Any number of hours you can give between 9 a.m. and evening is welcome. Please RSVP to this Meetup (or one of the other three Meetups listed at ODO’s Meetup site for Lanterns Festival), and then please click the following Wildwood Park link to sign up with them to volunteer: https://www.wildwoodpark.org/support/volunteering-at-wildwood/ You can also contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ryn Davies, directly by calling her at[masked] ext. 225. Please indicate that you are from Open Door Outreach Volunteers so ODO'ers can volunteer together.
The Lanterns Festival needs many, many volunteers. Ryn Davies suggested that in addition to helping from 5 p.m. to close for each of the three evenings of the event, they will especially need volunteer help during the day Friday Feb 15th for finishing touches of set-up.
For description of event and tickets: https://www.wildwoodpark.org/events/lanterns-2019/
Wildwood’s annual deep-winter festival celebrates the first full moon of the lunar new year. Held over three magical evenings, guests are transported to far away lands and times as they stroll through the beautifully lit pathways of Wildwood’s gardens. Cultural vistas feature live entertainment, food, drink, games and more throughout the Park’s Butler Arboretum and inside the Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre. This year’s vistas include Germany, Mexico, China, Scotland, and the rest of the United Kingdom. Our American vista is Prohibition Chicago. During the event, off-street parking is available along Denny Road in front of Wildwood Park; guests and volunteers enter the park on foot through two gates; no festival patron automobiles are allowed inside the park.