August 9 - 11, 2024 | Harriet Island | Saint Paul, MN
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Volunteer information and training

Thank you so much for volunteering with us this year! We hope you have such a great experience that you come back and do it again next year! Here are some details pertinent to volunteering with the Irish Fair of MN in 2024.

CONTACTING THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

We have a small team of people coordinating volunteers this year. You can contact us by email at volunteer@irishfair.com or at 651.615.7474. (Currently text messaging is not enabled for this phone number. Please call.)

GENERAL TRAINING

We will provide a video and a volunteer handbook to give you all the information you need for volunteering at the Irish Fair. These resources will be made available closer to August. We will notify volunteers when they have been posted.

Please review at least one, if not both, of these resources prior to your first shift.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS TRAINING

We request that all volunteers attend one session of Alcohol Awareness Training, regardless of their position, to ensure everyone knows the Fair's policy for handling guests who have had a little too much to drink. This training is MANDATORY for positions that serve alcohol or check IDs, identified in the position descriptions. It is also required to be taken annually, even if you work in the hospitality industry or are ServSafe certified. If you haven't already taken the training this year, please plan on attending one of the following sessions:

Wednesday, July 31 from 7:00 - 8:30pm (Wellstone Center, Room 272, St. Paul)

Sunday, August 4 from 3:00 - 4:30pm (St. Louis Park Rec Center, Banquet Room, St. Louis Park)

Thursday, August 8 from 6-7:30pm (Guinness Pub Tent, Harriet Island/fairgrounds)

If you can't attend any of these sessions, please contact us at volunteer@irishfair.com.

POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING

Once you've checked in and reported to the area where you will be volunteering, your Area Manager will explain what you need to do for your position.

GETTING TO HARRIET ISLAND

Visit our Getting to the Fair page for information about alternative ways to get to Harriet Island (bicycle, ride share, shuttle, etc.).

PARKING/DROP OFF

Volunteers are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the Fair.

Volunteer parking is provided for volunteers on the day of your shift only (unless otherwise advised). Parking information will be provided at a later date.

VOLUNTEER SHUTTLE

Shuttles are provided for volunteers between the volunteer parking lot and the east entrance, typically every 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Find the volunteer station at the parking lot entrance to wait for the next shuttle. Your name will be on a list provided to the shuttle service. If you are volunteering before or after the shuttle hours, your Area Manager will advise you on how to get from the volunteer parking lot to the volunteer check-in.

VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN

Volunteers must check in at the Volunteer Check-in Tent every day. You will receive your t-shirt the first time you check in, and will receive your beverage ticket(s) and a new name tag every day.

VOLUNTEER HOSPITALITY

The Volunteer Check-in Tent doubles as the Volunteer Hospitality Tent. Feel free to rest, grab a snack or a beverage, and just hang out before or after your shift(s).

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