Volunteer Opportunities At MRAS

Every year, more than 300 people dedicate what hours they can to help ensure the traditions, values, facilities and programs of the non-profit Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society continue to play an important role in their community. They are volunteers . . . . . and without them, the programs and events you've come to enjoy through the years and where the next generation will be nurtured, might not exist.

If you can spare time or expertise to give back to your community in any capacity, we would love to hear from you. If you know of a friend in your circle who might want to help, please mention us. We appreciate your new or continued committment to MRAS.

Our phone number is 403-931-3411 or our e-mail is office@millarvilleracetrack.com


Not a runner? Not a problem. Join the fun of participating in our Half Marathon event anyway!!! We are already looking ahead to June 15, 2013. See full race details at www.millarvillehalfmarathon.com or contact us at millarvillefarmershalf@gmail.com or 403-931-3411 to indicate your interest.
The race will start at 7:30 a.m. at Oilfields Arena in Black Diamond and the course closes at 11 a.m. All volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt and other rewards for generously donating your time to our cause. We also need volunteers helping in the week before the race.
Be part of our volunteer team of more than 100 and join us for a great morning!!!


Help with pre-race package stuffing. June 11 at Millarville Racetrack. A few hours work. The more bodies, the shorter the day.
Race package pickup – Calgary Eau Claire Running Room June 12 – noon to 6 p.m. – Broken into shifts between noon and 6 p.m.
Help with pre-race package pickup – Calgary Shawnessy Running Room, June 13 – 2 to 6 p.m.
Help with pre-race package pickup – Millarville Racetrack, June 14, Noon to 6 p.m. Shifts of noon to 3 and 3 to 6 p.m.
Help with pre-race package pickup - Oilfields Arena, Black Diamond, 6:30 am. to 7:20 a.m., June 15, 2013

Race Day, June 15, 2013
Parking control/Shuttle Bus assistance – Millarville Racetrack – 5:30 a.m. t0 6:45 a.m.
Parking Control – Black Diamond, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Course Marshall - From Black Diamond, to Turner Valley, to MRAS. Among the most important of positions among our volunteer crew. Time committments vary between an hour in the early morning to several hours later in the morning, but everyone is done by 11 a.m.  A course marshall is typically positioned at a turn or intersection and ensures runners know the direction they should be going while keeping the route clear of obstacles.  And you are a primary cheerleader and occasional hugger. Expect runners to say thank you a lot.
Water Stations – there are six water stations, positioned every three KM. Mixing gatorade and handing out cups of liquids to runners. Lots of cheering. Wear a cowboy hat!!!
Finish Area Crew - various tasks including course marshalls, assisting the timing crew, helping with the food tent, handing out medals to runners, assisting with information, set-up and take-down. Positions range from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Participant Bag Check – Pre-Race and Post-Race, runners may want to “check” an item like a sweater into our care at Black Diamond and pick it up at the Racetrack at the end of the Race.  You’ll be there to take it in, transport it and hand it back via a number/bag system.

For more information, use our contact form on the Contact page or e-mail millarvillefarmershalf@gmail.com

Volunteer Positions:

Volunteer Host: Assist with giving out t-shirts, meal vouchers, name tage, and recording/verifying contact information for each volunteer.
Track Crossing Security: Ensure our guests and visitors safety by ensuring the racetrack is safe to cross and not in use by horses and/or tractor.

Please contact Krystal Meade, Events Manager MRAS, eventsmanager@millarvilleracetrack.com or (403) 931-3411


Volunteer Positions:

The Millarville Rodeo Committee is well underway planning for the 2014 Millarville Rodeo – August 1 – 3, 2014. The volunteer run event couldn’t be executed without the contribution of community members and rodeo fans.

If you’re interested in getting involved with this great group of volunteers, please contact the Millarville Rodeo Committee Volunteer Coordinator – Mal Kirkland (403) 933-4942 or kirkland.darleneandmal@gmail.com 

Currently the committee is looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

Ground Operations – assisting in set up, tear down, and general operations through the weekend. Commitment of help on Monday is important, as we need to regroup after the rodeo to get back to regular business.

Family Entertainment Corral – oversee children in the Family Entertainment Corral to ensure they are able to play safely and enjoy their time at the rodeo.

Beer Gardens – Sell tickets, and serve beverages to patrons in the Beer Garden. 18 yrs or older and Pro-Serve certification is mandatory. MRAS offers no cost certification for our volunteers through AGLC.

Western Marketplace – We are looking for a volunteer to help “revitalize” the rodeo marketplace in the MRAS Indoor Arena on Rodeo weekend. If you would like to organize and coordinate this attraction, please contact us! 


The general concept is that all volunteers should be 12 years and older.  Exceptions may be made for very special volunteers who have a keen desire to volunteer, learn, and help “the old guys.”

We need volunteers for the following jobs


                 Volunteers will:

-          Must be able to attend a training session and learn as much as possible about the Fair, the Farmers Market  and other happenings at the Track

-           Mingle with the crowd – talk to people – and help them with their questions about the Fair and what is happening. 

-          act as ambassadors for the community, the MRAS, and the Fair

                 Volunteers will

-          attend a training session about the Fair and Farmers Market

-          lead individuals, families or groups around the Fair and tell them about the Fair and what is happening

-          be roving “information” about the Fair

-          work with the ASK ME people to help visitors to the Fair

OPERATIONS ASSISTANTS – must be able bodied – willing to help move panels, use a hammer, and follow instructions
                Volunteers may be required to:

-          assist in moving stock panels and reassembling them where required

-          assist to put flooring in the Arena

-          move tables and chairs to areas where required

-          help with other “set up” jobs as needed

                Volunteers will be required to:

-          assist the Petting Zoo Operator with care of the animals

-          assist small children with petting the animals

-          assist in general protection and care of all the animals

-          help answer as many questions as possible about the animals

                The Fair provides meals on  (1) Friday evening to the judges and working volunteers and (2)Saturday lunch for working volunteers

                Feeding Assistant Volunteers will assist with the following

-          delivering food from the kitchen to the eating area

-          delivering meals to those working volunteers who cannot get to the eating area

-          delivering water to volunteers who cannot get away from their stations

-          help do dishes and clean up garbage

Volunteers will be needed in various venues to run messages to other venues

Volunteers must be willing to run, walk, hop, skip, or jump around the grounds and deliver messages from one area to another

-          take messages from one venue to another  (i.e.:  from the Petting Zoo to the kitchen,  from the Farm Truck competition to the Parade Committee)

-          work within one venue and take messages back and forth between people working in that venue  (i.e.:  help set up the Parade and work with the parade committee)

-          deliver required materials between venues (hammers, office supplies, etc.)

-          deliver judging results information to the announcers

Use the contact form page or phone 403-931-3411 if you can help at the 106th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair!!!