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Volunteer Crew

Calling All Crew!

Many people ask, “What does it take to put up a Hot Air Balloon?” Or, “How can I get a balloon ride?”


Well, here is your opportunity!


We are in need of Volunteer Crew for the White Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival, June 21-23.  Friendly pilots from several states and 16 balloons will be participating in our event and invite you to assist in setting up, launching, and packing up the balloons.  Each balloon will require 2 – 4 volunteers.  Volunteer crew should be available for 2 – 3 hours around sunrise at the launch field at Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex.  


Don’t know what you are doing? That’s okay. Experienced pilots are there to instruct you along the way, and if you are familiar with the local area roads and/or towing a trailer, you may become the pilot’s new best friend.


While not a guarantee, pilots try to reward the hard work of their dedicated volunteers with a flight.


Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants as they put on a show.

If keeping your feet on the ground is more your speed, we also need drivers to operate 6 passenger carts to help assist people from the parking lot to the event field. 


If you have any questions, please contact Tony Alba at


The White Mountains Balloon Festival will be held at
Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex. 
1101 S. Woodland Road
Lakeside, AZ 85929

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