Skills-Based and Pro Bono Volunteering

Use your professional skills to help nonprofits fulfill their mission. Skills-Based Volunteering provides an invaluable service to our nonprofit partners by allowing them to do more with less. 

Why Volunteer? Skilled volunteers have many reasons for serving. Here are some trends in skilled volunteers:

  • In job transition, looking to keep their skills current.
  • Retired or have free time, and want to use professional skills
  • Students looking to learn new skills and build on their education
  • Employees or associations looking for Pro-Bono projects

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Home Delivered Meal Payment Volunteer

Clerical assistance for the Front Desk Receptionist needed to register clients in the MySeniorCenter system. Volunteer will enter individual client payments, reconcile total payments per shift, and track hours on MySeniorCenter. Qualifications include: moderate computer skills, knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) attention to details, comfortable both siting and standing. Confidentiality statement and background check required. Flexible time of day schedule to meet your availability.

Bartlett, IL

Through 9/25/19

Junior Board Opportunity - Emerging Leaders

CAC’s Emerging Leaders are a dynamic and diverse group of 22-35 year olds who actively engage in activities to help raise funds for and create awareness about CAC. The group presents a unique opportunity for young professionals in CAC’s community to collaborate, network and develop leadership skills while putting their skills, talents and passions toward a worthy cause. The group is recruiting new members willing to commit their time and talents to supporting children hope, heal and grow after abuse. Fall Event: Crawl for a Cause | Spring Event: Frames for Futures The Emerging Leaders are looking for individuals with: A passion for children A commitment to the mission of CAC & to help every child that walks through CAC’s door hope, heal and grow The drive and enthusiasm to, as part of a group, host successful fundraisers The ability to meet monthly in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates/Palatine areas The willingness to attend at least one of CAC’s agency fundraising events Openness to learn about non-profit organizations The Emerging Leaders meet monthly on a Tuesday evening in the Schaumburg area. Please reach out for more information!

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 9/6/19

Help Older Adults Remain Independent--Be a Money Management Program Volunteer

Make a Difference in Someone's Life Help Older Adults Remain at Home and Independent Money management volunteers help older adults maintain their independence by assisting them with managing household finances. They may be writing checks, paying bills, budgeting, etc., in client's home or agency office. Training is provided by Kenneth Young Center. Scheduling is flexible. Program is overseen by the Illinois Office of Inspector General (OIG). This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity. Volunteer must be 21 years and older. [Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 10/24/19

Where Flowers Bloom so Does HOPE--Garden and Plant Enthusiastic Assistant

Use your GARDENING and PLANT skills to keep our Healing Gardens growing! Kenneth Young Center is a safety net for our neighbors in need. Our mission is to "help people feel good, do better, and find solutions." Part of our healing process is providing clients with an inviting and nurturing environment. We have many plants in our building-space, and we have a beautiful space outside to experience the calming presence of nature--our Healing Garden. ONE HOUR a WEEK is all it may take! We need one or two volunteers for one hour a week to water the plants in the office building throughout the year. During the Spring and Summer months, it would be great if you could also tend to our Healing Garden. We are conveniently located in Elk Grove Village, and we ask that you be available during the week. A wonderful quote by Tennessee Williams says it all: "Where flowers bloom so does Hope." Won't you help us plant the seeds of hope for your neighbors? You'll be so glad you did. For more information about us, visit: www.kennethyoung.org

