Attendees may volunteer their time in exchange for a festival pass. Volunteers are asked to work 16 hours at the basic level. In return, volunteers receive one Waimea Four-Day Film Pass for themselves, plus one additional Waimea Six-Punch Pass that can be given to anyone of their choosing. Volunteers who work additional time, as part of the core volunteer crew, may receive additional passes.

Volunteer activities range from putting up posters and running errands, to staffing the theatres and Festival Hospitality Desk, to providing catering services or joining the technical team to help run projection or assist with set-up and break down of theatre screens and equipment.

Mahalo to our many wonderful volunteers who have helped before, during and after the festival over the years. We always hear such wonderful things about you!