Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the Indy Irish Fest a possibility. We appreciate those who donate their time and talent to make the fest a success.
Click here to volunteer for the 2017 Indy Irish Fest— Volunteer for the Weekend Event
Click here for further information once you have registered to volunteer – Coming Soon
Click here for the Beer and Wine Permit Application – Temporary Beer Permit
Special thanks to the IBEW Local 481 Union electricians who donate countless hours every year. Many thanks to the Indy Hurling Club who have turned out in force in recent years and offered tremendous assistance in several areas.
Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers
What do my efforts go toward?
The fest is organized and executed by a non-profit group of volunteers who want to present the wonderful Irish music, dance, sports, food and culture to the Indianapolis area. No one is paid any amount for participation in the organizing of the event. In recognition of the Great Potato Famine that brought so many Irish to the United States, we partner with St. Vincent de Paul food bank to support them in their efforts to feed the hungry. We gather food, encourage volunteering efforts at their organization and provide funding when possible. Our funds also support local students of Irish music, dance, language and arts through the awarding of scholarships and grants for continuing studies or for the production of one-time cultural contributions. In addition, we help support local Irish and non-profit charitable organizations by providing an event that allows them to raise funds as participants. The fest has become the single largest fundraiser for many of the local charitable organizations.
When are shifts available?
The sign-up is generally available in mid-July.
What are the responsibilities for each of the volunteer positions?
Admissions Gate: Collect cash, check, credit card or previously purchased tickets to allow patrons into the Fest
Pop Sales: Collect Food & Beverage Tickets in exchange for pop or water
Food & Beverage Ticket Sales: Collect cash, check or credit card in exchange for Food & Beverage Tickets
Alcohol Sales: Collect Food & Beverage tickets in exchange for beer & wine. Must be 21 to volunteer for this position.
Kids Area: Positions will be assigned upon arrival but include admissions, game instruction & supervision, craft area activities & bounce house supervision.
What should I wear?
Your Irish Fest t-shirt (provided to you at Packet Pick-up) and shorts, skirts or long pants and comfortable shoes. Remember that you are representing the Irish Fest so nothing too short or outrageous. It is generally warm during the day, particularly in the sun, and can be quite cool in the evening. Shade is provided whereever possible. Bring a jacket if you will be working late.
What should I do if I am going to be late or not make it to my shift?
Email email@example.com or call 317-713-7117 or as soon as you know that you will not be available for your scheduled time.
What if I am asked a question that I can not answer?
Refer them to your shift/volunteer manager or locate an Irish Fest staff member (identified by EVENT STAFF on the back of their t-shirts). This includes media inquiries.
What do I do after my shift?
Be sure that a replacement for your job has arrived before leaving the area. Then enjoy the fest! If you are working the last shift of the day, an Irish Fest Shift/Volunteer Manager will excuse you.
* Listings and details subject to change. Check back often for latest updates.