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/19

Board Director for Kenneth Young Center

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring effective and fiscally sound programs and operations by providing organizational governance, advice and direction to the CEO in implementing the mission of the organization. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Attend and participate in at least 70% of regular and special Board meetings • Prepare for each Board of Directors meeting by reading material distributed prior to the meeting • Serve and actively participate on at least one Board committee • Serve and actively participate on a special events committee and bring participants to the event • Make a personal financial contribution to the organization • Maintain knowledge of current programs • Share resources and talents with the organization including expertise, contacts for financial support and contacts for in-kind contributions • Identify individuals for potential membership on the Board of Directors and its committees • Serve as a mentor to a newly elected Board member if requested • Be accessible to other Board Directors as needed • Fulfill commitments within the agreed-upon deadlines • Be loyal to the organization • Hold in confidence any proprietary information given to the Board • Take initiative and provide leadership • Adhere to KYC Board Governance Policy #2301 including: Approve changes to Articles of incorporation, Bylaws Strategic Planning responsibilities Resource Development responsibilities Board oversight around programs, real estate transactions, merges or dissolution's Financial responsibilities including budget, investment, borrowing and audit oversignt/approval Risk management, Performance and Quality improvement review Legislative advocacy for mental health and senior services Approving development and dissolution of Board committees Hiring, evaluating and supporting the CEO QUALIFICATIONS highly desired: * Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: administration, board functions, personnel, finance, legal, legislative, fundraising, public relations, marketing or property management * Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and programs of the organization. * Ability to work in a team. This is a Skill Based Volunteer Opportunity (SBV)

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/19

Let your concerns BE HEARD: Senior Advisory Council

Senior Advisory Council Volunteer YOUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD Get Involved; Get CONNECTED! The Senior Advisory Council is Kenneth Young Center’s connection to the senior community. You will join a group of professionals and senior citizens who meet at least quarterly. You will share your time and talents by helping to: Identify needs of the elderly Make senior-citizen program recommendations Serve as a link between the agency and the general community Provide feedback to Kenneth Young Center program staff about the services we provide Occasionally, the council members may be asked to participate in special events and fundraising activities specific to the senior service program. If you want to be an active advocate for senior-citizen based issues, then this is your opportunity to get involved! *NOTE WELL: We ask that new volunteers for the Senior Advisory Council be at least 68 years young! This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity. [Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities. To learn more about us please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/19

Senior Citizens Benefits Aide: Federal, State and Civic Assistance Programs

SENIOR CITIZENS BENEFITS AIDE Assist Seniors to Obtain Benefits to Maintain Their Independence Kenneth Young Center is a non-profit provider of community mental health and senior services. We provide support services to local senior citizens, families, and children who are facing crisis and difficult transitions. As a Benefits Aide, you need to be very comfortable working with Microsoft Excel, Word, and the Internet. You will work with local senior citizens and their loved ones to explain and assist them in completing State, Federal and civic benefits program applications. We will train volunteers on the benefits application process so you do not have to have prior knowledge of state/federal benefits. However, previous experience is HIGHLY DESIRED! A few key points: Volunteers need to provide their own vehicles, as they may be traveling to senior's apartments in Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships. Volunteers must be available to perform services during normal business hours. Training is done off-site during normal work-week and may take 2 to 4 days for completion. GREAT opportunity for recently retired professionals. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) Opportunity. [Kenneth Young Center is a JCAHO-accredited agency with over 40 years of service to our local community. We help families, teens, children and older adults feel good, do better, and find solutions.]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/19

Special Olympics Basketball Referee

Special Olympics Basketball Referee Needed! Where: Little City Foundation 1760 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Il 60067 When: Tuesdays 6:45-8:30 Dates needed: November: 13th and 27th December: 4th, 11th, and 18th January 15th

Palatine, IL

Through 1/15/19

Special Olympics Snow Shoeing Coach

Special Olympics Snow Shoeing Coach Needed Must be able to coach S.O Snow Shoeing and understand rules of the sport. Volunteers need to complete a CLASS A certification paid for by Little City When: Fridays 3:00-4:00 November 2nd through February 1st Where: Little City Foundation 1760 W. Algonquin, Palatine IL 60067

Palatine, IL

Through 2/1/19

Special Olympics Basketball Coach

Special Olympics Basketball Coach Needed Must be able to coach S.O basketball and understand rules of the sport. Volunteers need to complete a CLASS A certification paid for by Little City When: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 November 1st through March 17th Where: Little City Foundation 1760 W. Algonquin, Palatine IL 60067

