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Volunteers are the backbone of our organization who provide the passion, energy and experience to make AFMX one of the leading film festivals in New Mexico!  Our diverse and enthusiastic group of volunteers include students, professionals, retired persons, filmmakers, music lovers, and community members.


Our volunteers are recognized as some of the best from our long list of VIP guests, speakers and talents and are a driving force of what makes us successful. We take pride in getting to know our volunteers and matching them with assignments and positions that are engaging and fun! 


From our 2023 survey of our volunteer pool: 

  • 95% of responders are likely to volunteer for AFMX again given their experience. 

  • 95% of responders rated their overall experience volunteering with AFMX as good or exceptional.

Not only was the pre-event communication fantastic, the volunteers at the event were kind, informed, helpful and all around amazing. - Chris Schueler, Documentary Filmmaker, 2022 Speaker

We were privileged to be part of this world class event, alongside talented filmmakers and one of the friendliest staffs we've ever encountered. - Alex Meridy, 2020 Filmmaker

​AFMX is accepting volunteer applications for our 12th year, September 25 to 29, 2024.

Please Note: We are opening our sign-up to allow our volunteers an opportunity to reserve a spot in their most preferred position. Please complete the sign-up process and pin our festival dates to your calendar. This year's festival will occur from September 25th to 29th, 2024. Once you sign up for a volunteer position you will be alerted when specific schedules are available for your selection and our volunteer training dates. We cannot guarantee any specific schedules during our early sign-up period. 


All available positions are listed on our One Albuquerque Volunteers Organization Page




All volunteers receive:

  • AFMX swag

  • Complimentary festival ticket to all the screenings and Center Stage Conversations

  • Food and drink during the festival

  • Free parking

  • Awesome networking opportunities working with film and music industry professionals


  • You may sign up for as many shifts as you'd like.  We will do our very best to accommodate your preferred shifts and positions. 

  • There will be different venues for our in-person event so please be aware when making your selection.

  • Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email from our Volunteer Coordinator confirming you have signed up and answer any questions you may have. 

  • We are excited to return to our popular live events this year and welcome enthusiastic and customer service-oriented individuals to help us in the following positions.  


  • All volunteers must complete our online volunteer application. This helps us maintain our database every year.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.

  • The application deadline for the main festival is September 19, 2024.

  • All shifts are in 4-5 hour blocks; there will be 2 to 3 shifts per day. Most blocks require standing and walking with light lifting. Please indicate on the volunteer form or sign-up sheet if you have special needs.

  • Anyone volunteering to be a driver for AFMX must be at least 21 years of age and provide a copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

AFMX takes the safety and well-being of the volunteers and festival participants seriously and will continue to adhere to COVID regulations and health guidelines. AFMX follows the New Mexico state mandate regarding masks and vaccines. We highly recommend festival attendees and volunteers to be vaccinated and/or follow mask usage to protect our community but is not required. We encourage all participants to follow social distancing and cleanliness rules to maintain the highest level of safety possible.  

We are excited to welcome enthusiastic and customer service-oriented individuals to help us in the following positions. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Martha Cummings at

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