The Midwest Horse Fair offers camping options to direct participants in the fair. As a volunteer in the camping area, you will assist the staff in making sure that campers have proper wristbands, camping tags, and parking permits. You may also help with any camping issues that may arise.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early each day to check in with the Volunteer Coordinator who is 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 checking in, report to the Camping Coordinator, located at the front of Willow Island (small red retro camper) for instructions.
- Please do not leave until the next scheduled volunteer arrives and you consult the Camping Coordinator.
- Dress appropriately for the weather as you will be outdoors. 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).
- 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 suggest 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) if needed.
- 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 and wear closed toe shoes
- 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
- Check for proper wristbands, camping tags and vehicle parking permits. If you cannot see their wristband, ask to see it. If they do not have a wristband, or have the wrong color, send them to the Camping Coordinators
- Assist the Camping Coordinators with any questions or camping issues that may arise
- Please do not leave until the next volunteer relieves you. Consult the Camping Coordinator before departing
- Additional duties may be assigned as needed
- Please be advised that assigned jobs may change at any time as needed 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 able to be on your feet for an entire 3-hour shift
- Can withstand various weather conditions
- Are able to fully communicate, hear and understand directions clearly, and react quickly