Make a difference in your community...and have fun doing it! We don't have to tell you why it's good to volunteer. It's widely known that lending a helping hand makes you feels good. At Gilroy Rodeo, we do things a little different. Each volunteer is part of the GR family and helps ensure we can continue on for many years to come. With no paid employees, volunteers put together the entire rodeo. From picking up trash to helping coordinate the arena events, we can't do it without you! 

Group Fundraising

We offer opportunities for nonprofit groups to earn money for their clubs by assisting us in the daily operations of the Gilroy Rodeo. These may include trash clean up, ticket taking, parking detail, table busing, etc. If your group is interested in making a commitment to these or similar tasks, please email: volunteers@gilroyrodeo.com

Community Service

Are you looking for community service hours? We've got you covered. Our GR 2020 volunteer application is not available yet, but check back soon for any updates. We are eager to partner with you! 

Benefits of Volunteering

Whatever your interest or skills, there is undoubtedly a place for you to volunteer with one of the committees. As a volunteer, besides the personal satisfaction of being part of the Gilroy Rodeo, there are also other benefits available to you.


  • Free gate admission and parking with volunteer credentials

  • Volunteers that working longer than 4.5 consecutive hours in 1 shift will receive 1 food ticket and 2 non-alcoholic beverage tickets

Learn more: 

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Gilroy Rodeo 2020 has been cancelled. We appreciate your interest and look forward to connecting with you in 2021. For questions regarding volunteers in the meantime, please contact: volunteers@gilroyrodeo.com


Gilroy Rodeo is an old tradition in Santa Clara County working hard to come back for the third time since 1956. We have wild west action and family fun, now all we need is you!

Email: rodeo@gilroyrodeo.com

Address: 2365 Dunlap Ave Gilroy, CA 95020

Registered Charity: 501(c)(3) FEIN 83-0763894

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