Festival organizers and the Grant Park Conservancy need your help at this fantastic fall event.


The Windy City Wine Festival presented by U.S. Bank gives visitors the opportunity to sample from a selection of more than 300 wines from around the world. There will be wine & food seminars conducted by exhibiting wineries, Chicago area chefs and restaurants.


We welcome all those aged 21 or older interested in helping us create the best festival experience for our guests. If you are energetic, love wine – or want to learn a little more about wine – and are willing to provide 3-4 hours of your time during the festival weekend, we want to hear from you!


Shifts are:


Friday, September 8, 2017

4:00pm – 7:00pm (arrive by 3:45pm)

6:30pm – 9:30pm (arrive by 6:15pm)


Saturday, September 9, 2017

2:00pm – 5:00pm (arrive by 1:45)

4:30pm 7:30pm (arrive by 4:15pm)



Volunteers for the festival will be asked to fill positions at any of 4 stations on the festival grounds: admissions gate, beverage sales, hospitality and vendor servicing. All positions will be assigned at volunteer check-in.


Admission gate: sell tickets, scan tickets, distribute wine glasses, tasting coupons & programs


Beverage sales: sell refreshments, including soda, water, beer and wine


Hospitality servicing: greet guests of corporate hospitality village; ensure guests have proper credentials for entry.


Vendor servicing (as needed): assist vendors at their booth by distributing sample products


Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift time and work the entire shift. You should also be prepared to stand on your feet the entire time.


All volunteers will receive a t-shirt that serves as their uniform while volunteering and is his/hers to keep. In addition, each working volunteer will receive one ticket to attend the event ($40 value) on any day of the festival.






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