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Volunteer at the Fair!

The New Mexico State Fair is the biggest show in New Mexico, but it can’t go off without your help. Volunteers are needed every day to help make our fair one of the best in the country. If you volunteer, you will receive free admission to the fair the day of your shift.

To apply please fill out the volunteer application and waiver which can be found below. Upon applying you will be sent a release of information form for a driver's license check which must be notarized. For notary services you can contact your local bank or credit union to check if they offer free notary services.

To sign up, contact our Info Booth Coordinator via email at kathleen.mansmann@state.nm.us or by calling 505-615-9236.

Positions are needed in the following departments:

Ticket Takers

Assist Fairgoers awaiting ticket purchases to complete sales using QR codes.

Ushers/Greeters

The Tingley Coliseum Rodeo & music performance venue will utilize volunteers for each rodeo and concert, with most dates offering both events.

Fine Arts, Indian Arts and Hispanic Arts Center

September 8-18, Fair duties at all pavilions - greet patrons, assist with art sales, direct buyers to cashiers.

School Days

  1. Student arrive via school bus between 8:30 and 11:00 am. Volunteers would assist with keeping students in their seats until attendance numbers are verified and chaperones have been oriented to Fair procedures/ polices, and directed to the proper entrance for admittance. Volunteers would be assigned 4 hour shifts.
  2. The "Read to Me Corner" at the Farm pavilion operates from 10:00am - 3:00pm. At LEAST two volunteers per 4 shifts are needed to read to children. This task is all volunteer based as no paid staff are assigned to this task.
*The following forms must be filled out, scanned, and sent to kathleen.mansmann@state.nm.us

2022 Volunteer Application

Areas of Interest
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Can you do light lifting (5-10 lbs)

Are you able to stand for up to 4 hours?

Fine Arts, Indian Arts and Hispanic Arts Center
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Ticket Taker Volunteer Times
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Usher/ Greeter
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School Days
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Volunteer Form & Driver's License Check Form

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