2013 Taste of River North - Volunteer Sign-up
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Mark your calendars for the 2013 Taste of River North!
Hosted by the River North Residents' Association, the Taste of River North is a professionally managed, family-friendly, riverfront festival featuring great live entertainment and showcasing the area's wonderful dining, art and design scenes.

Taste of River North at a glance:

Schedule -  5-10pm on Fri July 19, noon to 10pm on Sat, July 20th and 11am to 8pm on Sun, July 21st.

Site - The south section of Ward Park, along the river walk, on Erie west of Kingsbury and on Kingsbury between Ontario and Huron.

Entertainment - The area's best food, multiple live bands, scores of unique exhibitors and an array of special attractions!

Anticipated attendance - Between 12,000 and 14,000!

Why we do it - this is the 12th year of our neighborhood festival and although it continues to grow in size and scope, our goal is still to produce a safe, enjoyable and successful event that respects the neighborhood and supports the local business community.

Our volunteers receive free admission and food tickets, collectable T-shirt and a Great time meeting River North neighbors. 


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T-Shirt Size

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Men's Large
Men's Extra Large
Men's 2XL
Women's Small
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Shift Preferences

Every effort will be made to accommodate shift preferences.

Please indicate your shift preferences below.


 1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice Not Possible  
Friday July 19 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm  
Friday July 19 - 7:00pm to 10:15pm  
Saturday July 20 - 11:30am to 2:30pm  
Saturday July 20 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm  
Saturday July 20 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm  
Saturday July 20 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm  
Sunday July 21 - 10:30am to 2:00pm  
Sunday July 21 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm  
Sunday July 21 - 5:00pm to 8:15pm  






Number of Shifts

Volunteers who wish to do so are welcome to work more than one shift at the event. Those who do will receive 10 free food/beverage tickets for each shift served, but only one T-shirt.

Please indicate how many shifts you want to work below.


 Not available 1 shift 2 shifts 3 shifts  
Friday July 19  
Saturday July 20  
Sunday July 21  








Gate Greeters welcome guests at one of the 4 entrances to the event site and use a hand counter to track the number of attendees. They request and collect the suggested donation and stamp the hands of those who donate.

Information Booth Staff work at the information booth near the main gate, answer attendee questions, provide information about the event and the RNRA, and sell event T-shirts.

Management Office Assistants work in the event management office located near the event site. They assist the office manager with counting and recording tickets and cash receipts and providing support to volunteers working at gates and booths.

Utility Infielders stand in for volunteers who are unable to perform their duties due to illness or emergency and assist with various tasks as needed during the event.

Please indicate your job preferences below.


 1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice Not Interested  
Gate Greeters  
Information Booth  
Management Office  
Utility Infielders  
Where needed  







Training Session
Taste of River North Volunteers, we have arranged for two traning sessions at Chicago's largest and most famous nightclub, Castle! (formerly Excalibur)  The club is located at the northwest corner of Ontario and Dearborn.  Once the traning is complete, it's party time, complete with tasty hors d'oeuvres, music and a complimentary beverage ticket!


All volunteers are expected to attend one of the training sessions.


Please indicate your choice below.



Saturday, July 13th, 4:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, July 17th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
I am unable to attend either session

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That's It!

Thanks very much for offering to help out at the Taste!  One of our Volunteer Coordinators be in touch with you to discuss any questions about your registration. Have a great day!