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Super Terrific Smart Farm Work Days

Come Join Us for some Dirt Therapy at the Smart Farm. We are a volunteer run, educational garden that provides all that it grows to our neighbors in need. We work at least 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9am-noon and we encourage you to pick the day or days that work best for your schedule. The Smart Farm is also great for team spirit within a corporation or organization. Weekly Tasks Include: Seeding, Planting, Repotting, Harvesting, Turning Compost, Bee Keeping, Fixing, Organizing, Weeding, Watering...much more We are a fun group. The only requirements to volunteer are that you are willing and able to help our cause. We look forward to seeing you at the farm. Address: 490 IL Rte 22, Lake Barrington, IL***GPS won't direct you to our farm: We are located in Lake Barrington, just west of the Advocate Hospital and East of Kelsey Rd on the North Side of Rte 22. Pull in and park by the farm house and walk behind the house to the greenhouse area. We look forward to meeting you there!

Barrington, IL

8/17/19 9:00 AM +more

Restoration Work Day at The Grove

Make a difference in the environment! Help the restoration team restore the wonderful natural areas. The restoration team volunteers will collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Activities mostly on Sundays, all from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Meet at The Grove Interpretive Center. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Glenview, IL

8/18/19 9:00 AM

Family Skate Volunteers Needed

Little City's Foster Care and Adoption Agency is having a back-to-school event that's family friendly. Volunteers are needed to help with hand out of backpacks, assist with prospective foster parents to sign up with Little City, aid in setting up tables for back pack supply for the giveaway, and monitor food. This is an excellent opportunity to help out the community, create excitement for the coming school year for the students, and to generate more connections with potential foster parents. Volunteerism is key to making this event a great success! Details: Tuesday, August 20 Volunteer Start Time: 4:00pm Event Start Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm Attire: Business Casual

Lynwood, IL

8/20/19 4:00 PM

Recruitment Assistants- Volunteers Needed

Little City's Foster Care and Adoption Agency is hosting an Open House for prospective foster parents and children. Volunteers are needed to help with hand out of backpacks, assist with prospective foster parents to sign up with Little City, aid in setting up tables for back pack supply for the giveaway, and monitor food. Details: Breakthrough Family Plex Cafe 3219 W. Carroll Avenue, Chicago 60612 This is an excellent opportunity to help out the community, create excitement for the coming school year for the students, and to generate more connections with potential foster parents. Volunteerism is key to making this event a great success! Attire: Business Casual

Chicago, IL

8/27/19 5:30 PM

Hanging Letters on Resident Doors Promoting Step It Up for Clearbrook

Hanging letters on residents doors in downtown Arlington Heights informing them we will be having a 5K race in their area.

Arlington Heights, IL

9/8/19 1:30 PM

Food Truck Event

This is a fundraiser for RCL and we will be receiving a percentage of the event's revenue. Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am - 8pm. We will need volunteers for the following tasks: Set-up (10am) Admissions Non-alcoholic beverage sales Raffle ticket sales Clean-up The volunteers can sign-up in two (2) hour intervals.

Rolling Meadows, IL

9/14/19 10:00 AM

Historic Wagner Farm Bonfire and Barndance

The annual Wagner Farm Bonfire and Barndance is a fun event for all with music, dancing, bonfires, s'mores and general fun around the farm. Volunteers help with set up and clean up, admissions, handing out s'mores fixings and general assistance with the event. It's a fun evening for all and a chance to help out at the same time.

Glenview, IL

9/14/19 4:00 PM

RCL / K of C Tootsie Roll Drive

Help Resources for Community Living (RCL) by volunteering for the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive •Friday, September 20th from 9 am- 4 pm and •Saturday, September 21st from 9 am- 3 pm Location: Starbuck's on Euclid Ave in Arlington Heights 2-4 volunteers are needed per two hour shifts Volunteers are needed to collect donations and hand donors a tootsie roll. Each volunteer will have a small can to collect the donations and will be provided with vests to be worn over their clothes to identify them as a volunteer. Volunteers should be High School age or older. Kids are welcome, with a parent present.

Arlington Heights, IL

9/20/19 9:00 AM +more

Step It Up For Clearbrook 5K Run/Walk

2019 Step it Up for Clearbrook Volunteer Information There are many ways to volunteer at Step it Up for Clearbrook on Saturday, September 21. Here are a few of the areas you can help: T-shirt Tent: Distributing t-shirts to walkers/runners Course Marshalls: Direct walkers/runners along the route Water stations: We have 3 water stops throughout the route Food Tent: Hand out food to walkers/runners Registration: Help people register that morning for the event Fun Zone: Face painters and crafty people needed for this family friendly area. Set-up/Tear-down: This is a great workout!

