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Niles Community Block Party

Volunteers are needed for either 2 hour OR 4 hour shifts for the day of the Block Party. Duties will include running one of the game tables for the participants at the Block Party. Duties will be assigned prior to the date of event.

Niles, IL

8/25/18 10:00 AM

Fall Community Service Day

Join us and help provide seniors with window washing, yard maintenance, and other tasks to help them maintain their independence in their homes and prepare for spring. We will meet at location below and then travel to seniors homes in the surrounding area for service

Des Plaines, IL

9/15/18 9:00 AM

Fall on the Farm

Fall on the Farm days is a family friendly event. Fall themed crafts and activities will be available including registration, painting pumpkins, sand art, festive face painting, beer tent (21 yrs or older for this task), decorating pumpkin cookies, ring toss games, bounce house fun, tractor rides for kids and more! Tasks: As noted above there will be many fun and festive Fall activities for children and their families to do. Volunteers will be placed on whatever task is needed as you are checked in. You will be making sure guests have their event bracelets and that items needed are kept stocked-- overseeing whatever fun area you are in! We will have instructions for your task, snacks & water available for volunteers.

Libertyville, IL

9/29/18 9:30 AM +more

Chicago Regional Boccia Invite

Our Chicagoland athletes are on a roll! The Chicagoland Regional Boccia Invitational welcomes athletes who use wheelchairs from throughout Illinois to compete in Boccia. Volunteers are an essential piece toward making this tournament a success! Your volunteer role has the opportunity to record the score, monitor times of the matches and aid with lunch support. Every volunteer will be provided a free lunch. No experience is required, groups are encouraged. We look forward to seeing you at the Park District of LaGrange!

La Grange, IL

12/15/18 8:30 AM +more

Help Homeless Women & Children At Our Thrift Store!

Community Threads is an upscale thrift store selling quality goods at low prices to customers who rely on thrift to stay out of poverty. Store profits go to help homeless women and children and the abused. You will also be part of an important recycling and conservation effort by keeping used goods out of our overflowing landfills. We also support local animal shelters and libraries. The store has many different roles for volunteers. We will help you find the role that fits you the best and provide training. Volunteers receive ongoing support when they serve. Many different service days and times are available to fit every schedule. Community Threads has given away over 1.56 MILLION in grants to our local community to provide shelter for the abused and homeless, support addiction recovery programs and other critical services. Conveniently located in Arlington Heights, IL. Flexible drop in hours Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 9 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM Sunday: Closed. We serve our customers with low prices and a clean environment. Community Threads is 100% nonprofit and supports the local community through programs and financial grants that alleviate poverty and promote education. We need your help!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 2/28/19

Receive Training in Retail Sales!

Volunteer at our Thrift Store, and you will receive training and experience in all areas of Retail Sales. Assist in stocking sales floor, stock rotation, displays and organization of merchandise. Sort and price merchandise in accordance to quality and pricing guidelines. Greet and thank donors and customers for their contributions. Sort donations into various categories according to Community Threads policies and procedures. Operate cash register accurately and efficiently. Report supply needs to manager. Greet and thank donors and customers for their contributions.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 3/21/19

Corporate Group Volunteer Opportunity! Help Homeless Women And Children.

Community Threads is a 100% non-profit resale store located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The profits raised by our store benefit local charities and provide scholarships for children's education, grants given to a homeless shelter and food pantry in Chicago, and funds for leadership training programs. We are able to accept items and sell them at an affordable price and keep items out of the landfills. Community Threads is a great environment for groups to serve in because we have numerous departments and tasks to work in and complete. Our staff members are equipped with instruction for leading groups on a variety of projects-from lifting and moving boxes of donations, to sorting clothing, housewares, toys, and jewelry, to helping organize and clean our sales floor. Both sitting and standing jobs are available. Community Threads has plenty of parking, restrooms, air conditioning and heating, complimentary water bottles and treats, and a break room for groups to meet and discuss the serve. This is a great way for groups to build team spirit and give back to their local community! Available service times: Monday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 3/21/19

Serve Hours for Court and School Mandated Service

Looking to serve community service hours for a court or school-mandated program? Community Threads resale store is currently accepting those who are seeking to complete hours required by courts and schools! We are able to provide a letter verifying all hours served to each volunteer. Serve anytime during our store hours M-F 10-9pm and Saturdays 10-7pm. Pick your own hours and begin your service within a day. Numerous tasks and jobs available such as sorting donations, merchandising items on the sales floor, customer service, item research, cleaning and more! Sit-down jobs available upon request.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 3/21/19

