Welcome! With over 250 volunteers, over 3,000 hours, and many glue sticks we make Citizen Jane Film Festival a can't miss event in Columbia Missouri. 

Please complete the following application. General volunteers work up to 12 hours.  Some teams require candidates above a certain age (ie. event party workers, or chauffeurs), or with particular skills (ie. operating power tools or a sound board), so please answer all questions about your qualifications.

Give us 12 hours and we'll give you a heartfelt thanks, a volunteer pass, and an official volunteer t-shirt.  Your pass grants you admission to film as all festivals venues.  You'll be admitted to the volunteer party, Sun Nov 4 10pm-12am.

Once you’ve completed and submitted this form, you will receive a message from CJFF confirming receipt of your application. When the Volunteer Coordinator read through the application and places you on a team, you will receive a second message informing you of your team assignment. Remember, you should apply early for the best chance at being placed on your choice of team.

We’re grateful that you are willing to donate your time!



Please select as many of the scheduled times as you are available, and not just the times when you would prefer to work.  If you don't have adequate time availability to serve on a particular team, you will not be given an opportunity to select that team.


There are volunteer opportunities in many very different work teams. Click on a team name below to get a better idea of WHAT these volunteers do, WHEN they do it, and HOW MANY volunteers are needed. As teams are filled, they will be removed from the application.

Match the WHATs, WHENs and HOW MANYs of each team with YOUR particular skills, interests, and availability.   Select your TOP 3 team preferences. Based on our needs and your particulars, we’ll do our best to place you on one of these teams.





This is a rare opportunity to pick up and drive our filmmakers and special guests to Columbia. When? Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 5 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 5 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 5 [4PM - 8PM]
How Many? 10
Work with Art Directors to design each venue and Box Office to maximize visibility and create a look that expresses the festival’s theme. When? Oct 27 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 27 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 28 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 28 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 29 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 29 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 29 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 30 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 30 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 30 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 5 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 5 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 5 [4PM - 8PM]
How Many? 10
Sell tickets and passes, help festival goers pick out their films, answer questions. This is a great opportunity to be at the center of all of the activity. When? Oct 29 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 29 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 29 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 30 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 30 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 30 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 35
This team is reserved for Stephens students in DFM 450: Citizen Jane Practicum II When? Oct 27 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 27 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 28 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 28 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 29 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 29 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 29 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 30 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 30 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 30 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 5 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 5 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 5 [4PM - 8PM]
How Many? 20

Use your skills to document the happenings of the festival!

When? Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 10
Use your skills to document the happenings of the festival When? Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 15
These volunteers will serve as an extra set of hands, filling in wherever is needed during the festival. When? Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 4
Be a welcoming face for our CJFF filmmakers. Our goal is to assist the filmmakers during their stay and act as a guide to our wonderful community! When? Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 20
Sell festival merch at various festival locations, perform cash and credit card transactions. May also be asked to function as a “runner” throughout festival for other departments. When? Oct 29 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 29 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 29 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 30 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 30 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 30 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 13
Enjoy the unique opportunity to set up and break down the festival. You will work with a team of strong leaders to build the dynamic world that is Citizen Jane. When? Oct 27 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 27 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 28 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 28 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 29 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 29 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 29 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 30 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 30 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 30 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 5 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 5 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 5 [4PM - 8PM]
How Many? 15
This is a chance for the social media savvy to spread the word and build hype during the festival. Must have a personal twitter account and reliable smartphone. When? Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 10
Discussions, panels, parties, brunch, dinners and more... there are a lot of events that happen at a film festival. You will be the set up, take down, and hospitality crew for each of these events. When? Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 15
Plugging together cables, carrying gear, and good communication! Will be helping set up and tear down electronics, and hanging with projectionist during screenings. When? Oct 30 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 30 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 30 [4PM - 8PM]; Oct 31 [8AM - 12PM]; Oct 31 [12PM - 4PM]; Oct 31 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 10
Assist house manager with venue prep, line management, communicate with festival patrons, assist in seating, reset the area following each film. Plenty of opportunities to meet incredible new people! An integral part of making the festival happen. When? Nov 1 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 1 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 1 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 1 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 2 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 2 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 2 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 2 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 3 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 3 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 3 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 3 [8PM - 12AM]; Nov 4 [8AM - 12PM]; Nov 4 [12PM - 4PM]; Nov 4 [4PM - 8PM]; Nov 4 [8PM - 12AM]
How Many? 50