We owe much of the Festival's success to the hundreds of generous and dedicated volunteers. Many thanks to their selfless contributions, time and efforts.

If you would like to volunteer and help us out at Chicago's Pioneer Court between Sept. 4-6, 2014, please either e-mail us at volunteer@chicagoturkishfestival.org or kindly fill out the form below. 

The Festival set-up starts early morning (around 7am) on Thursday, September 4th, and ends around 5:00PM to get the plaza ready for the Opening Gala Event at 7:00PM.  The regular festival runs from 10:00AM to 9:00PM both on Friday (September 5th) and Saturday (September 6th).  Take-down is on the evening of Saturday, 6th. after the Festival closes.  

The Festival volunteer shifts start at 10:00AM and end at 9:00PM on 5th and 6th.  Both half-day shifts (10:00AM - 3:30PM or 3:30PM - 9:00PM) and full-day shift is (10AM - 9PM) are available for festival volunteers depending on their schedules. Please let us know which shifts fit best to you schedule and whether if you could also help us anytime during the set-up between 7:00AM-5:00PM on Thursday, Sept 4th. and during take-down after 9 PM on Saturday, Sept. 6th.  

The Festival Committee will provide full and half-day shift volunteers with a festival t-shirt,  lunch or dinner ticket depending on the shift (both lunch & dinner ticket for full-day shifts) , and transportation compensation for bus/train fare (provided that a valid bus/train ticket is presented).

Please fill out all fields below and state the dates and hours best suiting your schedule, as well as all your contact information. Our volunteer director will contact you once your application is received. Thank you.

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