Spring and Summer Pinwheel Deliveries

Looking to deliver pinwheels to local community members in order to spread joy, awareness, and support for the Center of Concern. Be added to a list to be called to do deliveries on your own time and at your convenience. Pick up deliveries at the Center of Concern to be dropped off in the Maine Township area.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 9/30/18

Assist with Various Musical Festivals with a Little City Participant

Please assist in driving and assisting one of the Little Participants to various music festivals in Summer 2018. Background check is required before beginning services. Insurance and valid drivers license required. Volunteer must be over 18 years of age. Schedule is flexible. Please list times available. Evenings and weekends preferred.

Palatine, IL

Through 11/30/18

Palatine Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. apr14 The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Background check required. Our Thrift stores are open Monday - Saturday.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/18

Palatine Township Food Pantry Drive

Remember the area food pantry all year round! Plan a drive with your friends family or place of business. Items needed are: nonperishable food items, coffee, teas, condiments, oil, cleaning supplies, paper goods and gift cards to local food stores in $5, $10 & $20 increments. Any donation will be appreciated!

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/19

Marklund Philip Center Activity Aide

Volunteers help Marklund make everyday life possible for our residents and students by assisting them with therapeutic, recreational and educational activities, art projects, reading a favorite story, or just being a new face to see during the day. They provide many daily life experiences while freeing up staff to provide 24-hour specialized care. Monday - Thursday: Activities from 5:00p.m.- 6:00p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: Community Outings from 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Fridays: Movie Night on campus from 5:30p.m.- 7:00p.m. ​Weekend: Activities from 10:30a.m.- 11:30a.m. and from 5:00p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Activities include: games with our residents like Bingo, Uno & Yahtzee, playing adapted sports, reading, arts & crafts, and more. Community Outing locations: shopping, movies, bowling, parks, and more.

Bloomingdale, IL

Through 10/18/18

ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATE

To enhance the life of residents by assisting staff in planning or leading activities. Activities Associates are needed throughout the Home serving all levels of care. Bingo Caller Bible Study Art Therapy Provide Music Trivia Arts and Crafts Guide Seasonal Parties Develop and oversee own crafts and activities as appropriate Transport to and from activities

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/28/19

MUSICIAN ON CALL

We are looking for guitarists, singers, flutists, violinists, etc. to play at the Lutheran Home! Help us to positively impact the resident/family experience by providing live music to create and enhance a pleasing and relaxing environment. Lutheran Home appreciates anyone who is committed to offering the gift of their music to those who have a need. Music makes everyone feel better! Can you join us 1-2 hours per week?

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/28/19

Organize A Food Pantry Drive

Plan a drive in your neighborhood, social club or school for a local food pantry! This is a great time to begin collecting food for needy families in the area. madd14 Items needed are non perishable canned foods, jar foods, dry food, breakfast foods and household items i.e. toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo & deodorant, soap & detergent. No expired expiration dates please. Volunteers of all ages can help.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Student Service Community Service--Mental Health and Wellness 5K Run Walk

Student Service or Community Service Project Introduction Mental health and wellness are reflected in one’s ability to have fulfilling relationships, successfully adapt to change, and coping with adversity. Mental health problems like depression, anxiety and family conflict keep us from mental wellness. Kenneth Young Center is here to serve you and your community to “help people feel good, do better, and find solutions.” Let’s GET STARTED! Goal: To be able to speak comfortably about mental health and wellness and services that are available to help people find solutions and live better lives. Objectives: Learn-- Go to the Kenneth Young Center (KYC) website and research: Mental health and wellness, and how it affects one’s life KYC as an organization, i.e., our history and outreach The variety of service plans available through KYC, as well as other private and government-based resources Educate-- Create a 10-second “elevator-speech” about KYC to educate people about us and our services. Promote the HUSTLE for HEALTH Run/Walk by sharing: The Run is 5K in length, and it is timed (fees are applied for official “chip-times”) The Walk is 3.1 miles (5K) in length, and a donation is requested) Conveniently located at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village Family friendly-- Food, music, games and activities are included Pet friendly-- Bring your four-footed friends—all must be on a leash Recruit-- Get at least five (5) Team Leaders to join in on the fun at Kenneth Young Center’s annual Run/Walk for Mental Health and Senior Services Each Team Leader should know what Kenneth Young Center does and whom we serve in the community Each Team Leader is responsible for bringing in at least three more people to join their team If you wish to participate in this Service-Hours program—Express Interest below!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/26/18