Palatine, IL

Through 3/17/19

EBay Volunteer

EBay Volunteer Age: Volunteer must be over 18 years of age Time: Most volunteers come for 2 to 4 hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance. Commitment: Our volunteers are an important part of our team! We do provide a volunteer orientation and training to equip volunteers with the information they need. We are looking for a weekly commitment for a minimum of 6 months. Goal: To support the service and fundraising goals of the WINGS program. Description: If you enjoy and have some experience searching the Internet, WINGS needs you to apply those skills to the items we sell on EBay. We are looking for volunteers to research pricing to determine the highest possible selling price by comparing an item to other items of similar quality and design. The volunteers will then use this information to take photos and write item descriptions to post to EBay. Prior EBay experience and strong knowledge of higher end merchandise and pricing preferred. English writing skills must be above average and descriptive writing and ability to sell is a plus.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/18

Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English) Level II Mentor

Title: Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English) Level II Mentor Staff Partner: Manager of Community Based Services Location: This program is located in an undisclosed location in the Northwest Suburban area. Time: Weekly time requirements will vary and will usually range from 2-5 hours per week based on a mutually convenient time with your schedule and those of the clients. Commitment: Requesting a commitment to volunteer weekly for at least one (1) year. Requirements: - Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training (provided by WINGS three (3) times a year.) and background check. - Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two (2) years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity. - Fluency in Spanish and English. - Experience with the Latino/Latina culture. Description: - ALAS is a service offered by WINGS Program Inc., seeking to address the unique needs of the often underserved Latina population seeking services for domestic violence in the northwest suburbs of Cook County. - Level II Mentors work directly with Latina survivors of domestic violence in the community promoting self-sufficiency through emotional support, resources and education. - A level II Mentor will be assigned to provide emotional support and work directly with Latina clients on such things as seeking practical options and appropriate services assisting them with resources and referrals for domestic violence counseling, immigration services, legal services, public benefits, and other services. - Level II Mentors will also have the opportunity to facilitate Spanish support groups in a safe space for women to connect with other women and gain peer support to set and reach goals. - There is an opportunity for the right Level II Mentor to also become involved with Promotora de Salud workshops and modules designed to identify and develop leadership potential among Latinas who may be interested in becoming volunteer advocates within their communities. This may be a good fit for you if: - You want to use your time and abilities to be a part of the journey to end domestic violence and empower Latina victims and survivors. - You have good communication skills and enjoy speaking with others. - You feel comfortable working with people in a diverse environment in regards to social-economic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. - You are able to work both independently and as a team member. - You have knowledge of resources and challenges specific to the Latino/Latina community in Northwest Suburban Chicago (preferred, but not required).

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/19

Safe House Hostess

TITLE: Safe House Hostess STAFF PARTNER: House Advocate LOCATIONS: WINGS Domestic Violence Safe Houses, which are in undisclosed locations in the Northwest Suburban area and Midway Airport area. TIME: Most volunteers cover one or two meal shifts a week. The lunch shift is Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 2pm and the dinner shift is Monday – Friday from 4:00-7:00pm. Occasionally, some other timeslots may be available based on the needs at the house. COMMITMENT: Requires willingness to commit to a weekly shift for at least one (1) year. Advance notice is requested in the event of a cancellation so we can schedule a substitute. REQUIREMENTS: Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training (provided by WINGS three (3) times a year.) Background check is required. Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two (2) years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity. A commitment to keeping the location confidential. DESCRIPTION: - Assist in the daily meal times at the Safe House by: warming up, setting out and putting away a previously prepared lunch or dinner for clients and workers at the Safe House. Interact with clients during meal times to promote constructive and friendly conversations with and between the clients. - Promote a positive environment by lending a listening ear to someone who wants to talk, engaging more hesitant clients in conversation to help them feel welcomed and comfortable. - Help clients with daily living tasks, including: explaining kitchen and dining room chores, assisting clients with cleaning up after themselves and their children. - Organizing and sorting weekly food donations in both the Safe House walk-in fridge and pantry. Hostess volunteers also make sure that clients have enough food items (milk, butter, cereal, etc.) in the communal area and restock if needed. - Other duties are assigned to Hostess volunteers based on volunteer interest and current shelter need (Examples include: suggesting or facilitating simple activities (such as a card game or new toy) to adults or to parents trying to entertain children,). THIS MAY BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: - You are looking for a volunteer opportunity that provides direct service to clients. - You are able to lift about 30 lbs. - You are a good listener and able to give empathy and options without giving advice. - You are able to say calm, even when others become upset or emotional. - You have strong boundaries and are able to demonstrate those to others. - You are willing to support women in their choices; even choices you may not agree with. - You feel comfortable working with people in a diverse environment in regards to social-economic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. You are comfortable with varying levels of activity. (Sometimes the house is very full and busy. Other times the residents spend much of their time away.)

