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Join us for our monthly meeting, third Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM at  the Geauga County EOC – 12518 Merritt Rd, Chardon, OH.

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Volunteer with GEARS at the Fair!

August 31 - September 4

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered for GEARS at the Fair in 2023.  We received many positive comments – everyone did a fantastic job.

GEARS organizes a group of volunteers at the Great Geauga County Fair. It’s our biggest volunteer event of the year: In 2022, we had 52 volunteers for a total of 1,367 volunteer hours.

We perform a number of functions at the fair as described below, but it’s also an exercise for us: As part of our emergency- and disaster-preparedness role within the county, we’re able to practice deploying equipment and resources in the field.

What does GEARS do at the fair?

  • Dispatch and drive golf carts to help people get around the fairgrounds and to and from the parking lot.
  • Staff the sheriff’s office building outside of Gate 1.
  • Walk the fairgrounds to provide eyes and ears for the on-duty fire departments and the sheriff’s office.
  • Perform other miscellaneous tasks to assist the sheriff’s office.
  • Provide surveillance cameras for fair personnel and the Sheriff’s Office to monitor traffic and parking.
  • Provide IP telephone service on the fairgrounds.

For more information about the fair itself, please visit http://geaugafair.com.

Volunteer Stats

Year Volunteers Volunteer Hours Transports
2018 1130 1125
2019 60 1272 1174
2021 42 1100 600
2022 52 1367 1164
2023 48 1300 993