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How to Volunteer at the Common Ground Country Fair

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the Common Ground Country Fair. We rely on our many volunteers to keep the fair running smoothly. We’re so glad you want to help out! 

Register – There are two ways to register for volunteer shifts at the Fair:

1.  Pre-Register Online: Volunteer pre-registration has closed for 2017, but we would still love to have your help.  Walk in volunteers are welcome! Please stop by the Volunteer Check In Tent, located at either gate, to find a volunteer shift.

• Group and Family Registration: Please contact Andrew Graham, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteers@mofga.org or call 568-4142.

      2.  Pre-Registration by mail.  Please contact the office to request a packet!  You can also get a copy of the Minor Consent Form from the office. 


1. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian signed consent. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer without a guardian. Children between the ages 10 – 12 may volunteer if accompanied by a guardian 21 years of age or older with at least 1 adult : 2 children ratio.

2. Special cases:

Children's Area: Minimum age 13 years old.

Auto Gates, Common Kitchen, Country Store, Entertainment, Low Impact Forestry, Parking, Ticket Takers: Minimum age 16 years old.

Safety: Minimum age is 16 years for daytime shifts and 18 years for nighttime shifts.

Ticket-sellers: Min. age 18 yrs. and well known to MOFGA staff or Board members.

Shuttle Assistants: Min. age 18 yrs.

Download or print the Minor Consent Form here.


1. Online registrations will receive confirmation via email. Mailed registrations will receive a Shift Confirmation with your assignment(s) via mail.

2. Keep your confirmation. This confirmation will entitle you to a Volunteer Admission Pass when you check in at the Volunteer Check-In Tent. You will also need to present your confirmation to the camping area coordinator in order to camp.

3. If you need to cancel, please email: volunteers@mofga.org or call: 568-4142 to let us know as soon as possible.

Arriving at the Fair:

1. Give yourself plenty of time to get to Unity.

2. Consider camping the night before or arriving in the early morning to avoid traffic and to be on time for your shift.

3. Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Tent at either the Pine or the Rose Gates.

Volunteer Check-In:

- Prior to and after the Fair, set-up and clean up volunteers check-in at the main office.

- During the Fair, check in at the Volunteer Check-In Tent when you first arrive at the Fair. Come to the Volunteer Check-In Tent on the first day you are scheduled to volunteer at the Fair. The Volunteer Check-In Tent is the only place you may obtain your Admission Pass. Free entry is NOT available at any other gate (unless you are a MOFGA member).


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