Balloons Over Vermilion volunteer sign-up has begun

Balloons Over Vermilion is seeking volunteers to help with the 2017 festival July 14th and 15th, at the Vermilion Regional Airport in Danville. 

“Last year we hosted over 20,000 people, over two days at the inaugural Balloons Over Vermilion. We couldn’t have done that without our league of 500 plus volunteers,” stated Pat O’Shaughnessy, event co-chair. “And we know that this year will be even better with our communities support,” he added. 

There are a variety of shifts and positions that need to be filled for the two day event. To make it easier, volunteers can sign up on-line at and click the “sign up to volunteer” button. 

That links to which has listings of each job that is available per shift, with brief job descriptions and how many positions remain to be filled for each slot. “Some areas require that you be able to walk and stand for the entire shift, for instance in the parking lots. Hopefully, this will give volunteers a better idea of what to expect,” shared volunteer coordinator Andrea Calamari. 

“The jobs are easy and great for group activities or individuals looking for service hour credits or just a fun way to experience the event,” she included.

If you have questions about volunteering you can contact Andrea at

“This is a great way to be a part of the excitement” remarked Jim Anderson, event co-chair. “We invite everyone to join us in July at Balloons Over Vermilion.”

For more information go to or contact: event co-chairs: Pat O’Shaughnessy at 217-260-6716 or 217-442-0510, Jim Anderson at 217-304-3032 or marketing chair Cassie Keister - 217-474-7770.       


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