Arlington Heights, IL

9/21/19 6:00 AM

Face Painter for Step It Up For Clearbrook 5K Run/Walk

Looking for face painters for our 5k walk/run event. You will be painting faces in our activity zone for our participants.

Arlington Heights, IL

9/21/19 7:00 AM

Fall on the Farm

Guests enjoy this family friendly event with fall themed activities including decorating bakery pumpkin cookies, games, bounce house, fall crafts, farmyard fun, tent sale, bounce house and more. Volunteers help in all of these areas.

Libertyville, IL

9/21/19 8:00 AM +more

RCL / Kiwanis Peanut Days

Help Resources for Community Living (RCL) by volunteering for the Kiwanis Peanut Days • Friday, September 27th from 9 am- 4 pm and • Saturday, September 28th from 9 am- 3 pm Location: Jewel on Palatine Rd in Hoffman Estates 2-4 volunteers are needed per two hour shifts Volunteers are needed to collect donations and hand donors a bag pf peanuts. Each volunteer will have a small can to collect the donations and will be provided with vests to be worn over their clothes to identify them as a volunteer. Volunteers should be High School age or older. Kids are welcome, with a parent present.

Hoffman Estates, IL

9/27/19 9:00 AM +more

Community Service Day Helping Seniors

Join us and help provide local seniors with window washing, light yard work, and other tasks to help them maintain their independence in their homes and prepare for fall. We will meet at location below and then travel to seniors homes in the surrounding area for service. Great opportunity for families, church groups, schools, or individuals wanting to give back to their communities and local seniors.

Des Plaines, IL

10/19/19 9:00 AM

Evanston Area Community Service Day for Seniors

Join us and help provide local seniors with window washing, light yard work, and other tasks to help them maintain their independence in their homes and prepare for fall. Our services are expanding out to the Evanston area and we can use more help. Great opportunity for families, church groups, schools, or individuals wanting to give back to their communities and local seniors.

Des Plaines, IL

10/19/19 9:00 AM

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 2/28/20

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 3/21/20

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 3/21/20

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 3/21/20

Fundraising Events

Volunteers are needed to assist with pre-event preparations and onsite coordination such as setup, registration, raffles, and cleanup. Events are held in the evening; time and duration of each event varies.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/30/19

Intergenerational Pen Pal Program-Wheeling

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 on Thursday 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. Program runs from October through March. There is a student meet and greet in March. Refreshments and writing materials provided. Background Checks required.

Wheeling, IL

Through 10/2/19

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

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 9/27/19

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 call for a list. Open to all ages.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 9/27/19

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 9/27/19

Algonquin 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.

Algonquin, IL

Through 10/4/19

Woodstock 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.

Woodstock, IL

Through 10/4/19

Cary 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.

Cary, IL

Through 10/4/19

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 10/4/19

McHenry 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.

McHenry, IL

Through 10/4/19

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 10/8/19

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 10/9/19

Soup Kitchen-Bessie's Table

Bessie's Table of Des Plaines is seeking Dining room volunteers (individuals and or groups up to 15) for their Monday night community dinner program. Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to; serving, rolling silverware, dish washing, clean up and possible light food prep. Volunteer hours are from 4pm-7:15pm every Monday (closed major holidays) and dinner is served from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Closed the month of August. Volunteers and groups are rotated weekly, so a weekly commitment is not needed. Dining Room volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Orientation will be provided.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 10/17/19

Marklund Wasmond Center Activity Assistant

Volunteers help Marklund make everyday life possible for our residents and students by assisting them with therapeutic, recreational and educational activities, 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. Residential Activities: Monday - Thursday (Between 3:30p-6:15p) Activity Times: 3:30p.m.- 4:30p.m. 4:30p.m.- 5:45p.m. 5:00p.m.- 6:15p.m. Activities include: Playing games with our residents (Bingo, Pictionary, Hangman, etc.), outdoor games, adapted sports, reading, arts & crafts, and more. Community Outings: Days/locations vary each month, a calendar with scheduled activities & community outing opportunities is available each month.

Elgin, IL

Through 9/30/19

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.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/24/19

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!

