There are so many ways in which you can lend a hand. Fall Feast would not be possible without dedicated volunteers who are willing to serve. Volunteer registration for the 2019 Fall Feast will open Tuesday, October 1 - check out the different volunteer opportunities below.
First Question: Are you 18 years old?
If you are interested in volunteering with family members under 18, they must be at least 10 years old, accompanied by an adult and can only volunteer in select areas including: meal service and the kids zone.
Meal Service Team
Inside our dining area is where a lot of the action happens. If you are a sociable person that wants to serve in the dining hall, consider being on our meal service team. Volunteers on our meal serive team will help in one of the following areas: servers, bussers, beverages, serving line, and host/hostess.
Love to cook? Help our chefs prepare the meal! Volunteers will work in the kitchen alongside our culinary team helping prep food and getting food prepared for the serving line to plate meals.
Greeters & Social Ambassadors Team
Be the face of Fall Feast and the source of all things happening at Fall Feast including guest FAQs and helping guest get where/what they are needing, etc.
Volunteer Registration Team
Help guide event volunteers through the day of registration process. Help volunteers check in, get a t-shirt and direct them to the right volunteer team.
Kids Zone Team
Help supervise an area designated to entertain children ages 4-15. Area will include different activities and games geared toward children.
Hair Salon Team (Non-Stylists)
Welcome our guests in to the hair salon area, help guests register for a haircut, and direct guests to and from their haircut.
Hair Salon Team (Stylists)
Help give our guests a fresh haircut and renewed confidence. Some salon supplies will be provided.
Clothing Giveaway Team
Help guide guests through our clothing giveaway area, ensure they are walking away with the appropriate size and aid families in choosing items for their children. We have a need for several volunteers on Friday - November 9th and Saturday - November 10th. Friday volunteers will help sort and set up the clothing giveaway area. Saturday volunteers will help guests choose items and monitor giveaway stock.
Backpack Giveaway Team
Help put together and give out backpacks to kids that attend on Saturday. We have a need for several volunteers on Friday - November 9th and Saturday - November 10th. Friday volunteers will spend their time putting together the backpacks in an assembly line fashion. Saturday volunteers will spend their time giving out backpacks to kids.
Help our guests navigate their way around our job fair, ID station, and resume building areas. Some volunteers are needed to help guests, who are looking for employment, create a resume showcasing their strengths and important job skills.
Set Up Team
It takes an army to set up Fall Feast. Our set up volunteers will volunteer on Friday, November 9th, helping venue staff set up for the meal and services offered on Saturday (physical lifting and moving required).
Clean Up Team
Help us tear down after the event.
The Day of the Event
When you arrive, our team leads will put you in specific positions based on the area you sign up in. Please look at all of the areas and see where your strengths would be best used and where you would be most comfortable.
The event ends and clean up begins at 2 p.m. You are more than welcome to pitch in and help clean up after the event. It takes an army to set-up and just the same to tear down
Important Day of Volunteer Details
Parking - volunteer parking is free and located next to the event building. The event address is 4655 Hubmoldt Street - a specific lot will be designated for volunteer parking closer to the event date. That information will be updated here.
Volunteer Registration Day Of - after parking, please walk to the entrance located on the Northeast side of the building near the Northeast ticket office. Upon entering the building, please visit the volunteer registration station that is located near the north lobby in the Bar and Grill.
Event Attire - jeans, t-shirts, and comfortable shoes are fine. You will be receiving a volunteer t-shirt when you check in at volunteer registration. The t-shirt is short sleeve, so we recommend wearing a light layer under your volunteer t-shirt. Please wear comfortable/sensible closed-toed shoes that you can walk around, stand, and service in.
Personal Belongings - for any type of volunteering for Fall Feast we ask that you leave most personal belongings at home or in your car. There will not be a designated area for the storage of personal belongings. Fall Feast and the National Western Stock Show will not be responsible for any lost items during pre-events and day of events.
Food/Meal - We will provide staff and volunteers with bottled water upon arrival. If we have food left over after the event we would love to feed our volunteers too. However, we suggest that you eat before the event and bring snacks if needed in case all the food is needed for our guests.