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Volunteer Opportunities with the Thurston County Fair
If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact the Fair Office.

Fair Board Member.  A Fair Board Member is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serves year round to plan and coordinate the annual fair, advise the fair manager on matters relating to the fair event, and assist the various fair constituencies to ensure quality exhibits and programs.

Seasonal   Positions

Department Assistants:  Assist Fair Department Superintendents accept  and release exhibits, act as clerks to judges, and display exhibits.  Hours would include up to two weeks prior to fair, during fair, and two days after fair depending upon availability.  Many volunteers needed in all departments.

Hosts and Hostesses:  Act as a host to departments by directing fair goers to exhibits, providing information about exhibits and giving assistance as needed to the Departments.  Hours would include shifts during fair time only.

Contest Helpers:  Provide assistance to organizer of contests; such as kids games, pie and cake contests; and fair promotional contests.  Hours would include shifts during fair time only.  (This is an opportunity for both adults and children)

Information Booth:  Give directions, answer questions regarding the fair, check out wheelchairs, check out PA equipment, and sell fair merchandise.  Hours would include shifts during fair time only.

Gardener:  Act as gardener or assist gardener in the planting of flower boxes and beds, watering plants, pruning, and weeding.  Hours would begin in early spring and continue through September.

Adopt a Garden Plot:  Plan, plant with your plants, and keep weeded a garden plot of your own.  Plans should be approved by the Fair Office.  Fair will water.   A sign indicating who is responsible for the plot is encouraged.  Sign up at Fair Office.  (This is an opportunity for both adults and children)

One Who Likes to Paint:  Repainting and/or touching up murals, animal characters, and signs with paint provided by Fair.  Hours would be from early Spring to one week prior to Fair.

Off-Season Office Help:  An on-call position to help with bulk mailings, inventory, Fair preparation material, telephone assistance, bulletin board displays, manning fair booths at various events, and customer service.