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Front Desk Assistant lntern-Volunteer Position

Qualified applicants must have a good understanding of issues and needs surrounding older adults and people with disabilities, as well as an understanding of poverty, or willingness to learn. Ability to work with a diverse population of residents, including residents whose first language may not be English. A volunteer should be able to demonstrate a positive, up-beat attitude with professional, ethical, compassionate, and responsible behavior. Front Desk Responsibilities Answer phone calls and triage as necessary Greet and check in clients for appointments Greet and assist walk-in clients Utilize excellent customer service skills and empathy while working with our clientele Process temporary parking placards for people with disabilities Assist clients with Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) reduced fare or free ride applications Register residents to receive our newsletters and/or for transportations services Schedule client appointments with our senior citizen will program Utilize the resource directory in making referrals to clients Benefits Help our clients and residents maintain their independence and livelihood Gain valuable experience working with older adults and people with disabilities Access to monthly professional development opportunities Be part of a supportive team of staff and volunteers Annual volunteer recognition event Time Commitment Must have some availability Mondays thru Fridays 8:30am-5:30pm Minimum of two hours each week Minimum six months' commitment or one semester Requirements Experience working in a customer service capacity, preferred Prior experience with older adults and people with disabilities, preferred Able to make time commitments listed above Able to successfully pass a full criminal background check Attend on-site orientation and training Able to work well with staff, other volunteers, and clientele Flexibility and ability to maintain calm under a variety of situations Express Interest below to receive a volunteer application.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 11/18/21

Legislative Affairs Volunteer

Little City is seeking a Legislative Affairs volunteer to work with the Little City Marketing and Governmental affairs teams. The volunteer will conduct research, analyze and prepare correspondences on various issues. Gather and compile information to prepare briefing books, reports and other material as necessary that pertain to bills, laws, and committee summaries as they pertain to Little City and Intellectual and Development Disability sector, including writing a “Week In Review” for leadership and for possible publication on our blog. The ideal candidate will have current enrollment in a related BS or Master’s degree.

Palatine, IL

Through 11/18/21

IT Support

Northwest Compass is a social service non-profit serving the Northwest Suburbs. We are in need of an IT support person who can help our office staff with phone system, computer set-up and trouble-shooting and licensing procedures, and other related issues.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/14/21

Adopt an Older Adult-Poinsettias Delivery Drivers

Deliver poinsettias to bring older adults in the area a bit of joy and fellowship this holiday season.

Des Plaines, IL

12/7/20 9:00 AM + more

Virtual Holiday Volunteer

Virtually bring the spirit of the holidays to Addolorata Villa's residents. Use your talents to brighten the residents holiday using zoom: caroling Arts and crafts: make personalized ornaments Unique ideas are welcome Express Interest and we'll contact you!

Wheeling, IL

Through 12/31/20

Make the Holidays Brighter through Adopt a Family

This year, KYC’s Adopt a Family drive has shifted from physical gifts to gift cards in an effort to promote social distancing and minimize exposure risk for COVID-19. Although a gift card may not feel like the most exciting gift to give, it is a deeply appreciated opportunity for our clients who receive them. Check out the impact you make and the many ways you can make the holidays brighter for KYC’s clients this holiday season. Giving a gift card to parents is truly a gift that gives twice. Your gift creates an opportunity of empowerment to buy gifts or a special holiday meal and creates lasting holiday memories for their families. Your gift helps older adults feel connected and appreciated. Your gift sends a message that you care, and creates an opportunity to spread cheer to someone who may be more isolated than ever this holiday season. Your gift gives kids the opportunity to choose something that is important to them all on their own, without creating extra expenses for their families. It helps children express their individuality as they personally select a gift that will bring them the most joy. Express Interest to make the hol­i­days for a KYC client or fam­i­ly.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/15/20

Resource Development and Grant Writing Volunteer

Use your expertise to help research funders and write grants for HandsOn Suburban Chicago’s programs. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are required. 10-30 hours per month and remote work is encouraged. Volunteer must have previous grant writing experience.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/5/21

Sponsor a home for a night out!

Everyone likes a night out of the house. Many of our residents have been cooped up since March! Donate to provide residents the opportunity to go out for a meal, grab some ice cream, or purchase the supplies needed to host an in home dinner event to add to the holiday spirit at Little City.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/20

Become a holiday donor!

Work with our Holiday committee on ways to get involved this holiday season. Whether it is purchasing gifts or making holiday cards there are plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit at Little City.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/23/20

Provide Holiday Gifts for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Clearbrook has 100 Adult with intellectual disabilities in need of gifts this holiday season. If you are interested in adopting an adult, please Express Interest below. We would need gifts to us by Friday, Dec. 11. Drop off would be 1835 W. Central Rd. Arlington Heights, IL.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/9/20

Adopt a Family or Child

Clearbrook has over 100 families in need that have young children that have disability and are in need of gifts over this holiday season. If you are interested in adopting a family or a child please Express Interest below. We would need gifts to us by Wednesday, Dec. 9th. Drop off would be 1835 W. Central Rd. Arlington Heights, IL.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/7/20

Gift Card Donations

Gift cards are used for program needs/residents throughout the year in many ways such as helping clients get to interviews and appointments as well as helping us to feed 90+ people within our safe homes. Gift Card List: ANY GAS CARD JEWEL ALDI MEIJER WALMART $100, $50, $25 denominations are preferred Thank you so much for helping us this holiday season. We thank you for your generosity.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/20

Help With Christmas Gift Tags

WINGS, Inc. is using an electronic sign up for Christmas gift tags this year. Express Interest below to receive the link. From the link you will be able to choose the tags you would like to purchase and donate. After receiving confirmation of your sign-up, you may purchase the items anywhere that you choose. You can ship them directly to us at any time or drop them off between December 3rd and December 5th. We ask that you do not wrap the gifts but you can donate gift-wrap items that we can hand out to the families. Please attach a gift receipt for any electronics. We have received new items such as headphones and they were not working. We hope you have fun shopping for these gifts and we thank you for your generosity.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/3/20

Looking for a Chair Yoga/Exercise Teacher for one class!

Do you teach Chair Yoga or Chair Exercise? We'd love to meet you. Would you be willing to share your talent with Wheeling Township's senior residents for one class only? Wheeling Township's Senior & