Ohio State Fair Help Needed

Interested in volunteering or working at the Ohio State Fair this summer? Check out the opportunities below and see if any of them interests you!

Little Farmers – New Ohio State Fair Educational Program

The Little Farmers program is a new exhibit at the Ohio State Fair that is geared toward kids ages 3-10 to educate them about agriculture. The activities are hands-on and will be located on the lawn northeast of the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center and includes stations on a variety of agricultural topics. Volunteers are needed throughout the fair to help with this exciting new program. Volunteers receive free admission for themselves and one guest if working at least one shift.

Visit https://ohiostatefair.com/little-farmers/ to find out more and to sign up to volunteer.

 

4-H Group Fundraising Opportunity – Scoop Ice Cream!

Are you or someone you know involved in a youth organization that is looking for a fundraising project? The Dairy Products Building at the Ohio State Fair (home of the famous butter cow) is looking for volunteer groups to scoop ice cream! Various schedules are available and no prior experience is required – just bring a fun attitude and a willingness to work to earn money towards your organization.  Contact Emilee with Concessions by Cox for more details at 614-297-0735 or emilee@cbycox.com

 

4-H Educational Assistants – Paid opportunity at the Ohio State Fair

The 2022 Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching. In the past years, hundreds of thousands of our closest friends gathered to make memories and enjoy their fair favorites – food, the butter cow, a visit with Smokey Bear, a performance by the All-Ohio State Fair Band or choir, or a run in the show ring. The 2022 Ohio State Fair will be back in full swing including state level 4-H project judging.

Ohio 4-H is accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2022 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position. The first day of work would be around July 25 and end on August 8.

All applications MUST be completed on-line in Workday. Applicants should apply at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.  Active OSU employees and students should click on the box titled, “Current OSU Employees and Enrolled Students”, external candidates should click on the box titled, “All Non OSU Employees”.

 

Collecting Card Games and Pop Tabs!

Licking County 4-H is collecting NEW card games as well as pop tabs. The pop tabs will be dropped off to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and the card games will be delivered to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All donations need to be dropped off to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, April 1, 2022. Let’s see how much we can collect!

Don’t Forget! Achievement Award Forms Due October 15th

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

REMINDER: Help Needed in the 4-H Center

The 4-H Center needs volunteers to sit in the gazebo during the building’s open hours the week of the Hartford Fair. Volunteers are needed to answer questions (usually fair-goers may ask where a specific building is located or when an event is happening) and keep an eye on things. Youth are welcome to help but must have an adult with them. Each shift is one hour and shifts run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day of the fair. If each 4-H club would cover at least two shifts, we will have the full week covered. Volunteering in the 4-H Center is a very easy way to support our still project members and you can spend an hour or more cooling off in the air conditioning! If you are able to volunteer for a shift (or more), please sign up here.

Help Needed in the Arts & Crafts Building at the Hartford Fair

The Senior Fair Board is in need of some volunteers willing to help with intake of entries for the Open Arts & Crafts categories. The arts and crafts entries have been moved and will now reside in the New Arts & Crafts building (the old Boys Dorm). Volunteers would help take in and organize entries as they are dropped of in the days leading up to fair. If you are interested in helping, you can reach out to Darl Evans at devans@lcounty.com.

Help is needed:

Thursday, August 5th: 5:00-9:00pm

Friday, August 6th: 9:00am-Noon

Saturday, August 7th: 8:00am-11:30am

 

Also, general help is needed a the fairgrounds the week before the fair and week after the fair. If you are able to help, please reach out to Holly at holly@hartfordfair.com.

Help Needed in the 4-H Center During the Fair

The 4-H Center needs volunteers to sit in the gazebo during the building’s open hours the week of the Hartford Fair. Volunteers are needed to answer questions (usually fair-goers may ask where a specific building is located or when an event is happening) and keep an eye on things. Youth are welcome to help but must have an adult with them. Each shift is one hour and shifts run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day of the fair. If each 4-H club would cover at least two shifts, we will have the full week covered. Volunteering in the 4-H Center is a very easy way to support our still project members and you can spend an hour or more cooling off in the air conditioning! If you are able to volunteer for a shift (or more), please sign up here.

Help Needed at the Hartford Fairground

The Hartford Fair needs help in the week leading up to fair and the week after fair to help get things ready for fair and to clean up after. They would like 6-8 people per day to volunteer their time to help. This would be a great opportunity for 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters to complete some community service hours. If you are available to help, please reach out to Holly at holly@hartfordfair.com.

 

Community Service Grants for ServeOhio Day

4-H Clubs looking for financial support for a service activity or event… ServeOhio may have a grant for you!

ServeOhio – along with partners American Electric Power Foundation and AmeriCorps – is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for ServeOhio Day on June 19, 2021. ServeOhio Day coincides with the summer solstice – the day with the longest period of daylight in the year – providing the most ample opportunity to volunteer annually. Grant awards will range between $500 to $2,000.

How can the funding be used?

The grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for supplies, materials and volunteer support.

Who is eligible to apply?

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Ready to apply?

For the application and instructions, visit the ServeOhio website. The application deadline is May 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Hartford Fair Sheep Barn Restoration Project

Licking County 4-H member, Emma Savage, is organizing a community service project at the Hartford Fair to repaint the metal gates and level the floor in the Sheep Barn. She is looking for help and donations to make this project happen. If you or your club would be interested in helping or making a donation, you can contact Emma at 614-395-0795 or penkeeper360@gmail.com. Dates of the workdays are listed below.