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RE:fest- Street Festival Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: The Rebuilding Exchange

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested
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Chicago’s most eco-friendly street fest

The Rebuilding Exchange is excited to invite you to RE:fest '24 , Chicago's premier summer street festival, where we're all about Reclaiming, Repairing, and Reusing for an eco-friendly extravaganza! Join neighbors around Chicago at our retail warehouse located at 1740 W. Webster Ave. on Saturday July 13 from 12 to 8 pm for activities centered around Reimagining our world and having fun, including live music, a kid play area, a local makers market, contests, & of course, Refreshments from some of Chicago’s favorite local vendors. For creators, for families, for pets, for everyone who loves sustainability, creativity, opportunity and fun. Suggested donation at door.

You can expect:
  • Refreshments - local craft beer tents and food trucks from your favorite Chicago vendors
  • Retail shopping at a Rejuvenated outdoor market of artisans and makers
  • Kids Zone - play & Replay on inflatables and other games
  • Live music - Revel in the tunes of 3 local bands
  • 2nd annual REMake Invitational, where top makers and artists from around the region will show what they can do with $100 of reclaimed materials from our reuse retail store
  • Scraptacular Challenge TM - Reclaim and Reimagine scraps in a fun competition
  • Opportunities to tour our facility and learn more about our programs and partnerships

6 Shifts

  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM CST
    Festival Set up. Setting up tents, helping vendors, setting up stage, moving supplies
  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM CST
    Working gates, floaters, beer tents, kids zone, vendor help.
  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM CST
    Working gates, floaters, beer tents, kids zone, vendor help.
  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM CST
    Working gates, floaters, beer tents, kids zone, vendor help.
  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - evening / 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM CST
    Working gates, floaters, beer tents, kids zone, vendor help.
  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - evening / 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM CST
    Break down, removing tents, helping vendors, clean up, disassembling the stage.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The Rebuilding Exchange

Location:

1740 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, US

Mission Statement

Rebuilding Exchange invests in our communities by reusing building materials, reducing construction waste, and training, supporting, and connecting people seeking careers in the building trades.

Description

Once upon a time, Rebuilding Exchange and Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse were doing good work in their respective locations and realized they shared a lot in common. So the two directors met for Happy Hour to see if a stronger partnership might make sense.

Turns out that a merger made the most sense. Combining the institutional knowledge, specific expertise, and local connections, a merged entity could become a major player in the reuse and community workforce space. Sharing pretty much identical missions and values was the icing on the cake.

Now joined under the banner of Rebuilding Exchange, our same Evanston and Chicago locations offer more resources, more capacity, and stronger strategic partnerships as we pursue a nonprofit mission that unites greater Chicagoland.

The past year has been transformational for Rebuilding Exchange in so many ways. Over the past 12 months:
● Our workforce training programs served more than 100 people, helping them to prepare and enter
building trades jobs and apprenticeship programs.
● We diverted 3.5 million pounds of reusable building materials from landfills.
● More than 2,200 people have participated in our workshops and community outreach programs.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Employment
Environment
Community, Employment, Environment

WHEN

Sat Jul 13, 2024
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

1740 West Webster AvenueChicago, IL 60614

(41.92178,-87.67113)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 hours

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