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Rock the Barn - Saturday, May 18, 2019

Welcome the green season by getting involved at Dodge's Rock the Barn event. Enjoy an atmosphere of live music, baby farm animals, and fresh air. This farm festival generates excitement and community connection. Choose a role that best fits your style. Volunteers will get three complimentary meal tickets to be used for festival concessions.

Volunteer Time Commitment:
On the day of the event Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time Commitment: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m
Preschool Ambassadors refer to your Dodge Nature Preschool team lead for your shift times.

Event Location:
Dodge Nature Center, Farm Entrance 3
1701 Charlton Street
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Volunteers please park at our main office entrance located:
Dodge Nature Center, Main Office Entrance 1
365 Marie Ave. W
West St. Paul, MN 55118
From there, take the boardwalk trail across the pond to the red education building to check-in.

Age Requirement: Adults, and Youth 16 years old +

You must have a volunteer application on file with Dodge Nature Center or Preschool to volunteer. 

Dress for the weather so that you can comfortably carry out your volunteer assignment. To ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests- smoking, inappropriate behavior, and drinking will not be allowed before or during the event. 

An email with information will be sent to you a few days before the event. You must be on this online list to be notified in the email distribution.

Date: 05/18/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 2:30pm - 7:30pm CDT

Location: Dodge Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul

Created by:   Kim Bauer
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Admissions - Farm Entrance (5)

Check-in guests (money handling) also using our prepaid name list. Activity tickets also sold here. Located on the farm side and main entrance of this event. One or more staff/board member must be at this station. Admission closes 6:15 p.m

3 of 5 slots filled
Rachel Hughes
Kathy Doyle (2)
Bill and Kathy (need to leave at 5 p.m. - KB to assist)

Admissions - Marie Entrance (2)

Check-in guests that still need to pay (money handling) and also by using our prepaid name list. This booth is a back entrance to the event located by the Main Office on Dodge's Main Property. One or more staff/board member must be at this station.

All slots filled
Ryan Haight
Teresa Root

Ticket Sales (3)

Money handling. You will exchange tickets for cash. Guests can use tickets for food, bounce house, pony rides, bake sale. Two or more staff/board must be at this station.

2 of 3 slots filled
Office Coordinator
not confirmed until hired - staff/subject to swap
Kim Austrian

Farm Chores Station (2)

Facilitate and show kids how to participate in fun farm chores (monitor the cow milking, egg collection and carding wool). Need at least one staff at this station.

All slots filled
Anna Ryden
David Schmidt
Volunteering solo

Hay Jump Supervisors (2)

Sweep hay back into hay jump and make sure kids are not climbing on nearby bales.


Bake Sale (3)

Sell bake sale goods. Guests will pay for goods with tickets. Baked sale goods will be labeled with how many tickets each item is worth.

All slots filled
Dodge Nature Preschool (3)

Concessions (6)

Serve and/or prepare food to guests with a team of volunteers. Guests will pay for food with tickets. Number of tickets needed for each food item will be indicated.

4 of 6 slots filled
Jason Sanders
Steve Reinardy
As alway, if you need to move me, that is okay.
Sara Klasky
Sharon Growe

Pony Ticket Takers (4)

Take tickets/use app that will notify guests when it is their turn so they don't have to wait in line. Handing child a bowl with a carrot in it to give the pony on their turn. Line closes around 6:40 pm.

3 of 4 slots filled
Dodge Nature Preschool (2 that are trained on app) (2)
staff or pp
Ann Foss
solo - can't work the app

Horse Wagon Ticket Takers (2)

Collect tickets from guests that would like to go on the horse drawn wagon ride. Line close around 6:40pm

1 of 2 slots filled
Linda Silrum

Horse Wagon Operation (4)

Trained staff and volunteers only

All slots filled
Reserved * (3)
Mel Sumner

Deep Fry Dandelions/Butter Making Station (3)

Demonstration/engage with guests in these activities. Staff or teacher/naturalist volunteers only.

2 of 3 slots filled
Mick Garrett
Tavaras Villagomez
Awesome Sauce

Pond Dipping (2)

Supervise and instruct pond dipping activity on boardwalk. Staff and teacher/naturalist volunteers only.

All slots filled
Jared Little
Claire Madden

Meet Farm Animal Attendants (2)

Supervise guests meeting farm animals in the barn. Make sure no one is feeding them anything. Farm animal training required.

All slots filled
Mary Dybvig
Julie Erickson

Tractor Drivers (3)

Drive tractor hay wagon rides. Trained tractor volunteers only. 2 driving with rotation of 1 to break others. Breaker manage line.

All slots filled
steve tucker
Howard Simon
Pam Welisevich

Volunteer Check-in & Social Media

Check volunteers in. Badges, personal belongings room, location map, snack and water delivery to vol.

Kim Bauer

Bounce House (3)

Guests will give you said ## of tickets to jump in the bouncy house(s). Use a bell when a groups 5 minutes is up to rotate next group of kids. DNP parents will assist the Dodge volunteers at this station.


Lemonade Stand

Please ask your DNP team lead for details.

Dodge Nature Preschool

Raffle Table (4)

Please ask your DNP team lead for details.

All slots filled
Dodge Nature Preschool (4)

Story Walk

Please ask your DNP team lead for details.

Dodge Nature Preschool

Stage and Band Support (2)

Dodge Nature Preschool and B&G

All slots filled
Sean Gokey
Dodge Nature Preschool

Event Coordinator

Julie Allen

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