Welcome to the Doc/Crew Volunteer Programme

Applications for Doc/Crew 2021
are now CLOSED. 

The deadline for initial applications has passed.

We will still accept applications, but you may be put on a reserve list. 

Currently the only positions you are able to apply for are  Social Media Crew, 
Online Support Crew and Arts Exhibition Volunteers so if you are interested in these roles it is still worth applying. 


This year our Doc/Crew will come together both in Sheffield and online to support us with our 28th edition taking place 4-13 June 2021. There are plenty of opportunities to join the team from early May until mid-June.

People join Doc/Crew to:

  • Meet other like minded-volunteers, make new friends, strengthen their sense of community and share our wonderful city with the world

  • See exciting new work from up and coming and established filmmakers and artists

  • Make new contacts, gain valuable experience and learn more about how the film, arts and events community works

  • Have fun

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities to join the team. We welcome Doc/Crew applications from all, and we love seeing new faces just as much as we love welcoming back familiar ones, so please apply, even if you don’t have any experience in film, arts or festivals.

Please read our Volunteer COVID-19 Policy by clicking here.  
To find out more details on how to apply and what each of our roles do, by click here.

And all our volunteers get some great perks, including -

  • Free films on our online video platform, Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects
  • An online documentary workshop with OXOTO Productions
  • An online career development workshop specifically for our Arts Volunteers
  • Online screenings and social events just for the Doc/Crew team
  • A reference letter or university work placement, if needed
  • Become part of the Doc/Crew alumni with access to year-round opportunities
  • Plus more to be announce

All Doc/Fest venues have good access for wheelchair users, and we work to ensure the Festival is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions about whether a role is suitable for you, please get in touch via volunteer [at] sheffdocfest.com

Although we encourage everyone to apply, dependent on COVID-19 travel restrictions, priority may be given to volunteers from Sheffield and South Yorkshire. 

Join us on our social media channels:

Doc/Crew Twitter

Sheffield Doc/Fest Volunteers Facebook Group