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/19

Safe House Lobby Volunteer

Title: Lobby Volunteer Staff Partner: Safe House Advocate Location: WINGS Domestic Violence Safe Houses, which are in an undisclosed location in the Northwest Suburban area and Midway Airport area. Time: Most volunteers come once a week for a 3- 4 hour shift between 8am and 7pm weekly. Occasionally, some other timeslots may be available. Additional time is required in the beginning for training. Commitment: Requires willingness to commit to volunteer for at least three (3) hours a week for at least one (1) year. Requirements: - Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training (The class is usually offered three (3) times a year.) Background check is required. - Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two (2) years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity. - A willingness to keep the location confidential. Description: - Ensure the safety of the Safe House by allowing only appropriate people to enter the Safe House. Lobby volunteer utilizes the intercom and camera system to confirm the identity of Safe House clients, staff, other volunteers, and service providers who come to the Safe House door. - Interact with clients as they come in and out of the shelter and as they come to the Safe House lobby to ask questions about Safe House policies and operations. - Assist clients with basic daily living skills, including: signing in/out from the Safe House, providing directions to community locations, assisting with public transportation-looking up train/bus schedules, providing needed items such as toiletries/linens/bedding from Safe House inventory, giving laundry detergent as needed. - Explain the basic Safe House policies and procedures to clients, including: staff schedules, babysitting rules, curfew, overnight policy, mail process, chore assignments. - Other duties are assigned to Lobby volunteers based on volunteer interest and current shelter need (Examples include: minor administrative tasks-filing/making copies/faxing documents, organizing/sorting donations, researching community resources). This may be a good fit for you if: - You enjoy helping people find a way out of difficult situations. - You are looking for a volunteer opportunity that provides direct service to our clients. - You are a good listener and able to give empathy and options without giving advice. - You are able to stay calm, even when others become upset or emotional. - You are committed to providing a safe, non-judging environment where you are willing to support people in their choices, even choices you may not agree with (example: a woman choosing to return to her abuser.) - You feel comfortable working with people in a diverse environment in regards to social-economic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. You are comfortable with varying levels of activity. (Sometimes the lobby is very busy, other times it can be very slow.) The environment can be active which makes this a great opportunity for those who can multi-tasks and are not sensitive to noise.

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/20

Grant Writer

Experienced grant writer for faith-based organization serving the "unchurched" population. Empowerment center and financial literacy training center centering on the whole person to reach their fullest potential seeks a grant writer to research and develop program designs to qualify for funding; develop partnerships with governmental agencies; coordinate grant applications for CHA submissions; provide technical assistance for the operation of grant funded programs. Experience relevant to competitive government funding or foundation experience, as well execution of strategic funding plans is required. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity. Volunteers must be 55 years & older.

