Get Involved & Volunteer

Volunteer at the Festival

Every year, more than 300 volunteers help put together Irvine's largest and most attended cultural event, the Irvine Global Village Center. Volunteers are needed Friday, October 11, through Monday, October 14, to assist in all areas of the festival. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and shifts are available during the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteer registration opens up Thursday, August 1. 

View a volunteer flier here.

For questions, contact: Elicia Chad at 949-724-6733 or, or Brian Ferrante at 949-724-7426 or

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: general event support, logistics, Kids Village, Entertainment, and Restaurants. Visit to sign up now.

General Event Support
Volunteer opportunities are available for general event support throughout the festival, including:

  • Admissions Area
  • Zero Waste Support
  • Water Station Support
  • Exhibits Assistance
  • Environmental Programs Booth Support
  • Guest Relations Booth Support
  • Survey Roamers

Logistical volunteer opportunities include parking, event set-up, and break-down.

Volunteers are needed for stage and dressing room support throughout the festival. 

Kids Village
Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs throughout Kids Village, including set-up; crowd control; and support for activities such as the obstacle course, slide, and bounce houses.

Volunteer duties throughout the Restaurants area include assisting diners and keeping tables clean.

Join the Festival 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.

Steering Committee Meetings

The 2019 Irvine Global Village Festival Steering Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m., at Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine. Meetings occur monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

If you are interested in joining the steering committee, contact Emily Walker at