The Napa Valley Film Festival relies on the dedication of hundreds of volunteers who generously donate their time and share their love of the Napa Valley with festival attendees. Volunteers assist in all operational aspects of the festival—from managing theaters, box offices, and special events to hosting filmmakers and other seasonal staff the week of the festival.


Volunteer Commitments + Benefits

Shift Choice | 12+ Hours

Receive one volunteer voucher for every 4-6 hours you work. Volunteer vouchers are redeemable for films on a space­-available basis. Vouchers are non transferable.

Half Fest | 25+ Hours

Receive a volunteer credential. This credential gives you access to unlimited film screenings when not volunteering. Films can be viewed on a space-available basis.

Full Fest | 35+ Hours

Receive a volunteer credential, grub stubs, and select invites to year-round screenings. Grub stubs are meal vouchers that can be used at a variety of partner restaurants.

Host Family | 5 + Days

Invite a filmmaker, artist, or NVFF team member to stay in your home during the week of the festival. Host families receive a Festival Pass to attend NVFF20.

What Volunteers Are Saying


Please note that volunteer registration is now over and host housing applications are now closed.