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Volunteer Information

Gurnee Days is a great opportunity to have fun while helping your community! Gurnee Days 2019 will be held Thursday, August 8th to Sunday, August 11th. 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

Committee Co-Chairpersons

The Gurnee Days Corporation is seeking volunteers interested in being event co- chairpersons for the annual August community festival. In this role, the volunteer would co-lead key Gurnee Days events and committees, such as Gurnee Days Parade, Amusement Rides, Publicity, Entertainment, Gurnee Great Adventure, etc. The individual would be learning the activities from the existing chairperson, therefore no prior experience is required. Qualifications include ability to organize and lead other volunteers and/or manage a set of tasks. Interested individuals can get more information on Gurnee Days events by reviewing this website. They can express interest by calling Gurnee Days President Kraig Owens at (847) 599-3763, emailing for more details or indicating their areas of interest in the Volunteer Form below.

Committee Co-Chairpersons
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Exhibit Booths

Volunteers are needed each year to help Gurnee Days exhibit booth vendors with parking and getting to their locations, and also helping them unload their products. Volunteers are needed on Saturday morning from 7:00-10:30 a.m.

If you are interested, our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you. Please indicate your interest in helping with Exhibit Booths below.

Exhibit Booth Interest
Interested in serving for the exhibit booths?

Parade Committee

The Parade Committee is seeking assistance for help the day before and during the Gurnee Days Parade which is held Sunday, August 11th 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.    Please indicate your general interest in helping with this event below. 

General Parade Volunteer Interest
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Information Booth

Volunteers are needed each year during the Gurnee Days event to help answer general questions and give directions to the events held around Viking Park and nearby locations. Commitment time is one hour. Volunteers are needed all three days of the event.

We pair up an active Gurnee Days Committee Member with general volunteers to ensure you always have a knowledgeable partner to help and advise you. Information sheets are also provided. If you enjoy helping people with directions and information this is a great opportunity to be a part of Gurnee Days.

 If you are interested our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you.  Please indicate your interest in working at the volunteer booth below. 

Information Booth Interest
Interested in serving in the Info Booth?

Ice Cream Eating Contest

Volunteers will assist with scooping ice cream, handing out bowls and assisting as needed on Saturday, August 10th from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Contest Interest
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Petting Zoo

On Sunday, August 11th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. volunteers will be taking payments as well as handing out tickets for the Petting Zoo. Must be comfortable handling cash and calculating proper change due

Petting Zoo Interest
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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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