Back to All Events

"BIG" Distribution & Activity Day Event

  • Broadway Armory Park 5917 North Broadway Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

This is not a public event.

We need help with our annual Back 2 School distribution at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway Ave).  

We need volunteers for each time slot listed below. You are welcome to sign up for more than one time slot. To become a volunteer, email SpencerPost@b2si.org. Please provide your name, phone number, and the time(s) you wish to volunteer. Below is a list of volunteer times and the work that will be assigned. If you have a job preference, or have worked a distribution day event before, please let us know.

Food and beverages provided throughout the day plus all volunteers also receive a FREE t-shirt. 

7:00am - 10:00am        

  • Hang signage

  • Set up food/beverage, monitor station

  • Set up volunteer registration and food tables

  • Organize t-shirts, set-up recycling containers

  • Handle sign-in of volunteers

  • Set up activity areas and tables, chairs, power, microphones and platform stage, cones, etc.

  • Unload trucks with supplies into the armory. 

  • Write “Notes of Inspiration” to include in kits

            

9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Handle sign-in of volunteers

  • Unload trucks

  • Move supplies into the armory

  • Assist Build-A-Kit in setting up and monitoring

  •  Serve lunch to volunteersand monitor food/beverage station

  • Write “Notes of Inspiration” to include in kits

 

10:00am – 3:00pm 

  • Assist activity participants monitoring children during sessions

  • Assist Build-A-Kit where needed 

11:30pm - 2:30pm 

  • Handle sign-in of volunteers

  • Handle check-in from YMCAs

  • Pack/load school supply kits onto dollies and load trucks, cars and vans of YMCAs

  • Serve lunch to volunteers and monitor food/beverage station

  • Write “Notes of Inspiration” to include in kits

 

1:00pm – 5:30pm         

  • Handle check-in from YMCAs

  • Pack/load school supply kits onto dollies and load trucks and vans of other YMCAs 

  • Clean up (Take down banners, secure unclaimed kits, pick up trash, etc.)

  • Write “Notes of Inspiration” to include in kits