Volunteers Needed!

We're looking for a few (ok... a LOT of) good men and women to help with what's sure to be a great balloon fest! If you're interested in helping out behind the scenes of this amazing day, please click the link below. We can't wait to see you!

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Volunteering Roles

We are looking for help in the areas of:

  • balloon crew
  • field maintenance
  • scoring teams
  • clerical
  • volunteer check in

This is a chance to be part of something great! All volunteers receive t-shirts, food and fun. Plus you'll make some new friends while helping out at this amazing event that benefits our community in so many ways.

FAQs

You have questions?  We have answers.  If you have additional questions that we have not covered here, please don't hesitate to contact us for more details.

Do I need any experience?

No.  We ask volunteers to volunteer their time doing what they're good at.  But if you're interested in other areas (like balloon crew) that you may have never done before, we will provide skills and safety training as needed.

Do I have to commit to every day of the Festival?

No. Whatever time you can dedicate to the festival is appreciated.

What equipment do I need to bring?

Nothing specific or specialized.  If you are volunteering for balloon crew, we do recommend that you dress well for the weather.  We also ask that you bring sturdy, leather gloves for rope holding, and solid, work-style footwear.  Steel Toed footwear is recommended.

Will I get to ride on a balloon?

Volunteering to be a ground crew member for hot air balloons is an important role that not only helps the pilots launch and land safely, but also provides volunteers with amazing flight experiences!  You should have no expectations that you will actually get to ride in one of the balloons, though.

Volunteer Form

Last year we had approximately 100 volunteers donate their time and we couldn't be more grateful! Without volunteers, RiseUp would not be a thing! You are a very important piece to the puzzle and we continue to be extremely grateful for all the amazing people in our community!