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Autism Awareness Community Event

Little City will be having an Autism Awareness Community Event on April 2, 2019, from 5pm -7pm. We will be painting canvases to spread Austism Awareness around Little City campus. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited so please sign up soon if you're interested.

Palatine, IL

4/2/19 5:00 PM

Help USA Troops

Join us in supporting a local group, Help USA Troops, as they send ‘care and comfort’ boxes to hundreds of men and women in our military who are serving overseas. Sorting is Saturday, April 6th, 10am till done at Amvets Post 66, 700 McHenry Rd, Wheeling. Come & go; help as much as you’re able. Packing is Sunday, April 7th, 11am till done at Amvets Post 66, 700 McHenry Rd, Wheeling. Come & go; help as much as you’re able. If you like, you can also help in two others ways: Donate care and comfort items, such as pocket-size candy and snack items; small size hygiene items like shampoo foot powder, sun screen, etc; envelopes, and travel-size games. Full shopping list at http://helpusatroops.com/PDF/Shopping.pdf. Drop off your donations at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive, Arlington Hts, in the main lobby off the circle drive, or at any of the other locations, http://helpusatroops.com/PDF/DropOff.pdf. Each box also will contain personal cards and letters to the troops, to let them know they are supported by us at home. FYI, they love corny jokes and they love it when kids talk about their everyday life. Cards can be dropped off with donations.

Wheeling, IL

4/6/19 10:00 AM +more

RCL Gala at Sanfilippo Estates

An evening at The Sanfilippo Estate. We will need help with selling raffle tickets, working the silent auction, check-in, check-out, our wine and dine table, and much more. Volunteers needed from 5-10PM.

Barrington, IL

4/6/19 5:00 PM

Restoration Work Day at The Grove

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 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

4/7/19 9:00 AM +more

Easter Brunch

Assist the staff with Easter Brunch at Lambs Farm, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 21. Volunteers are needed to help customers at Cafe with greeting, pouring coffee, assisting staff, selling raffle tickets, etc.  All volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch.

Libertyville, IL

4/21/19 9:00 AM

Model Train Day

Children of all ages can don their conductor's hat and operate the Digital Command Control System for running the model trains on the club's portable layout. The Valley Model Train Layout also features a CTC computerized signal system.There will also be train related activities with minimal cost for attendees. Activities located in all businesses. Volunteers will help with registration, sand art and other simple crafts with the guests that visit.

Libertyville, IL

4/27/19 9:45 AM

Mother's Day Brunch

Families enjoy a delicious brunch lunch at our Cafe in honor of their moms. Volunteers are needed to help customers at Cafe with greeting, pouring coffee, assisting staff, selling raffle tickets, etc. Lunch is provided as a thank you.

Libertyville, IL

5/12/19 9:00 AM

Arts and Craft Show Volunteers for Fair Diddley

Volunteers to assist at the 50th Annual Fair Diddley Craft Show 2019 at Woodstock Square on Sunday May 19, 2019. Fair l Diddley is a wonderful arts and craft show featuring over 300 skilled artisans and crafters as well as food vendors. Funds raised provide financial aid to mental health related agencies in McHenry County, including Home of the Sparrow. Volunteers at this event will help Home of the Sparrow receive grant funding from the Mental Health Resource League to support programs and services for the women and children they serve. Volunteer help is available throughout the day in various areas including check-in, bakery sales, raffle tickets sales, shopping bag sales, plant sales, publicity and traffic control. As a volunteer you receive free entrance into the fair the rest of the day.

Woodstock, IL

5/19/19 8:00 AM

Champion Car Show

There will be music, raffle, trophies, beer, food and cars! Volunteers are needed for the following: Registration 8:30-11:30 (we need 3 volunteers) Selling raffle tickets- 10am -1pm (we need 2 volunteers) Food & Beer tent- 10am -3pm (we need 2 volunteers 21 yrs or older) Judging- 11am (if you have knowledge of cars, etc) - (we need 2 volunteers)

Libertyville, IL

6/2/19 8:30 AM

Father's Day Brunch

Families will enjoy a delicious brunch lunch at our Cafe in honor of their dads. Volunteers are needed to help customers at Cafe with greeting, pouring coffee, assisting staff, selling raffle tickets, etc. Lunch will be provided as a thank you.

Libertyville, IL

6/16/19 9:00 AM

Fun and Fit Day

Guests enjoy a brisk run or walk around Old School Forest Preserve then browse sponsor booths and join in the fun & fit activities for the whole family. This event provides a great day for families to enjoy fun activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers are needed to assist customers with fitness activities, games, helping on the walk and run courses, Farmyard assistance (carousel, mini golf, bounce house, etc.). This is an outdoor event. Snacks, treats & water provided.

Libertyville, IL

6/22/19 8:00 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bowling Buddy

Volunteers needed as Lane buddies for adults with intellectual disabilities two Saturdays a month from 11:15 am to 2 pm.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 4/5/19

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

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

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

Group Opportunity to Help at Community Closet

Looking for organizations or clubs to host a one-time opportunity or dedicate one day a month and recruit volunteers from your organization to volunteer at the Community Closet. We will train the lead person(s) who would oversee the sorting of clothes, replenish rooms with inventory and if comfortable can grow into a role to also be involved with managing the closet for just volunteers and or with shoppers checking them in and out on the days they are assigned.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/31/19

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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]

Elk Grove Village, 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

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

Silent Auction Baskets

For our annual Heal, Hope, Grow Gala in April, we work with groups such as offices, clubs, and friends to collaborate on our Silent Auction Baskets. Groups adopt a silent auction package-- with 10 or so people contributing 1 or 2 items each amazing, fully loaded baskets are created! Each year, we aim to raise $10,000 at the silent auction, and we are not able to do that without the involvement of volunteers. We can provide basket ideas and helpful tips, but all themes are welcome!

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 4/1/19

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

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

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

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

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

Donate an Easter Basket

Spring into action and donate to the 2019 Easter Basket Program. Palatine Township is looking for donors to create a basket filled with goodies and small toys for Easter baskets for children, ages 10 years and younger from financially struggling families. Stop by the Township office now and pick out a bunny, chick or egg cut-out which includes the name and age of the child. Suggested items for the Easter Basket include edible treats, small toys, games, hair accessories, coloring books, crayons, books, etc. The value of the basket and contents should be approximately $25. All edible items must be in their original packaging. Please wrap your basket in cellophane, or other transparent material and include your cut-out bunny, chick or egg and drop off at the Township by Monday, April 15,2109.

Palatine, IL

Through 4/15/19

Doctor and Medical Appointment Volunteer Drivers

Since 1971, FISH has provided FREE DOOR-to-DOOR doctor and medical appointment transportation for residents of Maine Township who do not or who no longer are able to drive. Volunteer Drivers are needed to take folks to doctors and Medical Appointments in Maine Township (i.e. Park Ridge, Des Plaines, and parts of Niles & Morton Grove). Volunteer drivers choose how much time they wish to devote. Some drive once a month; others drive more often. Requirements include a current driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of auto insurance. FISH carries supplemental liability and accident insurance as an umbrella policy for its drivers. When you volunteer to drive, your rewards are great: >> Satisfaction from helping a neighbor >> Friendly chats with someone who may be lonely >> Genuine appreciation of both clients and their caregivers for providing a wonderful service free of charge.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 3/15/20

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 12/15/19

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 12/15/19