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2022 Volunteer sign-up now open!


Once you sign-up you should get email/text confirming your mobile number, one confirming your application and once you select a shift, you will receive and email with your shift information. You will get one email per job sign up, per person.

Any NEW Volunteers may request a password from the office at 541-276-2553 ext 405

We have upgraded our volunteer information system software it's likely that your specific Director has sent you the information you need to sign up for the 2021 Round-Up & Happy Canyon events. This system will help us improve our safety and better communicate information in real-time. In the next two weeks you will receive an email from your director(s). If you don’t see it, please check the spam/junk folders in your email inboxes. You may also get more than one email if you work in more than one area or volunteer for other events. If we don’t have an email on file for you, we will send you a postcard with all of the directions needed to sign-up and update your information. We will also post the directions HERE ONCE WE ARE LIVE! We are very excited for this opportunity to provide improved service and accuracy to all of our great volunteers who give so much of themselves to make our events the best they can be. Thanks to our amazing volunteers the Pendleton Round-Up has been awarded the PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year for the past three years and Happy Canyon was awarded the Oregon Travel and Tourism Award in 2015.


1- READ ALL THE INFO BEFORE you click the button above as it will open in a new tab.
2- Select the event that corresponds with the event (Round-Up, Happy Canyon, Concert, PBR).
3- Then select if you are a returning volunteer (using the same information and email as last year) or New Volunteer (never signed up before in our volunteer system) * If you and another person and/or multiple people share the same email address enter the email address and then enter their first name, so that it connects to the correct profile
4- If you are a new volunteer you will have to enter your info, digitally sign the code of conduct, complete all fields and add a photo!
5- On the next screen, enter the password your Director gave you in your email (big yellow box!), and you may see we have created shifts inside specific work areas for you to sign up under. Pick the shifts you are able to work, or select the open ended 'shift' which would only be 1 option to sign up. Your director may place you in a shift later (if applicable).

The whole family can sign up directly from the original link but you will get more than one email/password if you or your family work in more than one area.

We highly recommend NOT sharing an email address.

Once you sign-up you should get email/text confirming your mobile number, one confirming your application and once you select a shift, you will receive and email with your shift information. You will get one email per job sign up, per person.

Any NEW Volunteers may request a password from the office at 541-276-2553 ext 405

Interested in volunteering?

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Why do the Round-Up volunteers turn out every year? The pleasure of participation, some say. Volunteers work on every aspect of the Round-Up, from directors to gate-keepers. It’s been like that since the show started in 1910. Many of the volunteers have worked at their jobs 30 years or more, and 20-year veterans are common. “Without them, you just wouldn’t have a Pendleton Round-Up worthy of its name,” one long-time observer said. It’s been estimated that volunteers work about 20,000 hours during the year for the Round-Up. In 1931, Round-Up President Henry Collins spoke for the Directors in refusing an invitation to take the Round-Up to Washington, D.C. The thought prevails yet: “It would be necessary to take the whole city of Pendleton, people and all… For the Round-Up is not just a Wild West show. It is the product of… community spirit.”

Benefits of being a Volunteer:
  • Community Service
  • Scholarships *when you are involved with Round-Up you are able to apply for our scholarship program, we give dozens annually!
  • Looks amazing on a resume
  • Discounts & Coupons to our retail store!
  • First to know the really exciting stuff (concert acts, new adventures & more)
  • At our annual appreciation gathering (1 for minors, 1 for 21+) we have tons of giveaways (trip to VEGAS?!), prize packages to raffle, and delicious food and beverages!
  • The people you meet will help in more ways than you imagine!
  • Interested in being on the Round-Up Queen & Court? GREAT way to get to know the other Volunteers and Directors.
  • Oh, and did we mention we are the PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year? AGAIN?!

Pennant Bearers Wanted!

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Here are some guidelines for Pennant Bearers, please use our Volunteer form if you are interested in joining our team!

We will ask that you commit to riding in 5 or more parades.


*Western type belt to be worn. *White long sleeve shirt, tucked in. *Pressed and creased Wranglers - buy long - when in saddle they should reach heel of boot. *Felt hat--please do not bend your hat after it has been shaped. Hat to be worn square on head and pinned on. If you choose to wear a helmet, it must be black. *Dark cowboy boots.

Bring rain gear to all parades, Parade Director may have extra ponchos if needed.


*Well-groomed and appropriate is a must! *Long hair should be worn pulled back off your face in ponytail or braid, etc. Short hair must be worn neatly under hat. *No sunglasses.


*All tack must be leather and it good condition. *Tack must be cleaned and polished before parade, including silver being polished. *Tan saddle pad (purchased from D&B). Keep pad in a plastic bag to prevent it from getting soiled. *Pad fits over your regular pad, do not use the pad alone, always have a thicker pad underneath. *Always bring your flag holder! Flag holder mandatory or you will not be allowed to carry flag or pennant, you may be asked to switch sides of the flag at different parades-practice both.

HORSE –If you have a kicking horse, do not bring that animal to parades!

*Horse must be shod. *Horses must be cleaned before each parade.*Clip your horse’s bridle path, muzzle, throat latch and fetlocks. *Keep fly spray handy.


*Absolutely NO riding double. *Positions will be assigned at each parade. *Each rider will take 1/2 of one side of the street. *Try to stay together in an orderly fashion. *Please sit straight in your saddle. *Please try to keep your horse under control at all times. *Do not walk up on the back of another person's horse. Two horse lengths should be adequate. *If the parade stops, you must plan ahead.*Don't get yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.*Large flags will be rotated with older pennant bearers. *You will be assigned partners at parade site with someone that has a horse that is comparable in color and size to yours.



*Photos by Brian Blake

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