Be a volunteer with Elks Helldorado Days.
Be a part of an 80 year Las Vegas tradition and part of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary celebration!
Helldorado Days began in 1934 and is the longest running civic event in the history of Las Vegas. With a growing audiences, Helldorado Days is now a five-day event offering an opening night locals rodeo, three days of PRCA professional rodeo, a new day of Fiesta Del Charro, a parade, carnival, Whiskerino Contest, golf tournament, art show and auction, exhibits and food. In a prime new location behind the acclaimed Smith Center, downtown is transformed into Helldorado Days. Helldorado Days is a non-profit community event, managed by one paid staff member and hundreds of volunteers.
Helldorado Days is an outdoor community event celebrating Las Vegas’s tribute to the Wild West. The local event is produced by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No.1468 and the purpose is to produce a great show for fans and give the proceeds back to the local community through children’s and veterans charities. Due to the success of Las Vegas Helldorado Days in May, the members of Elks Lodge #1468 have given back more than $4 million to the community since 1934.
Helldorado Art Show and Auction
Monday, June 13, 2015 – Sunday, June 21,2015
Contact Pattie Stambaugh via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in volunteering for the Art Auction. Volunteers must be able to lift and hang artwork and have excellent customer service skills.
Helldorado Shootout Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2015
(Dinner at the Elk’s Lodge on Friday evening)
Volunteers are needed to assist with preparing and serving the dinner at the Elk’s Lodge on Friday, April 17, 2015, and at the event on April 18, 2015. For more information on this event, contact Aaron LaDuke at email@example.com.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Volunteers are needed for miscellaneous tasks for the parade. Please note that if you volunteer for the Parade, you will be able to volunteer to assist at the Rodeo on Saturday. Place an “X” in the box marked “Check Here” if you are interested in volunteering to assist with the Parade. No fewer than 6 volunteers are needed to assist with the parade.
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Ticket takers greet customers at the gate and take their tickets. These positions are the ambassadors for the rodeo. This position requires excellent customer service skills and will require long periods of standing. The rodeo grounds open at 5:00 p.m. every day except Sunday, when the grounds open at 2:00. There will be a briefing at 3:30 (12:30 on Sunday) each day to go over expectations. We are seeking 8-12 volunteers each evening. The Team Captain for Ticket Takers is Pam Waits.
Security volunteers navigate the rodeo grounds in teams of two and report via radio any problems or issues to the authorities. There are a limited number of seated positions available. The rodeo grounds open at 5:00 p.m. every day, except Sunday when the grounds open at 2:00. There will be a briefing at 3:30 p.m. (12:30 Sunday) each day to go over expectations. We are seeking 16 – 20 volunteers each evening. Security volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. The Team Captain for Security is Russ Childers.
Ushers verify the patrons have the proper tickets and direct the guests to the proper seating area. Customers will purchase seats in specific sections and there are seats at the front of the arena that require a higher priced ticket. This position does require excellent customer services skills and some standing. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a briefing at 3:30 p.m. (12:30 Sunday) each day to go over expectations. We are seeking a minimum of 32 ushers every evening. Jean Santry is Team Captain for the ushers.
Whiskerino is a contest for men’s beards and mustache’s and is a storied part of the Helldorado festivities. Volunteers are needed to check in contestants and to assist with the contest. This position requires excellent customer service skills and mostly sitting. We are looking for four volunteers for this event. The Team Captain for this event is Bev Salhanick at firstname.lastname@example.org . The event will be held at Main Street Station, the room to be determined.
From the Blog
Three Cheers for Charity
This year, Helldorado has partnered with local charities like never before. While proceeds of the event have always been given to charity, the 2015 event will be dedicating each night specifically to a much-needed cause, right here in our community! Come support the Animal Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Shade Tree Shelter and Project 150! In addition to a portion of your ticket supporting the charity, you also can bring in an item for donation to get a ticket discount if you buy at the gate!Read More