Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Irish Fest Volunteer Team!

Irish Fest is looking for new volunteers to Irish Fest who are willing to help out at the festival and be assigned to areas where needed. Volunteers are especially needed for the late night shifts on Friday and Saturday evening from 8pm - 12 midnight. All volunteers will receive an entrance pass. At this time, our need for beer servers is on a limited basis. If you are interested in being a part of this great festival, click on to volunteer sign-up. Fill out the application and indicate that you will work anywhere. Your application will be kept on file. When volunteer positions open, you will be contacted by an area coordinator. More than likely this would be in August closer to festival time.

Irish Fest depends on nearly 4,000 volunteers of all ages each year, and each plays a very special part in our continued success.

If you are 18 years of age or older and would like the opportunity to volunteer at the festival, please review the volunteer opportunities below then click here to apply.

The application form is for first time volunteers or for past volunteers who wish to change areas.

If you want an area change, please fill out the form and indicate in the comment section where you volunteered before and that you are requesting a new area.

If you have volunteered in the past and wish to continue in the same area, you will be contacted by your scheduler this summer. If you have not been contacted by your scheduler by the end of July or have any other volunteer questions, please email volunteers@irishfest.com and your concern will be forwarded to the appropriate contact.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sales - If your experience includes working in sales, your talents are needed in a number of areas. Opportunities include selling tickets in the Beer and Wine ticket booth, selling Irish Fest retail goods, CDs and tapes.
  • Grounds Crew - For those not afraid of hard work, we need assistance setting up, then dismantling different areas of Irish Fest. Setup begins the week prior to the festival and take down occurs the Monday after Irish Fest closes.
  • Paddy and Molly McFest - Kids of all ages love Paddy and Molly McFest. Help spread Irish Fest cheer as one of our lovable mascots. Volunteers are needed during the festival and throughout the year. Some height restrictions apply.
  • Tea Room - Known for tasty cheesecakes, tortes, shamrock cookies and scones, the Tipperary Tea Room is a festival favorite. Volunteers are needed to serve desserts, coffee and tea, clean tables, and act as cashiers. Being able to stand on your feet is a requirement.
  • Children's Activity Area - One of the areas that helped earn Irish Fest Metro PARENT Magazine's family favorite vote, the Children's Activity Area exposes wee ones to Irish Culture, storytelling, music and much more. Volunteers who like working with children are needed to supervise and help children with crafts and games.
  • Volunteers Check - In - Meet, greet, and check-in volunteers to assigned areas..
  • Cultural Area - Volunteers in this area should have some knowledge and interest in the Irish culture and its rich history.
  • Beer & Wine Pouring - These are the most popular areas and hardest to get assigned. However there are openings each year particularly in the later shifts. Volunteers must be 21 years of age.
  • Gate Ticket Takers - As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. As official Irish Fest greeters, ticket takers help make our first impression, so we're looking for friendly individuals with a ready smile to staff each gate. Volunteers will be on their feet for several hours.



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