Volunteer Opportunities

Parramasala 2017

Parramasala 2017

EVENT DATES: 10-12 March 2017

LOCATION: Prince Alfred Square, Surrounding areas, Parramatta River Foreshore


Since 2010, Parramasala has evolved into a free public celebration of the diverse and rich cultures in Sydney’s west – a heady and colourful mix of music, dance, parade, theatre, food, film and heritage.

Parramasala attracts around 30,000 people of which over 70% were born in countries other than Australia. More than 30 nationalities and cultures have been represented by the festival. There will be free entertainment, markets, music, visual arts and a party atmosphere – giving the whole family the opportunity to experience the many diverse cultures of Sydney and to explore facets of life in Western Sydney.

Western Sydney is home to Australia’s most culturally diverse population and is the ideal area to host an event, which brings together so many cultures in a positive, inclusive and friendly atmosphere.


And such a wonderfully vibrant festival would not be possible without support from volunteers!

Join the fun and frolic by volunteering at Parramasala 2017!


Info Booth Assistants – Provide general info about the festival, program and amenities to patrons

Parade Marshals – Manage a community group as well as holding signs for each group, participating in the Parramasala Parade on Opening Night

Adorned Headdress Workshop Assistants – Assist in smooth running of the workshop and encouraging patrons to interact with the workshop

Cinema Thali Film Festival Assistants – Assist the film festival curator, and provide information about the films and festival program to patrons

Drone Display Assistants – Assist the team an manage the activity area, and encourage patrons to participate

IM/Modesty Sound Installation Assistants at the Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE) – This volunteer role requires people who hold a current first-aid training certificate and also need to be available for an induction at the Information & Cultural Exchange (8 Victoria Road, Parramatta, NSW 2150) at 10 am on Friday 10th March. Volunteers will work in conjunction with ICE to provide information about the Installation and artist to the public.

Kiko Installation Marshals – Assist in safekeeping of the Parramasala 2017 mascot – Kiko – installation, and interact with patrons and share general info about the festival

Pantry Programming Assistants – This role requires commitment to regular shifts over the weekend, as the same volunteers are required for both days. Volunteers will assist the pantry stage manager, give out meal samples to the crowd and engage patrons.

Riverbank Indigenous Workshop Assistants – Assist with the setting up and packing up of the workshop, and engage patrons to interact with the workshops

Sports Hub Assistants – Crowd control, and engage patrons to interact with the activity

Truck Artists’ Assistants – Assist the artists with set up and pack up and engage patrons to interact with the activity


  • Meal Voucher (for shifts over 4 hours)
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Snacks
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Hands-on experience in a large-scale event
  • Long lasting memories and friendships

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW – See available shifts on the left-hand side and join the Parramasala 2017 volunteer team now!