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Volunteer at the Hoedown
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Updated May 29, 2022

Volunteer at the Hoedown

Are you ready to dance?  We hope so!  Many of you have volunteered at the Emerald City Hoedown in the past and have helped to make it a success.  For those of you who haven’t participated before, we hope you will join us.  It is rewarding (it will feed your karma), you’ll meet new folks, and you’ll have fun doing it, too.  Help make this year the biggest and best Hoedown yet.

Here are some of the volunteer roles we need (there will be more).  You will note that many of these don't interfere with dance workshops or evening dances at all.   Even if you can donate just one or two hours of your time, that will help a lot!

  • Registration desk (Thursday afternoon and evening, all times on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday afternoon)
  • Transporting dance floor and other equipment (Wednesday and Sunday evenings)
  • Setting up and taking down sound equipment and dance floors (Thursday afternoon, Friuday morning, Sunday afternoon/evening)
  • Setup and staffing for the eye-openers, socials, and after-hours parties (mornings and evenings each day)
  • Decorating the ballrooms (during the dinner break on Friday and Saturday)
  • Door monitors during evening dances (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings)

You will be able to sign up for volunteer shifts after January 1.

If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator at to get on our volunteers email list.

Work/Registration Trade

We know some dancers may be unable to to attend at regular registration rates, and we don’t want to turn anyone away.

We have made provision for work/registration trade, where we can discount registration rates for volunteers contributing a larger block of volunteer time, more than just an hour or two.  If this option is something that you need, please contact our volunteer coordinators at