NH State Home Show

Come help out at New Hampshire’s longest running home show!

March 2, 3, & 4, 2018
Sign ups are open 

  • NEW job - Coat Check - see info below
  • Orientation scheduled - see info below

The NH Home Builders Association has asked the GSAs to help out again this year at their 51st annual NH State Home Show. The NH State Home Show is HUGE! They filled the Expo Center, Ballroom and Armory room at the Radisson with more than 320 booths last year. Exhibits range from typical home show fare (builders, designers, furniture, etc.) to NH and New England crafts and food. The event also features a lego building contest for kids, and seminars for consumers on building and remodeling. 

All Granite State Ambassadors and Future Leaders of NH are welcome to sign up for shifts.

Event Hours

  • Friday, March 2: 1 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 4: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Event Location
Downtown Manchester Hotel Expo Center (formerly known as the Radisson)
Click here for Google map/directions

Parking Info
Home Show attendees can get discounted parking in the garage ($6) by having their tickets stamped at the information booth in the South Hall (Expo Center) or at the NHHBA booth in the North Hall (Armory room).

Home Show management has generously offered to cover parking costs for GSAs who wish to park in the garage for their shifts. If you’re familiar enough with the area, please consider parking on street on Saturday and Sunday when it’s free, as parking for 50+ people at $6 each can get pretty expensive.

On street parking is free on Saturday (everywhere except Elm St.) and everywhere on Sunday. There are also a number of parking lots nearby, including the lot behind TD Bank between W. Merrimack and Middle Streets, that are free on Saturday and Sunday.

Show management is asking that if volunteers, exhibitors and staff must park in the garage that they park on the top level, to create more space for attendees. If you do park in the garage, bring your ticket in to be stamped.

Event website

GSA Duties
New jobs may be added closer to the calendar opening, please check this page again before you sign up.

  • Ticket Sales: Greet patrons coming to the show, take payment, and put on wrist bands.
  • Traffic/Security: Check for wrist bands and help direct guests.
  • Exhibitor Check-In: Assist exhibitors with the touch screen computers to print out their badges.

  • Exhibit Hall Floater/Support: Walk through exhibit halls, helping out guests and exhibitors where needed.
  • Popcorn Booth: Help run the popcorn and coffee makers, and sell concessions to guests.
  • NEW! Coat Check: Collect money, tag and hang up coats, give half of the tag to the guest. When guests return for their coats, match the tags and give them the correct coat.


  • Come early or stay after your shift to see the show!
  • Shifts at the Home Show count towards the event shifts necessary to receive the Indian Head Perk.

NEW! An in-person orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at the Downtown Manchester Hotel (formerly known as the Radisson). If you are able to attend, please do. This meeting will give you a chance to scope out the lay of the land before your shift, and give show management a chance to meet you. Event orientations count as volunteer service hours.

Dress code

  • Full GSA uniform (GSA shirt, khaki pants/skirt, name tag.)
  • No large bags or purses, fanny packs are OK. 
  • When layering for warmth, please try to put layers under your uniform shirt, and avoid vests/jackets/scarves that cover up your uniform.

Difficulty Rating
3 = Difficult/Lots of Walking, Standing, Maybe Stairs
Please expect to be standing for most of your shift.

Contact person for GSAs:
Naomi Halter
(603) 566-3030

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