Barrington, IL

Through 2/2/19

Charity Ball Committee Members

The Charity Ball Committee is a group of individuals who work to support our biggest black tie event of the year, the Charity Ball, that takes place each November. One of the goals of the committee members is to support the Charity Ball by soliciting donations. The type of skill set needed is someone who is a go-getter with good communications skills; this person should be able to attend monthly meetings (1 meeting per month until the event) at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg. Someone who is innovative with a sales mentality that is able to go out into the community to retrieve donations is desired. The Committee typically meets one Tuesday evening of every month from 5:45 - 6:30pm. This is a Skill Based Volunteer Opportunity (SBV)

Schaumburg, IL

Through 9/27/19

Professional Graphic Designer

The Bridge Youth & Family Services seeks a professional graphic design volunteer to help with projects throughout the year. Projects include designing save the date cards and invitations for the annual golf outing and gala, our two largest fundraising events. Interested volunteers must have access to their own design programs and be willing to make adjustments to the layout to meet print requirements. The total time commitment varies depending on the project. The Bridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health counseling, crisis intervention and mentoring services to children and families.

Palatine, IL

Through 9/27/19

Board of Directors Position

Bring your expertise in marketing, finance, technology or fundraising to the Board of Directors at the Palatine Township Senior Center. We are looking for motivated people to energize our team and bring fresh ideas to the table. The Board coordinates several projects throughout the year, including our annual Caring Hearts Gala. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month from 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., plus 4 hours per month for specific committee work. Volunteer must be 21 years old and older.

Palatine, IL

Through 3/6/19

Power Employment Workshop Presenter

Volunteer presenters are needed to assist Business and Career Services (BCS) and with their award-winning “Power Employment” workshop designed to give job seekers “the Edge” when seeking employment.  Volunteers will present one or more of the following workshop modules:  Smart Goal setting, Advanced Job Search Techniques, Resume Writing and Interviewing.  All workshops are PowerPoint presentations, often presented in conjunction with another volunteer presenter.   Volunteers receive an initial orientation to the goals of the program and are then directed to observe and audit two Power Employment area workshops before presenting.  Additionally, volunteers are required to attend a monthly evening training meeting at the Schaumburg Library.  Here, job search best practices are discussed, and approved classroom flyers and training materials are passed out.  At this meeting, volunteers also benefit from hearing and networking with guest speakers, often local employers with jobs. Power Employment workshops are presented Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 3:30pm at local Northwest Cook County libraries and BSC offices in Arlington Heights, Hanover Park and Robbins. Volunteers will schedule their availability after completion of their audit of Power Employment workshops.  This is a great opportunity to develop superior presentation skills, build confidence by assuming a leadership role, as well as eliminate gaps in the resume.  Volunteers also land about 50% faster, since they are always teaching others how to find a job. To qualify for this volunteer opportunity, you do not have to be a trainer, speaker or sales professional. But it is recommended that minimally you have successfully conducted and lead a group in discussion.  Ideally, volunteers have also given a presentation to a work unit or other group, can communicate effectively with audiences, as well as present a professional image to represent BCS in this helping and teaching role.     There are also additional volunteering opportunities, such as helping at area Job Fairs and some administrative projects.  But our biggest ongoing need is for volunteer presenters to present “Power Employment.” This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/30/19

Career and Job Search Instructors

Volunteer instructors present one or more of a dozen hands-on group seminars that cover every aspect of job search: setting SMART goals; advanced job search techniques, job search plan development, researching and targeting prospects, branding, resume writing, connecting, interviewing, LinkedIn/social media, and more. Our greatest need is for presenters who can present specific content, and lead a group in discussion.  Since the presenters will be talking about the importance of LinkedIn in the job search, it is strongly recommend the presenter have a LinkedIn profile as well.  In addition, a professional demeanor and appearance is required.  (Volunteer presenters need to present themselves as though job ready and it is recommended they dress professionally, as though they were ready to interview or begin work.)   Equally important is follow through on the presentation date they commit to. We look to our volunteer presenters to bring the passion. We provide the training framework, audience and promotion of the seminar. A key strength of our program is that our volunteer presenters bring their experiences from a variety of industries and career backgrounds, including, but not limited to, technology, engineering, human resources, risk management, training, technology as well as sales and marketing. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) Opportunity.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/30/19