Palatine, IL

Through 10/25/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Schaumburg

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Schaumburg Township District Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Mondays or 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd or 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 11/9/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Arlington Heights

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Indian Trails Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd and 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Wheeling, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Arlington Heights

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Forest View Educational Center from 9:30-12:00 noon. on Thursdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd and 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Elk Grove Village

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Elk Grove Village Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for January 18th or January 19th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd and 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Arlington Heights

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Tuesdays, or 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd and 24th, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An orientation will be provided.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Mount Prospect

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Mount Prospect Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Fridays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd or 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Schaumburg

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Tuesdays from 12:30-3:00 p.m. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for January 18th or January 19th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Rolling Meadows

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Rolling Meadows High School from 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd or 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Wheeling

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Wheeling High School from 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for August 23rd or 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Wheeling, IL

Through 11/14/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Arlington Heights

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks at Arlington Height Memorial Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Tuesdays or 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training session is scheduled for January 18th or January 19th, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years of age. Orientation will be provided.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/14/19

We can use YOUR help this season! Help homeless women & children - Volunteer!

The holiday season is not only a busy time for retail stores- but also for resale stores! Join the volunteer team at Community Threads to help produce funding for homeless women and children. Community Threads supports Home of the Sparrow (https://hosparrow.org) by using volunteer labor and donated goods to generate funds that directly impact homeless women and children. From outreach and prevention to providing a variety of housing options, HOS is rapidly growing in the number of homeless women and children they are able to serve. In 2011, HOS served 105 individuals. That number jumped to 831 individuals in 2016. By volunteering at Community Threads, you can spend your time sorting donations, organizing items on the sales floor, or assisting as a cashier. Your time with us is valuable-we can accommodate your service at any time. We offer same day orientation so that we can make the most of your time spent serving at Community Threads. Send us an email and we will get started!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/28/19

Create your own schedule! Serve court and school hours here

Need to fulfill court-mandated hours? We let you serve ANYTIME the store is open. No need to schedule shifts - just drop in and serve! For those completing school mandated hours (Harper Promise, NHS, Palatine Life), contact us to sign up for shifts. It's easy and accessible! We have helped hundreds of individuals successfully complete their court or school ordered service with ease. Our environment is welcoming and we offer a break room, kitchen area, and restrooms. Your service helps create funds that provide housing and resources for homeless women and children. Complete your service hours and make a difference at Community Threads! Contact us and let's get started!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/28/19

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 11/28/19

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.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/19

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 12/4/19

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 12/4/19

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 12/4/19

Trail Watch Volunteers

Be a visible presence to help make our preserves welcoming and inviting to all visitors as you are out enjoying the preserves. Trail watch play a very important role by being additional eyes and ears for our Forest Preserve police. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, attend a new volunteer training and have to pass a criminal background check. This new Volunteer Training will be taught in January, May and October each year.

Cook County, IL

Through 12/11/19

Host and 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. 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 12/19/19

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 10/11/19

Help With One Day Blood Drives in NW Suburbs

Help with one-day blood drives that are held at area places of business or schools. You will be greeting the donors, serving refreshments, helping the staff watch for adverse reactions, etc. This is a great opportunity for small groups or individuals 18 years and older. Orientation will be provided.

Rosemont, IL

Through 10/10/19

Help With One Day Blood Drives in North Suburbs

Help with one-day blood drives that are held at area places of business or schools. You will be greeting the donors, serving refreshments, helping the staff watch for adverse reactions, etc. This is a great opportunity for small groups or individuals 18 years and older. Orientation will be provided.

Rosemont, IL

Through 10/10/19

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 10/11/19

Hospice Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference? Hope Palliative and Hospice Care is currently accepting applications for volunteers. Hope offers both administrative and direct-patient opportunities. We offer thorough training and continued support.

Palatine, IL

Through 1/3/20

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 2/4/20

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 2/20/20

Wagner Farm Gardening and Harvesting

Gardening and Harvesting Are you interested in farming and gardening? Want to learn to grow and harvest food? Wagner farm is looking for farm volunteers! Many of our volunteers commit to a minimum of one 4 hour shift a week, May through October, but we're happy to work with your schedule to create an experience that works for you as well as for the farm. Volunteers tend our market garden by planting, weeding, cultivating and harvesting a wide variety of vegetables. If you love being outside, connecting with the land and have an appreciation for where our food comes from, this is the place for you!

