Volunteering at the Taste of Polonia Festival

Volunteer Descriptions

Check-in Volunteers: All performers, vendors, children’s groups, and volunteers are processed through the check-in office inside the Copernicus Center. You will assist with administrative logging, tracking, and information dissemination as well as conveying messages to other staff and volunteers.

Casino Volunteers: MUST BE 21 OR OVER. The casino volunteer will follow the various duties assigned by the casino manager. This may involve card dealing or other casino related games. Further “personal information” will be required at a later date; as the state requires formal paperwork.

Administrative Volunteers: (Needed before and/or during the festival) This position will involve general office work, but mostly phone work. Many patrons call with general questions BEFORE and during the festival.

Kid’s Stage Volunteers: Numerous children’s groups will be performing at various time intervals throughout the fest. Each group will have adult chaperons, but “kids will be kids” and additional adult management is required.

Translators: (Needed Year Round: Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, Farsi) Do you speak Polish or any other language? We serve a multilingual community and often need translations of many types. This job can also be done from your home.

Social Media Volunteers: Post messages & photographer’s pictures to our social media accounts.

Volunteer Application

We are always looking for new volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us today.

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Proceeds from Taste of Polonia Festival benefit the nonprofit work of the Copernicus Foundation

The Copernicus Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation. The Foundation was chartered as a nonprofit organization in July 1971 to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource.  The Center has been serving Chicago since 1979.

The Foundation is supported primarily through donations by Chicago’s Polish population and this annual fund raising event.  However, the festival also gives the board an opportunity to highlight Polish Culture through: Classical Music, Folk Dancing, Tourism Films and other cultural events.

The Foundation serves the community by supporting many other nonprofits and community organizations. In addition, much support is given to Performing Arts, Cultural events, and Community events. Click here to find out more about the Copernicus Center and upcoming events. To see a partial list (only public events submitting info to our website) of Foundation underwritten events, click here.

The Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60630