Non Family Event Volunteers

2018 PRE FEST Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Misericordia Families and Friends,

The annual Family Fest will be here before you know it and we could really use some helping hands in the days leading up to this wonderful event.  If you are able to help with any of these events, please sign up directly on this page.  To do so, simply check the "Sign Up" box next to the event(s) you can 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. 

There are several different opportunities available during the week.  Please mark your calendar of the date(s) you commit to and consider them confirmed.

 

Lead Contact Person varies based on your volunteer selection.  Please note the Lead Contacts as follows:

Food & Dry Trucks:  Jim Ahlfeld (if volunteering Tues/Wed/Thurs/or Fri). Report to 1850 W. Thome Avenue.  Questions, please call (773) 973-6300, press 0 for the operator and ask that Jim be paged. IF volunteering on Saturday, your lead contact is Rob Deptula.

Bakery Helpers:  Freddie (or Beth) in the Bakery.  Freddie and Beth can be reached at (773) 273-4035 or at [email protected] and [email protected].  Report to bakery, via Thome Avenue entrance, 1850 W. Thome Avenue.

Kitchen Help:  Bob or Sammie in the Main Kitchen.  Report to 1850 W. Thome Avenue. Questions, please call (773) 273-4131.

Kitchen Help (2) - Water Bottles: Sister Genemarie. Please call (773) 329-6730 when you arrive! Report to: 1850 W. Thome Avenue.

Gentle Touch: On Pricing Night please report to 1850 W. Thome Avenue.  Saturday Gentle Touch volunteers can all report to Gentle Touch tent located on the Fest Grounds at Misericordia.

Table and Chair Set Up:  Bill Rooney.  Report to Fest grounds, Main Entertainment tent.

Irish Food Booth Set Up:  Karen Lanigan.  Report to the Irish Booth located on the Fest Grounds at Misericordia.

Candy Sorter & Bagger:  Meghan Coleman. Report to the Hogan Room located in the main building (1850 W. Thome Avenue).  

Lemonade Booth Set Up: Terri Nilson.  Report to the dock doors near 1850 W. Thome to meet Terri.   

Children's Games Area Set Up:  Please report to Sue Jackson out on the Fest grounds in the Children's Games Area.

Laundry: Report to the McAuley Skilled Nursing building located at  2060 W. Granville, Chicago (it's in the south west corner of the Mis campus).  The receptionist will direct you to the laundry facility.  773-273-4744

Misericordia Address:  6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL  60660.  Volunteer entrance located at 1850 W. Thome Avenue.

Misericordia Volunteer Office # 773-273-4161

Thank you in advance for considering this volunteer opportunity.

Created by:   Kathleen Hardy & Theresa Marie McDermott
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
08/30/2018 (Thu.) Creations from the Heart (formerly known as Gentle Touch) Pricing Night - THURSDAY  6:30pm - 9:00pm  

Gentle Touch (6)

Help price all items. It would be extremely helpful if these volunteers had good knowledge of what things are worth to help make pricing decisions.

 
All slots filled
Readith Ester
Michael Morrissey (3)
It will be myself with my brother Joe Morrissey and sister Chris Morrissey
Nancy Zak Linda Court (2)
09/03/2018 (Mon.) Laundry Folders - NOTE: Labor Day  8:00am - 11:00am  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Peter Lock
Need to sit
Jan Donnelly
Bakery- NOTE: Labor Day  9:00am - 2:00pm  

Bakery (10)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Joe Koebel (2)
Packaging please.
Joyce Wing (3)
Frank & Bev Mayer (2)
Kathy and Tom Neumeyer
Tom Neumeyer
Monica Elliott
Laundry Folders - NOTE: Labor Day  11:00am - 2:00pm  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
09/04/2018 (Tue.) Food & Dry Trucks - TUESDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
All slots filled
Chris Hahn (2)
Tim Fierce
Bakery - TUESDAY  9:00am - 12:30pm  

Bakery (4)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Maryann Fox
Marvin Bloom
john chambers
Terrence Kelly
Food & Dry Trucks - TUESDAY  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (6)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Terri Bouchard
Michael Casey
Karolina Zaczek
Bakery - TUESDAY  12:30pm - 4:00pm  

Bakery (4)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Jenny Marcucci
shelly helton
Barb Quaintance
Connie Nash
Food & Dry Trucks - TUESDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Marvin Bloom
Karolina Zaczek
09/05/2018 (Wed.) Food & Dry Trucks - WEDNESDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Thomas Cusack
Bakery - WEDNESDAY  9:00am - 12:30pm  

Bakery (4)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Terrence Kelly
Carol DuBois
Bill McDonald (2)
Debbie McDonald
Food & Dry Trucks - WEDNESDAY  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (6)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Tim Fierce
holly beaty
RICH BEATY
Bakery - WEDNESDAY  12:30pm - 4:00pm  

Bakery (4)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Mary Jane Loeffel
Mary O'Rourke
Mary Nash McKenna
Patty Ramirez
Food & Dry Trucks - WEDNESDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
09/06/2018 (Thu.) Food & Dry Trucks - THURSDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Thomas Cusack
Douglas Merlo
Doug Merlo MFA# 6167A
Bakery - THURSDAY  9:00am - 11:45am  

Bakery (8)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Fran Falcone (3)
john chambers
Terrence Kelly
Readith Ester
Terrence Kelly
Fran Falcone
Kitchen Help - THURSDAY  10:00am - 1:00pm  

