If your non-profit organization is looking to make a difference
and contribute to the Dakota County Fair while fundraising, I would love
to hear from you! Each summer, the Dakota County Fair contracts with
non-profit organizations to operate certain areas of the fair as a means
of raising funds for their activities. It serves as an alternative to
traditional fundraising like car washes and bake sales while developing
teamwork and camaraderie in an exciting atmosphere. We are proud of our
program and hope that it can help make a difference and help your
organization reach your fundraising goals.
The Dakota County Fair non-profit program has supported churches,
youth sports, food banks, booster clubs, private schools and civic
groups. In addition to potentially raising funds for their
organizations, groups learn to work as a team and operate in an honest,
ethical, and enjoyable atmosphere.
Volunteer Group Rates and Rules (PLEASE READ):
A 4 hour shift with 5 kids and 1 adult or 5 adults will be an $175 donation to
your non-profit group. If your group works two 4-hour shifts then your
group will receive $350.00 donation.
- Group must be a non-profit, tax-exempt group, as defined in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
- You are able to sign up for as many shifts that your group would
like to. Please make sure you show up for your shifts. We will not
have enough staff on hand or extra volunteers to cover shifts when
nobody shows up.
- Once you have agreed to be available for a particular shift, we
count on you to be there. In the event you are unable to be at your
shift, please call the volunteer coordinator at 651-463-6900.
- Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to work, and must enjoy
working with all types of people. An adult is considered as anyone over
18 years of age. They must show a genuine concern for the company. A
willingness to work hard, get dirty, and pitch in wherever needed. The
ideal volunteer is self-motivated, mature, sensitive, dependable, a team
player and reliable.
- Safety is important to all of us. Volunteers should conduct
themselves in a way that promotes safety of themselves, coworkers, and
clients. Volunteers should never put themselves or others into a
situation that makes them fearful or uncomfortable. If you feel
uncomfortable, please notify a staff member immediately.