The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is a volunteer-driven organization. The festival can only happen because of people like you. Each year over 200 volunteers contribute their time, energy, and enthusiasm to make the festival a reality.

Open Volunteer Positions

Want to get involved? You don't have to wait until the next festival — we're looking for some ocean lovers to help out right now! The IOFF has lots of year-round events and activities, and we're looking to fill the following volunteer roles:



Visit the IOFF's page on for more information, and be sure to check back often. The ocean never sleeps, and the IOFF is active year round with events and activities in support of our mission to inspire people to care for our Blue Planet!

2017 Volunteers

2017 Planning Committee Volunteers

Hayley Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Holly Cooper, Website Manager
Cyndi Devereaux, Gala Fundraiser
Gaby Esquivel, Marketing and Special Events Manager
Neely Evanoff, Education Outreach
Mary Heeney, Education Program
Yuko Inatsuki, IOFF Trailer
Niam Itani, Student Film Competition
Kayley Kim, Programming Coordinator
Ann Marie MacVey, Gala Fundraiser
Mary Heeney, Education Outreach
Ashleigh Papp, Newsletter Editor
Perry Pickert, Technical Consultant, Fridays Films
Robin Rome, Education Program Lead Volunteer
Jennifer Stock, Student Film Competition
Matthew Tominaga, Graphic Design
Andy Thornley, Emcee Extraordinaire
Vicky Vasquez, Education Program Emcee
Collin Welbon, Website Editor


2017 Screening Committee Volunteers

Gretchen Coffman
Sidney J. P. Hollister
Keith Howell
Yuko Inatsuki
David McGuire
Ibon Olaskoaga
John Owen
Rachel Rhodes
Mary Jane Schramm
Stan Teng
Pete Winch