The Oklahoma State Fair is rich in history and heritage. Part of that heritage is our volunteer program. Volunteers are critical for the successful operation of the Fair. The hard work provided by volunteers is the backbone of the Oklahoma State Fair and without them, it would not be possible to provide quality hospitality to our guests and vendors.
Volunteers provide support during move-in, Fair event days, and move-out. Each volunteer shift is 3 to 4 hours long and at least four shifts are required.
Individuals 16 years or older are welcome to apply to volunteer in a variety of placements. The application requires to acceptance of the rules and guidelines and passing a background check. Background checks are required for all new applicants; returning volunteers are also subject to a background check at any time at the discretion of Oklahoma State Fair, Inc.
Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any application or participation of any applicant or returning volunteer at any time.
If selected to participate, a new volunteer will be notified via email with instructions on how to proceed. Eligible, returning volunteers will receive their invitation to the annual volunteer Kickoff Event.
One mandatory training session is required for all volunteers. During training and orientation, volunteers will receive the Fair 411 and a t-shirt to wear when volunteering.
Volunteers receive free outside gate admission and season parking (in a special parking area for easy in and out,) access to Volunteer Headquarters whether working or not, and invitations to the annual Kickoff Event and Appreciation Banquet.
Things To Know
Shift Sign Up
Shift sign up begins in June. Volunteers will be notified via email when they can start signing up for shifts. The deadline to sign up for shifts is August 30. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
All volunteers are required to attend the Volunteer Training that takes place a week prior to the Fair. Volunteers will be notified via email once the date, time, and location of training has been determined.
Volunteer Postitions, Program Rules, and Guidelines & Application
The volunteer program offers a wide range of positions. Please review the positions and the program rules & guidelines below. Volunteers are required to acknowledge and accept the program rules & guidelines annually.
New volunteers are required to apply using the link below. Apply early as the program is subject to fill.