prospective volunteer FAQs

  • What is an Ambassador? Are they the same as volunteers?
  • I want to volunteer for Fairplex events, i.e. the LA County Fair, am I in the right place?
  • How long does the entire process take?
  • What is the time commitment for volunteering?
  • How do I know what volunteer opportunities are available?
  • Is there an orientation?
  • If I have more questions who do I contact?


What is an Ambassador? Are they the same as volunteers?

Ambassadors are what we choose to call the volunteers of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, because they provide more than just time they are the face and advocates of our programs. The educational programs of TLC would not be as successfully without the support and promotion of our Ambassadors.

I want to volunteer for Fairplex events, i.e. the LA County Fair, am I in the right place?

Yes, participants in the Ambassador Volunteer Program support all of the educational program at The Learning Centers at Fairplex as well as many of the Fairplex special events, including the LA County Fair.

How long does the entire process take before I can start volunteering?

It depends, once you have submitted your Ambassador application you will be called for an in person interview. A background check will be completed following the interview, this can take up to two weeks, except prior or during Fair time at which point it can take up to 6 weeks. If you would like ensure you are cleared in time to volunteer for Fair please begin this process in July.

What is the time commitment for volunteering?

There is not a specific time commitment. Volunteer opportunities are listed on VolunteerHub or TheHub and Ambassadors are free to sign-up for the opportunities which interest them or best fit their schedule. However, there are tons of perks to being an Ambassador, from special event invites to Ambassador only social opportunities.

How do I know what volunteer opportunities are available?

Visit VolunteerHub for current volunteer listings. Opportunities change throughout the year.

Is there an orientation?

New Ambassador Orientations are held every month, specific event orientations are held based on event size and necessity.

If I have more questions who do I contact?

Please contact Nena Hernandez, Ambassador Volunteer Program Manager at
909-865-4200 or nhernandez@fairplex.com

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