It’s All About the Community

Benefitting Local
Not-for-Profit Organizations

With such a large event held over multiple days, a lot of hands are required to make it run smoothly. A number of local charities will be providing volunteers for many of the tasks, with a portion of the proceeds distributed to them for their volunteer work, based on volunteer man hours at the event.  If you wish to volunteer and are not a part of one of these NFP organizations, you can choose one of them to which you can donate your volunteer hours.

To be eligible a NFP’s membership must include citizens of Harvard, or must directly benefit the City of Harvard in some way, and be able to provide a minimum of 5 people volunteering, or at least 15 hours of volunteer time.  An application form can be downloaded from the City of Harvard’s website, or picked up at City Hall.

If you would like to learn more, please join us on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, 201 West Front Street, Harvard (2nd floor, over the Police Station).  Janet Hugg, Volunteers Sub-Committee Chair, will be providing information, answering questions and taking applications from organizations that have not yet signed up.

In early June access to the Volunteer Sign-Up sheet will be available on the website and our Facebook page.

Most tasks require volunteers be at least 14 years of age; however, special jobs will be available for children ten to thirteen.  Children under 10 will not earn volunteer hours.

For additional information about becoming a designated NFP and providing volunteer services at the 3rd Annual Balloon Fest, contact Janet Hugg volunteers@harvardballoonfest.com.