Non Family Event Volunteers

2018 DAY OF Misericordia Family Fest

Dear Misericordia Families & Friends,

 

It’s time again to recruit volunteers for our Annual Family Fest on Sunday, September 9th, 2018.

 

As you know our Fest is loved by many and we are once again expecting thousands and thousands of people from all around Chicago and the suburbs to flock to our campus for a wonderful afternoon of food, fun, drink, live entertainment, kids games, rides, bingo, auctions, raffles, shopping and more. This one day event takes approximately 2,000 volunteers to pull it off and your help would be greatly appreciated.

TIME COMMITMENTS - Volunteer shifts are generally broken down into 2 ½ -3 hours. If you wish to sign up for more than one volunteer shift please be sure that the shifts do not overlap so you can meet both areas shift requirements.

HOW TO SIGN UP - If you are able to help with any of these opportunities, please sign up directly on this page. To do so, simply check the "Sign Up" box next to the opportunity you are committing to help with and then be sure to click on the "Submit and Sign Up" box at the bottom of the page. You will then advance to the next screen to complete your sign up and click submit again.

PLEASE HELP YOUR FAMILY/ FRIEND - If you have parents or family members that do not use the computer please look out for them by discussing the openings, creating an account for them (using their contact info but your email address) and then sign them up online as soon as possible.  Some opportunities will fill very quickly. 

MINIMUM VOLUNTEER AGE - Volunteers ages 12 through adult are needed and welcome, however opportunities for the younger volunteers will be more limited. Some volunteer areas require volunteers of a minimum age so please be sure to read the description carefully. ~ Fest is a great opportunity for both individuals as well as groups to be involved. Opportunities are filled on a first come first serve basis so we encourage you to respond ASAP.

DON'T SEE YOUR VOLUNTEER AREA LISTED? If you volunteer for an area that is NOT listed below, it is because the booth/area coordinator does not ask the volunteer office to recruit or channel them any volunteers. Please connect directly with your area coordinator to let that person know you are on board to help again this year.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety issues and space constraints it is necessary that families not have your Mis resident family member accompany you during your volunteer shift.

MIS NEEDS NEW HELP!   PLEEEASE CONSIDER BEING A FEST LEADER? - We are currently looking for persons/families to step up and “coordinate” these areas of Fest; In-Crowd Entertainment Dressing Room and S & C Parking Lot Detail

In-Crowd Entertainment Dressing Room - Our In-Crowd Entertainment is always sure to brighten people's days! With that, we are looking for a 2-person team to work the behind the scenes in our entertainment dressing room. No sewing experience is necessary! The Volunteer Office is happy to channel your volunteer support, we need someone to oversee this room. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact us!

Parking Lot Detail ­- Parking is such an important part of the success of our Family Fest each year and we are hoping that a family or group will be willing to share this awesome task. You would oversee the organization of guest parking and shuttle pick-ups across the street in the S & C Electric Co parking lot. We are looking for a coordinator to assume this responsibility for half of the day. The Volunteer Office is happy to channel you volunteer support, we simply need someone to oversee and direct the parking lot volunteers leading up to the day and the day of the event when they show up.

If you/your family would be willing to co-coordinate either of these responsibilities or you would like to at least hear more about what it entails before committing, please call the Volunteer Office at 773-273-4161.

Thanks for your consideration and we hope to see you at Fest!

 

 

Date: 09/09/2018 (Sun.)

Created by:   Kathleen Hardy & Theresa Marie McDermott
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT)

Food USA Booth

Volunteers of high school age or older are needed to help grill burgers, take food tickets, and fill customer orders in this food booth.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Food USA Booth ~ Coordinator: Diane & Bill Mateja 
10:00am - 12:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Chris Scott
Dick Malone
Maurice And MaryJane Loeffel
We will work all day if needed
12:15pm - 2:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Maurice And Mary Jane Loeffel (2)
Trudie Gohl
Ron Gohl
2:15pm - 4:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Mary Jane Loeffel (2)
Henry Stewart
4:15pm - 6:30pm (3)  

Fest Chicken Booth / Batter & Fry Duties

Looking for responsible mature volunteers willing to help batter and deep fry Fest Famous Chicken! Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Check in with Frank at the Fest Chicken Booth.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Fest Chicken Booth/Batter & Fry ~ Coordinator: Frank Bolin 
1:00pm - 3:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
wendy lavarre
Anoosheh Kashani
Hamid Kashani
3:15pm - 5:30pm (2)  

La Misericordia Taco Booth

Preparing tacos and macho nachos as well as waiting on customers. Volunteers need to be 16 years of age or older, wear closed toed shoes, a hat or hair net and must not wear any sleeveless shirts. Check in with Monica at the La Misericordia Tacos tent.

