Why should i volunteer for the Carolina Balloonfest?
Carolina BalloonFest, operated by National Balloon Rally Charities, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Each year, a portion of our proceeds are donated back to the community. In recent years, National Balloon Rally Charities has awarded over $430,000 of Carolina BalloonFest proceeds to dozens of community organizations. Be apart of this fantastic organization and give back to our local community!
How long are shifts?
Shifts typically last 4 hours.
What are the perks?
The Carolina BalloonFest would not be possible without are many volunteers. To show our thanks, volunteers receive free parking and admission to the BalloonFest after their four-hour shift. Volunteers that register by September 31 with their t-shirt size, receive a Carolina BalloonFest Volunteer T-shirt.
Is there an age limit to volunteer for the Carolina BalloonFest?
The minimum age requirement varies based upon volunteer assignment. Youth age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult volunteer.
Do I need training to volunteer?
Carolina BalloonFest appreciates any individual's willingness to volunteer for our charity. We ask that first-time volunteers and even returning volunteers, attend our Our Volunteer Training Day for the 2023 BalloonFest will be on Saturday, October 14, held at Mitchell Community College's Continuing Education building, located at 701 W. Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677.
I'm with a non-profit or organization that is volunteering. How do I know which section they are volunteering at?
Please see below for a list of our non-profit volunteer affiliates. You may also contact your desired non-profit to inquire which section of the festival they are volunteering for.
United Way - Balloon Crew
Relay for Life - Admissions & Volunteer Center
Dove House - Wine and Craft Beer
Mitchell Community College - Hospitality Team
Girl Scouts - Kids Zone
Boy Scouts - Event Parking
North Iredell Raiders - Festival Grounds
Thank you to the local nonprofits & other civic organizations that volunteer with us! We appreciate you!