Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta volunteer (Navigator). Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

* Indicates a required field.

CURRENT NAVIGATORS: If you have already volunteered at Balloon Fiesta and filled out this online registration, please DO NOT complete it again. Instead, visit this web page to see how to log in to your profile to update your information:

CHASE CREW: DO NOT complete this registration form if you want to be on a CHASE CREW. Information about Crew Registration is located at, scroll down and click on Chase Crew. If you have questions about being part of a Chase Crew, contact Jennifer Garcia, Associate Event Director, at

NOTE: A registration is required for EACH individual. Do not fill out for groups.

Name and address

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Clothing Preference

Clothing may be provided for certain Navigator positions. Navigators who work a minimum number of shifts (usually 5 - but this may vary depending on length of shifts) will earn Balloon Fiesta outerwear. Sizes are Unisex.

Unisex sizing will be used if gender sizes are not available, and is typically cut like men's clothing - broader in the shoulders and without a tapered waist.

Emergency Contact

Placement Interest(s)


Availability to serve.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


A password will be required to log back into your account to view your schedule, update your information, or access announcements and documents.

Volunteer Release

By submitting this form, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I return or am accepted as a Navigator, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this form may result in my immediate dismissal.

I acknowledge that my participation as a Balloon Fiesta Navigator is a potentially hazardous activity. I understand that although the Balloon Fiesta has taken steps to provide me with limited training, equipment and safety preparations for my participation, it is impossible for Balloon Fiesta to guarantee absolute safety. Also, I understand that I share the responsibility for my safety and assume that responsibility. I agree to comply with the instructions and directions of Balloon Fiesta personnel while participating.

I have accepted responsibility to verify with my physician that I have no physical or psychological problems that would prohibit me from participating as a volunteer. In partial consideration of being permitted to participate, I hereby release Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Inc., its agents, representatives, successors, and assigns, from all liability and responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by me or my property before, during, or after my participation for any reason whatsoever.

In the case of minor-aged Navigators, I/we, parent or guardian of the minor-aged person listed below acknowledge the risk, as described above, and responsibility I/we share and consent to the participation of the minor-aged person as a volunteer worker subject to the conditions listed above. I also acknowledge that Balloon Fiesta may not supervise my child at all times he/she is volunteering services.

I grant permission to be photographed or interviewed in connection with Balloon Fiesta. I understand that any such photograph or interview may be used by Balloon Fiesta for television, film, video, visual, graphic or printed media. I agree to release and indemnify Balloon Fiesta with respect to any claims related to the use of such photographs or interviews by the Balloon Fiesta or any media.

I acknowledge that upon acceptance of my volunteer application and assignment to a Navigator position, Balloon Fiesta may review my driving record with the Motor Vehicle Division. If my driving record indicates any charges or convictions of DUI, reckless driving, or other offenses deemed unsafe, Balloon Fiesta may deny me the use of any Balloon Fiesta vehicles.

I certify that I have never been convicted or received deferred adjudication as a sex offender or of any crime related to abuse, assault or violence toward a child. Further, I authorize Balloon Fiesta to review any sex offender registries under my name. I also agree that, if I am charged with such a crime, I will immediately advise the Executive Director of Balloon Fiesta.

I agree to abide by additional Balloon Fiesta policies as put forth in the Navigator Handbook.

I understand that Balloon Fiesta reserves the right to deny my participation for any reason, or may dismiss me from my volunteer duties without advance notice.