July 21-30, 2023




That’s how Bill Dubois, a 2004 inductee in the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame, replied when asked why he had been volunteering for more than four decades in a variety of capacities at the “Daddy of ’em All®.”

We Love Volunteering!

“It’s the Cheyenne thing to do” for tens of hundreds of volunteers who provide the people power to produce what arguably is the largest outdoor western celebration in the world. Today, more than 2,500 volunteers work year round to produce an event that includes parades, pancake breakfasts, world-class concerts, chuckwagon cook-offs, carnival, exhibits, Indian Village, military open houses and performances by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, and of course the event that started it all nine Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos.

Apply to Volunteer!

Volunteer Application

Youth Volunteer Application


The volunteer handbook is designed to inform volunteers about Cheyenne Frontier Days™. No volunteer handbook can anticipate every circumstance/question. After reading the handbook please feel free to discuss any questions you might have with your lead and/or chairman.
Volunteer Handbook


Volunteer Discount Program

The RRR Committee has been working hard to revive the CFD Volunteer Discount Program.
Participating Merchants

Volunteer Crisis Fund

The CFD Volunteer Fund, a tax exempt public charity under IRS code 501(c)(3), was established in 2007 for the purpose of providing emergency monetary assistance to the Cheyenne Frontier Days family when they are faced with a tragic or catastrophic loss. Types of assistance that are available include funds to help CFD volunteers cope with bills during serious illness or accident, loss of ones residence due to fire or other natural disaster, death of a volunteer or a member of a volunteer’s family or other emergency situations.

Volunteer Crisis Request Form

CFD Memorial Scholarship

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Memorial Foundation was incorporated in October of 1984. The Foundation applied for recognition of exemption under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and was granted exemption through and advanced ruling on July 19, 1986.  The Foundation was established to solicit donations from the community to provide scholarships to high school graduating seniors of Laramie County planning to enroll at either the University of Wyoming or Laramie County Community College. The mission was later expanded to provide scholarships to Cheyenne Frontier Days volunteers and their immediate dependents to any college of their choosing.

Today, the Board of Directors continues to carry out the mission of providing an educational benefit to volunteers and their immediate dependents. It is a great benefit to the volunteers and promotes the value of advanced education.  The foundation has granted over $1.1 million dollars since inception. Additional information and application information can be found on our website and by email at cfdmemorialfoundation@gmail.com.
Scholarship Website

I’ve volunteered since I was really little at Chute 9. Frontier Days is my favorite time of the year. I tell everyone it’s my favorite holiday. This is my first year with the Rodeo Committee. I have enjoyed my assignments like helping with slack and working the rodeos. - Karly T., Frontier Nights Fan and Long-Time CFD Volunteer
My Favorite Time of Year