Non Family Event Volunteers

2019 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.

Creations from the Heart: On Pricing Night please report to 1850 W. Thome Avenue.  Saturday Creations from the Heart volunteers can all report to Creations from the Heart 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:  Molly Morris. 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:   Theresa Marie McDermott
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
08/29/2019 (Thu.) Creations from the Heart 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
Laura Krol (4)
Camilla & Anastasia Papaioannou (2)
09/02/2019 (Mon.) Laundry Folders - NOTE: Labor Day  8:00am - 11:00am  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
All slots filled
becky li (3)
Bakery- NOTE: Labor Day  9:00am - 2:30pm  

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
Joyce Wing (3)
Joseph Koebel (2)
Joe and Sally Koebel (packaging)
Holly Moore
Frank Mayer
Beverly Mayer
Janice Donnelly
Patricia Durkin
Laundry Folders - NOTE: Labor Day  11:00am - 2:00pm  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
All slots filled
Anne Ziegenhorn
Rosemary Morris
Lee Rader
09/03/2019 (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.

 
Bakery - TUESDAY  9:00am - 11:45am  

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
Diane Rickert
I will be bringing son Justin who is autistic and has volunteered many times
Bill McDonald (2)
with Debbie
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.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Bertina Power
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
karen cornell
karen
Judy Swanson (3)
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
karen cornell
john
Marvin Bloom
09/04/2019 (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.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
matt broderick
rod gardner
Bakery - WEDNESDAY  9:00am - 11:45am  

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
Erin Thunholm
Mary Hickey
Terrence Kelly
Holly Moore
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.

 
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
Mimi Weil
Patricia Dec
Linda Fierce
Pat Ryan
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.

 
09/05/2019 (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
Douglas Merlo
Tom Cusack
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
Terrence Kelly
Carol Hanley
john chambers
Peg Joyce-OMalley
Peggy Burke (2)
Anne Esterquest
Mary Kay Brinati
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
Ernie Stark (2)
(2) Ernie & Edith Stark
Patricia Durkin
Beverly Kaman
Ann Weithers (2)
Sue Pomerantz
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.

 
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
Mary Anne Schuster (2)
Brad Lipschultz
Judy Swanson (4)
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
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.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Tom Zinger
09/06/2019 (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.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Douglas Merlo
Tom Cusack
Heartworks Booth - FRIDAY  9:00am - 11:00am  

Heartworks Booth (4)

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

 
All slots filled
Julie Iuorio (2)
Anne Esterquest
Peggy Doetsch
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
Erin Thunholm
Terrence Kelly
Kathleen Donohoe
Ruth Piper
Shelly Helton (2)
Steve and Shelly
john chambers
Mary Bronton
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.

 
All slots filled
Jeanine Sheehan (2)
Pat Moran
Patricia Durkin
Walter and Sharon Waltz (2)
Terry Remy
MK Dungan
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.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
David Brennan
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
Mary Beth Lula
Mary Bronton
Lois Skowron-Mueller (2)
Nancy Wilson (2)
Scott Wilson
Tim Fierce
Barb Quaintance
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.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Rosemary Morris
Caitlin Morris
Peg Joyce-OMalley
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.

 
All slots filled
Douglas Merlo
Heidi Trocha (2)
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
Heidi Trocha (2)
09/07/2019 (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.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Terrence Kelly
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.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jack Althoff
Mike Anderson
Laundry Folders - SATURDAY  8:00am - 11:00am  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Patty Ramirez (2)
2 people
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.

 
All slots filled
Sharon Horan (3)
karen cornell (2)
karen & john
Gerry & Jamie Thometz (2)
We can't start at 9:00am
COLLEEN WALSH
Sam Marsillo
Terry Buckley
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
Shelly Helton (2)
Steve and Shelly
Mark Miller
Shawn Depa
Gerry & Tracy Corso (2)
Gerry & Tracy Corso
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
Anne Miller (2)
Bob Snediker (2)
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 (2)
Lisa Paradis (2)
Lisa and Sarah Paradis
Melissa Otter (2)
with Dustin Judah
Joyce Wing (2)
Bob Mercola (13)
Creations from the Heart Inventory & Booth Set Up - SATURDAY  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Gentle Touch (5)

Volunteers are needed to help label and price all the homemade craft items to be sold.

 
All slots filled
Doris Holland
Kathy Engler
Claudia Hantel (2)
my 21 y/o nephew with autism will come along with me to help
Marie Cabo
9:00am - 1:00pm  

Gentle Touch (5)

Volunteers MUST be ABLE-BODIED persons, as set up involves SOME LIFTING. Vols will help load & unload the truck with inventory. Once it has been transported to the fest grounds, vols help set up the booth.

 
Housekeeping Trucks - SATURDAY  9:30am - 12:00pm  

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.

 
All slots filled
Bob Mercola (5)
Loyola Men's Basketball team
Candy Sorter & Bagger - SATURDAY  10:00am - 1:00pm  

Candy Sorter & Bagger (10)

Volunteers are needed to sort and bag Fest candy into sellable sizes/amounts.

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Kelly Keating (3)
Bonnie Keating and Barbara Aksamitowski
Ron Jaderholm (2)
Carol Vargo (2)
Linda Buchalo
Michelle Garcia
Kitchen Help - SATURDAY  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
Brian Jensen (7)
Jensen Crew
Food & Dry Trucks - SATURDAY  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
Jack Althoff
Peter Heldman
Mike Anderson
Irish Food Booth Set Up - SATURDAY  11:00am - 1:00pm  

Irish Food Booth Set Up (2)

Looking for able-bodied helpers (preferably male) to help gather booth supplies from main kitchen and dry trucks. Closed toed shoes required.

 
All slots filled
bill dunlap
kathy Dunlap
Laundry Folders - SATURDAY  11:00am - 2:00pm  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just Like home!

 
All slots filled
Uma and TR Viswanathan
Holly Beaty (2)
Rich and Holly Beaty
Bakery - SATURDAY  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

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
Carol Hanley (2)
John Hanley
Judy Swanson (2)
Elaine Metz #6247A
Laura Loeger
Eileen Huss (2)
Eileen & Joe Huss
Heidi Trocha (2)
Food & Dry Trucks - SATURDAY  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
Heidi Trocha (2)
Kitchen Help - SATURDAY  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

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
Holly Jennings
Beverly Sherman (2)
Beverly Kaman
Suzanne Mahoney (3)


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