Volunteer Information

Volunteers are the heart of the Castro Street Fair! The hours that volunteers work generate valuable funds for the nonprofit beneficiary organizations that partner with the Fair.

The fair happens this Sunday, October 7th, and we’re looking forward to a sunny fun day in the Castro!

All volunteer positions are closed at this point. If you or a friend would like to volunteer, but missed the open registration, feel free to show up at the volunteer booth and inquire with the staff there. Please make sure to read our volunteer agreement, since your participation implies you agree to those terms.Feel free to see the description of the volunteer positions and shifts before you arrive. Walk-ins are welcomed, all help is appreciated!

Volunteer booth

The volunteer booth will be located in the parking lot behind the Castro TheaterVolunteers must come to the volunteer booth to have their time logged in and out. Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift start time.

The booth will be staffed from 6:00am to 6:30pm on the day of the Fair. All volunteers who have selected shifts that end after 6:30pm should log out at safety booth (located next to the volunteer booth).

Volunteer shifts

The staff at the volunteer booth will record all registered volunteers start and finish times. Volunteers that fail to come back to the volunteer booth to log out at the end of their shift, won’t have their time logged towards the selected beneficiary organization. If for any reason a volunteer can’t complete their shift, please come by the volunteer booth to log out, and/or contact a volunteer coordinator for their organization.

If you’re an Entry Gate volunteer, please make sure to check out our training video before the fair!

2018 Beneficiaries

  • Bears of San Francisco
  • Castro Community On Patrol
  • Castro Country Club
  • Castro Street Fair
  • Centro Las Olas
  • Haight Ashbury Community Nursery School
  • Imperial Council of San Francisco
  • Instituto Familiar de La Raza
  • McKinley Elementary – PTA
  • Most Holy Redeemer –AIDS Support Group
  • Queer Life Space
  • San Francisco Boom Softball Team
  • San Francisco Spikes
  • The 15 Association
  • The Family Link

Castro Street Fair volunteer group