As a volunteer in the Andis Demo Ring, located at the front of Pavilion One, you will be responsible for keeping the area tidy and ensuring that all events run according to schedule.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early each day of the fair to check in with the Volunteer Coordinator who will be located in the Welcome Center at the front of Pavilion Two. This will allow you a few minutes to ask any questions you may have, receive updates that need to be relayed to you, and arrive at your work location on time to relieve the person working the prior shift.
- After you have checked in, please report to the Andis Demo Ring Coordinator for instructions.
- Volunteers who work two consecutive shifts (totaling 6+ hours) will be provided with light refreshments. Please check with the Volunteer Coordinator if you are eligible. For those interested in purchasing snacks or meals, there is a Food Court located between the Coliseum and Nutrena Arena, as well as food vendors in Exhibition Hall, Coliseum, and front of the Pavilions.
- We recommend that you store personal items in your vehicle, as there are no secured areas to store your valuables (purse, backpack, purchases etc.). A coat & package check is located in the lobby of Exhibition Hall (Hall C).
- Please be courteous and friendly. Remember that you are representing Midwest Horse Fair. We are grateful for the help of our volunteers, and we depend on your good attitude and kind demeanor to make the weekend a success
- Please dress appropriately for the weather as you may be near an open door. Closed-toe shoes are required
- Each shift will last 3 hours. In exchange for working three 3-hour shifts throughout the weekend, volunteers can earn a free 3-day wristband (value $45)
- Please stay alert at all times and pay attention to your surroundings in case a problem arises and action is required. We politely ask that you limit cell phone usage during your shift
- You will be responsible for keeping the ring tidy and events running on time
- Make sure that everyone entering the Andis Demo Ring is wearing heeled shoes or appropriate footwear. We ask that you kindly, but resolutely enforce our rule that no flip-flops or open-toe shoes are allowed in the ring
- Ensure that all horse participants have the appropriately colored wristband. No one may enter the arena without a wristband (except a clinician, and they will have a Midwest Horse Fair name badge). If you cannot see a wristband, ask to see it. If they do not have a wristband, or have the wrong color, do not let them in the arena. Kindly direct them to the Andis Demo Ring Coordinator
- Open and close gates. Be willing to help if problems arise
- Please do not leave your station until the next person arrives to take your place. Please also check with the Andis Demo Ring coordinator before you depart
- Additional duties may be assigned as needed
- Please be advised that assigned jobs may change as needed at any time per the discretion of Midwest Horse Fair
For safety & liability reasons, this job is best suited for those who:
- Enjoy interacting with the public
- Have a sense of responsibility
- Are comfortable around horses
- Are able-bodied and able to fully communicate, hear and understand directions clearly, and react quickly