Volunteer Program

The mission of the National Western Volunteer Program is to assist management and staff of the National Western in providing top quality service for exhibitors, patrons, and guests in the continued effort to be the top combination livestock show, horse show and rodeo in the world. We are a year round facility and often shows renting our facility request National Western volunteers to assist with their shows.

Volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in many areas including the Kids Activity PavilionCoors Western Art RoomGuest RelationsHorse and Livestock Show AssistantsEducational ProgramsInformation BoothsPhotographyTicket TakingAdministrative Support and many other special events during the year. Click below to learn more about the National Western Volunteer benefits and requirements.

Come learn more about the National Western Stock Show volunteer program by attending the Saturday, June 23rd orientation. More information will be sent after filling out a volunteer application HERE 

If you are 16 years and older and interested in becoming a new National Western volunteer then join us at our  Volunteer Informational Session to learn about the volunteer program, its mission and meet current National Western Volunteers. You will also find out how to become a year-round volunteer and talk with staff and volunteers about the many volunteer opportunities available to you.

Fill out a NEW Volunteer application here 

Dates for the Stock Show Royalty application process:

Royalty Application


September 1- October 1:  EACH LRR, queen, LIW, attendant, princess, etc. MUST REGISTER by completing an on-line application.  Coordinator information is required and all  * entries- Click continue to submit.

October 1 – October 15:  NWSS REQUIRED VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT/WAIVER FORMS will be sent to Coordinator’s email address for each LRR’s submitted application.

November 1:  NWSS REQUIRED SIGNED VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT/WAIVER FORMS are due for each LRR.   Please write your Rodeo Name at the top of each form.  Submit via email to: volunteer@nationalwestern.com or mail to NWSS 4655 Humboldt, Denver, CO 80216 Attn: Priscilla Schnell.  ONCE REQUIRED SIGNED VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT/WAIVER FORMS ARE RECEIVED for each LRR, an access password will be sent to Coordinator’s email for each LRR volunteer in order to input LRR volunteer date selection.

Download Forms here: 2018 Volunteer Release  |   Royalty Minors Release

***Distance Rodeos; Please register early to insure your dates.  We will be unable to secure dates for you this year, however, please contact Priscilla at prischnell@aol.com, with questions.  We will do our best to accommodate you selections.

November 12:  ON LINE SCHEDULING BEGINS.  There are limited daily slots available; schedule early to receive desired volunteer dates.   One-week day is suggested.  The Parade is Jan. 5th; sign up for that date also.  Individual LRR parade entries applications are available at the NWSS web site.

December 1:  Registration on line date selection will CLOSE.  Date selections after this date; please contact Priscilla Schnell 720-530-8305 or Jill Stuebner 303-263-9151

December 15:  Once ALL the above application process is completed pin(s) for Royalty, 2 grounds passes per volunteer day for chaperones, and vouchers for 30 hours of volunteer service will

be available for pick up at the NWSS complex

December 31:  LRR Handbook/Guideline Booklet will be sent to Coordinator email address, ONLY organizations completing the entire NWSS LRR registration process will receive information.

  • School Visits
  • Local Royalty
  • Cowboy Hospitality
  • Livestock Shows

Sign up now for the 2018 NWSS Volunteer Program!

Contact Us

  • 303-299-5562
  • 303-292-1708
  • volunteer@nationalwestern.com

National Western Stock Show
Attn: Volunteer Program
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

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