09/09/2018 (Sun) La Misericordia Taco Booth ~ Coordinator: Monica Sullivan 
3:00pm - 6:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Evelyn Rodriguez
Andre Tyler (2)
Stephanie Clark
John Clark

Irish Food Booth

Volunteer duties involve making and selling sandwiches, Irish coffees, soda bread, etc. Volunteers need be 16 or older. No sleeveless shirts allowed and volunteers must wear closed toed shoes and a hat/hairnet. Please check in with Karen. Slainte!

09/09/2018 (Sun) Irish Food Booth ~ Coordinator: Karen Lanigan 
10:00am - 12:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
PATRICIA LASCH
Peter,Mary Ellen Lick
Peter,Mary Ellen Lock
Don Seefeldt
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Judy Schuster (2)
MaryBeth Lula
1:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Mary Pasquesi (2)
2:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Barb Galvin (2)
Sylvia Aldrete & Barb Galvin
3:00pm - 5:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Don Tesmond (5)
Tesmond/Gavin
4:00pm - 6:30pm (7)  
All slots filled
Jordan Merlo (7)
Doug & Beth merlo, Janice & Tom Call, Greg VonMoser

Cotton Candy & Sno Cones

Volunteers must be 16 yrs of age or older and able to make and sell cotton candy and sno cones for the customers. No sleeveless shirts allowed in food booths plus all volunteers must wear closed toed shoes and a hat or hairnet. Please check in with Susie.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Cotton Candy & Sno Cones ~ Coordinator: Susie Berman 
1:00pm - 3:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Ann Yun (3)
My sons Jaesun (19) & Max (16) will be with me
james jacques
3:30pm - 6:45pm (4)  
All slots filled
Lauren Brunsvold (2)
Terri Baebler (2)
Joined by husband

Funnel Cakes - Elephant Ears

It's no festival without the crowd pleasing elephant ears! It's the busiest booth around! Volunteers age 18 and older can help deep fry and sell ears to the masses. No sleeveless shirts allowed and closed toed shoes and a hat are a must. Report to Maureen

09/09/2018 (Sun) Funnel Cakes - Elephant Ears ~ Coordinator: Maureen Meehan 
12:00pm - 2:30pm (8)  
All slots filled
Trudie Gohl (2)
Gary Luka
Funnel cakes
Marcus Hood
Moriya Hood
Sue & Rich Pomerantz (2)
Rita PAppas
2:00pm - 4:30pm (9)  
All slots filled
Gary Luka
Funnel cake
Anne Malone (2)
Myself plus 1
Tasha Williams (4)
kathy rush (2)
4:00pm - 6:30pm (10)  
7 of 10 slots filled
Gary Luka
Funnel cakes
Patty Steinway
Jen Leahy (2)
Jen Leahy and Vicki Walters-Beach
Jennifer Blazevicz (2)
Jenn and Catlyn
Diane Graziano

SIBS Ice Cream Novelties Booth

Siblings of our residents are needed to help at this stand. Volunteers will take food tickets in exchange for their individually wrapped ice cream bar order. Also, because volunteers handle food, no sleeveless shirts and closed-toed shoes are a must!

09/09/2018 (Sun) SIBS Ice Cream Novelties Booth. NOTE: This shift involves retrieving the frozen product off the food truck and organizing it in the stand before the gates open at 11am. 
9:30am - 11:45am (2)  
All slots filled
Kathy Karrasch (2)
Katie Karrasch-2nd volunteer
SIBS Ice Cream Novelties Booth 
11:30am - 1:45pm (2)  
All slots filled
Brian Snediker (2)
Brian and Sean (17)
SIBS Ice Cream Novelties Booth  
1:30pm - 3:45pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jackie Miller (2)
SIBS Ice Cream Novelties Booth 
3:30pm - 6:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Anna Beale (2)
Anna and David Beale

Food Trucks

Transporting dry and refrigerated goods from the supply trucks out to the booths on the Fest field. This job involves heavy lifting so volunteers must be strong able bodied people, wear closed toed shoes and be 16 years of age or older. Report to Rob.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Food Trucks ~ Coordinator: Rob Deptula 
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jack Althoff
Ben Bruckshaw
3:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  

Housekeeping Trucks

Loading and unloading items for Fest from the Housekeeping trucks. This job involves heavy lifting - All volunteers must be ABLE BODIED MEN. Wear closed toed shoes and be 16 years of age or older. Report to Kevin Smith at 1850 W. Thome Ave. entrance.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Housekeeping Trucks ~ Coordinator: Kevin Smith 
7:00am - 9:00am (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled
James Jennings
tim ryan

DINING Tent Wait Staff/Table Busser

Volunteers serve drinks and bus tables as needed. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and wear closed toed shoes.

09/09/2018 (Sun) DINING Tent Wait Staff/Table Bussers ~ Coordinators: Jeff Dohnal 
10:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
CHERYL O'REILLY
Mary Martin
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Suzanne Lee (2)
Jackie Schreiber and Lisa Blandi
2:00pm - 4:15pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Paula Hilton (2)
4:00pm - 6:30pm (4)  

MAIN / ENTERTAINMENT Tent Wait Staff

Volunteers serve drinks and bus tables as needed. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and wear closed toed shoes. Please sign inwith Deb or Bill.

