2020 Volunteer Perks

We couldn’t do it without our incredible volunteers!  Because we value the time and commitment of our volunteers, we are pleased to offer some perks to sweeten the deal and say thank you.

Volunteer Tickets


We rely on our volunteers to make this event happen and have tremendous gratitude for you!

Therefore, as our thanks for your time, we offer complimentary session tickets. Each volunteer shift is eligible for one regular session ticket, up to three shifts (and therefore up to three session tickets). Please select either one, two, or three session tickets based on the number of volunteer shifts you are registered for.

  • 1 volunteer shift = 1 session ticket
  • 2 volunteer shifts = 2 session tickets
  • 3 volunteer shifts = 3 session tickets

Your tickets will be available to pick up at volunteer check in at either Grass Valley or Nevada City Headquarters during the festival (hours posted below). Volunteers who work 4 or more shifts during the weekend of the festival will receive a festival pass!

ATTENTION: You MUST pre-select your complimentary volunteer tickets by Monday, January 6, 2020! There are only a pre-set number of complimentary tickets per session, therefore be sure to sign up sooner than later to reserve your first choices!

PLEASE NOTE: Special ticketed events such as the Thursday Evening 3D Films, the Saturday Morning Kids Films, the Sunday Night Awards Films, or the Monday Locals Night Films are not eligible for volunteer tickets.

If you have any questions, please contact Frieda, our Community Engagement Coordinator, [email protected] or 530-265-5961 x203.

Selecting Your Tickets

  • ALL Volunteers will pickup tickets at Festival Headquarters starting Jan 16 at 10am. TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE PRIOR TO FESTIVAL AT SYRCL OFFICES.
  • Once you have registered to volunteer you will receive a confirmation email with links to select your ticket perks.
  • Tickets are given in the order volunteers are registered.
  • Volunteer registering after January 6th will NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ONLINE SELECTION OF FESTIVAL TICKETS.  Registered volunteers after January 6th, will be required to make ticket selections when checking-in for their volunteer shift Jan 16-20th.

Ticket Pick-Up

  • ALL Volunteers will pickup tickets at Festival Headquarters starting Jan 16 at 10am. TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE PRIOR TO FESTIVAL AT SYRCL OFFICES.

Volunteer Ticket Pick Up Hours:

Nevada City Headquarters @ Nevada City, CA 95959

  • Friday, January 17: 10am-9pm
  • Saturday, January 18: 8:30am-9pm
  • Sunday, January 19: 8:30am-4:30pm

Grass Valley Headquarters @ Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

  • Thursday, January 16: 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, January 17: 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday, January 18: 9am-9pm
  • Sunday, January 19: 9am-3pm

Volunteer Lounge

Our Volunteer Lounges, are located in both Nevada City, at the Miners Foundry 325 Spring Street and Grass Valley, at the Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank St.  Volunteers may swing by and pick up a drink and snack to stay fueled while on shift.  We will have coffee, tea, and light refreshments throughout the weekend.