Tollgate Farm and Education Center

Pumpkinfest Volunteers 2018

Hello -

Planning for our annual MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center Pumpkinfest 2018 is well underway, and we would love your help. Because of our many volunteers, Tollgate is able to positively impact adults and children in our community in life-changing ways. 

Tollgate's Pumpkinfest, sponsored by Vibe Credit Union, is a free-admission, family-oriented event open to the public 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 6th, and Sunday, October 7th.  Educational and fun, Pumpkinfest explores the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.

Proceeds from Pumpkinfest help support educational programming on the site. Our financial aid fund helps provide scholarships for research-based programming for struggling schools and families. 

U-pick wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, farm animals, straw maze, educational programs, children's activities, music, and food will be just some of the fun activities on site during Pumpkinfest.  

Pumpkinfest is expected to host over five thousand visitors, and we need lots of help. Volunteer slots list the stations, times, age minimum, and special notes. You may sign up for morning and/or afternoon spots in the same area or two different areas. Volunteers are encouraged to attend our volunteer orientation. An email reminder will be sent several days before the orientation and the event. 

We hope to have you on board as part of the fun and excitement of Pumpkinfest 2018 and thank you in advance for your continued support of Tollgate and its programs!

If you know of friends, schools, or organizations whom you think would like to volunteer, please let us know. If your company has a corporate volunteer program, please share a contact with us.  

If you are a Master Gardener volunteer or trainee, please check with your Master Gardener Coordinator in your county before signing up to make certain your volunteer hours are approved. Thank you!

Questions? Email [email protected]

 

Created by:   Tollgate Education Staff
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Available Slot
08/01/2018
(Wed. 12:00am - 12:00pm)
leading up to event  

Seeking in kind donations for volunteer center (3)

Seeking in kind food and beverage donations for volunteer center beginning in mid-August

 

Key Volunteer Center Volunteer

Help staff plan and oversee area

 
Patrice Johnson
Saturday oversee Welcome Center
10/02/2018 (Tue.)  

Volunteer and Staff Set Up Day (8)

10 am - 2 pm

 
10/05/2018 (Fri.)  

Volunteer and Staff Set Up Day (8)

10 am - 2 pm

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Karen Schubert
Heather Hamlin
10/06/2018 (Sat.)  

Help with set up - Adults only 18+ (6)

9:00 - 10:30 am

 
All slots filled
Carrie Richardson
Jessica Govindan
Maria Richie
Wendy DuVall-Angelocci
Pat Dalter
Mary Koehler

Welcome table - Adults only 18+ (6)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Nancy Turner
Pat Dalter
Maureen Dinverno (2)
Patty Blanzy
vera hurchik

Welcome Table - Adults only 18+ (6)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Jen Hamilton
Gayle Gullen

Ticket booth - Adults only 18+ (7)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Bonnie Boak
Alan Jaros
Lynn Jaros
Eric Jaros
Duane Jaros
Diane Smola
Christine Nastev

Ticket booth - Adults Only 18+ (7)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Bonnie Boak
Alan Jaros
Lynn Jaros
Eric Jaros
Duane Jaros
Diane Smola
Christine Nastev

Food concession helper - High School+ (6)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Sophie Shao (2)
Alan Shao
Karen Sole
Sian Tian
Zachary Ott

Food concession helper - Adults only 18+ (8)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
3 of 8 slots filled
Susie Duquet
Abirami Rajendran
Rumaniya Arumugam

Food concession helper - High School+ (6)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Sophie Shao
Kouki Hosoyachi
Pranav Kasula
Chanhee Lee
Nikhit Sarilla
Michael Hu

Food concession helper - Adults only 18+ (8)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Wagon Ride Helper - Adults only 18+ (4)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Michael Heath
Carrie Richardson

Wagon Ride Helper - Adults only 18+ (4)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Wanda J Whalen
Mike Connors
Rosanne Rule
Susan Guenther

Pumpkin patch helper - High School+ (4)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Grace Garmo
Garrett Kucharski
Naveena Bains
Robert Seeley
Katherine

Pumpkin Patch Helper - Adults only 18+ (4)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Maria Richie
Susan Guenther
Mary Simmons (2)
Myself and Terri Rausch

Pumpkin patch helper - High School+ (4)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Jane Reed
Anusha Bayya (2)
Zachary Ott

Pumpkin patch helper - Adults only 18+ (4)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Theresa Hamilton
Maria Richie
Jill Rymanowicz
Kylie Rymanowicz

Strawland Children's Activity Monitor - High School+ (4)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Chris Cook

Strawland Children's Activities Monitor - Adults Only 18+ (4)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Cathy Heller
Heather Hamlin

Strawland Children's Activities Monitor - High School+ (4)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Dhana Arvapally
Ashwat Dhamotharan
Faiyaz Bhuiyan

Strawland Children's Activities Monitor - Adults Only 18+ (4)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Helper: Inflatables--Bounce House High School+ (2)

10:30 a.m - 2:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Michael Beaudoin
Sam Boritzki

Helper: Target Practice Pheasants Forever 18+ (6)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Brad Fashbaugh
tentative - may be redeploying to Antarctica
Bill Fischer
Frank Broughton
Scott Cleland
Zachary Medici

Helper: Inflatables--Bounce House High School+ (2)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Michael Beaudoin
Sam Boritzki

Helper: Target Practice Pheasants Forever 18+ (6)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Brad Fashbaugh
tentative - may be redeploying to Antarctica
Bill Fischer
Frank Broughton
Scott Cleland
Zachary Medici

Cider Pressing - Adults only 18+ (3)

10:30 a.m - 2:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Teresa Larosa
Martha Rotter
Ryan Grossenbacher

Cider Pressing - Adults only 18+ (3)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
All slots filled
Doris Daniel
Denise Reinelt
Karen Schubert

Runners - High School+ (6)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Katherine Purcell

Runners - High School+ (6)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Jenny Jaramillo

Parking attendant (Adults) (2)

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 

Parking (Teens 16 and older) (4)

14 and older if accompanied by adult volunteer

 

Parking attendant (Adults) (2)

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Parking attendant (Teens 16 and older) (4)

14 and older if accompanied by adult volunteer

 

Help with take-down (8)

5:00 - 6:30 pm

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Siraj Razvi
Siraj razvi
Ashwin Balaji

Photographer (2)

10:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Pat Beck