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Volunteer Opportunities

Cucalorus is made possible by an enormous volunteer staff. Each year hundreds of brilliant and talented people like you devote hours and hours to make the annual festival a truly unique and southern experience. To join the Cucalorus Family of dysfunktional spirits throw your ‘deets’ into this volunteer application. If you have any questions, email us at volunteer@cucalorus.org or give us a holler at 910-343-5995.

If you’re looking to become a little more than a volunteer, read a little more about The Cucalorus Training Institute! It’s is a seasonal staffing program providing on-the-job skill building for creative professionals from a wide range of fields and industries. Seasonal staff members work as independent contractors providing the critical services that make it possible to host one of the largest and most innovative festivals in the country. Filling key positions in every department, the program provides short-term, paid work for as many as 35 people each year.

Applications open year-round, so stay tuned!

Volunteer for Cucalorus 2023

Are you interested in volunteering for this year’s event? The 29th annual Cucalorus Film Festival is November 15-19, 2023. Sign up to volunteer today!