Volunteering - special programs

2017 MN State Fair Volunteer Positions

The Minnesota State Fair is coming to St. Paul, August 24 - September 4, and YOU can be a part of it!

Follow the web link cited at the end of each position to sign up or contact the person listed for more information.

EAB Costume Character

EAB costume

Wear this FUN COLORFUL COSTUME as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) as you:

The purpose of the EAB costume is to engage the public on invasive species issues and encourage them to visit the invasive species exhibits inside the DNR Building at the State Fair.

The Emerald Ash Borer costume:

Arrive by 11:30 AM to sign in and put on the costume.  The EAB costume character will appear on the DNR grounds daily from 12 – 1 PM and again from 2 – 3 PM.  Brief breaks for water and to cool down are permitted every 15 minutes or as needed while wearing the costume.


If interested in volunteering to wear the EAB Costume, click on the following link to complete an application, create a volunteer profile on MyVolunteerPage, and select your day on the fair schedule:  http://bttr.im/52w27

Make note of the username and password you create for this site so you can go back to update your profile and apply for other DNR volunteer opportunities.  This will be your DNR Volunteer profile from now on.

You will receive more information and confirmation of your schedule after this.  Maps, instructions and an admission ticket will be mailed to you for each day you volunteer.  Remember, all volunteers are limited to no more than 2 days.

For more information, contact Laura Van Riper, Terrestrial Invasive Species Program Coordinator, St. Paul at 651-259-5090 or email Laura.Vanriper@state.mn.us.  Written instructions will be provided prior to your shift.

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