Indiana Conservation Partnership


Volunteer for PWQ

The 2017 Indiana State Fair is August 4-20. Pathway to Water Quality showcases conservation practices in each of our showcased areas: home, ag/forestry, soils, pasture / grazing, education and greeter areas.

Registration for volunteer shifts will be available starting June 1st at 8 am.  Beginning in 2016, the PWQ Steering Committee consolidated the volunteer positions into four positions: a greeter, education area volunteer and two PWQ Ambassadors. There will be a total of 9 to 11 positions each day. BONUS: volunteers receive one state fair admission ticket for weekday volunteering and two state fair admission tickets for weekend volunteering.

There are three shifts each day of the Indiana State Fair as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – one greeter
  • 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – one greeter, one education area volunteer and one ambassador
  • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – one greeter, one education area volunteer and two ambassadors

Note: On Saturday and Sundays there are two education area volunteers during the two later shifts. There is always a day coordinator on staff as well. The Indiana State Fair requires all volunteers to sign a waiver of liability in order to work a shift. When you register, you must check the box to agree (sign) the Indiana State Fair waiver (this replaces signing a hard copy when you arrive). “Uncheck” the other 2 boxes if you do not want emails from Volunteer Spot.

If you are new to Pathway, here is a brochuremap, and a short video that will help acquaint you with the exhibit. All volunteers should read the descriptions of each area at PWQ and what is expected.

If you have any questions, contact Sara Peel, PWQ coordinator, at