Balloon Fiesta depends upon scores of volunteers in a variety of positions.There are a variety of "types" of volunteers - many of them dependent upon your schedule, interests or experience.
This page details the AIBF "regular" volunteers (whom we call "Navigators"). Navigators volunteer in over 40 different areas throughout the event, and report to an AIBF staffperson. Requirements are detailed below.
If becoming a Navigator doesn't fit your schedule or interests, there are plenty of other options available. Please click on the link below that best suits your needs:
Existing Navigators can log into their profile, see a calendar of training dates, and more by visiting Navigator Central.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is looking for upbeat, enthusiastic, caring people to join our team of Navigators!
Balloon Fiesta is large and complex, and there are over 900 volunteers who help us before, during and after the event. These volunteers, called "Navigators," are critical to every area of operations. They provide guest services, administrative services, balloon coordination and safety, set-up and logistics, and more in over 40 different areas. This variety of needs allows just about any person, with any skills, talents or interests, to experience Balloon Fiesta from a new perspective.
On the days with only one session, only the morning shift is available. On the days with 2 sessions (see Schedule of Events), shifts are scheduled around these times:
A.M. Session (5:30 – 11 a.m.)
P.M. Session (3:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
Beginning this year, basic mandatory training will be required for all Navigator positions. There are 4 video training modules, each lasting 30 minutes or less, followed by an online quiz
Some areas may also have additional training requirements.
WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2015. Please note, however, that assignments do not begin until July/August of 2015.
To register to be a Balloon Fiesta Navigator at the 2015 Balloon Fiesta, please complete this form:
NOTE TO EXISTING NAVIGATORS: If you have already completed the online registration, you do not need to complete it again. Please click here to see how to log in to your profile to update your information.
Please be advised that the most secure way to submit your personal information is by using the online form submission above. However, if you are unable to access this form online, please print one of the following files:
Mail this form to: AIBF - Event Coordinator, 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Fax to (505) 828-2887
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that AIBF is unable to accept volunteers under the age of 13. Volunteers between the ages of 13-18 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you have further questions about being a Navigator, contact Sandy Wylie, Event Coordinator, at (505) 821-1000, Ext. 109 or email@example.com
Thank you for your interest!
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE
4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Local: (505) 821-1000