Volunteer at the 4-H Fair

Welcome Volunteers!

The Morris County 4-H Fair is a huge event and almost entirely put together by volunteers like you. THANK YOU! It takes many helpful Heads, Hearts, Hands, and Helpers. This page has information on what volunteer jobs and opportunities are needed.


Set-up Weekend - Sign-up

The Fair gets set-up the weekend before it opens. This is an exiting and fun time to share with fellow 4-H'ers and other supporters. All 4-H Families and friends are invited!

  • Saturday, July 16 -- 9-2pm

  • Sunday, July 17 -- 9-2pm


Fair shifts - Sign-up

This is where you will find the link to put your name down in a time slot to help as a hay ride ticket seller, fair announcer, ... All kinds of shifts are needed to run the fair. Shift will be needed during the Fair hours:

  • Thursday, July 21 -- 5-10pm

  • Friday July 22 -- 11-10pm

  • Saturday July 23 -- 11-10pm

  • Sunday July 24 -- 11-4pm


We are looking for activity leaders at the Children's Fun Station / Cloverbud Corner. If you have something you would like to share at the Fair with our visiting families and young 4-H members, feel free to contact the 4-H Office or Fair Committee (see below). Examples of activities are: drop-in story time for an hour, a simple craft, playing a big board game, ... Fun Station signup Here


Take-down - Sign-up

The take-down starts right after the fair ends on Sunday, July 24 at 4pm and continues for the next three days (Monday - Wednesday, July 25-27).

  • Sunday, July 24 -- 4-8pm

  • Monday, July 25 -- 8-8pm

  • Tuesday, July 26 -- 8-8pm

  • Wednesday, July 27 -- 8-12pm


All are great opportunities for students to earn volunteer hours, for individuals, groups, or companies to have a fun and meaningful team activity and give your gift of time to the community.

The link to the signup is: tinyurl.com/462xhkc6.

Sign up HERE

Food Tent: Serve dinners; help around the Food Tent cleaning tables, emptying

trash, and raking aisles.

Soda Booth: Serve canned soda, juice, and bottled water. Make change.

Restock coolers with soda as needed.

Assist Tent Managers: Help out as needed.

Recycling and Sanitation Engineers: Empty trash cans and recycling at

regular intervals into on-site dumpster. (Trash cans have wheels.)

Hay Ride: Assist children and adults in getting on and off the hayride and

collect money for tickets.

Livestock Barn: Watch over the Petting Barn area to see that no one feeds

animals, or enters their pens, or climbs on hay bale maze. Keep an eye on equipment and props.

Information Booth: Read flyers and familiarize yourself with procedures.

Promote 4-H by handing out literature. Answer questions about 4-H and the Fair

(a fair schedule & map will be on hand for consultation). Sign in volunteer shift

workers and distribute Name Tags. Sell 4-H promotional items.

Fair Announcer: Make announcements of scheduled Fair events over the

P.A. system.

Manage Children Hands On Activities: Pick activity at children’s fun station

and help with activity.


Check the sign-up for more information or contact the Fair Facilities Manager with questions (Mic McWilliams: 908 392 3518 or mcwmetalworks@comcast.net).

If you are a volunteer with a Fair job and need something in order to do that job (extra tables, chairs, electricity, access to water, fridge space, ...) - discuss the details with the Fair Manager then fill out the Facilities Request Form and send it to morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu

Contact

Questions, ideas, suggestions? Contact the Morris County 4-H Office and Fair Committee at morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu or 973-285-8301.