Volunteers 2018-02-23T22:47:17+00:00

Welcome to the Eyes to the Skies Volunteer Page for Lisle’s annual Balloon Festival that takes place around the 4th of July each year.

If it were not for the many volunteers that give selflessly to making this yearly event one of the biggest & best festivals in the Chicagoland area, we could not accomplish all that it takes to present, execute, and staff this great Lisle Festival.

This year you are noticing a new web design, and there will be more exciting new additions to help us in promoting Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival.

On the following pages you will see all of the areas within the festival make-up, where we utilize the great many volunteers needed.
When you find the area that you wish to volunteer for:

Please select the area and then fill the form:

The day (s) & time(s) that you are available to volunteer,
Enter your name, e-mail address, phone #
Select what Lisle organization your volunteer hours will go to.
These include: Lisle Rotary, Lisle Kiwanis, Lisle Lions Club, Lisle Chamber of Commerce, Lisle Partners for Parks, & the Lisle Education Foundation.
If you are a teenager, under 18 years of age, please list your age also.
There are areas for volunteers where age is a factor when scheduling you.
ALSO, please give a 2nd choice you would like, in case your 1st choice fills up.

Also, under each category, will be the number of Volunteers needed to staff that particular area on each of the 3 days we are in operation, along with the several days leading up to opening day, where volunteers help make a huge difference when it comes to setting up tents, tables, staging, signs, etc.

Once you have signed up, if more than 1 shift- you will repeat the same steps as above, you will receive a confirmation email from the ETTS committee. These are automatically sent. If you realize you have to change something, you will email direct to volunteer@eyestotheskies.org.

I will receive all these emails, and respond accordingly.
Now as we get close to festival opening, the best and most prompt way to notify me of changes in your volunteer schedule will be to text me, as I will of course have my phone on me at all times.

We are trying to have WiFi ability on the festival grounds, but I can not guarantee responding to you via email. TEXT works best. 630-544-1193, put me into your contact list: Debbie ETTS

Volunteer T-Shirts & Admittance Pass:

The Wednesday evening (June 28), before opening day you will be able to come and pick-up your t-shirt(s) & admittance pass, tho wearing your t-shirt into the festival will ensure you get in without paying. Please make every effort to pick-up your t-shirts for that reason. You must also check into the Volunteer Trailer when you arrive to get your meal pass. At the end of your shift, you will also check out at the trailer. All times will be logged, remember to sign out, because if you end up staying on alittle longer, I want to give you that credit.

Because so many people do wait until it gets closer to the festival to sign up, I encourage you & anyone/everyone you know to sign up as soon as you can.

There will be an incentive gift for anyone & everyone who signs up by JUNE 28 – Wednesday.

It is a very hectic time, and I want to make sure I have everyone in their places at their times, and I may get a good nights sleep. Try and find a replacement if you can not make your shift, and definitely TEXT me to let me know.


THANK YOU for again helping to make Lisle Eyes to the Skies the Best Festiv