Online volunteer registration begins today for UST’s State Fair booth St. Thomas Newsroom July 7, 2008 Online volunteer registration begins today for UST’s State Fair booth Online registration opens today to volunteer at the University of St. Thomas State Fair booth.Booth volunteers, some 200 strong, will again give away the highly prized purple UST tote bags, as well as speak with potential students, reminisce with alumni, greet other Minnesota State Fair goers and meet co-workers. All volunteers will receive a free-entry ticket and a free t-shirt. Fair dates are Thursday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 1.Sign up early to get the date and time that works best for you. Shift times are: 9 a.m. to noon Noon to 3 p.m. 3 to 6 p.m. 6 to 9 p.m. Employees wishing to volunteer at the booth during their regular work hours must obtain supervisor approval prior to signing up for a shift. Hourly employees may sign up for one three-hour shift during their regular work hours and will be paid the three hours at the booth plus one additional hour to compensate for travel.Kick-off sessions for training will be offered noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Building, on St. Paul’s south campus, and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in Room 252, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus.Register here, now – the shifts will fill fast!