Volunteer at Little Farm Hands at the State Fair!


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Girl Scouts River Valleys invites your troop or family to volunteer at Little Farm Hands at the Minnesota State Fair!

If you sign up for a 3.25-hour shift on Saturday, September 3, or Sunday, September 4, you can enjoy the Minnesota State Fair before and after your shift for free! You’ll also receive a Little Farm Hands t-shirt!

To sign up for a shift, email Beth Schuldt at beth.schuldt@mnstatefair.org or 651-288-4396. This volunteer opportunity is recommended for ages eleven and older. Please plan to have at least one adult for every four girl volunteers.

Little Farm Hands at the Fair is an agricultural education exhibit for children, ages 3–12. Children become farm hands at this free, hands-on exhibit as they experience the agricultural process—beginning at the farm and ending at the market. Little Farm Hands needs the help of many volunteers to guide children and their families through the various miniature barns. The job of the volunteer is to help the farm hands maximize their experience by making sure each simple step is completed. Visit Little Farm Hands for more information.

We suggest you bring a water bottle and sunscreen, as most of the farm is in the sun. A water bottle filling station will be available.


  1. Sharron says

    My Daughter and I would like too volunteer at little hands exhibit but she is going into 1st year Brownie and I can be with her if she can still help we can take any shifts that are on Sept 3-4 after 4:30 pm she would like volunteer with me too assist if ok please get back too me Thanks she is a Julliette, pls let me know she is in the River Valley area council. Her name is McKayla Smith and my name is Sharron Starlet I am her mom. U can contact me by email or phone @

    • Sara Gove says

      Hi Sharron,
      To volunteer at Little Farm Hands, please contact the organizer to schedule your volunteer time at beth.schuldt@mnstatefair.org. Someone from River Valleys council will follow up with you regarding McKayla’s membership status. Thanks!

  2. Ashley Allen and Christina Barros-tallman says

    I’m a mother of a Girl Scouts are there any needs of a volunteer adult for the state fair

  3. Mary Helmbrecht says

    My troop is 8-9 year olds. We would love to do this, could we with more adults? We have a family troop and parents are involved at our outings

  4. Lena Martinez-Torres says

    Hello, My granddaughter Adajia Torres-McClain(Troop53823) and I would Love to participate in this Event. We are available for what ever time you need us on both days. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Lena Martinez-Torres and Adajia Torres McClaun