Helldorado Days Rodeo

Let's go to the rodeo! I am so excited about this event; I may just wake up and yell yeehaw each morning until it starts.
The Helldorado Rodeo is a non-profit community event that has donated more than $100,000 to local Las Vegas Charities in the past two years and over $4,000,000 since its inception in 1935. The Helldorado Rodeo is also the longest running civic event in Las Vegas.
This event is hosted by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge #1468. Tanya and I had the pleasure to meet up with them tonight and they are awesome people. They have invited us to be usher's each night.

What will we be doing?

- Ushers: We will be directing folks to their sections for the rodeo as well as checking each ticket to make sure it is for the proper date, etc. We will also have a view of the rodeo to watch it in between checking tickets.

The event is at 7th & Stewart, downtown. Parking for the event is free and located at the El Cortez parking garage. Feel free to park elsewhere if you would like, or if the garage is full. Once you arrive and enter the gates, there is a volunteer tent straight ahead, head to the tent to check in.

Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and the rest of your wardrobe is up to you (keeping in mind this is a family event, shorts are fine, but they shouldn't be too short). Ushers will be supplied with a tan vest to wear over your shirt. Volunteer age limit is 14; however all volunteers under the age of 18 should have a parent with them to sign their waiver.

The Elks Lodge will provide food and water for their volunteers. If you would like to eat, please arrive earlier than the time posted. They need ushers to be at the rodeo 90min prior to start. The time posted on this event is the time that you should be checking into the volunteer tent, so please plan accordingly.

Please RSVP with integrity and if your plans change, please update your RSVP immediately. These folks really need the help and are counting on us to deliver. When you meet them and fall in love with them like we did, you will realize why we just cannot let them down 

The rodeo will last two hours, so in total, you will be volunteering for 3.5 hours. You may be there longer if you choose to grab a beer with us in the beer tent afterwards ;)

Let’s do this! Let me know if you have any questions!

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  • Tanya

    It was such a blast meeting the people we did :) and I am anxious to see how much money was raised for our local community. The scenery certainly helped!

    May 22, 2013

  • Brendan

    1

    May 18, 2013

  • Liz Gurniak

    So glad I volunteered for Helldorado..we had a blast!

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • Donna

    Sorry I just learned this event is outdoors and I don't do heat well. I must bow out.

    May 13, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Donna. Thanks for letting us know. We look forward to seeing you at another event soon.

      May 14, 2013

  • Natalie

    Hi - wanted to make sure this went thru - sorry, but my two guests and I cannot make the rodeo on Sunday. We were really looking forward to it, but something came up. Looking forward to the next event. Enjoy

    May 14, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Natalie! Thanks for letting us know and we will look forward to seeing you at another event soon :)

      May 14, 2013

  • Natalie

    So sorry, our schedules changed & we can't make it. Looking forward to the next event. Have a wonderful time.

    May 14, 2013

  • claudia

    hi, I'm set for this Sat night 5/18. However I wanted some more information about volunteering for the blind. If someone could contact me with some info that would be great. Thanks

    May 13, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      Stephanie might be the right contact for you

      May 13, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      Claudia, here is the link to the discussion about the Blind Center. http://www.meetup.com...­

      May 13, 2013

  • Lynn

    Hi all it is over100today, is the event indoors?

    May 13, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Lynn. The event is outdoors. Thursday-Friday will mostly be after the sun goes down and Sunday will be during the day. Temperatures are expected to decrease this weekend, too.

      1 · May 13, 2013

    • Alicia

      Sun block and water will be provided to volunteers as well.

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • Charity Faith

    I would love to do this but have a meetup for my own group the same day. Darn it! Keep these great events coming! I love helping out whenever I can :)

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Charity! Thanks for letting us know. We are excited to be out there all 4 days for this festival.

      May 13, 2013

  • Liz Gurniak

    hi there, I originally signed up for Thurs. but to changed to Sun 5/19 @ 2:30..really looking forward to helping out & having fun!

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Tanya

      Can't wait to see you there!

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • Trudy

    I am confused as some events appear social and some as volunteer .. but I am always able to figure which .. and we are one car at the moment

    May 13, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Trudy. This event is a volunteer event. Thanks for asking!

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • Liz Gurniak

    just changed from Thursday group

    May 13, 2013

  • Alicia

    Due to the parade being on Sunday; parking may be challenging this day right before the rodeo. Tanya and I will probably go early and kill some time walking around. Once we come up with a plan, I will let you guys know in case you would like to join.

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Natalie

    Hi - looking forward to it. I signed up for two people - hope it's okay if I bring my husband. If not, no problem.

    May 1, 2013

    • Tanya

      Hi Natalie! Thanks for signing up. Yes, you cam definitely bring your husband. Anyone 14 and over can help out.

      May 1, 2013

    • Natalie

      Great - see you then

      May 1, 2013

  • Jude

    This sounds like so much fun!

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Alicia

      I really think it will be. These folks are a seriously good time. See ya there!

      April 30, 2013

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