Volunteer for UW–Madison Day at the State Fair

Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. is UW-Madison Day at the State Fair.

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  • Show your Badger spirit and help support Bucky
  • Get free admission to the State Fair
  • Eat cream puffs
  • Help support a school supply drive for the Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Free t-shirt and hat
  • See Bucky Badger and the UW Marching Band

UW alumni, faculty and staff are asked to volunteer to help with the collection of school supplies at the entrances to the State Fair. Volunteers will work a 90 minute shift at one of the 8 entrance gates. Collection boxes will be located at the gates for donations. Volunteers will simply hand the donors a voucher which can be redeemed at the ticket gates.

Volunteers are asked to check in at the UW volunteer tent at least 20 minutes prior to their assigned volunteer time. Every participant will receive a Badger hat and t-shirt, which they are expected to wear while working the volunteer station and can be kept as a thank you for your assistance. All volunteers will receive one free admission to the State Fair. Special transportation is provided from Madison to the fair, and parking assistance can be provided to those who drive to the event.

Volunteers are expected to stand for the entire 90 minute period and will not have access to shelter, remember it can get very hot in August! Water will be provided. Families are encouraged to sign up together, but volunteers must be 13 years of age or older. Only working volunteers receive free fair admission.

For further information please contact Mike Fahey at the Wisconsin Alumni Association, (608) 263-2645 or