2023 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 for the festival.



  • 1 volunteer shift = 1 film session ticket
  • 2 volunteer shifts = 2 film session tickets
  • 3 volunteer shifts = 3 film session tickets
  • 4 volunteers shifts = 4 film session tickets
  • 5 volunteer shifts = 5 film session tickets
  • 6 volunteer shifts = full festival pass 

Tickets will be available online.  We will send you an access code the week of the festival to redeem your volunteer session ticket.

Virtual Session Tickets – allow access to our online film festival streaming film sessions from February. 

In-Person Session Ticket – allows access to sessions taking place in our theaters from February 16-20th.  

If you have any questions, please contact Maddie, our Community Engagement Manager, maddie@yubariver.org or 530-265-5961 x201


Volunteer Lounge

Our Volunteer Lounge is located in Nevada City, at the Miners Foundry 325 Spring Street.  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.