Support the Pistahan Parade and Festival and help the FAAE

FAAE's mission is to create experiences to educate the public about Filipino culture, promote the wealth of talent that our community offers, and celebrate the Filipino community that thrives in SoMa and the San Francisco Bay Area. To do this, FAAE organizes events which gives the spotlight to feature our community and culture.


Your generous gift allows everyone and future generations to experience our Filipino community and cultures. 
Please make your tax deductible gift today.

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Volunteer with us

The Pistahan Parade and Festival is a community-driven, all-volunteer event. Each volunteer—from the planning committee and pavilion managers to the project coordinators and festival gofers—is a passionate booster of Filipino art, music, film and food. The two-day festival attracts over 80,000 attendees each day eager to celebrate and immerse themselves in all things Filipino. Pistahan volunteers make a very direct impact in ensuring that this annual event is an amazing and enchanting experience for all. 


While we do need folks to bring their best skills and talents to our team, we know that many also use the Pistahan volunteer experience to explore and develop certain skills and engage in experiential learning. 

Help us craft your ideal Volunteer experience. Tell us what YOU want to do. You do NOT need to be an expert to volunteer in a particular area. We want and need your ideas and support to make this year's Pistahan Parade and Festival a success. 

In addition to meeting and engaging with hundreds of other community-minded individuals, volunteers enjoy a number of perks. These include:

  • An invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party where volunteers will have the chance to win fabulous prizes and enjoy free food and entertainment
  • Complimentary lunch at the event
  • Access to a private rest area at the event
  • A volunteer t-shirt (sizes depend on availability)