TPT - Twin Cities PBS

08/23-09/03 - MN State Fair 2018

TPT is excited to participate in the 2018 MN State Fair! We are looking for both staff and volunteers to join our State Fair Team and help us deliver a fun and engaging experience for the thousands of fair goers visiting the TPT booth. We have updated our volunteer schedule to include a variety of volunteer roles and timelines, so everyone should be able to find a day and time that works for you. Please be prepared to commit to a 3-hour, 4-hour, or 5-hour shift, and one volunteer training. You will be asked to select one of three training times while completing this online signup.

*NEW THIS YEAR*
TPT has a new location at the fairgrounds! We will no longer be located in the 4H building, but instead we have chosen to occupy the (old) KTLK building on the corner of Underwood & Lee, which includes a 100 foot back yard!! 

As a TPT volunteer, you will receive an entry ticket to the fair on the day of your shift. Unfortunately, we cannot provide parking, so we encourage everyone to utilize the free fair shuttles and/or express metro buses that run throughout the day. Details on pickup locations and times will be included in your volunteer packet you will receive at volunteer training.

We hope to see you there!

Created by:   Mel Varriano
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Volunteer Assignments
08/23/2018 (Thu.) 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
Kate Westlund
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Sarah Johnson Johnson

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Colleen Bonneville

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Wendy Mallett
9:00am - 2:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Susan Schaefer

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Kathy Jandric

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Eleanor Rose
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Linda Brown

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Coco Mandle
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Kalia Xiong

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Alexa Shaw

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
bruce jones

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Marge Sehnert

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Alexa Shaw
08/24/2018 (Fri.) 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
Meg Johnson
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Leon Hiland

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Marge Sehnert

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Jeremy Dowd
9:00am - 2:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Cheryl Small

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Colleen Bonneville

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Linda Brown

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Alexa Shaw
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Oliver Masciarotte

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Kari Neathery
4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
Colleen Bonneville
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Norma Herther

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Kevin Loney

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Sophia Hiland
08/25/2018 (Sat.) 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Alexa Shaw

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Ellen Simon

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
tonya rootes
9:00am - 2:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Douglas Gerlach

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Coco Mandle

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Aretha Ngene
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Bruce Smith

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Alissia Humphreys

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Laurie Smith
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Calley Bliss

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Toyin Akisanya

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
John Daenzer
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Leon Hiland

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Marge Sehnert

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Kyle Anderson
08/26/2018 (Sun.) 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Coco Mandle

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Pat Palmer

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Christine Garklavs
9:00am - 2:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Karen Olson

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Iris Hoover

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Judy Alcott

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Alexa Shaw
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
jan wicklund
janice wicklund

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
jan wicklund
paul wicklund

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Wendy Mallett
4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Marge Sehnert

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
08/27/2018 (Mon.) 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and cameras.

 
jenny masters-wolfe
Human Resources
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Ida Jensen
Digital

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Kim Wilson

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Beth Luther Quast
9:00am - 2:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
kristine fisher

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Stuart Edeal

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Colleen Bonneville
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [4hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
JOYCE WAHLQUIST

Swag Table [4hr shift]

You will be stationed inside the TPT booth and your role will be to keep the table stocked, organized, and hand out swag to guests. Swag items will be dispersed evenly throughout the day with specific amounts set out each hour. (temp seating available)

 
Linda Brown

Back Yard Activities [4hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Front Yard Greeter [5hr shift]

*NEW* Our new location has a small front driveway and a 100 foot grassy back yard. This year we need volunteers to stand out front and engage guests into coming through our booth for swag items and head to the back yard for all of our fun activities.

 
Lisa Short

Kids Activities Area [5hr shift]

*NEW* A new location brings the opportunity to provide more kids activities. We will have kids tables with coloring books in addition to fun and simple craft activities for kids to enjoy. This volunteer will maintain the area and assist with activities.

 
Sarah Carter
I’d like to volunteer with my mom Amy Carter who will be signing up for this shift as well.

Back Yard Activities [5hr shift]

Basic duties: greeting and engaging guests, assisting with games and activities, taking pictures of attendees with our cutouts and displays, and also answering questions about TPT.

 
Amy Carter
4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Character Handler [3hr shift]

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED** You will be assigned to Cat in the Hat; helping him prep for his shifts, escort him to/from his shifts, and assist with the meet & greet, including assisting guests with photos using their cell phones and