Be a Volunteer

Volunteers are key to the success of the NHSFR Lincoln! If you or your group are interested in volunteering, review the information below and complete our interest form below.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Volunteers are generally age 16 or older
  • Volunteers ages 14-15 can work in pairs with an accompanying adult age 19+
  • Most volunteer jobs require working outside at least part of the time.
  • Please note, we will do our best to work around any physical limitations

Volunteers Receive:

  • Volunteer t-shirt (with minimum 6 volunteer hours)
  • Meals (each shift of 6 hours or more)
  • Snacks & water
  • Free fountain beverages including iced tea/lemonade, water & snacks
  • Orientation & training before event and on first shift
  • Certification of volunteer hours if desired
  • Preferred hiring for year-round LEC positions upon good performance

Volunteer Job Opportunities:


Volunteers needed 24/7 from Thursday, July 16 at noon to Sunday, July 19 at 7 am

  • Contestants (requires attention to detail)
  • Horses (horse knowledge is ideal)
  • Campers (requires attention to detail; golf cart and/or RV/trailer driving experience a plus, but not required)

Parking Lots

Volunteers needed 24/7 during Check-In, July 16-19 and throughout the event until Saturday, July 25

  • Park campers, trailers during check-in (golf cart provided)
  • Parking attendants to direct traffic, assist pedestrians and monitor access to restricted areas

Rodeo Performances

Volunteers needed from Sunday evening, July 19 to Saturday evening, July 25

  • Assist as needed during 13 shows
  • Opportunities in three different arenas, both indoor & outdoor

Ticket Sales

  • Use a PC and work within an easy-to-use app (training provided)
  • Work directly with the public and provide friendly customer service
  • Gate/door monitors, ticket scanners, ushers also needed
  • Monitor Western dress code where required by rodeo rules

Food Stands (indoor & outdoor)

  • Front: fill orders (fill drinks, grab food, make snacks), cashier
  • Back: kitchen, grill to help food prep from sandwich wrapping, salad making and burger flipping
  • No alcohol will be sold on grounds

Office /Info Booth Assistance

  • May be in office, NSHFR Lincoln Rodeo & Horse Expo, info booths or at performances
  • Help with general administrative tasks
  • Answer questions from participants, vendors, public
  • PC/Internet experience & comfort working with the public preferred
  • Requires finding answers, problem solving & multi-tasking in a busy environment


  • Indoor and outdoor needs
  • Volunteers are paired with and supervised by LEC cleaning & operations crew

Volunteer Support/Supervisors

  • Check-in orientation for volunteers
  • Deliver snacks/beverages to volunteers via golf cart
  • Fill in where additional volunteers are needed during busy times
  • Work before rodeo to help recruit/organize volunteers into shifts, answer group leader questions, prepare training & organize volunteer materials 

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the 2020 National High School Finals Rodeo at Lancaster Event Center. Please indicate your type of interest and your contact information.