Rape Crisis Center Advocate

Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator, Allyson Schnoor, aschnoor@nwcasa.org Hours per Month: Minimum of 12 hours, 2 shifts of 6 hours Minimum 1 year committment after training. Description: The Role of an Advocate is to provide support to the 24/7 crisis hotline. This includes answering hotline calls, responding to 1 of the 8 hospitals in NWCASA’s service area, and providing documentation within a timely manner. Advocates work directly with survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. Responsibilities: 24/7 Hotline Crisis Intervention: Answer calls during assigned shifts Hotline Crisis Calls – Individuals looking for immediate help Hotline Information/Referral calls – Individuals looking for information on resources available to them Hospital Calls – Survivors needing an advocate in the hospital setting Work closely with survivors in a hospital setting Provide emotional support and information about resource available to survivors Fill out paperwork in a timely manner Outreach Attend Volunteer Recruitment Events if interested and able to Attend General outreach events and functions if interested and able to Support NWCASA by attending events and fundraiser Skills and Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older Knowledge of sexual violence issues Ability to deal sensitively with victims of sexual violence and their significant others Public speaking abilities Able to work independently and to prioritize/organize tasks Ability to provide own transportation Ability to reach all 8 hospitals within the state mandated 1 hour. Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates Lutheran General, Park Ridge Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights Skokie Hospital, Skokie St. Francis, Evanston Evanston Hospital, Evanston

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 7/1/19

Board Member

Board Position Description Purpose: To determine policies for the conduct of the agency; to raise funds to finance the organization and its programs; and to monitor organizational performance. Duties: • Attend Board meetings (10 per year) • Attend meetings of standing committees, as well as any special ad hoc committees to which appointed • Attend agency special events as announced • Assume board leadership in agency funding efforts • Assume board leadership responsibilities as requested (such as committee chairperson, elected officers, etc.) • Represent the agency at community events, organizations and with private individuals • Be informed about agency’s programs, policies and services • Be informed about the needs of the community, society and constituents This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 7/1/19

RCL Board Member

Board Position Description: To determine policies for the conduct of the agency; to raise funds to finance the organization; and to monitor the organizational performance. Duties: Attend Board Meetings Attend meetings of standing committees Attend agency special events Assume board leadership in agency funding efforts Assume board leadership responsibilities Represent the agency at community events Be informed about agency programs, policies, and services Be informed about the needs of the community, society and constituents

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 4/26/19

Financial Independence Center Intern-AmeriCorps VISTA

The Resource for Community Living’s mission is to offer adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities opportunities to achieve greater self-esteem, dignity, and participation in all aspects of community life through affordable, independent housing options, individualized skill instruction, and necessary support services. The VISTA will work on expanding the work of the Financial Independence Center by developing a savings and asset building strategy for clients with disabilities. The VISTA will design a program process strategy to recruit participants and match them to financial coaching and asset building services at the Host Site. Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance. Skills: finances, general skills, writing/editing, For more info: my.americorps.gov Description of Hours: This is a full time position of approximately 35-40 hours per week. Some evenings will be necessary. Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 6/30/19

Care Companion - Arlington Heights

Care Companion volunteers serve in one of the most important capacities: spending time with patients and families visiting our Arlington Heights in-patient unit (IPU). Following infection control procedures, Care Companions will visit with patients and families and incorporate books, music, art, and games to provide comfort. They also provide IPU tours, escort Activity Volunteers to their destination, and respond to call lights. This assignment is also responsible for cleaning and maintaining the unit's Activity Cart (containing games, art supplies) as well as stocking Nourishment Centers and tidying up the family room. This role is extremely rewarding and one that undoubtedly leaves the volunteer feeling a strong connection to our mission of making every moment count for our patients and families. Success in this assignment depends on having a calm and comforting presence that will help patients and families to have the best experience they possibly can. Shifts are available every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. Orientation & Training After our 4-hour orientation, Care Companion Volunteer applicants will continue their training through engaging online courses and will then shadow a current Care Companion Volunteer to become oriented to this role and our Hospice Center. Applicants must also get a 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/18

