We will be launching volunteer opportunities this September 2022.
Stay tuned and come out
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Ladders & Lagers Festival. We're looking for people who want to help out in any way they can—from set-up to tear-down and everything in between!
Want to get in on the action at Ladders & Lagers?
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Ladders & Lagers Festival in 4-hour shifts. You can sign up for as few or as many shifts as you want. And we know what you're thinking: "But I'm not a firefighter." No problem! We're looking for people who want to help out in any way they can—from set-up to tear-down and everything in between!
Ladders & Lagers is a celebration of 150 years of the Dallas Firefighters, 50 years of Dallas EMS, and 50 years of the Dallas Firefighters Museum. The festival will take place on Friday, October 28 - 30 at Community Beer. The event will include food trucks, live music from local bands, and tons of fun activities for kids!
Volunteers must be 18+ unless they have prior authorization. Volunteers get to enjoy free access to all 3 days of the event and volunteer shirts while supplies last!
So if you're looking for something to do that's meaningful and fun—and if you love celebrating our heroes—sign up today!
Shifts are available Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30.
Shift 1: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shift 2: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Shift 3: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Setup and tear down - Setup volunteers will assist with stage setup and runner/floaters working in 3-4 hour shifts throughout the day. Tear down will help after the music each night taking down the stage and loading everything up on the night of 10/30/22.
Hospitality (Entrance) - These volunteers will assist in the entrance area by welcoming festival visitors, participants, and vendors. Volunteers will provide festival information to the general public, including scheduled activity times, vendor locations, and restroom locations.
Vendor and Entertainment Assistants - These volunteers will assist vendors and bands with locating their booths and the stage, assist during the festival maintain their booths in their respective areas and provide assistance as needed.
VIP Assistants - These volunteers will help direct property credentialed VIP guests to their respective VIP access areas; this requires a lot of standing.
Registration or Ticket Check-in / Sales - These volunteers will provide information and services to guests of the festival and assist with the sale of Ladders & Lagers tickets.
Children's Area Assistants - These volunteers will be overseeing the coloring station (making sure the kids have access to coloring pages and crayons), managing lines (should any lines form while waiting for face painting, airbrush tattoos, etc. including allowing such vendors to take breaks), and looking out for general safety/reporting lost children.
Firefighters Challenge - These volunteer positions will assist with conducting the Firefighter Challenge, which promotes and showcases the talents, skills, and athleticism of firefighters in an entertaining competition. Tasks for this assignment may require upper body, arm, and lower back strength. This volunteer opportunity is not recommended for those who are pregnant, with heart conditions, with serious back problems or have other health problems that may make them more vulnerable to injury.
Security - These volunteers will staff the command post and will assist the command staff as needed with various duties as assigned. Volunteers may be on their feet for most of their entire shift.
Merchandise Sales (Dallas Firefighters Museum Table) - These volunteers are responsible for the sale of the Dallas Firefighter Museum and event merchandise. Volunteers will make sure that the area is kept orderly and will replenish the inventory when necessary.
Festival Parking Assistants - These volunteers will greet and assist guests by directing them to the nearest parking area (or VIP parking); provide customer service and information upon request including answering general questions about the event. Requires a lot of standing.
Runner/Floaters - These volunteers serve as extra volunteers and fill in where extra help is needed or when scheduled volunteers fail to report for duty.