Volunteer

Help us celebrate “Red, White, & You!” by volunteering at the 2015 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, play a part in your state’s history – a history that includes 109 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 2015 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 2015, where a commemorative 2015 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

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

Information Booth attendants must have knowledge of layout of fairgrounds 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.

Fieldtrip Day We will need staff for Tuesday, September 15th to help greet teachers with young children and 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.

Creative Arts assistant must be able to take direction from department heads and have some knowledge in a certain field. Creative Arts areas include: Spinning/Weaving/Rug Hooking; Floral; Papercrafting; Art categories; Craft categories; Sewing/Quilting/Needle arts; Photography; Baking; and Canning.

Volunteer Village & Kids Country Hospitality Person must be able to stand for periods of time and walk the area. Greet fair guests. Should be a helpful resource for all guests and assist with directions to specific areas. Ensure safety of children visiting Kids Country.

Tiny Acres Be courteous and helpful to guests. Give children direction as they visit the hands-on farm and gather food items. Must be able to replace items when children have gathered their food and visited the “store.” Individually wrapped snacks will be “payment” for the food they have gathered and “sold” at the store.