Get Involved & Volunteer

Volunteer at the Festival

Every year, more than 600 volunteers help put together Irvine's largest and most attended cultural event, the Irvine Global Village Center. Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the festival. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and shifts are available during various hours.

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Visit August 1 through October 12.

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Volunteers are needed in the following areas: general event support, logistics, entertainment, Kids Village, and restaurants:

  • General Event Support: Positions include attendance counter, water station support, exhibits assistance, guest relations booth support, and survey roamer.
  • Logistics: Logistical volunteer opportunities include parking, event set-up and break-down.
  • Kids Village: Jobs include crowd control and support for activities such as the obstacle course, slide, and bounce house. 
  • Restaurants: Duties include assisting diners and keeping tables clean.

For questions, contact Elicia Chad at 949-724-6733 or or David Catalano at 949-724-6736 or

Steering Committee

Each year, enthusiastic community volunteers lend their time and positive energy to planning the annual Irvine Global Village Festival. Steering committee members attend monthly meetings and work cooperatively with volunteers and City staff to assist in planning Festival activities, reviewing entertainment, merchant and/or vendor applications, as well as helping to solicit event volunteers, applicants and sponsors.  We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers and we look forward to another successful event.