Volunteer FAQs

How do I become a volunteer? Contact us at events@gatewaygreen.org to add your information to our volunteer database and register for events as they become available. 

Is there an application process to become a volunteer? The only application is the submission of your contact information to CGG. CGG reserves the right to permanently remove volunteers from the database after a negative volunteer experience.

What are typical volunteer duties at events? Volunteers help in a variety of ways at CGG’s events. The earliest shift includes putting together gift bags and helping with general setup of the event. Once the event starts, volunteers greet guests, assist with registration, and check in media personnel. Volunteers can also help in the gaming tent. You will be informed of shift availability when you contact us via e-mail or phone.

Why are you asking for my Social Security Number? CGG’s two main events, Gaming for Green and Green Tie Ball, both feature gaming aspects. In order to comply with charitable gaming regulations, CGG must submit SSN and other volunteer information to Illinois Department of Revenue. If you are not comfortable submitting this information, please email events@gatewaygreen.org. 

How do I know when registration has opened for a specific event? Once you have added your contact information to our database, you will receive an email when a new event is available. Volunteer shifts fill up quickly, so register promptly after receiving the notification!

Can I register a group of coworkers, friends, etc? Yes! CGG loves to work with large groups of volunteers. Please email events@gatewaygreen.org to register a group of more than 5. 

Can I enjoy the event before and after my shift? Yes! All volunteers receive complimentary admission into the event. While CGG wants volunteers to enjoy themselves, we ask that volunteers wait to indulge in alcoholic beverages until after their shifts.

How long are shifts? Shifts range from 2-4 hours.

Is there a fee to volunteer? No, volunteers do not pay anything, and you receive complimentary admission to the event for which you are volunteering.