Deliver MEALS to Homebound Seniors--SCHAUMBURG

We Need DRIVERS Please help us keep Homebound Seniors Safe and Healthy! As a HOME-DELIVERED MEALS Driver, you will use your vehicle to provide hot meals to home-bound senior citizens. You will pick up the meals at a convenient location to you. The meals are delivered over the noon hour to about eight elderly people on your route. Meals Drivers help senior citizens maintain their independence in their own homes. Not only do you provide healthy, nutritious meals and a friendly smile, but you also act as a direct link to the outside world for many home-bound seniors. This is a GREAT CORPORATE Volunteer Program or take an INDIVIDUAL route: Routes are kept within 5 miles of your location in Schaumburg or Elk Grove Townships; they are structured to be completed within 50-60 minutes. 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.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 1/31/19

Deliver MEALS to Homebound Seniors--ELK GROVE

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS Drivers for Elk Grove: Deliver HOT MEALS and Be a Friend! As a HOME-DELIVERED MEALS Driver, you will use your vehicle to provide hot meals to home-bound senior citizens. You will pick up the meals at a predefined location. The meals are delivered over the noon hour to about eight elderly people on your route. Meals Drivers help senior citizens maintain their independence in their own homes. Not only do you provide healthy, nutritious meals and a friendly smile, but you also act as a direct link to the outside world for many home-bound senior citizens. [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]

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Third Lake Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Home of the Sparrow provides a shelter, affordable housing and programs and services for area homeless women and children. We also operate seven Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores, with all net proceeds directly supporting our programs and services. Volunteers at our thrift stores have a great time and really enjoy making new friends and giving back to the community. The stores are open weekdays from 10 am – 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm. Volunteer duties include accepting and sorting donations, pricing and displaying merchandise, sales assistance, customer service, testing electronics, silk floral arranging, holiday decorating, and so much more. After the first month, volunteers who work a minimum of 4 hours a week receive a 30% discount! To volunteer, please register here to connect with our volunteer coordinator for their application.

Third Lake, IL

Through 3/31/19

Conduct a Supply Drive for WINGS Housing Needs

Conduct a supply drive for a variety of items needed for WINGS safe houses and shared homes. Express Interest below for a list of the current most critically needed supplies from our Donations Coordinator. madd14

Palatine, IL

Through 10/31/18

Afterschool Tutor at London Middle School

CHiL (Afterschool) Tutor at London Middle School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs YOU to help at-risk students get on track to succeed! What: CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) is an afterschool tutoring program that offers homework help to low-income middle school students. Volunteers will work with small groups of students and under the direction of program staff. Where and When: We are now accepting applications for the fall semester, which is expected to begin in September and run through the end of November. Volunteer tutors are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:15 pm at Jack London Middle School (1001 West Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60090). Choose and commit to one day or more per week. Mandatory orientation and training is TBD in September. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check. Why: Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. Volunteers have consistently reported that working with students has boosted their self-confidence and given them an incredible sense of satisfaction in knowing their contributions have positively impacted the academic growth of their tutees. Make a difference in child’s life. Apply today: http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor

Wheeling, IL

Through 1/31/19

Afterschool Tutor at Holmes Middle School

CHiL (Afterschool) Tutor at Holmes Middle School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs YOU this fall to help at-risk students get on track to graduate! What: CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides homework help to at-risk middle school students. In addition to academic support, CHiL at Holmes Middle School in Wheeling offers students social-emotional learning activities. Volunteers generally work with small groups of students and under the direction of program staff. Where and When: We are now accepting applications for the fall semester, which is expected to begin in September and run through the end of November. Volunteer tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:15 pm at Holmes Middle School (221 S. Wolf Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090). Choose and commit to one day or more each week. Mandatory orientation/training is TBD in September. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. Why: Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and/or learn new skills. Completing community service may also help youth volunteers qualify for scholarships. Make a difference in child’s life. Apply today: http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor

