Seeking 2014 Florida State Fair Volunteers!
Volunteers are a very vital part of the success of the Florida State Fair. From hospitality to helping with the children’s programs, there truly is something for everyone who wishes to be a part of the 2014 Florida State Fair.
Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult. Volunteer opportunities are available for all special skills and preferences. Click on the link below for a full description of these. A comprehensive, mandatory training program will be held for all volunteers. We want to ensure that you are fully comfortable and knowledgeable regarding your volunteer duties. Volunteers will learn about their respective job duties and the Fair.
You will receive a Volunteer Credential Badge and Parking Pass for to enter the Fair. The parking will allow you to park inside the Fairgrounds in the volunteer parking lot. After working for six (6) hours each day, you will be given a complementary ticket to the Florida State Fair.
Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt and hat/visor after the first six (6) volunteer hours. These may be picked up in the volunteer office any time after the second 4 hour shift is completed.
A meal ticket will be provided for each 4-hour shift worked during the fair. Meal tickets are redeemable only at the Taste of Florida Food Bar located in the Ag Hall of Fame. Prior to the fair, lunch will be provided for volunteers working a minimum of 4 hours on any given day.
Volunteers that work one 4 hour shift will receive a Florida State Fair Pin at the completion of that shift.
Annual Awards banquet for those work five 4 hour shifts (a total of 20 hours).
Last, but not least, you will enjoy the fellowship of a great group of people.
There are many great reasons to volunteer for Cracker Country!
Cracker Country Work is REWARDING: Slowly the stories of Florida’s past are being forgotten. The more we can share and preserve these stories with the public, the more we can learn and appreciate our history. Cracker Country work is rewarding because it offers our exceptional volunteers the opportunity to:
• Make a difference in their community
• Promote the preservation of Florida’s unique past
• Meet new people and experience professional growth
• Specialize in a specific area of interest
• Grow with a dynamic program that meets real needs every day
Community: More than 20,000 elementary aged school children visit Cracker Country every year. And many of them have never had the opportunity to learn of the lives of Florida’s ‘crackers.’ Cracker Country volunteers provide a VALUABLE, hands-on, and lively interpretation to make rural Florida’s history come alive.
Florida State Fair: Cracker Country is the only living history museum in Tampa, Fl. and is a special feature of the Florida State Fair. Each year more than 200,000 Fair visitors enter Cracker Country and enjoy the unique demonstrations, crafts, and history. Cracker Country volunteers are vital in sharing the rural Floridians’ story with Tampa’s community.
Cracker Country Offers Many Types of Volunteer Opportunities: Cracker Country offers a variety of opportunities to match the diverse interests of potential volunteers. Roles such as historic area interpreter, maintenance, heirloom gardening, sewing, model train displays, store clerks, office work, outreach, and more.
Cracker Country Volunteers are Part of a Team: Volunteers work with a committed team of staff and other volunteers to help their community. Volunteers receive training and support from staff and veteran volunteers. Further, Cracker Country volunteers are part of a larger network, the Florida State Fair Authority who invests in the local community and the State of Florida!
Cracker Country Work is Flexible: Cracker Country volunteers generally can schedule their work to accommodate family, work, or other responsibilities. This makes volunteering flexible and rewarding!
Please complete the Volunteer Application.