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CTXAF Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Temple is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for the 2024 Central Texas AirFest! Whether you’re assisting as an event runner, gate attendant, or parking attendant, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Ready to join the excitement? Become a “VOLUNTEER” and be part of the action!

The Central Texas AirFest, managed by the City of Temple, will be held at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, located at 7720 Airport Rd, Temple, TX.

Don’t miss out on the chance to see the hottest performances and hang out with the coolest people!

Below is the general volunteer information for you to review before submitting the online application. If you are selected as a volunteer, more comprehensive materials and training will be provided at the mandatory training session on Tuesday, April 30th!


Immerse yourself in thrilling aerial performances, static aircraft displays, food trucks, vendor booths, and a kid zone at the AirFest while volunteering for a 4-hour shift. Volunteers meeting the minimum shift requirements will receive:

  • Volunteers will receive an AirFest Volunteer t-shirt to wear during their shift.
  • (2) Two tickets to the event
  • Swag Bag filled with AirFest goodies
  • Be at least 16 years of age or older
  • Submit a current online application form by Saturday, April 20
  • Agree to a Criminal History Background Check. Please print all requested information to have the City of Temple perform a background check.
  • Volunteer at least (4) hours
  • Those signed up for Beer Tent Attendant MUST be TABC certified – further instructions to follow.


NOTE: Your submitted application does not guarantee that you will be selected Please read through all of the information posted here and the Volunteer Handbook before submitting your application

  • Deadline to apply: Saturday, April 20
  • Date of notification: Wednesday, April 24 by 5 PM
  • Volunteer Response: You must respond within 3 days of being notified. Failure to respond could result in the loss of a volunteer spot.
  • Mandatory Safety Training Session: Tuesday, April 30th @ 6 PM
  • Location: Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport 7720 Airport Rd, (East Entrance)
  • Attendance at this orientation is required. If you don’t attend, you won’t be able to volunteer during the AirFest.
  • This evening is important because you’ll meet the City of Temple Team, learn about your role, get your volunteer packet, and check out the airport. Plus, volunteers will have time to meet and chat with each other.

Volunteer Positions Available

Job Descriptions refer to the detailed job descriptions provided below to understand your role and responsibilities. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask your team leader or coordinator

Event Runner
  • A runner can fill in the gaps, run errands, or even take over a role for someone who didn’t show up. Perfect for the all-around go-getter!
  • This position will assist in various areas where extra help is needed; including but not limited to ID Checker, Gate Attendant, Cooler Attendant, Etc.
  • Answers attendees’ questions
  • Provide directions and assistance to attendees as needed
  • Smiles and provides pleasant customer service
  • Will require standing for extended periods
  • Welcomes all attendees
  • Assist patrons with wristbands upon entry
  • Ensures wristbands are placed on securely; but not too tight or too loose
  • Provide directions and assistance to attendees
  • Make sure attendees do not bring in the list of prohibited items
  • Keeps assigned area and nearby event grounds clean and free of trash
  • Will require standing for an extended period of time
  • Smiles and provides pleasant customer service
  • MUST BE TABC CERTIFIED – current TABC holders preferred – spots are LIMITED
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at this location
  • Ensures that only those who are of legal drinking age (those with 21+ wristbands) and who have purchased tickets partake in the beer being served
  • Has knowledge or willingness to learn about the beers being served
  • Keeps beer tent area clean and presentable
  • Smiles and provides pleasant customer service
  • Will require standing for extended periods
  • May require heavy lifting
  • Distribution and refilling of ice chests with water in various locations throughout the event.
  • Ticket booths, drink ticket booths, VIP Flight Line, beer tents, and backstage areas.
  • Only City of Temple employees will be allowed to drive golf carts.
  • Provide customer service to various artists, staff, and sponsors.
  • This is a physically demanding and sometimes dirty job
  • Heavy lifting required
  • Direct attendees to the appropriate parking lot
  • Smiles and provides pleasant customer service.
  • Will require standing for extended periods of time.
  • Provide customer service to all attendees.


Most volunteer positions can be physically demanding to some degree whether it be standing, sitting, walking, lifting, or using tools for extended periods.

Where do I go when I report for my shift?

Volunteer Check-In is located near the front entrance at the maintenance building (map will be provided)

Please arrive at the Volunteer Check-In at least 30 minutes before your shift start time so that it gives you enough time to sign in and make it to your assigned location. We do not offer volunteer lockers, please leave valuables at home.

Each volunteer role comes with a job description. Sometimes, like with admission gate staff, your responsibilities may vary based on our overall needs. If you have questions or encounter issues with your assigned task, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator for clarification.

Volunteer and staff parking will be communicated with you at the mandatory safety training session on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 @ 6 PM at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.

Please return to Volunteer Check-In and sign out. If you intend on enjoying the event you will need to redeem your paper tickets for a wristband at the pre-sale ticket window. Also, please note that you will need to remove your volunteer t-shit after your shift is completed.

Only trained volunteers should be in the designated volunteering area during their shifts. No one, including small children, should enter the booth or volunteer area unless they are scheduled volunteers. While volunteering, it’s important to focus completely on your tasks, serve attendees promptly and courteously, and fulfill your share of responsibilities. Please refrain from bringing children while volunteering.

Cell phones are not permitted during shifts. Though cell phones are an important communication tool, they may also be a distraction to other volunteers and visitors. Please turn cell phones off or set on vibrate while you are on duty.

If you are volunteering for two or more shifts back-to-back, please speak with the Volunteer Coordinator about scheduling a 15-minute break.

Found items should be turned in at the main ticket gate. Lost and found articles will be collected periodically and taken to the event command center. Wallets, keys, and other valuables may be claimed during the event or after the event by calling the City of Temple Parks & Recreation office at 254-298-5690. Central Texas AirFest is not responsible for lost items. Items will be held for 30 days.

All photos taken at the event may be used for future promotional material. By signing up as a volunteer you hereby give consent for the event to use your photo.

The Central Texas AirFest is held rain or shine. Please ensure you’re prepared for any weather conditions. In case of severe weather, seek shelter until the storm passes. The event will continue as scheduled.

NOTE: Central Texas AirFest will only close its gates if the weather interferes with public safety

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