Wheeling, IL

Through 1/31/19

Lunch Buddies: Tutor in Reading at Plainfield Elementary in Des Plaines

Lunch Buddies Tutoring at Plainfield Elementary School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs people aged 55 and over to join Senior Corps-RSVP, one of the nation's largest networks of volunteers, to help inspire a love of reading in low-income students. What: Supported by Senior Corps-RSVP, Lunch Buddies is an in-school tutoring program designed to promote favorable attitudes toward books. The program additionally strengthens the fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills of elementary school kids. Under the supervision of program staff and/or volunteer leaders, volunteers can enjoy lunch and work with small groups of first and second graders. Where and When: We are now accepting applications for the fall semester, which is expected to begin in September and run through December. Volunteer tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10-1:00 PM at Plainfield Elementary School (1850 Plainfield Dr., Des Plaines, IL 60018). Choose and commit to one day or more per week for the school year. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check. Mandatory orientation/training is TBD in early September. Why: Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and/or learn new skills. Apply online today! http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor

Des Plaines, IL

Through 1/31/19

Afterschool Tutor at Cooper Middle School

CHiL (Afterschool) Tutor at Cooper Middle School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs YOU to help disadvantaged youth get the academic support they need to succeed! What: CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) is an afterschool tutoring program that offers homework help to low-income middle school students. Volunteers will work with small groups of students and under the direction of program staff. Where and When: We are now accepting applications for the fall semester, which is expected to begin in September and run through the end of November. Volunteer tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at Cooper Middle School (1050 Plum Grove Circle, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089). Choose and commit to one day or more each week. Mandatory orientation/training is TBD in September. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. Why: Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and/or learn new skills. Completing community service may also help youth volunteers qualify for scholarships. Make a difference in child’s life. Apply today: http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor

Buffalo Grove, IL

Through 1/31/19

Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

Mundelein, IL

Through 10/19/18

Home of the Sparrow Event Committee

Looking for volunteers to serve on our events committee to help plan our Fundraising events for 2018. Volunteers will help plan the events and also request and collect items for silent auctions and raffle baskets. Looking for volunteers to join our Friends of Home of the Sparrow Barrington women’s auxiliary group that puts on Fundraising events for our agency. Looking for volunteers to head up and start a women’s auxiliary group call Friends West. This group of women will focus on recruiting volunteers and building relationships with local establishments from the western part of McHenry County in order to not cross over with our Friends of Home of the Sparrow group in the Barrington area. This group will help put on 3rd party Fundraising events for our agency

McHenry, IL

Through 10/19/18

Grocery Donations for Children

Next time you buy groceries,consider donating food items to an organization that supports neglected & abused children. Items are accepted year-round! Schaumburg area.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/30/18

Facilities Assistant--Roll Up Your Sleeves! Handy Helpers Needed!

Needed: Roll Up Your Sleeves and "Get 'Er Done!" People Kenneth Young Center is a community mental health and older adult services provider serving Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships, and the surrounding area. We really can use some help with performing routine cleaning, repairs, maintenance, furniture moves, light outdoor upkeep, and miscellaneous projects in a commercial building setting. If you are a "roll-up-your-sleeves" kind of person, who wants to help keep our building and property clean and welcoming to clients and staff, PLEASE contact us TODAY! Just to let you know--We offer a great, friendly environment here, and we are staffed by people who really care about others. Give us a shot; you'll be glad you did!

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/6/18

Food Pantry Support

Purpose/Objective: To help meet the nutritional needs of clients Responsibilities: Help to open boxes; sort and pack food items; check expiration dates of food items; maintain organization on shelves Qualifications: Minimum age: 16; Able to lift up to 50 pounds Training: Training provided by Supervisor Time Commitment: 2 to 4 hours weekly, Mondays through Fridays, mornings and/or afternoons

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/14/18

DONATE Food for Food Connection Program

Donate food to our Food Connection Program, which is in desperate need of supplies. Assist low to moderate income families in the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. No donation is too small! Here is a list of ideas that can be donated, but it is not limited to such: Cooking/Baking: Flour, Sugar, Vinegar, Tomato Sauces Sides: Whole Wheat Pasta, Stuffing, Brown Rice Soups/Canned Items: Fruits, Vegetables, Spaghettios, Ravioli, Macaroni and Cheese, Tuna packed in water Breakfast: Oatmeal, Low Sugar/High Fiber Cereal Condiments: Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Olive, Canola, Vegetable Oil, Jelly-low sugar, Salad Dressings, Peanut Butter, Pickles Miscellaneous· 100% Juice, Whole Wheat Crackers

