The DC State Fair is a  volunteer-based organization focused on organizing this showcase of DC’s home-grown talents in photography, crafts, baking, gardening, and canning. To make the Fair a success, we rely on you, our awesome volunteers! 

Review the volunteer job descriptions listed below and go to the DCSF registration page to volunteer. If you have questions, contact jenn@thedcstatefair.org

Marketing Street Team:
We need volunteers to spread the word about the Fair. We’ll be working in teams on weekends throughout August to post flyers in neighborhoods and businesses throughout the District.

Social Media Ninjas:
Have an interest in communications or mad social media skills? We need volunteers pronto who can help us manage our social media sites from now until the day of the Fair.

Day-Before Logistics:
The Friday before the Fair help is needed to pick up tents and trashcans and do some preliminary set-up at the site. Transportation will be provided. Heavy lifting involved.

Pet Parade Volunteer:
Do you like animals? Then this job is for you! We will need volunteers to help check in pets and their owners at the Shaw Dog Park before the Pet Parade. You’ll then walk with the parade and make sure everyone knows where to go, help the parade cross the street, and make sure the pets stay in line once they get back to the Fair grounds.

The morning of the Fair, help us set up tables, tents, signs, balloons and more!

Welcome and Information Tent:
Volunteers will work in the official DC State Fair tent, providing the public with information on the DC State Fair, the sponsors, the contests, judging, and whatever else they may ask about. This role also involves encouraging fairgoers to donate to support the Fair as well to sign up to receive Fair information during the year.

Crowd Control:
We need roving volunteers to help direct traffic, manage the flow of people, and offer assistance as needed to Fair-goers.

Check-In/ID Checker:
Help check the ID of anyone who may be consuming alcohol in the biergarten (must be over 21 to volunteer for this role).

Contest Registration:
Assist entrants with their pies, vegetables, etc. Help number entries for blind judging and other logistics. Check that the recipe is being submitted for the contests that require them. If needed, help contestants with entry forms.

Volunteers will help store and organize pies and any other foods entered and prepare them for swift judging.

Kids’ Activities:
Volunteers will work with children and their caregivers at the Fair, leading group and independent kid-friendly activities and encouraging young Fair-goers’ participation.

Press Tent:
Volunteers at this tent will direct press inquiries to the right person, hand out press kits, and help any media present to get what they need for a good story.

Winners’ Table Display Volunteers:
Help organize winning entries, make sure no one walks off with a winning entry, and help all contestants claim their entries if they so wish.

Social Media Outreach Volunteers:
During the Fair volunteers will update the DC State Fair’s Facebook and Twitter feeds with photos, shout-outs, and more.

Can’t have a Fair unless it all gets cleaned up. The more the merrier! Help take down tents, signs, balloons, etc. and carefully pack unclaimed contest entries.

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