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Volunteer at the Balloon Museum

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An illustration of part of the Balloon Museum's logo, featuring multiple circles in a loose group in various colors representing the tops of hot air balloons as seen from above.

The Balloon Museum invites you to join our crew of year-round volunteers. There are many ways to help, including welcoming visitors, assisting with special events, supporting field trips, and cataloging. 

You do not have to be a balloon expert to get started. We welcome volunteers who are open to learning and who are interested in helping others appreciate the spirit of adventure, the science, and the artistry that make ballooning such a fascinating sport.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Diane Short at [email protected].

Becoming a Year-Round Volunteer

  • Create a volunteer profile with the City’s volunteer site: This includes a background check, a photo release, and a liability waiver.
  • Attend a New Volunteer Orientation at the Balloon Museum.
  • Year-Round Volunteers are required to complete 4 or more 3-hour shifts per year.

All volunteers who have completed Orientation are eligible to attend volunteer training sessions and enrichment opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

General Support Roles for New Volunteers

Special Event Support

  • Assist staff at special events that are held throughout the year at the Museum

Outreach Event Support

  • Assist with Museum sponsored activities and events out in the community

Behind-the-Scenes Assistance

  • Prep materials for events and activities; help with cataloging collections

Growth Opportunities for Balloon Museum Volunteers Who Complete Additional Training

Field Trip Volunteer

  • Support field trips as a greeter, activity assistant, tour guide, or Elevation Station host


  • Welcome visitors to the museum and provide general information and assistance

Radio-Controlled Balloon Crew

  • Assist with the inflation and launching of our Radio-Controlled Balloons

Elevation Station Host

  • Encourage active participation with our interactive exhibits


  • Lead visitor tours of the Balloon Museum exhibits

Benefits of Becoming a Year-round Volunteer

(4 or more 3-hour shifts per year)

  • Fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities throughout the year
  • Open invitation to training sessions for development and growth
  • Volunteer enrichment and social activities
  • Annual appreciation event for Year-Round Volunteers
  • Free admission to the Balloon Museum
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shoppe

Join Our Crew!

Volunteers assist with a special event at Balloon Museum.