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/14/18

Meals on Wheels Drivers

Wheeling Township is in need of volunteer drivers during the noon hours to deliver meals to elderly shut-ins and the disabled. Weekdays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Volunteer must be Age 18 & older. Orientation is required.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/3/19

Group Projects

Many volunteer opportunities for small and large groups. From planting flowers, mulching, weeding, painting fences and building, to Halloween and Holiday Events.

Libertyville, IL

Through 1/4/19

DONATE Empty Boxes for Food Connection Program

Donate boxes that are used to pack food items for our Food Connection Program that serves low-moderate income families in the Northwest Suburbs. The perfect size is similar to the printing paper boxes with lids or the boxes that 40 medium sized oranges fit in (approx 2ft. X 1ft. x 1ft.). 100-200 boxes are needed on a monthly basis. Please feel free to contact us for details on drop-off dates and time or if you would like us to pick-up the boxes.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 1/15/19

Lunch Buddies: Tutor in Math or Reading at Jane Addams Elementary in Palatine

Lunch Buddies Tutoring at Jane Addams Elementary School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs YOU to help low-income students get the academic support they need to succeed! What: Lunch Buddies is an in-school tutoring program designed to strengthen the foundational reading and math skills of elementary school students (4th, 5th, and 6th graders). Volunteers will work with small groups of students and under the direction of volunteer leaders and/or program staff. Where and When: We are now accepting applications for the fall semester, which is expected to begin in September and run through December. Volunteer tutors are needed on Mondays through Thursdays from 12 to 1 pm at Jane Addams Elementary School (1020 East Sayles Drive, Palatine, IL 60074). Choose and commit to one day or more per week for the school year. Mandatory orientation/training is TBD in September. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. Why: Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In spring 2017, students, on average, improved their automaticity with multiplication and division facts by nearly 10%. Moreover, volunteers have reported that working with students has boosted their self-confidence and given them an incredible sense of personal satisfaction. Apply online today: http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/19

Food & Pantry Drive

Organize a food and toiletry drive for an agency that supports abused and neglected children (hold through a company, club, school, or even at a local grocery store). Call for a list of items needed. Open to all ages to participate.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Donations for Abused & Neglected Children

Community-based agency that provides both emergency and long-term care and housing for children from birth - 17 years of age is in need of special drives from their wish list. New baby items, safety and health items, storage needs, baby toys, books/video tapes, household items & clothing are needed. Only new items accepted. Please Express Interest for a list. Open to all ages.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Thrift Shop Volunteers

We have positions for all levels of physical capability and want your time serving to be enjoyable and well spent. Positions available include: Donation Sorter, Donation Receiver, Donation Pricer, eBay Lister, Electronics Tester, Customer Service/ Greeter, Organizer, Cleaner, Cashier (with background check), and Visual Display. We offer flexible time slots Monday - Friday 10 AM - 9 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 2/27/19

Photographer

Recognizing the impact and influence imagery can have on an audience to take action, Photographers and Videographers can help our mission to preserve and restore this historic campground for future generations. Repurposed as an innovation hub, education center, exhibit site for sustainable community development, modeling how to do more with less in support of a peaceful, healthy, clean energy future. Photos needed for our historic buildings, grounds, plus events.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/31/19

Donation Sorter at the WINGS Logistic Center

Sorters graciously accept boxes and bags full of donated items from members of our community (and, occasionally politely decline items we unfortunately cannot accept). Then, often working together, the sorter(s) will inspect the items for damage and put them into the appropriate categories for further pricing and processing (eg. women’s clothing, kid's toys, books, etc.). Depending on the section, items may also be placed on a hanger, receive a tag or size sticker, etc. Items that are out of season are bagged and stored for pick-up from our recycler. Sorters are also always looking out for special treasures (high-end, name brand items, items with tags, some antiques, etc.). The specifics of our sorting system are learned through on-the-job training. Large group up to 25 volunteers are welcome!