Marketing Committee

Have professional experience in marketing? Join the Marketing Committee at JOURNEYS | The Road Home! We are seeking individuals with a professional and educational background in marketing and public relations to join our Marketing Committee to assist with strategic planning for fundraising campaigns. If interested in joining please Express Interest. Please be prepared to submit upon request a cover letter explaining how you and your skills would be an asset to JOURNEYS and/or a resume.

Palatine, IL

Through 11/30/19

Grant Writer

We are looking for effective grant writers to help us obtain grants to support our mission: to enhance our community by providing emergency services, education and empowerment which foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis. Responsibilities include: Prepare, submit & manage grant proposals Perform prospect research on foundations & corporations to evaluate prospective grants Complay with all grants as required by corporate/foundation donors Establish & maintain good rapport with current donors Maintain accurate records in database of all grants & donations Track statistics relevant to the development & reporting of metrics & data to donors as needed

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/31/18

Fundraising and Development Manager

Fundraising & Development Manager will be responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of events, campaigns & partnerships, expanding our funding opportunities. Will develop & manage fundraising strategies, with measurable goals & objectives, projects & activities focused on generating support for the organization. Will reach out to members of the community, generating funds from both current & potential donors. Must be passionate about our Mission and be agreeable to our policy and liability terms and consent to a background check.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/31/18

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager will be responsible for the development & implementation of marketing strategy & goals including: Creating a marketing plan to assist our fundraising efforts Creating projects that will highlight our events & programs to the community Editing & improvement of our website content & presentation Collaborate with team to create printed & digital content Support fundraising efforts of the organization: donor messaging & content, create & manage online fundraising campaigns, etc. Help to identify opportunities to generate more qualified organic traffic Must be passionate about our Mission, agreeable to our policy & liability terms and consent to background check Experience in Marketing & Communications, Marketing Strategy & Planning, Interactive Social Media required. Experience in non-profit preferred but not necessary.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/31/18

Golf Outing Committee Member

Do you love golf? Would you like to help plan a golf event? The Golf Outing Committee is a group of individuals who work to support our second-biggest event of the year that takes place each June. One of the goals of the committee members is to support the Golf Outing by soliciting donations. The type of skill set needed is someone who is a go-getter with good communications skills; this person should be able to attend monthly meetings in person (Arlington Heights) or by phone. Someone who is innovative with a sales mentality that is able to go out into the community to retrieve donations is desired. The Committee typically meets one Wednesday per month during the morning.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 9/27/19

Fundraising for Abused & Neglected Children

Agency that serves abused and neglected children is looking for people who like to make things happen! Event committee volunteers in the area of donations, sponsorship, marketing, fundraising,etc. are needed. Volunteers must be 18 years & older. Orientation will be provided. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) Opportunity.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 9/27/19

Development/Community Outreach Intern (Offsite)

Description: Shelter, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that provides community-based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. The Development/Community Outreach Intern will work directly with the development staff and report to the Volunteer Coordinator. The Intern will assist with community outreach initiatives, research, grant research, volunteer recognition/management, and special event assistance. This is a part-time, offsite internship, allowing for flexible scheduling and the ability to work from home. All internships are unpaid. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity. Duties & Responsibilities: Research Develop & maintain lists of potential donors, volunteer groups, and community events. Research Grant Proposals Communications/Marketing Design flyers for events & promotion of volunteer activities Special Event assistance (event planning, promoting, and set-up) Outreach Attend volunteer fairs on behalf of Shelter Attend community events to speak about Shelter & our services *Other Duties as assigned Qualifications and Desired Skills Pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Nonprofit Management or related field Detail oriented, strong initiative, works well independently Experience with nonprofits is helpful Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, & Excel Excellent written and verbal communication skills Time Commitment: We will work with educational institution to meet academic requirements if needed.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 9/27/19

