86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Volunteers Needed

Last modified: Oct 13, 2017

We need many volunteers to make this event a success. Please consider helping in one of the following areas:

Solicitation: Contact businesses and request donations for the Silent Auction. Business names and contact information will be provided to you along with a solicitation letter and form. Solicit on your own schedule between now and Oct 27.

Decorations: Plan, purchase, and create decorations for the Fall Festival, including but not limited to signage and centerpieces. This can be done on your own schedule and in coordination with the other volunteers. Set-up will take place from 6-7pm on Friday, November 3.

Auction Items Preparation: Group donated items in multiple lots for bidding. Package groups in an attractive way for display at the Fall Festival. Write-up descriptions to set alongside displays on auction tables. This work can be done on your own schedule and in coordination with the other volunteers, likely between Oct 27-Nov 1.

Business Parter Signage: Create a “Thank You” board of business contributors to be displayed at the auction and later in the school. Signage should be completed by Thursday, November 2.

Auction Check-in: Sit at table when people arrive and check them in, give them their number and explain how the auction will work.

Raffle Ticket Sales: Sell cash raffle tickets during the event in 20 minute shifts during the hour preceding the cash raffle drawing.

Auction Check-out: Work at the check-out table the night of the auction to process  payments for the auction winners. Work with runners who will locate the winning items.

Runners: Work with auction check-out volunteers to identify items won, locate said items on the auction table, and deliver said items to winner at check-out.

Clean-Up: Help clean up at the end of the evening by boxing up any items that are property of Ames PTA.


We’re using SignUp.com to organize our volunteer sign up for this event.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/sCoiCCP
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please email Kim Marrero.