Approximately 200 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds and abilities pitch in and help make the Indio International Tamale Festival such a success. Typically volunteers commit to 5-hour shifts…and some really get into it and commit more than that.

It’s fun and rewarding. Duties vary from section monitors in the Holiday Parade Saturday morning to registration, greeting buses, parking lot assistance, assist with entertainment/stages, and more. We can accommodate those who need to sit and those who like to be on the move. You can let us know what duty you’d like to take on and we’ll do our best to match you with your request.

Volunteers receive a commemorative festival t-shirt and our sincere appreciation!


If you would like to volunteer, please download the form below and fax, email, or mail it.

Volunteer Registration 2017

Tamale Festival Volunteers Needed


If you have questions, please contact us.


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