The Festival would not be possible without volunteers. 

Volunteers are needed for:

Balloon Launch Duties: Assist pilot to unpack and set up balloon for flight. Navigate or drive during the balloon chase. Contact the landowner for landing permission. Assist pilot during landing and pack up of the balloon. Hours: 5am - 10am Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tether Duties: Assist pilot to unpack and set up balloon. Help passengers in and out of the basket for tethered flights. Assist pilot to pack up the balloon. Assist with crowd control and help passengers sign waivers for the free tethered balloon rides. Hours: 5am - 10am Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Night Glow: Assist pilot to unpack and set up balloon. Assist with holding guide lines attached to the balloon. Assist with holding down the basket. After the Glow, assist pilot to pack up the balloon. Hours: 8pm - 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Night Glow Crowd Control: Monitor the roped off area to keep spectators back from the balloons. Hours: 8am - 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Balloon Crew School - Saturday, June 16th 10am - 12pm - Cook Park: No experience is needed. The Crew School is optional, but very useful for anyone wanting to work with the balloons. You can get on the job training from the pilot. We will have instruction and hands-on demonstrations of duties when crewing for a hot air balloon. Sturdy shoes/boots, long sleeves, long pants and leather gloves are the recommended attire. It is helpful to dress in layers. Snacks and water will be provided.

Additional volunteer opportunities include:

Field Set-Up  
Parking
Clean Up
Field Tear-Down
Advertising
Festival of Cars

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please give us a call at 503-612-8213 or email us at info@tigardballoon.org. You may also use our online form below.