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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Arlington County Fair! The Fair wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of our wonderful volunteers. Fair Volunteers are individuals who volunteer during the week of the Fair to support various components of the Fair. Volunteer roles include Competitive Exhibits, General Assistance, Indoor Entertainment, Indoor Vendor Setup and Breakdown and Outdoor Logistics. All volunteers must complete the volunteer interest form and participate in the volunteer training in order to volunteer at the Fair. Volunteer training is required and will be held virtually on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. and July 28 at 9:00 a.m. with a link to join the training sent to those who complete the volunteer interest form. Volunteers will not be accepted on-site.

Volunteer information and rules:

  1. Volunteers are needed for 4+ hour shifts throughout the week of the fair.
  2. We accept volunteers of all ages, but anyone age 13 or younger must have a parent/guardian on site during his/her shift.
  3. All volunteers must have filled out a Volunteer Interest Form (due date TBD) and attend an orientation session in July and/or August. No volunteers will be accepted on-site.
  4. Submitting information on the Volunteer Interest Form does not sign you up for specific shifts or tasks. To receive a specific assignment, you must attend a volunteer orientation (dates and times TBD).
  5. We will sign forms or letters for students who are required to volunteer for school or an organization. In order for us to confirm your hours, you must sign in and out for each shift at the Registration Desk. Students are also required to present the form or request a letter while they are on-site at the Fair. Due to the number of volunteers, we cannot verify hours after the event.
  6. We accept court-ordered volunteers on a case-by-case basis. We can only accept volunteers with non-violent and non-larceny offenses and reserve the right to not to accept a volunteer regardless of the offense.
  7. Volunteers must adhere to a Code of Conduct. Violations of this code or any inappropriate actions will result in immediate dismissal of the volunteer from his/her shift and he/she will not be permitted to volunteer for the Fair in the future.

Learn more about our three different volunteer opportunities below. On-site Fair Volunteer – On-site Fair Volunteers are critical to the success of the Arlington County Fair, and are responsible for supporting the Board the week of and during the Fair. Volunteer tasks include Competitive Exhibits, general assistance, entertainment support, Indoor Vendor setup and breakdown, outdoor logistics, and much more! Volunteers can sign up for as many 4-hour shifts as they would like, and we accept volunteers of all ages (ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

At Large Committee Volunteers – This type of volunteer is an individual who volunteers as non-voting members who augment the depth and breadth of the committee and assist in carrying out the work of the committee as directed by the Chair. At-large members are volunteers and serve at the pleasure of the Board Chair. The various roles can include, Competitive Exhibits, General Assistance, Indoor Entertainment, Indoor Vendor Setup and Breakdown and Outdoor Logistics. Email us at for more information and to join a Committee! 

Board Members – This type of volunteer is an individual who volunteers throughout the year, and during the week of the Fair to plan and implement all aspects of the event. This volunteer level is the highest level of responsibility and time commitment.  An information session was held recently to explain more about serving on the Board! A recording of the information session can be found here We are accepting applications NOW and will review and set up interviews on an ongoing basis through the spring of next year.

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