2023 Volunteer Opportunities

If you crave live bands, cold brews, new swags, and award-winning chili, We Want YOU!! This fun-filled event is FREE to all energetic volunteers that sign up to help make this 27th Annual Hanover Chili Cook Off a success! All we ask of you is your time, talent and a smile. It is just that easy! This state chili cook off is on Labor Day, Sunday, September 3, 2023. Volunteer hours are from 9:30 to 5:30pm – you will not have to wake up early or stay late to help support many local, non-profit organizations. As a “Thank You” for working this full event, you will receive:

-FREE Volunteer t-shirt, -FREE Fancy tin chili cup, -FREE Water & Soda, -FREE Onsite Parking
-2 FREE adult beverage tickets (21 or older), -FREE Invite to “Volunteer Only” after-hour event (5:00 to 6:00pm)

Breaks will be given throughout the day, as needed, and you will receive a 30-minute lunch. We believe in taking care of those who take care of us. This is one fundraiser you don’t want to miss!

We understand some of you can’t work the full event, as stated above, so we have created limited spots available for shortened shifts. The morning shift would be 9:30 to 2:00pm and the afternoon shift would be 1:00 to 5:30pm.

Available Positions (training will be provided prior to start of shift):
 Ticket sales – Sells tickets at gates
 ID Checkers (RAMP Training needed) – Check IDs
 ID Banders – Band members over 21 years old
 Parking Guides for General Admission, VIP/Handicap & Performers
 Roamers – Walk field, check on volunteers, and help patrons
 Judge’s Tent – Get supplies and assist as needed
 Beer Ticket Sale’s Tent (RAMP Training needed)
 Beer Truck Pourers – Must be at least 21 years old (RAMP Training needed)
 Merchandise Tent – Sells merchandise
 Kids Area – Monitor activities, ensure parent/adult is with child

Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until full. If you have no preference, please let us know and we will place you where we need the most help.

All positions requiring “RAMP training” must become Ramp Certified. RAMP is a Responsible Alcohol
Management Program. This is an online training that takes about 90 minutes. If interested, please let us know. We will send you a link and a code to take the course. This is free of charge to our volunteers. Please complete your training by August 25, 2023. Once you pass your test, please send your RAMP certification to cookoffvolunteer@yahoo.com. This certification will last for two years.
I know, it sounds too good to be true, but it is!

Are you ready to step up to the challenge and help your local community? It would be GREAT to have you on our team! Please email us at cookoffvolunteer@yahoo.com so
we can reserve your position now.

Positions fill up quickly! We will need your name, phone number, shirt size, and
position where you want to help, if preference. If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to working with you on September 3rd and thank you for your support in making this such a successful event, supporting local non-profits for nearly three decades!


2023 Hanover Chili Cook Off Volunteer Committee