Oregon State Fair: Volunteers Needed for 2015 Fair

Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians, technicians and assistants about caring for their animals.

Members of the veterinary profession are needed to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. We encourage veterinarians, technicians, assistants, veterinary team members and OSU CVM students to join us!

Booth Theme

 

This year, the OVMA booth will focus on the toxins that can harm small and large animals, including plants, chemicals, foods, etc.

New Booth Location!

New leadership is implementing changes at the Fair, and we will be in a different building this year: Columbia Hall. This is right next door to our old building, Jackman Long. Our booth will be located with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) exhibits, which we think will be a great fit for us.

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Volunteer Duties & Guidelines

  • You will receive free admission to the Fair, the chance to win a fun gift card, and our sincere thanks!
  • We need ONE volunteer for each 2 hour shift. Volunteers who wish to pair up are asked to sign up for TWO 2 hour shifts.
  • The first 25 volunteers who sign up for a shift will receive an admission pass for a guest.
    All guest passes claimed!
  • Members of the veterinary profession and OSU CVM students/faculty are encouraged to volunteer. We regret that we cannot accept volunteer requests from the general public.
  • Volunteers talk with fairgoers and answer general questions about animal care and the exhibit. In addition, volunteers are asked to keep the booth organized, materials replenished, etc.
  • As a volunteer, you are the face of the OVMA and also represent the profession to the public. As such, you are asked to wear semi-casual or professional working attire. White coats are nice, although not required.
  • Outside of the guest admission pass available to the first 25 volunteers to sign up for a shift, we regret that cannot provide free fair admission to family members or guests of volunteers.
  • Please note that parking at the Fairgrounds is $5. Public transportation, offsite and street parking is also an option.
 

Plan a Day at the Fair for Your Practice Team

Plan a Day at the Fair for your practice team! In past years, we've had practices send several members of their team as a group to volunteer in the OVMA booth for several shifts. Team members pair up to work the booth in 2 hour shifts, then enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fair with their coworkers. It's a great team-building exercise that also allows you the opportunity to share your team's veterinary knowledge with the public. Contact Raina directly to set up a Day at the Fair for your practice team.

Make the Most of Your Free Fair Admission

Schedule your shift for the day when your favorite performer is in concert. Check out special events or exhibits you've had your eye on. Make a day of it!

Service Animals in Training

We will have friends from Canine Companions for Independence Cascade Chapter and Willamette Valley Paws for People (raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind) visiting the booth. Check the schedule below for their times and come get some puppy kisses!

How to Sign Up

Please send us an e-mail with your name, clinic name and address, phone number, and date and time of the shift you'd like to volunteer for, or call the OVMA office at (800) 235-3502.

2015 State Fair Volunteer Schedule

 

10 am
Noon

Noon –
2 pm

2 pm –
4 pm

4 pm –
6 pm

6 pm –
8 pm

Friday,
Aug. 28

Filled

Free pass!
 

Filled

Filled

GDB Dogs (2-10)

Filled

Free pass!

GDB Dogs (2-10)

Open

GDB Dogs (2-10)

 

Saturday,
Aug. 29

Filled

Free pass!

GDB Dogs (10-6)

Filled

 

GDB Dogs (10-6)

Filled

Free pass!

GDB Dogs (10-6)

Open

GDB Dogs (10-6)

 

Open

 

Sunday,
Aug. 30

Filled

Free pass!
CCI Dogs (11-5)

Filled

Free pass!
CCI Dogs (11-5)
 

Filled

Free pass!

CCI Dogs (11-5)

Filled

Free pass!

Filled

Free pass!

 

 

Monday,
Aug. 31

Filled

Free pass!


 

Filled

Free pass!
 

Filled

Free pass!

Filled

Free pass!
 

Filled

 

 

 

Tuesday,
Sept. 1

 

Open

 Open
 

 Open

Filled

Free pass!

Open

 

 

 

Wednesday,
Sept. 2

 

Filled
Free pass!
CCI Dogs (11-5)

Filled
CCI Dogs (11-5)

Filled
CCI Dogs (11-5)
 

Filled
Free pass!

Open

 

Thursday,
Sept. 3

 

Filled

Free pass!

Filled

Free pass!

Filled

Free pass!

Filled

Free pass!

Filled

 

 

 

Friday,
Sept. 4

Filled


 

Filled


 

Filled

Free pass!

 

Filled

 

Filled

 

 

Saturday,
Sept. 5


Open


 

Filled

Free pass!

 

Filled

Free pass!

 

Filled

Free pass!

 

Filled

 

Sunday, 
Sept. 6

 

Filled: OVTAA


 

Filled: OVTAA


 

Filled: OVTAA


 

Filled: OVTAA


 

Filled

 

 

Monday,
Sept. 7


 Open

Filled

Free pass!

 Open

 Open

Open