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/19

Corporate Volunteering at Historic Wagner Farm

Corporate Volunteering Does your organization promote giving back to the community? How about scheduling a fun day lending a hand at Historic Wagner Farm? Historic Wagner Farm is open to the public every day. Part of our mission is to help people understand where our food comes from. We have extensive gardens and two acres of crops that need tending. Volunteers help plant, weed, cultivate and harvest our crops and package them for sale at the farmers' market and for donations to local food pantries! After volunteering your group can spend some time exploring the farm. We're happy to include a private tour for your group! We'll work with you to find a date and time that works best for everyone.

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/19

Wagner Farm Information Guide

Wagner Farm Information Guides: move about the farm and answer questions about life on a 1920's dairy farm learn about livestock animals, gardening and harvesting and the history of dairy farming give demonstrations to educate the public about farm life in the 1920's engage with the public around the farm The Glenview Park District's 18.6 acre Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand "the way things used to be".

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/19

Wagner Farm Greeters

Greeters at Historic Wagner Farm: welcome visitors at the entrance to the farm assist visitors in understanding the layout of the farm give directions answer questions about daily activities The Glenview Park District's 18.6 acre Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand "the way things used to be". Wagner Farm's mission is to engage visitors through innovative, educational programming and partnerships to increase understanding of local agriculture, both past and present.

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/19

Group Opportunity to Help at Community Closet

PATH’s Community Closet offers gently used clothing attire for newborn to adult all year long. After a minimal donation is made of $1 per person, families can choose clothing for their entire family. PATH is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We rely on social workers from partnered organizations to refer families to shop at the Community Closet. The Community Closet is stocked generously by donors locally and by organizations. We also provide school-age children with new socks and underwear. Volunteer opportunities for individuals, organizations or clubs are available on a one-time basis for 1-25 people or we can arrange a group to a dedicate one day each month. Tasks are sorting through donations, replenishing rooms with new donations, boxing up sorted clothes, straightening up rooms and more. It can be a great team building event while helping PATH and families that shop the closet. We also welcome your support organizing a drive for winter coats, snow pants, boots, new socks and underwear to help stock the closet. Come join our team, being better together.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/31/19

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 on Thursday 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. Program runs from October through March. There is a student meet and greet in March. Refreshments and writing materials provided. Background Checks required. Pen Pals will begin again in Fall 2019.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 3/31/20

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 6/5/20

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 6/5/20

Northern Fox Valley Habitat Young Professionals

Looking for vibrant young professionals who are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team-working skills and seeking to impact their community through their energy and time and resources. The young professionals are needed to assist the mission of the Northern Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity by helping families with low income attain affordable housing. Location of current projects are in the Northern Fox Valley area. Young Professionals needed to bring a heart to serve and give back to the community by serving on committees or on the Northern Fox Valley Habitat Young Professionals Executive Board.

Carpentersville, IL

Through 6/12/20

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley

Looking for people who are interested in building and rehabbing homes for low-income, deserving families. Location of current projects are in Carpentersville, Elgin and Crystal Lake. Work days are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. No construction experience necessary - just a willing heart. Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer on construction sites.

Carpentersville, IL

Through 6/13/20

Glenview Farmer's Market at Wagner Farm

Glenview Farmer’s Market Love to eat healthy? Want to support 'Buying Local'? Do you want first pick of the fabulous produce, meats, cheeses and flowers at the Glenview Farmer's Market? Want to learn more about sustainable agriculture? Come volunteer at the market and you can do all that and more! The Glenview Farmers' Market at Historic Wagner Farm is looking for energetic volunteers to help out on Saturday mornings, mid-June through mid-October. Shifts are 6:45-9:45am and 9:45am-12:45pm. Volunteers help with: **set up and take down **information booth **crossing guard **green table (environmental information) **general market help **stocking and selling produce at our market stand

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/19

Once & Again Boutique Volunteer

Additional volunteers are welcome to join the current team to help sort, price and organize donations. Assistance with cleaning is also needed. Comfortable with cash? Cashier is also needed. Hours are Tues - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thurs and Fri from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 7/31/20

Bingo Volunteer

Assist with BINGO at our senior center. Duties include preparation of coffee and display of pastries for patrons. Count money coming in for BINGO. Be the runner to get cards that have called BINGO and check to verify accuracy against the BINGO board.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 7/31/20

Bowling Buddies

Volunteers needed for the Lane Buddies Bowling League for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. It takes place twice a month from 11:15 am - 2 pm.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 4/3/20