The Oklahoma State Fair is rich in history and heritage. Part of that heritage is our volunteer program. Individuals 18 years of age or older are welcome to apply to volunteer in a variety of placements. Application includes accepting the annual rules and guidelines and passing a background check. Background checks are required for all new applicants; returning invitees also are 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 with instructions on how to proceed. Eligible, returning volunteers will receive their invitation to participate prior to the annual volunteer Kick-off Event.
Volunteers are critical for the successful operation of the State Fair. The hard work provided by volunteers is the backbone of the State Fair and without them, it would not be possible to provide quality hospitality, educational programs and children’s services to our guests.
Volunteers provide support during the move-in days, State Fair event days and move-out days. Each volunteer shift is 3 to 4 hours long, and at least four shifts are required.
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.
Additionally, 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 Kick-off Event and Appreciation Banquet.
Early bird registration takes place at the Kick-off Event for returning volunteers. Newly invited volunteers may register any time from this meeting through August 30. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the mandatory number of shifts is not requested by August 30, the volunteer may be removed from the program.
Orientation & Training
Training: Returning volunteers must attend one of the two mandatory training nights at the Administration Building.
- September 10, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., training starts at 6 p.m.
- September 11, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., training starts at 6 p.m.
New Volunteer Orientation: New volunteers must attend the special orientation at the Administration Building.
- September 9, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., training starts at 6 p.m.
Volunteer Positions, Program Standards & Application
The volunteer program offers a wide range of positions to choose from. Please review the position types available and the program standards below. Volunteers are required to acknowledge and accept the program standards annually.
New volunteers are required to submit an application using the link below. Apply early as the program is subject to fill.
2019 Volunteer Program Standards (Coming Soon)