Nebraska 4-H relies heavily on volunteers in the days leading up to and during the Nebraska State Fair to help ensure the entire fair runs smoothly. State Fair 4-H volunteers receive a fair pass for the day(s) they volunteer. A list of 4-H volunteer opportunities is available below. To signup as a State Fair 4-H volunteer, please complete the general interest form below.
4-H Setup and Tear Down Days
Help with setup in the 1-2 weeks before the fair or with clean up on the Tuesday after the fair. Volunteers will assist with setting up the static display area moving tables, displays, etc., into their places throughout the building.
4-H Exhibit Entry Days / Judging
Help with preparations the on Wednesday and Thursday before the fair. Volunteers will assist with exhibit check-in, judging, and help arrange displays. Indicate the 4-H project area(s) you are interested in, and we'll try to match you.
4-H Green Team Hosts
Be a part of the welcome crew for the 4-H exhibit building. Green Team Hosts will stroll throughout the building to welcome fair-goers, answer questions, promote 4-H, monitor and tidy exhibits and host the information table. If you enjoy meeting and speaking with the public, and are passionate about 4-H, join the Green Team! Older 4-H members are encouraged to sign-up with a friend or families can volunteer together as hosts. Wear your smile and have fun! Shifts are available each day of the fair (10 AM - 1:30 PM, 1:30 - 5:30 PM and 5:30 - 9PM). A minimum of two volunteers needed per shift.
4-H Lil' Green Mascot
Represent Nebraska 4-H by volunteering to be inside and/or escort Lil' Green, the 4-H mascot. Youth and/or adults who meet the following mascot requirements are encouraged to help: age 14+, height between 5'3" and 6'3", waistline of 38" or less, ability to physically endure being inside a mascot up to one hour; energetic and willing to interact with fair-goers of all ages in a positive manner. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Tracy Pracheil directly.
Attend 4-H contests and shows and take photos to be used for promotional and social media purposes!
4-H Contest / Event Assistance
There is a wide range of fair contests/events you may assist with. Serve as a judge's helper, timekeeper, ribbon distributor, etc.