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Volunteer at the Balloon Museum During Fiesta

Volunteer with us during the 2022 Balloon Fiesta!

For balloon fiesta week in old town

The Balloon Museum is directly adjacent to Balloon Fiesta Park, and we attract nearly 25,000 visitors during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta¬ģ.

The Balloon Museum is recruiting volunteers to support our operations during Fiesta 2022, and we invite you to join our team. For nine days each October, Albuquerque skies are painted with hundreds of hot-air balloons during the world's largest ballooning event. Join us as a Volunteer and have the best view of Fiesta!

General Volunteer Information

Balloon Museum Fiesta Volunteers are required to sign up for and attend a minimum of 12 hours during the 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from Saturday, October 1, 2022, to Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Fiesta Volunteers who sign up for and attend 12 hours will receive the following:

  • Balloon Museum Volunteer Badge
  • Balloon Museum T-Shirt¬†
  • Parking Pass to park at the Balloon Museum during your shifts
  • 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta General Admission Ticket

All Volunteers who sign up for shifts at the Balloon Museum during Fiesta (both experienced and new) are required to attend Training.

What Volunteer Opportunities are Available?

INFORMATION BOOTH: Volunteer will be seated at a table in the Welcome Tent outside the front of the Balloon Museum and will greet visitors with warmth and enthusiasm. Volunteer will answer questions about the Balloon Museum, about Balloon Fiesta and about visiting Albuquerque in general. The Information Booth Volunteers will use printed resources including schedules of events, maps, guides and FAQs to help answer questions. Volunteers should be friendly and helpful with every visitor.

OUTDOOR ADMISSIONS GREETER: Volunteer will welcome visitors with joy as they approach the Balloon Museum, will offer directional information, and will assist the Balloon Museum Admissions team with checking-in groups with will-call tickets. 

MUSEUM WELCOME GREETER: Volunteer will welcome visitors with joy inside the Balloon Museum, will offer directional information, and will answer questions.

Special Note: Greeters at the Balloon Museum on Thursday October 6 at 4pm will be here for STEAM Night. The first hour or so of the shift will be outdoors to interact with early-arrivers to STEAM Night, and once doors open the position will move inside to greet people and help give directions to guests attending STEAM Night.

ELEVATION STATION ATTENDANT: Individuals who are talented at working with young children and enjoy interacting with the public are invited to volunteer in this position. Volunteer will welcome visitors to the interactive Elevation Station exhibit, will demonstrate and answer questions and kindly ensure that exhibit interactives are being handled appropriately.  Volunteer will restock materials as necessary and coordinate with Museum staff to troubleshoot technical issues in the exhibit, if needed. Volunteer will also monitor capacity in the space. 

"BALLOONS IN THE SKY" EVENT ACTIVITY STATION SUPPORT: Individuals who are talented at working with young children and enjoy interacting with the public are invited to volunteer at this special event at the Balloon Museum on Wednesday morning during Fiesta Week. This event is hosted in partnership with Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Volunteer will welcome visitors to the "Balloons in the Sky" event and will assist with hands-on activity stations as needed.  Volunteer may answer visitor questions about activities, keep the event area tidy, and restock materials as necessary.  Volunteer will help tidy up after the event. 

STEAM NIGHT ACTIVITY STATION SUPPORT: Individuals who are talented at working with young children and enjoy interacting with the public are invited to volunteer at this event taking place at the Balloon Museum on Thursday evening of Fiesta Week. Volunteer will welcome visitors to STEAM Night at the Balloon Museum and will assist with activities as needed.  Volunteer may answer visitor questions about activities, keep the event area tidy, and restock materials as necessary.  Volunteer will help tidy up after the event. Some of the activity stations may be located outdoors.

FOUNDATION DINING EVENT GREETER: Volunteer will welcome guests with joy as they arrive for Foundation dining events at the Balloon Museum. Volunteer will check in ticketed guests at the Foundation Event Table in the Welcome Booth outside the front of the Balloon Museum and direct them to where they are going. When all guests have been checked in, Volunteer may also be asked to walk around inside of the Museum and help tidy up during the event.

FOUNDATION DINNER EVENT HOST: Volunteer will welcome guests with joy as they arrive and enjoy Foundation dinner events inside the Balloon Museum. Volunteer will offer directions to guests as they move around the Balloon Museum and answer questions.  Volunteer will also help tidy up during and after the event.

FOUNDATION SHOPPE ASSISTANT: Volunteer will assist in the busy Museum Shoppe by bagging items, stocking, and cleaning. Volunteer will also observe doors and interact enthusiastically with customers by welcoming them, visiting with them, and answering their questions. 

FIND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Requirements

  • Create a profile¬†on the OneABQ volunteer page.
  • Search¬†for 2022 Fiesta at the Balloon Museum opportunities.
  • Commit to work¬†at least 12 hours during Balloon Fiesta.
  • Sign up¬†for positions and shifts you want.
  • Sign up for a training shift that corresponds to your volunteer position.
  • All City Volunteers are required to¬†pass a background check. The process is initiated online when registering to volunteer if a background check is not already on file for your Volunteer Profile.
  • Sign up for and complete a volunteer training relevant to your position¬†at the Balloon Museum prior to Balloon Fiesta. Multiple dates will be offered to those who register. All volunteers must attend at least one of these sessions. All sessions take place at the Balloon Museum.

Questions?

Please contact Rachel Zulevi at 505-768-6098 or [email protected]