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. This year’s fair happens Sunday, October 6th, and we’re looking forward to a sunny fun day in the Castro!

Sign up today on the Volunteer Registration website.

Volunteer roles and descriptions

Volunteers help us with a number of important roles, including donation collection, stage hands, info booth staffing, foot patrols, etc. For more detail check out CSF Volunteer Roles.

Volunteer Agreement

By signing up to be a volunteer at the Castro Street Fair you are accepting our Volunteer Agreement. All volunteers are required to read and accept to our waiver in order to participate as a volunteer at the Fair.

Training video for entry gate volunteers

If you’re an Entry Gate volunteer, please watch our 4-minute training video before your shift at the Fair!

Where to check-in/out at the Fair

Volunteers must come to the volunteer booth to have their time logged in and out. Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time, and remember to check out at the end of your shift.

The volunteer booth will be located in the parking lot behind the Castro Theater located at 429 Castro Street.

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).

Recording volunteer hours

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, will not have their time logged towards their 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.

2019 Beneficiaries

  • Bears of San Francisco
  • Buen Dia Family School
  • 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