Volunteer Opportunities

Be part of Cairns Italian Festival

Nonna Needs You!

Are you Italian or do you want to be? (of course you do!) Do you love events and being involved in your local community? Want to meet like-minded people and make new friends? Then apply now as a volunteer at the Cairns Italian Festival!

Volunteer support in the lead-up to the event as well as during the week-long festival is essential in making it a success. We are seeking volunteers for coordinator roles within our committee, smaller roles in the lead up to the festival, as well as volunteers for the week of the festival. Commitment is flexible, so you can work around your existing schedule!

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills through new experiences, meet new people and join a group of like-minded individuals who want to make this the best Cairns Italian Festival.


As a Cairns Italian Festival Volunteer, you will be rewarded with:

  • 2 passes to the Festival day
  • A Cairns Italian Festival T-Shirt
  • A complimentary meal & drink at the Festival

As well as the opportunity to:

  • Become closer to the local Italian community
  • Make new friends and meet like-minded people
  • Have the opportunity to give back to the community

Volunteer Roles for 2023

We are recruiting superstars for the 2023 Cairns Italian Festival.

Currently, we are looking to fill the following roles:

Raffle Ticket Sellers in select locations – Shopping Centres etc – leading up to La Festa Day on 29.07.23

10-12 Volunteers at the Innisfail Pasta & Sugo Festa event on 23/07/2023:

  • Setting up tables
  • Clearing tables after each course
  • Roaming & tidying
  • Packing up at end of night

Customer Service & Information clerk for the Family Night event on 28/07/2023

Team Leaders and general volunteers for La Festa event on 29/07/23 for the following in roles:

  • Ticketing Desk
  • Customer Service & Information
  • Ushering
  • Roaming/Tidying
  • Supervision of childrens’ activities area
  • 3 Photographers
  • 12 volunteers needed for set up & Assembly on Thursday & Friday before the event
  • 12 volunteers needed for dis-assembly on Sunday after the event

2 Photographers & 2 raffle ticket sellers for the “Cinecitta” Gala Ball on 04.08.23

For all enquiries, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by emailing volunteers@cairnsitalianfestival.com.au and we will be in touch soon.