Dead River Derby is entirely volunteer-run. Our events take a LOT of behind-the-scenes work to produce; we are always in need of enthusiastic, awesome people like YOU to help us make our events an awesome experience. We are so appreciative of the time and effort that our volunteers put into our organization; there is no way we could do it without you! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers!

Basic Volunteer Requirements:
Be reliable
Be able to assist with 4-6 hours for a bout

Volunteer Rewards

  • Free admission to the bout you are volunteering for!
  • Free snack at the concessions stand!
  • Derby Bucks for you to save or spend on DRD Merch!
  • The undying love and admiration of the Dead River Derby Dames for helping us create a successful event!


Bout Day Volunteers

It takes a village! If you’ve been to any of our bouts, you’ve probably interacted with one or more of our awesome volunteers who help make DRD events run so smoothly! Our bout-day volunteers assist with crowd control, skater check-in, ticket sales, and more!
To get involved, email


Non-skating officials help with everything from keeping score to tracking penalties and more. No experience necessary! We’ll train you! Contact for more information.

Graphic Designers

Have an awesome idea for a bout poster or advertisement? Or perhaps you’re a graphic designer that could contribute your skills toward helping us produce more content? We are currently seeking graphic designers to assist with marketing materials including graphics for social media, print advertisements, website content, handbills, and more. Contact for more information.

Marketing and Social Media

Are you someone who writes well and would like to contribute to enhancing our presence on social media and on the interwebs via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more? We have an immediate need for help with writing press releases, bout previews, bout recaps, and more. Contact for more information.

If you don’t see something here that fits your needs and you would like to get involved, please email us with your ideas and/or your skills at We are always in need of more talent and support!