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Volunteer Opportunity
Nebraska State Fair Volunteer Program presented by Principal Financial Group

The Nebraska State Fair is Nebraska's premier family event. The Nebraska State Fair has been entertaining its visitors for 145 years and the tradition will continue. Nebraska's rich history and heritage will be showcased and the end result will be one that all Nebraskans will be proud of.

Volunteers are a very vital part of the success of the Nebraska State Fair. The dedication and service that our volunteers will put forward will pay huge dividends to the success and momentum for future State Fairs. The Nebraska State Fair cannot function without a strong volunteer base. From hospitality to helping out with educational and children's programs, there truly is something for everyone who wishes to be a part of the Nebraska State Fair.


Volunteer Coordinator

Dana Miller

Grand Island Chamber

309 West Second Street

P.O. Box 1486

Grand Island, NE  68802



Volunteer Application

NEW in 2014! You can now register to Volunteer ONLINE! The Nebraska State Fair and Volunteer Program are excited for this new feature. Online registration will allow for more flexibility in scheduling. Volunteers will have the ability to access their schedules from home, peruse the available volunteer responsibilities, and make adjustments to their schedule throughout the summer!

Register online here:   www.statefairvolunteer.org

Online Registration Steps:

1. You will need to have a valid email address to begin. You can set up an email address for free at www.hotmail.com, www.yahoo.com, or www.gmail.com.

2. Go to www.statefairvolunteer.org

3. Create a Volunteer Account by filling in your contact information, t-shirt size, etc. Then hit "Register."

     a. If you are Volunteering with your place of employment, please fill in the Business/Organization field.

     b. Spouses and family members can utilize the same email address, but will need to create separate


     c. Your personal information will not be shared. If you select that you would like to receive notification of

         other volunteer opportunities, the Volunteer Program will collect information from those opportunities and

         share it with you. Contact information for those opportunities will be included so that you can decide

         whether you would like to make contact to participate.

4. Return to your email account. You will have received an email from the Volunteer Program that contains a link. Click on the link to activate your Volunteer Account.

5. Choose the day you want to volunteer.

6. Select the Volunteer position and shift of your choice. You can view a description of the position by clicking the red "info" to the left of the position. Click "Add chosen job to my schedule."

7. Click "Finalize Schedule" to view all of your selections.

8. If you are happy with your schedule, Click "Confirm Schedule."

9. Click "Print" if you would like to print out a copy of your schedule.

10. You can return at any time to add shifts, remove shifts, or make changes to your schedule.


Register via Mail

Or, you can still register on a paper copy of the Volunteer Application. Just print it off, fill it out, and mail it to Dana Miller at the address below!

Click here for the 2014 Volunteer Application

Who We Are

Nebraska State Fair volunteers will come from all walks of life and have a variety of interests and talents. Some of our volunteers will be retired, some will be in school, some will be stay-at-home moms and some will travel from the surrounding communities. The one thing that they all have in common is a big smile! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or be assigned to work with a parent or guardian or involved in a group with adequate supervision.

What We Do

Nebraska State Fair volunteers provide support during the Fair and during the move-in days immediately prior to the Fair. Each volunteer shift will be four (4) hours in duration. The option to sign up for multiple shifts is available and encouraged! However, shifts cannot overlap or be counted as two at one time. Free Fair gate admission will be provided for your daily commitment. Volunteer opportunities are available for all special skills and preferences.

A comprehensive, mandatory training program will be held for all volunteers. The Nebraska State Fair wants to ensure that you are fully comfortable and knowledgeable regarding your volunteer duties. Volunteers will learn about their respective job duties as well as receiving an overview of the Fair itself. During the training sessions, volunteers also receive their official Nebraska State Fair volunteer shirt to wear during the Fair.


Free Fair gate admission for your daily commitment.

Volunteers who make a commitment of 20+ hours receive two (2) single admission passes to be used at the volunteer's leisure, plus an exclusive volunteer service provider lapel pin.

Receive a FREE official volunteer souvenir shirt.

And last but not least, enjoy the fellowship of a great group of people!


See what the 2012 Volunteers had to say about what they enjoyed most about their experience!

“I liked interacting with the guests!”


 “Flexibility of schedule and training sessions.”

 “Heard some great entertainment while volunteering at Open Class Stage area.”

 “Being with the other volunteers and meeting new people.”

 “Sharing my excitement for the Nebraska State Fair.”

 “There was a lot of energy!”