Film Volunteer, fill out the application through our online scheduler, Shiftboard. Once your application is processed, you'll receive a welcome email from us that will include your password. (Make sure to check your spam folder!) You'll then be able to join teams, view our calendar, and sign up for shifts (once they are posted). As the festival approaches, we will begin providing more and more opportunities to get involved.

(NOTE: If you have volunteered with us in the past, and already have a Shiftboard account, you do not need to register again. Log in to Shiftboard here.)


In addition to working alongside others who want to support and celebrate cinema, you also get to see movies! (You can watch films during your shift as long as the film isn't on RUSH and you aren't needed elsewhere by the theater manager.) Each shift you work earns you one volunteer voucher. What does a volunteer voucher get you?

One (1) volunteer voucher = one (1) ticket to one (1) film at the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival
(Vouchers are exchanged for tickets to specific festival films valued at $12 or less, depending on individual ticket availability. Vouchers cannot be used for the Opening Night Film, Centerpiece Film, Super Secret Members Screening, or Closing Night Film.)

Twenty (20) volunteer vouchers = One (1) Festival Pass (valued at $500)*

*NOTE: This is the last year that we will be accepting 20 vouchers for a Festival Pass. For volunteers who work 80 hours or more with us, they will receive a pass to next years festival.


If you volunteer for 25 hours (hours, not shifts) by the end of the festival season (October 31, 2015), you'll earn a single Festival Fan membership! Volunteer for 40 hours, and we'll upgrade you to a dual level so you and a friend can attend our monthly Members-Only Screenings together!

And the best part? You won't need to exchange a single voucher for this perk! You receive it in addition to the vouchers you earn for each shift.


Need a little more info before you sign up? Email volunteer@mkefilm.org