Volunteer Service Areas

Come volunteer with us at Stock Show!


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Volunteer Benefits
Admin Support
sponsor Volunteer

International Room: Each January, the National Western International Agribusiness Center hosts near 800 guests visiting the stockyards for business purposes.

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Sponsor Lounge: The sponsor lounge is a designated space for corporate partners and media to take a break from the trade show floor and enjoy a quiet, comfortable setting.  

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Volunteer Center: The Volunteer Center is the hub for all volunteer operations during the Stock Show. Positions are available for Greeters and Radio Dispatch.

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Coors Western Art
CWA volunteer

This dynamic group of volunteers are the workforce that staff the art gallery for the nationally recognized Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale.  Volunteers in this area greet and work with artists, and the public and are responsible for art sales, and the daily operations of the gallery.

No art background is required. Volunteers will work with a team including NWSS staff, the show Curator, and senior volunteers to share this extraordinary exhibit with guests. Details of the day-to-day functions will be covered during volunteer training sessions. Extra training will be required for volunteers working in this area.

Activity Pavilion Volunteer

Ames Activity Pavilion: There are a wide variety of kids' activities in the Big Top heated tent. We emphasize the NWSS Mission of preserving the Western lifestyle through the children’s point of view.

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Pony Trails: Share your passion! Be a part of the past, present, and future of the horse industry by sharing your passion for horses in the Pony Trails hands-on learning area. This ever-evolving exhibit has interactive stations for all ages!

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School Visits: Part of the National Western’s mission is to educate youth in agriculture and the School Visits program is a crucial part of obtaining and preserving this mission.

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Guest Services
Ticket Taker Volunteer

Guest Experience: The role of a Guest Experience Partner centers around creating a welcoming, accessible, and supportive atmosphere.

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Hospitality: Want to be on the leading edge of our warm Western welcome? Join our Hospitality Team and enjoy interaction with Guests from all over the world. From Bus Greeter to Gold Buckle Seating, this area provides a variety of experiences each and every day. 

Info Booth: Love telling people “what to do”? The Information Booth may be the place for you!  New Volunteer or Veteran?

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Ticket Taking: Ticket Takers are the smiles that greet visitors coming in from the cold. Be one of the first to welcome guests to the sights, sounds, and…smells of the National Western!

Horse Show Support
Horse Show Volunteer

Horse show volunteers provide support to the NWSS staff, horse show exhibitors, and guests for horse show events through various positions and areas. Horse show volunteers provide support to the NWSS staff, horse show exhibitors and guests for horse show events through various positions and areas.

Volunteer assistance is vital to ensuring horse show operations are smooth and provide a positive experience for guests, vendors, sponsors, and horse show exhibitors alike. They assist with arena and paddock gates, doors, gators, arrivals, and check-in, In The Barn experience, hospitality, awards, event set up, and ticketed special events.

Incident Reporting
Incident Reporting volunteer

The Incident Reporting group provides assistance to NWSS staff by responding to and preparing detailed reports on incidents, which include personal injuries, illnesses, property damage, vehicle accidents, thefts, disputes, and complaints. 

You will be working with NWSS staff, Denver Police Officers, Paramedics, livestock exhibitors, commercial vendors, and the general public, as well as other Incident Reporting team members. This job involves responding to incidents within the entire NWSS complex, including all parking lots, as well as the Coliseum in a timely manner. Extensive walking will be involved and may be for extended periods during the entire shift in all weather conditions. Must be detail-oriented, a team player, a problem solver, empathetic to people in stressful situations, and possess superior customer service skills. The ability to function in stressful situations and remain calm is crucial.

Livestock Volunteer

Livestock Volunteers are vital to the success of all the livestock events by helping to direct and control the flow of livestock and people. 

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Local Rodeo Royalty
Info Booth volunteer

Local Rodeo Royalty (LRR) volunteers are current fair and rodeo titleholders across Colorado. The primary goals of this program are to promote the National Western Stock Show, their organization, rodeo, and youth development

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Photo + Video Support
International Volunteer

The Photo & Video Support Group provides quality imaging of National Western Stock Show events focusing on sponsor signage, trade show, and marketing elements. We maintain a small team of skilled Photographers and Videographers to fulfill the image-related requests from the National Western staff. 

Rodeo Support
Rodeo Support Volunteer

The Rodeo Support team is focused on assisting the National Western staff and rodeo contestants within the Denver Coliseum. Formerly known as Coliseum Support, this service area helps in rodeo hospitality, contestant check-in, mutton bustin', rodeo stalling, arena appearance, and timed event support.  

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Trade Show
school Visits volunteer

The Trade Show service area volunteers assist with managing the different aspects of the retail trade show vendors. Volunteers in this area may help with the Trade Show Service Desk, Package Delivery, Move In/Out and Floor Management.

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VIP drivers Volunteer

The volunteer Transportation service area assists the Show by handling the transportation needs of Stock Show patrons, exhibitors, and guests within the grounds of the National Western Complex.

VIP Pickup: Duties include picking up and dropping off judges from Denver International Airport and transportation accommodations for special guests of the Show.

Golf Cart Drivers: Duties include shuttles to get folks to and from the hill and yards, and driving the people mover tractor.