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2024 World Dumpling Fest (Logan Square, Chicago)

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ORGANIZATION: Chicago Cultural Alliance

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: World Dumpling Fest 2024
Saturday September 21, 2024 in Logan Square (Chicago, IL)

Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance in celebrating Chicago's diverse cultural communities through
music, dance, and DUMPLINGS! World Dumpling Fest is a fundraiser held to support the work of the Chicago Cultural Alliance. Visitors can sample dumplings from over a dozen neighborhood-based ethnic restaurants in and around Chicago to experience the diversity of Chicago. Located just off the Logan Square Blue Line Station, this one-of-a-kind event will feature cultural performances, live music, drinks and of course, dumplings.

Who Is the Chicago Cultural Alliance and Why are We Holding This Festival?
The Chicago Cultural Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Chicago. Our mission is to
support, promote, and advocate for centers of cultural heritage in the Chicagoland area. World
Dumpling Fest is an all-ages event featuring food, music, and local small businesses sharing their
cultural identities through their respective crafts. The Fest features diverse cultural "dumplings" from 15 neighborhood-based ethnic restaurants in and around Chicago. We will also welcome over 15 different dance and music groups to the stage.

Please check out last year's festival to see what you can expect this year:

https://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org/wdf23/


How do I benefit from volunteering with the CCA’s World Dumpling fest?
Through volunteering, you are given the opportunity to: network with the CCA & its cultural/heritage partner institutions, utilize & develop new skills to add to your resume, and contribute to a community event for fellow-dumpling lovers! You’ll also receive a free t-shirt, water, snacks and free tasting tickets for dumplings.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Gate Staff (10-12 per shift)
● Positioned near the entrance to welcome visitors and solicit optional entry donations.
● Provide general information on the event and direct visitors to ticketing for food tickets.

Ticketing (6-10 per shift)
● Scan/check-in presale tickets for entry, and run sales for on-site ticket purchases.
● Hand out map/event information and performance schedule.

Bar Staff
(4-6 per shift) **VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 21 YRS OR OLDER FOR THIS ROLE**
● Run cash sales for all beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverage purchases.

Stage Manager
(1 per shift)
● Assist with checking in performers, setting up the stage, and transitioning stage set-up
between each performance. *Must have experience with live performance (e.g., music, dance, and theatre production.

ALL VOLUNTEERS:
● Answer general queries and direct any medical or other specific questions to an appropriate
member of staff.
● Available to answer questions throughout the day. Good communication and listening skills.
● Encourage visitors at the event to take part in the activities on offer, including dumplings, live
music, performances and activity booths.
● Expect to be standing/walking- dress comfortably (pants/shoes) and wear sunscreen

More opportunities with Chicago Cultural Alliance

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Chicago Cultural Alliance

Location:

4740 N Western Ave, www.chicagoculturalalliance.org, CHICAGO, IL 60625, US

Mission Statement

The Chicago Cultural Alliance's mission is to connect, promote, and support centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive and culturally vibrant Chicago. We do this by facilitating intercultural collaboration and resource sharing within our membership, which is made up of centers of cultural heritage (Core Members) and partners ( Partner Members), in the greater arts and culture sector.

Description

The Chicago Cultural Alliance is a consortium of Chicago-area ethnic museums, cultural centers, and historical societies. Chicago is home to diverse communities, representing a broad spectrum of cultural heritage and identity that transcends geographic and political boundaries. We define cultural heritage as a legacy of tangible and intangible attributes that include monuments and objects, language, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, and world knowledge passed from generation to generation.

The Alliance is the only organization of its kind in the U.S., representing Chicago-area heritage museums, cultural centers, and historical societies - our Core Members. Alliance Core Members serve 30+ diverse communities with populations ranging from 3,000 to more than one million, located in more than 24 neighborhoods and nine suburbs. Nearly 60% of Core Members are anchors for underserved and immigrant populations.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Community, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Sat Sep 21, 2024

WHERE

3150 West Logan BoulevardChicago, IL 60647

(41.92838,-87.70731)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Program Management
  • Stage Management

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Duration of shifts will vary based on interest and need.
  • A love for dumplings from around the world!

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