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2022 PREFEST 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. 

PLEASE READ IMPORTANT COVID INFO!!!!!

COVID Info - At this time we are mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health to verify that all staff members and volunteers are up-to-date with COVID vaccinations. To be up-to-date one must have a first booster, if it has been five or more months since receiving their initial round of vaccinations. The second booster is recommended for those 50 and older or immunocompromised, but at this time there is no IDPH requirement for a second booster.   

What this means is that nearly all volunteers will be required to have a booster shot. The only exception would be if a volunteer received their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination after 4/11/22 (five months before Family Fest). We understand that this will likely impact who is able to volunteer at the Fest, but as this guideline is given to us by the IDPH we must follow it.  We will provide the coordinators of each booth with a form on the day of the Fest and will ask that as volunteers sign in you check their COVID vaccine card and sign them in. 

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:  Kyle Rhone (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 Kyle be paged. IF volunteering on Saturday, your lead contact is Rob Deptula.

Bakery Helpers:  Freddie in the Bakery and Kali in the Bakery Packaging area.  Freddie and Kali can be reached at (773) 273-4142 or at [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.

Candy Sorter & Bagger:  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:   PAUL SCHWARTZ
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
09/01/2022 (Thu.) Creations from the Heart Pricing Night - Report to 1850 West Thome Avenue  6:00pm - 8:30pm  

Creations from the Heart Pricing Night (8)

Volunteers will be lifting and organizing boxes and items. It would be most helpful if volunteers had familiarity with items being sold and their value

 
5 of 8 slots filled
Readith Ester
Nancy Zak Linda Court (2)
Friends of the Vareys
Bob & Bonnie Romniak (2)
09/05/2022 (Mon.) Laundry Folder  8:00am - 11:00am  

Laundry Folder (3)

Just like at home!!

 
11:00am - 2:00pm  

Laundry Folder (3)

Just like at home!!

 
All slots filled
Readith Ester
Audrey Mass
Maureen Collins
Thank you
09/06/2022 (Tue.) Food and Dry Trucks  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
Misericordia Bakery  9:00am - 11:45am  

Bakery Volunteer (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
Richard Knorowski (3)
Food and Dry Trucks  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Molly Dee
Misericordia Bakery  12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Bakery Volunteer (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
Sue Albrecht (2)
Susan Knorowski (2)
Food and Dry Trucks  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
09/07/2022 (Wed.) Food and Dry Trucks  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
Misericordia Bakery  9:00am - 11:45am  

Bakery Volunteer (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 Montemurro
Maureen Collins
Joe Koebel
Food and Dry Trucks  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Readith Ester
Sidney Wax
Lisa Gaynor
Misericordia Bakery  12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Bakery Volunteer (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
Sue Albrecht (2)
Rich Beaty
Lori Hill
Food and Dry Trucks  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
09/08/2022 (Thu.) Food and Dry Trucks  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
Misericordia Bakery  9:00am - 11:45am  

Bakery Volunteer (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.

 
4 of 8 slots filled
Sharon Horan
Kathryn Moery
none
Kathy Engler
Patty Sohl
Kitchen Help  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
Audrey Mass
Patricia Durkin
Eileen Huss (2)
Joe & Eileen Huss
Alan and Bev Sherman
Maureen Fruhwirth
Judy Schuster
Food and Dry Trucks  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
Misericordia Bakery  12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Bakery Volunteer (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.

 
5 of 8 slots filled
Mimi Weil
Tom & Gayle Zinger (2)
Terry & Sue Buckley
Lori Hill
Food and Dry Trucks  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
Kitchen Help  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.

 
09/09/2022 (Fri.) Food and Dry Trucks  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
Heartworks Booth  9:00am - 11:00am  

Heartworks Booth (4)

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
Tim McDonald (2)
Tim and Audrey McDonald
Rita Janis
Ann Weithers
Misericordia Bakery  9:00am - 11:45am  

Bakery Volunteer (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.

 
6 of 8 slots filled
Patricia Montemurro
Lois Skowron Mueller (2)
Deborah Cunningham (2)
Mary Bronton
Kitchen Help  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.

 
4 of 7 slots filled
Audrey Mass
Patricia Durkin
Sheila Greifhahn
Honor Lorenzini
Food and Dry Trucks  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
RAUL REYES
Readith Ester
Mary Wojciechowski
Misericordia Bakery  12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Bakery Volunteer (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.

 
Heartworks Booth  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.

 
Food and Dry Trucks  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

 
Kitchen Help  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.

 
09/10/2022 (Sat.) Housekeeping Trucks  7:00am - 9:30am  

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.

 
Food and Dry Trucks  8:00am - 11:00am  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mike Anderson
Laundry Folders  8:00am - 11:00am  

Laundry Folders (3)

Just like at home!!

 
Table and Chair Setup  8:00am - 1:00pm  

Table and Chair Setup (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.

 
Lemonade Booth  8:30am - 11:30am  

Lemonade Setup (6)

Meet at Thome entrance (1850 W. Thome Ave) Looking for able-bodied helpers to gather booth supplies from the main building and dry trucks and set up the lemonade booths out on Fest grounds. Closed toed shoes required.

 
All slots filled
Gerry & Tracy Corso (2)
Garvey Madden (2)
Garvey & Colin
Shawn Depa (2)
Shawn & Kurt Depa
Children's Games Set Up  9:00am - 11:00am  

Children's Games Set (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
Sabina Moore (4)
Mick, Dan, & Mikhaela
Creations from the Heart Booth  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Creations from the Heart Volunteer (8)

 
Misericordia Bakery  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Bakery Volunteer (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
Joyce Wing
Donna Anderson
Pat and Peggy Burke
ellen Howard silberman Cooper (2)
Bob Mercola (15)
Kent Lashway
Housekeeping Trucks  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.

 
Candy Baggers  10:00am - 1:00pm  

Candy Baggers (10)

Volunteers are needed to sort and bag candy into sellable sizes and amounts. Please report to 1850 West Thome upon arrival

 
All slots filled
doris holland
Kelly Keating (3)
Michelle Garcia (2)
Rita Janis
Tom & Gayle Zinger (2)
Julian Guerrero
Kitchen Help  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.

 
2 of 7 slots filled
Patricia Durkin
Marcy Hanlon
Food and Dry Trucks  10:30am - 1:30pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Mike Anderson
Misericordia Bakery  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Bakery Volunteer (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.

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Marie Wilson (2)
Carol Hanley (2)
John Hanley
Ad Book - Meet at Bingo Booth  1:00pm - 2:30pm  

Creations from the Heart Volunteer (2)

Volunteers will help stuff our adbook.

 
All slots filled
Kent Lashway
Michele Serwe for Sarah Turner (my niece)
Volunteering for my niece Sarah Turner in McAuley
Food and Dry Trucks  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Food and 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 trucks. Note: All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Gary Johnson
For my son Gary "Shep" Johnson
Kitchen Help  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.

 
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