Lincoln, NE (July 13, 2021) The Lancaster Event Center issued a request for volunteers Tuesday.

“The initial community response to helping the LEC Fairgrounds recover from a high winds on Friday night affecting many of the over 2,000 outdoor horse stalls for the 1,623 High School youth competitors has been heart-warming as has been recent response to volunteering throughout the event.” According to Amy Dickerson, Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds Managing Director, “The show must go on ~ but we need community volunteers now more than ever.”

However, the LEC Fairgrounds is now two days behind on preparations for the National High School Finals Rodeo and they are still finishing up in the damages stall areas. 

While the LEC team has totally recovered our 600 stalls the rodeo association still has over 800 stalls that need to be assembled.

They are looking for at least 20 additional strong volunteers willing to help outside with guidance stall experts.

Volunteers of all abilities are needed to help with a variety of additional projects including inside and outdoor tasks. 

For these setup roles, folks can

  • Show up 8 am to 8 pm to get started with shifts running to 10 pm daily. 
  • Go to the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds office at 4100 N. 84th Street, enter Gate 2 off Havelock and go straight ahead to office in Lincoln Room (building closest to 84th St.)
  • Wear closed toe comfortable shoes, jeans/long pants and be prepared to be outside. 
  • Gloves, beverages and/or food provided depending on length of shift/task.
  • There is no need to call unless you have a group of 20 or more. The event center is ready to assign all volunteers. 

As the rodeo starts, these are the remaining open volunteer roles that would be most helpful to fill:

  1. Rodeo performances gate ticket taker/monitor (you get to see the action & meet all the visitors)
  2. Rodeo Ticket sales—indoor, seated job Sunday July 18 to Saturday July 24
  3. Parking lot guides—Sunday July 18 to Saturday July 24 to help keep pedestrians & youth safe during traffic rushes before/after 13 rodeo performances
  4. RV guides during check-in Thurs July 15 -Saturday July 17 (driving golf cart, 19 years plus)

Signing up for volunteer roles after the rodeo starts Thursday is easy at


(easier to view on PC than mobile device) or simply call the fairgrounds office at 402-441-6545, option zero.

Folks with questions or major donations of labor may call/text Managing Director Amy at 402-429-1950.

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