Volunteer Responsibilities and Positions
- Horse Pen Interpreters stand outside of horse pens, answer questions, and give information.
- Only those authorized to do so are allowed in the pens.
- Assist with the management of large groups of visitors around the horse pens, ensuring both horse and humans are kept safe.
- Have excellent communication and listening skills.
- Be friendly, enthusiastic, respectful.
- Horse Safety volunteers are identified by their yellow arm band.
- Maintain safety in area during demonstrations.
- Keep public clear of and monitor gate area.
- In town center, keep the public safe by monitoring stock and machinery placement.
- At photo ops after demonstrations, keep the public safe by monitoring stock and machinery placement.
- Assist where needed with horse display area set-up (i.e. gates, barrels, ropes, etc.).
- Must be minimum 18 years of age; no children allowed for safety reasons.
Tug & Tess
- Wear a large character costume and act as an enthusiastic draft horse character.
- Meet and greet visitors.
- Pose for photo opportunities with the public, especially children.
- Must have the ability to have fun and perform (no one will know it is you, so you can have some fun with our guests).
- Costumes are hot, so you must be able to stay in costume for possible lengthy periods of time, depending on length of shift.
- Rest/water breaks provided.
- Must be minimum 15 years of age with a height preference between 5’2” and 5’10” to ensure the costume fits well. Taller than 5’10” will be considered.
- The role of Mascot Handler requires a lot of walking and talking to the public.
- Manage mascot opportunities.
- Handle mascots to ensure their safety and the safety of children.