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There are many opportunities to get involved with the Steamboat community by volunteering for this signature event.
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Contact us to be a Volunteer

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo!
We have a variety of volunteer needs throughout our event weekend, July 13-14, 2019:
Balloon Crew
Do you love hot air balloons? Do you want to be an integral part of the ballooning experience? Join a balloon crew! Applicants must be 18 or older, and will assist with the inflation, launch and serve on the chase crew from the ground. Volunteers are needed beginning at 5:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bald Eagle Lake.
Balloon Launch site volunteer
Balloon launch site volunteer: Help our event crew with set-up, judging the balloon competitions and being a grounds helper at Bald Eagle Lake, where two dozen balloons will fill the sky above.
Balloon Glow
Help balloon crews inflate their balloons for the magical Night Glow at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs. Other opportunities include site set-up, greeting attendees or being a grounds helper. Applicants must be 18 or older.