Preparations for this years’  Milwaukee Irish Fest are now underway!  Volunteers have been the success of Irish Fest, and we are very fortunate to have you work with us.  Our hope is that you will join us this year, as well also welcome our new volunteer recruits!  Irish Fest 2017 runs from Thursday, August 17 thru Sunday, August 20.

We Need your help!  Click here to sign-up now!

Youth Volunteers and Pirate Paddy Passport share a need for volunteers.  They have a natural synergy.  Pirate Paddy Passport is a great way for young families to introduce kids to the joy of volunteering and being part of a wonderful event.  From there kids can try new and different jobs, learn about set-up for the festival, and find ways to be part of our year round events.

Pirate Paddy Passport is a great fit for families of kids as young as 2, adults looking for a shorter shift out of the sun, and with comfortable seating and youth volunteers looking for service hours.  Locations are all over the grounds near free family activities.  All have either a small trinket or craft to entertain visiting kids.  Shifts are 3 hours.  sign-up

Main Gate uses youth volunteers to welcome guests and distribute brochures.  This is a lot of fun, our guests are excited to get here and there is usually a lot of positive energy at the main gate.  This job requires standing for 3-4 hours. sign-up

Children’s Area is a great place for volunteers who enjoy working with children.  Click here to sign-up for shifts.

Tea Room is a great place for older kids to work in a fast paced environment. You must be over 13 unless you are working with a trusted adult and have arranged in advance with the coordinators to work.   Lots of fun, but don’t forget your hairnet or hat!  Stay tuned for further details.

Set-Up/Take-Down and behind the scenes.    Information for volunteering is HERE

In appreciation of your time and effort, you will receive complimentary tickets to the Grand Hooley Gathering on Thursday, August 17th; free admission to the festival the day you are scheduled, food coupons, and a $5 off coupon for parking.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at lizsanders29@gmail.com, or by phone Liz (414)698-3018

Sincerely, Your Coordinator,

Liz Sanders

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Registration and Permission slips for Youth Volunteers

Volunteers who aren’t 18 by 8/17/2017 will need to submit a permission slip before working on the grounds in any role.  Please print off the form and mail as instructed or turn in to the Irish Fest office before the festival.  During the festival it can be delivered to the Youth Volunteer Tent located near the lake in the Children’s Area.


Don’t forget to pick your shift too click HERE!

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Happy Volunteers!

Have Fun and Meet New Friends!

Have Fun and Meet New Friends!

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Families, Teens, Kids, join Irish Fest as a volunteer this year and be part of our biggest party yet.

Jobs are available for kids of all ages.  Under 13? – volunteer with a parent or trusted adult.  Over 13? – try out one of our many great positions, get some work experience or just enjoy trying something new.

Parents with young ones are even able to volunteer at specially selected sites featuring shorter shifts, fun-age- appropriate activities, plenty of shade and fun rewards.

All volunteers receive food tickets, tickets to the festival, an invite to a special Thursday night preview event and a parking voucher.

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Youth Volunteers and Pirate Paddy will have a new headquarters this year.  Look for us in a 10×10 tent located on the east side of the Children’s Activity Area.  Right near the lake and the Tipperary Stage.

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