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Event volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role in City of Melbourne’s Premier Events.

Group of volunteers holding an information sign at the Moomba Festival.

Our volunteers' energy and enthusiasm for events adds to Melbourne’s reputation as an events city. They are often the first faces event patrons meet on-site and are tasked with providing a friendly welcome to our community.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Melbourne’s Premier Event branch conducts multiple volunteer recruitments per year to service the event season.

What's involved?

Volunteers join the wider team to deliver:

  • Moomba Festival
  • Firelight Festival
  • Now or Never
  • Melbourne Fashion Week.

In each event volunteers carry out a range of roles including:

  • front of house customer service
  • behind the scenes support
  • activations and artist support.

Stay informed about upcoming opportunities

We typically recruit event volunteers several times a year.

For further information and details of current opportunities, visit our Volunteer websiteOpens in new tab.

Register your interest to be notified of upcoming event volunteer opportunities.

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Event volunteering FAQs

Places are limited and prospective volunteers must participate in a selection process based around the following criteria.

Volunteers must be:

  • passionate about events and Melbourne
  • customer service focused
  • contactable regularly by email – this is the way we will communicate with you
  • available during the advertised event period
  • team players who love engaging with people
  • flexible and willing to assist with additional shifts when needed
  • able to show initiative and work quickly and effectively
  • keen to participate in ongoing learning and training
  • able to demonstrate a commitment to our values​.

If you would like to receive an email advising you of the next recruitment intake, please email or register your interest via the online formOpens in new tab

All available opportunities are advertised on our Volunteering opportunities​ pageOpens in new tab, which is regularly updated.

Yes, training is provided to all volunteers from induction to ongoing on-the-job instruction. 

Volunteers must complete all components of training successfully before they become an official City of Melbourne events volunteer.​

Each event has a different time commitment as the length of the event varies.

​Volunteer shifts are typically four hours in length. Most events require volunteers to commit to two shifts per event, however, as our events have a limited run, we encourage volunteers to attend as many shifts as they can.

Volunteers are occasionally asked to assist with additional shifts when there is a shortfall in the volunteer roster.

Volunteers are supplied with some uniform items, including a shirt and lanyard. Seasonal uniforms such as wide-brimmed hats or beanies are also supplied for selected events.

Volunteers wear their own trousers or skirts and footwear.

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.