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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Buffalo Bill Days Board was created in 1989 as an autonomous organization whose sole function is to sustain Buffalo Bill Days as the city's main community-wide event. We are an all-volunteer Board that plans and manages the Buffalo Bill Days event as well as each director is responsible for overseeing a specific part of the event. Additionally there are volunteers who are not on the board who run activities associated with Buffalo Bill Days.

BBD offers a multitude of opportunities to those who are civic minded and wish to participate in staging Golden's largest and longest running community event as either a Board Member, Committee Chairperson or Volunteer.

This EVENT will NOT continue if there are INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS of VOLUNTEERS to HELP. So PLEASE contact us and volunteer your time - we really ARE a nice bunch of hard-working people!!

Please contact BBD by:
Emailing: BBD Volunteers,
Calling:   303-278-9898
Mailing:
    Buffalo Bill Days Inc.
     Attn: Volunteer Chair
    PO Box 1536
    Golden, CO 80402-1536.

Let's keep this event running for the next generation to enjoy.

Buffalo Bill Days is recruiting volunteers

Buffalo Bill Days [BBD] is proud to be part of the state wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the burial of William F. Cody up on Lookout Mountain. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit who gives back to the community with a Golden High School scholarship in addition to financial support for Golden Backpack Program, Christian Action Guild, Golden Civic Foundation, Community re-hab otherwise known as Be-a-Tool to name a few.

In addition to our philanthropy we produce a weekend event that is family friendly. Some of our hi-lites this year's event beginning July 27th running through July 30th are a parade, pancake breakfast, Cody's Wild West reenactment, kids rides, craft & merchandise and food vendors. There's also a car show, muttin' bustin' and little rubber duckies race down Clear Creek, golf tournament and free music all weekend long.

Would you like to join our volunteer team?

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Fundraising: Reaching out to people and businesses by phone or email from an established list to solicit funds to support BBD
  • Web Master: Keep BBD web page updated, basic computer skills, will train on current webpage.
  • Program Editor: Write & edit articles for commemorative program. Work with publisher on layout and delivery date.
  • Committee Chair for Volunteers: Manage individual volunteers working during the event. Recruit volunteers for all positions. In addition recruit youth groups for paid positions during the event, such as picking up poop from horse entrants in the parade, selling cold water during the parade, picking up trash on a regular schedule during event and other projects as defined by the BBD Board.
  • Judges for ALL contests: Review art or contestants competing and pick the winners. Contests include: new logo, commemorative poster, mustache growing, beard growing.
  • Administration: Follow up by phone/email on confirmations for support services for BBD, for example confirm delivery of golf carts and kids rides. Position may also pick up purchased BBD items; for example souvenirs.
  • VIP host: Make sure Grand Marshals and Honored Guests are taken care of during Golden Chamber Luncheon and taken from parade end to VIP viewing stand for remainder of parade. Bring water, programs, and other supplies to viewing stand for judges and MCs.
  • Publicity: Write articles for Informer, interact with Golden Transcript for additional potential articles. Tweet during event. Support BBD Program editor as needed.
  • Activities: Support the Activities chair as needed with follow ups for such activities as the Duck Race and church service in the park.
  • Set-up: Helping vendors check in; or moving barricades to prevent parking in restricted areas; or distributing posters/programs before the event.
  • Parade Marshal: Parade marshals needed Saturday July 30th at 8:00am to help lineup the parade. You will be assigned ten entries and you will be in charge of making sure they are in the correct position in line and have everything they need. You will also march with them if possible to help with the crowd. You will receive more instructions and breakfast when you check in and pick up your lovely T-shirt.
  • Chief Parade Marshal: Coordinate the whole lineup of the parade. You will receive more instructions and breakfast when you check in and a lovely T-shirt.
  • Buffalo Bill Historian: Contribute memorabilia and/or informational content about the legacy of Buffalo Bill Cody's for educational booth in Parfet Park during Buffalo Bill Days. Volunteer in booth for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Food & Merchandise Vendor Support: Assist with vendor booth assignments, payments, database updates, and sales tax collections. Check-in and set-up assistance.
  • Information Booth: 2-4 hour shifts during the event. Selling souvenirs, water, answering questions from guests.

For more information or to sign up please send an email to Katherine Leith Porter, President, BBD at kleithporter@gmail.com.


Entry and Advertising Release:
In consideration of acceptance of event entries, entrant agrees to permit the Golden Buffalo Bill Days Committee to use their names and/or photographs, films or tapes of the event for publicity, advertising and commercial promotion, before, during and after the event and will hereby relinquish any rights whatsoever to any photographs, films or tapes taken in connection with the event and gives permission to publish or sell or otherwise dispose of said photographs films or tapes. All publicity and advertising rights are hereby given to and reserved by the Golden Buffalo Bill Days Committee. Click on the Videos Link above to view past events.

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