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 3/1/19

Busse Woods South- Restoration Workday

Our workdays are on the Second Sunday and Fourth Saturday. For groups of 10 or more people, please contact bussewoodsvolunteer@gmail.com to confirm there will be sufficient space for your group. Otherwise, sign up here: https://goo.gl/lqprgM We also encourage you to check our facebook event calendar to obtain exact directions and times to the workday location. www.facebook.com/FriendsofBusseWoods/ * Participants should be able to be outdoors for 2-3 hours and walk on uneven terrain *All tools and onsite training will be provided *Please arrive a few minutes before the workday begins *Dress to be outdoors and to get dirty. Layers, long pants and long socks are recommended *Wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, there will be a brush pile fire and hot embers can make holes in clothes *Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required *Remember your sun protection, a hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended *Bring a water bottle and a snack to have during break time

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 8/31/18

Adopt-A-Site - Litter Cleanups

Make a commitment to a grove, river, lake, or trail and clean up litter at your adopted site from April thru November. We will help you choose a site and provide an Adopt-A-Site kit with everything you need for your cleanups. Volunteer Type: Individual, Family, Senior (55+), Group, Youth Org Commitment: Long-term Just about anyone can take part: individuals, families, schools, youth groups, civic groups, clubs, organizations, fraternities, and faith groups Conduct at least 8 litter cleanups per year; you will get a recognition sign at the site after a two-month trial period The Forest Preserve District will: * Install an adoption sign at the site * Provide necessary permits and safety information * Provide trash bags and gloves * Offer ongoing access to knowledgeable staff as a resource * Collect and dispose of filled litter bags and other debris cleared from the adoption site Contact us for a list of available sites.

River Forest, IL

Through 11/30/18

Meal Delivery Driver - North Shore

Meal Delivery Volunteers pick up prepared meals from Evanston Hospital, Three Crowns Park, St. Francis Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital or other food providers and deliver meals to homebound clients residing in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Skokie, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook and Waukegan. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Report to pick up meals at assigned time Before leaving hospital, check that you have the correct number of meals for clients receiving food that day. Promptly report any problems with order to the Meals at Home office. Notify Meals at Home office is client is unable to receive meal, looks unwell or is in any unsafe conditions. Requirements Drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration and insurance. (Runners may be under 21; minors must be accompanied by a registered volunteer parent or guardian.) Must be a driver in good standing with the State of Illinois or issuing state. Must be physically able to get in and out of a vehicle repeatedly and walk short distances. Desire to serve others with respect for people of different backgrounds and abilities. Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public. Respect and maintain confidentiality of Meals at Home volunteers, partners, and donors. Time Commitment Volunteers are expected to complete a minimum of one route per month. Each route takes about two hours or less between 11am and 1:30pm Monday through Saturday.

Evanston, IL

Through 3/13/19

Groundskeeper

Volunteer groundskeepers assist the Maintenance staff to maintain all outdoor areas of the campsite. They will plant, weed, prune, and rake landscaped areas generally keeping the grounds neat and tidy. Groundskeepers must like to work outdoors and have knowledge of plants, trees, and shrubs. They should be able to lift 20 lbs. and operate small gas and electric powered equipment. Some mechanical ability is a plus. They must also be able to work independently without supervision. All volunteers must be able to pass a background check. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation tour of the campsite and will receive further training from the Maintenance staff. Time Commitment – Groundskeepers are required to work one shift per week. Each shift is 4 hours in length 8AM-4PM April through November.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 11/30/18

Intergenerational Pen Pal Program

For today’s elementary school generation, there has never been a time when email, video conferencing, and text messaging wasn’t the norm. Yet, there’s something to be said for old-school communication and the benefits it had. Join our Pen Pal program to help jump start these students’ enthusiasm for writing and expanding their writing skills. Join a group of volunteers once a month, from 1:00 - 2:45 pm, to engage in handwritten communication with elementary school students in one classroom. You will exchange information and ideas with an assigned student based on their teacher's classroom curriculum. All correspondence is supervised by the classroom teacher and the Senior Corps-RSVP project coordinator. Refreshments and writing materials provided. Background Checks required.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/28/19

Help the restoration team at The Grove Nature Center

Help the restoration team restore the wonderful natural areas. The restoration team volunteers will remove non-native invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Activities on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Meet at The Grove Interpretive Center. Bring work gloves if you have them. Scheduled restoration day: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Glenview, IL

Through 2/12/20