Information Technology Manager

The Volunteer Information Technology Manager is responsible for maintaining computer hardware, software, networks and helping with agency computer needs. The IT Manager may work in unison with other volunteers to manage the agency’s daily computer/telephone needs. The Information Technology Manager reports to the Senior Administrative Officer. Manages and provides hardware and software maintenance, training and consultation, and recommendations about future planning within the Agency’s technology needs. 1. Manage information technology and computer systems 2. Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software 3. Monitor and maintain technology to ensure maximum access 4. Secure resources to meet the agency’s communications needs.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 7/31/19

Arts Marketing

The Arts Marketing is responsible for working under the direction of our Arts Coordinator to develop, facilitate and maintain the current marketing objectives. We expect knowledge of current marketing skills and to be eager to bring forward new ideas. We will be expecting a lot from you and we always want you to feel you can share your ideas and/or concerns with anyone involved in the organization.

Glenview, IL

Through 6/28/19

Designer

The person in the Design position supports our community with design, branding and information technology needs. This position is a volunteer or unpaid internship position and has flexible hours.

Glenview, IL

Through 6/28/19

Employment Readiness Volunteer

You can change a life. People with developmental disabilities face many barriers when looking for employment in the community – unreliable transportation, non-understanding employers... Not to mention an 85% unemployment rate, just to name a few. The Center for Enriched Living (CEL) is working to reduce that staggering figure and break those barriers. You may be the solution. We are currently looking for Employment Readiness Classroom Instructors for our brand-new job readiness training classes! This volunteer position will assist with instructing classes that cover a broad array of topics, including job discovery process, resume building, problem solving at work, and more. Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You should have experience with computers and iPads and previous experience in an education or training setting is desirable, however is not required. Apply today and you may change a life next week!

Riverwoods, IL

Through 1/31/19

Docent for American Indian Museum

Lead school and individual group tours through permanent and temporary exhibits and demonstrate how to make American Indian inspired crafts. Educate museum guests on Native American history and artifact significance. Answer questions related to Native American History and exhibits. Self-guided docent training will provide you with the skills, education and confidence need for the docent position. Volunteers are asked to commit to the training program and a docent time slot once a week or every other week. Volunteers age 55 and older. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) Opportunity..

Evanston, IL

Through 6/14/19

Board Member

Arts Refreshing the Soul (A.R.T.S.), a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the lives of at-risk women and children through creative arts experiences, seeks a board member responsible for providing governance to the organization and representing the organization to the community. Specific Duties • Attend quarterly board meetings and related meetings. • Understand and support organization’s mission and its impact on the community. • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. • Participate in fundraising for the organization through community outreach and events. • Propose candidates to fill board and committee vacancies as needed. • Be informed about and provide input on major actions of the organization, such as capital expenditures and major program and service changes. • Be an active participant in the Board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts including strategic and financial planning. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity.

Through 11/8/19

Common skills include:

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Software Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Operations and Process Improvement
  • Web Development
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Content Marketing and Blogging

Traditional Volunteerism

Skills-Based Volunteerism

Tutor a student

Design a tracking program to manage tutors & mentors

Serve at a food pantry

Set up a database to help track and evaluate donations

Sell raffle tickets at a fundraising event

Develop a strategic plan to increase profitability and donor support

Answer phones, enter data

Create a work processes and implementing a plan for improvement

Donate items to resale shop

Coming up with a marketing strategy to increase customer base

 

For more information, contact Jordan Friedman
jordan@handsonsuburbanchicago.org
847-228-1320 x 111