Kitchen Help (7)

It takes thousands of pounds of food to feed thousands of Fest guests. As you can imagine, there is plenty to be sliced, diced, peeled, packaged and prepped. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes. Sorry, no sleeveless shirts or shorts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Terry Remy
Susan Kania
Maria Gavilanes
Happy to help
Leti Tremaine (2)
Josephine Macias(aunt) Devin MFA#6185A
Sharon Waltz
Walter Waltz
Food & Dry Trucks - THURSDAY  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (6)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Terri Baebler
Bakery - THURSDAY  12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Bakery (8)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
7 of 8 slots filled
Julie Jasica-Mercola
Ken & Mary Anne Schuster (2)
Mary Kay Brinati
Terry & Sue Buckley (2)
Tom Zinger
Heartworks Booth - THURSDAY  1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Heartworks Booth (4)

Looking for able bodied volunteers to help transport boxes of resident artwork from the main building to the Greco Gardens greenhouse.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Jeffery Iwamuro
Karolina Zaczek
Food & Dry Trucks - THURSDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Douglas Merlo
Doug Merlo MFA# 6167A
Kitchen Help - THURSDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Kitchen Help (2)

It takes thousands of pounds of food to feed thousands of Fest guests. As you can imagine, there is plenty to be sliced, diced, peeled, packaged and prepped. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes. Sorry, no sleeveless shirts or shorts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Connie Nash
Eileen Kristl
09/07/2018 (Fri.) Food & Dry Trucks - FRIDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Douglas Merlo
Doug Merlo MFA# 6167A
Bakery - FRIDAY  9:00am - 11:45am  

Bakery (8)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Sharon Horan
Terrence Kelly
Connie Nash
Carol Hanley
Eileen Kristl
Erin Thunholm
Terri Rafter
Mary Ryan
Kitchen Help - FRIDAY  10:00am - 1:00pm  

Kitchen Help (7)

It takes thousands of pounds of food to feed thousands of Fest guests. As you can imagine, there is plenty to be sliced, diced, peeled, packaged and prepped. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes. Sorry, no sleeveless shirts or shorts allowed.

 
6 of 7 slots filled
Mary Pasquesi
Mary Pasquesi
Jeanine Sheehan (2)
Heidi Trocha (2)
Leti Tremaine
Food & Dry Trucks - FRIDAY  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (6)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
Bakery - FRIDAY  12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Bakery (8)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Gail Harris-Schmidt
Mary O'Rourke
Kaelen Calvin (6)
Real ID Inc,
Heartworks Booth - FRIDAY  1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Heartworks Booth (6)

Volunteers will be asked to help open boxes of resident artwork and will also help set up the displays for Sunday in the Greco Gardens greenhouse.

 
All slots filled
william/Linda Hansen (2)
Heidi Trocha (2)
Beth Merlo (2)
Can I bring a third person?
Food & Dry Trucks - FRIDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Douglas Merlo
Doug Merlo MFA# 6167A
Kitchen Help - FRIDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Kitchen Help (2)

It takes thousands of pounds of food to feed thousands of Fest guests. As you can imagine, there is plenty to be sliced, diced, peeled, packaged and prepped. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes. Sorry, no sleeveless shirts or shorts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Connie Nash
Eileen Kristl
09/08/2018 (Sat.) Housekeeping Trucks - SATURDAY  7:00am - 9:30am  

Housekeeping Trucks (5)

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.

 
Food & Dry Trucks - SATURDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food & Dry Trucks (3)

This volunteer opportunity does require one to endure some lifting. All week our kitchen will be receiving deliveries of food and other products that must be relocated to the fest tructs. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Elliot &Pamela Eldridge
Elliot
Laundry Folders - SATURDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Dora Calkins
Table & Chair Set Up - SATURDAY  8:00am - 1:00pm  

Table & Chair Set Up (10)

Volunteers are needed to help set up tables and chairs under the entertainment tents and food court areas. Involves lifting and carrying. Clean and place table clothes on them once set up. Closed toed shoes required.

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Heidi Trocha (2)
Sam Marsillo
Patricia Schwarzkopf (2)
Greg and Patty
Mary Wojciechowski
SIBS Lemonade Booth Set Ups - SATURDAY  8:30am - 11:30am  

SIBS Lemonade Booth Set Ups (6)

Looking for able-bodied helpers to gather booth supplies from main building and dry trucks and set up the lemonade booths out on Fest grounds. Closed toed shoes required.

 
All slots filled
Shawn Depa
shelly helton (2)
Steve and Shelly
Fran McCarthy
Elaine Metz #6247A (2)
Children's Games Area Set Up - SATURDAY  9:00am - 11:00am  

Children's Games Area Set Up (4)

Looking for able-bodied helpers to set up tables and chairs ifor the childrens games area. Must wear closed toed shoes.

 
All slots filled
Dorie Finnegan (4)
With Kerry and 2 Friends
Bakery - SATURDAY  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Bakery (21)

Volunteers are needed to mix, scoop, bake, slice, package and price all of the delicious Misericordia bakery products we will be selling at the festival. Note: All must wear closed toed shoes, and sorry no shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed.

 
All slots filled
Sue Albrecht (4)
Sue , Steve , friends Denise and Esther
Terrence Kelly