Volunteer At State Fair for the Department of Natural Resources

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Department of Natural Resources is needing volunteers to man their booths during the Indiana State Fair they are two ways to earn some volunteer hours.

DNR State Fair Fishing Pond needs volunteers

Without the support of our volunteers, we would not have more than 3,000 kids fishing and creating countless wonderful memories at the State Fair each year. There are still nearly 200 spots left for volunteers this year and we would love for Indiana Master Naturalists to share their excitement and knowledge with kids at this event.

In order to register for your preferred volunteer shifts, 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).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ian Fortuna, GoFishIN assistant. His email and phone number are listed below and he would be more than happy to help.

Thank you and we look forward to working with all of you at this year’s State Fair Fishin’ Pond.

For more information contact, Ian Fortuna, Go FishIN Assistant, 317-232-3146 or ifortuna@dnr.in.gov

Indiana State Fair – DNR Building State Parks Booth Help

It’s that time of year again, time to sign up to volunteer at the State Parks booth inside the DNRbuilding at the Indiana State Fair. This year’s fair runs Aug. 2 – 18. 

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. Volunteers at the booth will keep area clean and interact with visitors. 

There will be an artificial campfire surrounded by Leopold benches for folks to sit  around. Sounds like the famous touch table will be back too. 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. Please attach that when you reply with dates. 

Dates and time available:

Aug 2, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 3, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 4, 10a-2p, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 8, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 9 , 5p-8p

Aug 10, 10a-2p, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 11, 10a-2pm and 5p-8p

Aug 12, 10a-2p, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 13,  5p-8p

Aug 14, 10a-2p, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 15, 10a-2p, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 16, 10a-2p, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 17, 2p-5p and 5p-8p

Aug 18, 10a-2p and 5p-8p

For more information you can contact:

Jody Heaston
Indiana State Parks Volunteer Coordinator
Ouabache State Park,  4930 E. State Rd 201
Bluffton, IN 46714
Email: jheaston@dnr.in.gov
Cell # 463-203-6562  New number
Ouabache Park Office: 260-824-0926  Fax: 260-824-9402

Learn more about Indiana Master Naturalists at www.indianamasternaturalist.org