Volunteers will work alongside the Vogue Knitting staff and other like-minded knitters at the first Vogue Knitting LIVE Chicago!
We are excited you are interested in volunteering at Vogue Knitting LIVE Chicago, and we appreciate the time and effort of our volunteers who work so hard to ensure that Vogue Knitting LIVE runs smoothly. We look forward to working with you at the show.
Volunteering at Vogue Knitting LIVE is a tremendous way to meet like-minded knitters, network with the Vogue Knitting staff, contribute to a successful event, and work with the very best knitting teachers across the country.
Vogue Knitting LIVE will take place at
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
What We Need From Our Volunteers:<dd>Volunteers will be needed Thursday, October 25, through Sunday, October 28, including some early morning and evening hours. There will be pre-event orientation on Thursday, October 25 at 5pm at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.</dd>
<dd>Volunteers will be scheduled for up to 12 hours of work over the course of the weekend.We will most likely schedule you in four-hour shifts. We ask that volunteers register for no more than two classes or lectures, due to the time commitment of the volunteer program.</dd>
<dd>Please list all times you would be available to work, as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate ALL requests. Interest in the Volunteer Program is high, so early sign-up is encouraged!</dd>
<dd>Many duties will require you to be on your feet for extended periods of time, and some may involve downtime, so we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes and bring along your own knitting projects to work on while not assisting guests.</dd>
Duties may include:<dd>Staffing Registration or Information Desk: Welcome guests, distribute name badges and programs, direct guests to Marketplace or classrooms, answer questions about the event, etc.</dd>
<dd>Gift Bag Assembly: Stuff bags with materials or gifts sent by Vogue Knitting LIVE sponsors.</dd>
<dd>Gala Dinner: Assist guests with check-in and answer questions, direct guests to appropriate place, assist guest with getting on the bus to the cocktail party, etc.</dd>
<dd>Classroom Door Monitoring: Ensure attendees entering the classrooms are wearing badges, support teachers’ immediate needs by reporting to supervisors if there are issues with attendance, size of class, supplies, audio visual equipment, etc.</dd>
<dd>Marketplace Monitoring: Monitor all areas of the Marketplace, check badges and wristbands and answer questions from attendees.</dd>
<dd>General Staff Support: Assist the Vogue Knitting staff with various tasks.</dd>