09/09/2018 (Sun) ENTERTAINMENT Tent Wait Staff ~ Coordinators: Bill & Deb Rooney 
11:00am - 1:00pm (8)  
All slots filled
Ray Frost (6)
Jeanne Para (2)
Carolyn Para and Mark Para
1:00pm - 4:00pm (10)  
All slots filled
Ray Frost (2)
Ray Frost
Kevin Calkins
Rick & Bryan Nash (2)
Julie Loftus (2)
with daughter, Maura Loftus
Yale Valdez
Anne Esterquest
Anne and 3 friends
4:00pm - 6:15pm (10)  
7 of 10 slots filled
Kevin Calkins
Kottie & Martin Stebbing (2)
family code 6254A
Jane & Ed Amaya (2)
Family #6254A
T. Iwamuro (2)

Table Bussers for Food Court Area

Clear and wipe down picnic tables and chairs in the food court areas. Note: Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes and should be at least 12 years of age or older.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Table Bussers for Food Court Area ~ Coordinators: Donna & Ric Brankin 
11:00am - 1:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Jan and liz Donnelly (2)
MK Dungan (4)
David, Gabriel, Matthew also
1:15pm - 3:45pm (6)  
All slots filled
Eileen Huss
Becky Gowan (5)
National Charity League
3:30pm - 6:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Becky Gowan (6)
National Charity League

BUD Tent Table Bussers

Volunteers responsibilities include bussing tables and serving people beverages as they sit at tables in the BUD tent watching the Bears game. NOTE: Volunteers need be 18+ years of age and must wear closed toed shoes.

09/09/2018 (Sun) BUD Tent Table Bussers ~ Coordinators Ric & Donna Brankin 
12:00pm - 2:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Regina Schauer (2)
Joe Lunkes (2)
2:15pm - 4:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Tim Boyd (2)
Joe Lunkes (2)
4:15pm - 6:30pm (5)  
All slots filled
Joe Lunkes (2)
Jack & Lola McDermott (2)
David Rodriguez

Parking Detail in the S & C ELECTRIC PARKING LOT

Volunteers 16 years or older will be assigned to a designated location and direct cars to open parking spaces. Volunteers should dress for the weather and must wear closed toed shoes.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Parking Detail in S & C Electric Parking Lot ~ Coordinator: Ted Boswell 
9:00am - 11:00am (2)  
All slots filled
Paul Carbone (2)
10:00am - 12:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Pam Frayn (6)
11:30am - 1:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart
Cathy Ringer
Judith Zonsius (2)
William Rudolph
James Hunt
12:00pm - 2:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
DePaul College Prep (6)
1:30pm - 3:30pm (8)  
3 of 8 slots filled
Laurence Lurio (2)
With Colleen Donohoe
jim hunt hunt
2:00pm - 4:00pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Beverly Hood
JOHN TIERNEY
4:00pm - 6:30pm (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled
JOHN TIERNEY
6:00pm - 7:30pm (2)  

Parking Detail WITH MIS SECURITY

Volunteers 16 years or older will be assigned to a designated location and direct cars to open parking spots. Volunteers should dress for the weather and must wear closed toed shoes.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Parking Detail w/Mis Security Staff ~ Coordinator: Johnnie Williams 
8:00am - 10:00am (4)  
All slots filled
Kevin McDermott
David Flohra (3)
David F,Norm A , Ned H
10:00am - 12:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Ken Schuster
Curt Gohl (2)
Nora Collins (2)
Tim Nicholson
12:00pm - 2:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Ken Schuster
DePaul College Prep (5)
2:00pm - 4:00pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
John Gall

McAuley Resident Escorts

Our goal on Fest day is to insure that all our residents have a chance to get out and enjoy the festivities. If you're 16 or older and an able bodied volunteer that can help push a resident in a wheelchair through the fest grounds we'd love your help!

09/09/2018 (Sun) McAuley Resident Escorts ~ Coordinator: Megan Nykiel 
11:00am - 1:00pm (10)  
All slots filled
John Machulis
Julie Gibson Lay
Chris Lay
Carol DuBois (2)
Carol & Bill DuBois
Sharon Solomon (2)
Sharon and Jim
Mary Bentley (2)
Rebecca Benson
Muffie Dondlinger
1:00pm - 3:00pm (10)  
All slots filled
Becky Gowan (10)
National Charity League
3:00pm - 5:00pm (10)  
8 of 10 slots filled
Katie Kelly (6)
Molly Gamble (2)

Laundry Folders

We do 3500 pounds of laundry every day at Misericordia and we would love your assistance in folding it. Volunteers should be 14 years of age or older.

09/09/2018 (Sun) Laundry Folders ~ Coordinator: Emad Garibovic 
8:00am - 11:00am (6)  
All slots filled
Elizabeth Green
Vera Flohra (3)
Vera,Karen,Jayné