• Corporate Fundraising                                                        ​Are you good at networking? Do you have nonprofit or  other fundraising experience? If so, join our team to get started  working with prospective sponsors.
  • Party Planning                                                                       Do you like to plan and attend parties? We could use your  abilities to organize the receptions for some of the film events.
  • Good with People                                                      Volunteers welcome filmmakers and actors who may be coming  from out of town. They need accommodations or other  arrangements.
  • Tech Skills                                                                            ​ We rely on computer technology to sell tickets to events and  track sales. Our volunteers sometimes need one-on-  one tutoring to use the card readers, check in at the door, etc.  We also need knowledgeable people to maintain our website. In  addition, computer techies organize screening materials and  coordinate use by the film event producers.
  • Marketing and Promotion                                                    Do you have writing and editing skills? To reach filmmakers  and filmgoers we need people who can interview and write  articles for the Program Guide, prepare press releases, and  design posters.
  • Social Media Messaging                                                      Are you familiar with contact programs such as Mail Chimp?  Can you design mailings to raise money from individuals and to  promote ticket sales?

If you are interested in helping with any of these requests, please email us at info@immigrationfilmfest.org. Please include details of your particular interests and expertise and the tasks you could handle.

Our team will be grateful for your interest and support.

Help Create the Immigration Film Festival

Volunteers create, organize and produce the Immigration Film Festival. When you take a volunteer role, you will enjoy the rewards of working with other creative, experienced people. It’s a great way to add valuable experience to your resumé. 

Volunteer tasks run the gamut...from ushering at a film event to hosting a reception for film people. Here are a few ideas of how you might get involved.

Our Current Community Partners

Accotink UUC
American Immigration Council
American University Center for Media and Social Impact
Ana Sol Guteirrez
Annapolis Unitarian Universalists
Arlington Independent Media
Busy Graham mailing list
CAIR Coalition
Casa de Maryland
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Center for the History of the New America
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, 

Georgetown U.
City of Rockville
Community Ministries of Rockville
CRS Newswire
DC Office of Human Rights
Downtown Cluster of Congregations
Dreamers for Virginia
Empowered Women International
Forward US 
Frederick UU Church
Generacion Latina
Georgetown U. BMW Center for German and European Studies
Gilchrest Center
Global Humanities Institute, Montgomery College
Good Shepherd Catholic Church ( Alexandria)
Hispanic Business Foundation
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County

Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Council
Interfaith Community Liaison MC
International Rescue Commission Women's Refugee Commission
Kay Spiritual Life Center, American U
Labor Film Fest
Machar Congregation of Washington DC (Silver Spring)
Mason Dreamers
Mexican Cultural Institute 
Montgomery College (Rockville)
Montgomery College (Silver Spring/Takoma Park)
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
Office of Human Rights for the District of Columbia
Paint Branch UU Church
Pilgrim Church, United Church of Christ
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation ( Bethesda)
Shoulder to Shoulder
Silver Spring Civic Building
Silver Spring County 
Standing on the Side of Love
Taylor Agostino Real Estate Group
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
Utopia Festival (Greenbelt)
Ventures in Community
Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)
Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs (Northern VA)
Washington Ethical Society
Washington Interfaith Network