Volunteer

Throughout the year, more than 400 volunteers support the Western Folklife Center’s activities. support the Western Folklife Center in our mission to document and preserve the cultural traditions of the American West.

Volunteering with us is a great way to contribute directly to these goals, as well as meet wonderful people, support rural culture, and become part of a community.

Volunteers at the Gathering, photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland

 Throughout the year, more than 400 volunteers support the Western Folklife Center’s activities. support the Western Folklife Center in our mission to document and preserve the cultural traditions of the American West.

Volunteering with us is a great way to contribute directly to these goals, as well as meet wonderful people, support rural culture, and become part of a community.

During the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the volunteers help visitors, take tickets, tend bar, drive shuttles, work in the gift shop, and much more. As thanks, each volunteer receives a Deluxe Pass pin allowing free entry to all non-ticketed daytime sessions and the program book.

At other times of the year, we rely on volunteers for help at special events, distributing posters/flyers, assist in the office, act as exhibit tour guides, and put together exhibits. 

How do I sign up to volunteer during the year?
Please click here to register online.

Questions about year-around volunteering?
Please contact us at 775-738-7508 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Western Folklife Center Year-Round Volunteers

The Western Folklife Center year-round volunteers are an integral part of our success. We thank the following individuals for their support and willingness to be involved in the many projects that come up in our daily operations.

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