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Gathering Volunteers: Cocktail Hour & Social

  • Western Folklife Center Pioneer Saloon 501 Railroad Street Elko, Nevada 89801 USA (map)

Come on down to the Pioneer Saloon and find out more about volunteering for the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering! Sign ups available for unfilled positions – you can register to vounteer any time at - and the lead volunteers for all positions as well as Western Folklife Staff will be on hand to meet with you. Elko has thousands of visitors who come for the Gathering, all blown away with what they experience here, and with the friendliness and helpfulness of the over 300 Elko volunteers they meet. Your participation helps to make our annual Gathering a huge success!

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is six days of poetry, music, dancing, workshops, exhibits, conversations, food and fellowship; all rooted in tradition but focused on today's rural West. During the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, volunteers help visitors, take tickets, tend bar, drive shuttles, work in the gift shop(s), log shows, and much more. Volunteers also assist us with preparing for the Gathering in the days before it begins!