Help us “GROW” by volunteering at the 2014 Tennessee State Fair!

The best part of volunteering is the feeling you get from knowing you’ve helped a worthy endeavor come to pass. At the Tennessee State Fair, you’ll know you’ve played a part in your state’s history – a history that includes 108 years of crops, community, and friendly competition. You’ll know you’ve helped bring fellow Tennesseans the very latest information and technology so they can use it to enrich and improve their lives – and catch a ride on a Ferris Wheel too!

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At the Tennessee State Fair, volunteers get more than a feeling! Below are the 2014 Tennessee State Fair Volunteer Benefits.

Volunteer Benefits

All Volunteers (one shift requires 5 hours)

  • One free fair ticket
  • A free state fair t-shirt
  • Recognition on the state fair website, www.tnstatefair.org
  • All volunteers will also be invited to attend a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in October 2014, where a commemorative 2014 Tennessee State Fair pin will be distributed.

Volunteers who work 12 hours

  • All Volunteer benefits + 2 more free tickets

Volunteers who work 24 hours

  • All Volunteer benefits + 4 more free tickets


Volunteer Opportunities

Ticket Takers will need to be able to stand, greet fair attendees, scan or tear tickets and hand out brochures, have knowledge of fairgrounds layout, and have an out going personality.

Information Booth attendants must have knowledge of layout of fairground and schedule of events. Must have good verbal skills and patience. They will have contact with upper management to handle any customer service problems that may arise.

Food Court Sweepers will be required to stand, bend and walk. Light clean up and sweeping required. They need to be helpful to the attendees and assist with directions to areas.

Fieldtrip Day We will need staff for Tuesday, September 14th to help greet teachers with young children guide them around the Fair to see the exhibits. Person must have knowledge of events and be able to walk long distance. Background check required.

Parking Attendants must be able to stand for long periods in all types of weather and direct cars to their parking place. Must be able to answer questions about general fair activities and be courteous to all.

Recycling Volunteers will assist vendors, greet visitors and help with recycling initiative.

Creative Arts assistant must be able to take direction from department heads and have some knowledge in a certain fields. Ex. Sewing, photography, baking and knitting.