DNR State Fair Fishing Pond, State Parks booth need volunteers

Last Updated on July 12, 2017 by cassnetwork

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says it needs hundreds of people to assist kids around the State Fair Fishing Pond.  The 2017 Indiana State Fair runs from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 20, and we are looking for volunteers to staff the Pond for all 17 days!  Volunteers will get free admission to the fair on the day they work, a free Fishing Pond T-shirt, and the opportunity to fish with kids for a few hours at the Pond.

To sign up for the Pond please go to: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/8301.htm

Step 1.  If this is your first time, click “Sign up to CERVIS” under “Become a Volunteer.”

If you registered last year, click: “Sign in to see your dashboard” under the section called “Already a Volunteer?”
If you can’t remember your password, click “Don’t Know Password / Reset Password.”

Step 2. Register/Unregister for an Event

Step 3. Select event by station (e.g. State Fair Fishing Pond – EDUCATION)

Step 4. Choose time slot

Step 5. Click box to pick specific shift(s)

Step 6. Complete Registration (the green checkmark shows you’re good to go – you’ll receive a confirmation email)

We hope to catch you all there and if anybody has questions, please contact Cody Herring at either dherring@dnr.in.gov or 317-232-3146

Indiana State Fair- State Parks booth

It’s that time of year again, time to sign up to volunteer at the State Parks booth inside the DNR building at the Indiana State Fair! This year’s fair runs Aug. 4 – 20.

Working the booth gives you one day pass to the fair, as well as a parking pass. Bring the family, they can walk around while you volunteer and make a day of it!

Volunteers will be working with DNR staff by encouraging people to visit the booth, answer questions, pass out brochures and other items that might come up.  There will also be an artificial campfire surrounded by Leopold benches for folks to sit around.

Travel time can count toward your volunteer time.

If interested, email  Jody Heaston, jheaston@dnr.in.gov  the date(s) and time frame(s). A signed DNR Volunteer Service Agreement for Adults is also needed.  It can be downloaded at  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2443.htm . Please attach that when you reply with dates.

Time frames are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2 p.m.-5 p.m. or 5 p.m.-8 p.m.  The weekday evening  and weekend shifts are where most volunteers are needed.

As of this email dates needed are:

Saturday, Aug 6, 10-2 and 5-8
Sunday Aug 6, all shifts
Monday Aug 7, 5-8
Tues, Aug 8, 5-8
Wed, Aug 9- 5-8
Fri, Aug 11, 10a-2 and 5-8
Saturday, Aug 12 all shifts
Sunday Aug 13- all shifts
Tues Aug 15, 5-8
Friday Aug 18, 2-5 and 5-8
Saturday, Aug 19 2-5 or 5-8
Sunday, Aug 20 all shifts

SOURCE: Indiana Department of Natural Resources