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Volunteer Information

Gurnee Days is a great opportunity to have fun while helping your community! Gurnee Days 2018 will be held Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 12th. Read below for information on volunteering opportunities. Once you find an opportunity you like, make sure to submit your volunteer application.

Don't see something that fits? Have other ways you'd like to contribute?  Please review our needs below and fill out the Volunteer Application at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer Needs

Information Booth

Volunteers are needed each year during the Gurnee Days event to help answer general questions and give directions to the many events that are occurring around Viking Park (and offsite locations).  We pair up an active Gurnee Days Committee Member with general volunteers to ensure that a knowledgeable person is there to teach you and advise you on all the details.  Information sheets are also available as a guide to the entire event.  These are easy to grasp and can be quickly learned by anyone that has a passion to help, work with people, and can be attentive to many requests that come during each shift.  If you are interested our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you to confirm your availability and our needs.  Please indicate your interest in working at the volunteer booth below.  This is a great opportunity for anyone that is good with people, can give directions, reference information provided to give answers and is generally a personable individual.  Note:  Each volunteer will be paired with a serving Gurnee Days Corporation Member.

Information Booth Interest
Interested in serving in the Info Booth? (Check all that apply)

Great Gurnee Adventure

The Great Gurnee Adventure is a fun, interactive, and competitive scavenger hunt that will take participants all around Gurnee.  The Great Gurnee Adventure is appropriate for everyone – young and old. It’s a team-based competition where contestants are challenged physically and mentally. Competitors will solve riddles leading them to different destinations around Gurnee.  At each destination, each team of four will be timed while they complete a task or challenge. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams overall and to the teams that win at each location.  Judges, timers, and/or event facilitators are needed at each location.  If you are interested in assisting with this event please indicate your interest below.  This is a great opportunity for someone that is strong at leading various sports or competitive activities, enforcing rules, and accurately recording times and results.  Volunteers are needed from 9:00a-2:30p on Saturday, August 12.

Great Gurnee Adventure Judge/Event Leader
I am interested in volunteering for this event

Exhibits and Booths Committee

The Exhibits and Booths Committee is seeking volunteers to assist Exhibitors on Saturday morning, August 11 from 7:30 to 10:30a to help unload and bring items associated with their Exhibits to their designated booth.  Responsibilities may also include giving directions to exhibitors.  This position will require lifting from the ground and waist level.  This position may also require walking with objects that have some level of weight to them.

Exhibit Booth Load-in Assistance
I am interested in volunteering for this event

Parade Committee

The Parade Committee is seeking assistance for help the day before and the day after the Gurnee Days Parade which is held Sunday, August 12 beginning at Noon.  Multiple volunteers are needed for this event.  Responsibilities may include setting out the parade numbers in the setup area, giving directions to participants the day of the event, enforcing rules/policies of the parade, restricting traffic to the drop-off area.  This opportunity is for someone that can clearly give direction in a busy environment and has an attention to safety.  More details will be sent to those that are interested.  Details of what is needed will be posted by June 10, or sent to those that indicate their interest below.  Please indicate your general interest in helping with this event below. 

General Parade Volunteer Interest
I am interested in volunteering for this event

Volunteer Application

First Name
Last Name
Are you part of a church or other organization? (Check if applicable)
If you are volunteering with an organization, what is the name of your organization or church?
If you selected other above, please describe what you'd like to help with.

Waiver and Release of Claims

Please read this form carefully and be aware that, in volunteering or participating in Gurnee Days Corporation and/or Gurnee Park District events, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, arising out of these programs that you or the other named participants might sustain. The terms “I,” ”me,” and “my” also refer to parents or guardians as well as participants in the programs. In registering for these programs you are agreeing as follows:

As a participant in these programs, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss which I may sustain as a result of participating in any manner, in any and all activities connected with or associated with such programs.

I agree to waive and relinquish any and all claims I may have as a result of participating in these programs against the Gurnee Days Corporation and Gurnee Park District, any and all other participating or cooperating governmental units, any and all independent contractors, officers, agents, servants and employees of the governmental bodies and independent contractors, and any and all other persons and entities, of whatever nature, that might be directly or indirectly liable for any injuries that I might sustain while participating in these programs. (The parties described in the preceding sentence are referred to as “Released Parties” in the remainder of this Agreement).

I do hereby fully release and discharge the Gurnee Days Corporation and Gurnee Park District and the other Released Parties from any and all claims for injuries, damage or loss which I may have or which may accrue to me on account of my participation in these programs.

I further agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Gurnee Days Corporation and Gurnee Park District and any and all other Released Parties, from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages and losses sustained by anyone, and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with my conduct and the activities of these programs.

I further understand and agree that the terms such as “participation,” “programs,” and “activities,” referred to in this Agreement, include all exercises and physical movement of any nature while I am participating in these programs and further include the provision of or failure to provide proper instructions or supervision, the use and adjustment of any and all machinery, equipment, and apparatus, and anything related to my use of the services, facilities, or premises involved in these programs, and transportation to and from any events.

I understand the nature of these programs for which I am registering and have read and fully understand this Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement. I further understand that any advisements or warnings of the particular risks of these programs that I subsequently receive will be incorporated by reference into and become a part of this agreement.

Acknowledgement of Waiver
I certify that I am at least 18 years of age and agree to the terms of the agreement (If under 18 a parent or guardian must submit on your behalf)
Type the name of the Volunteer Applicant
Type name of parent or legal guardian (if applicable)
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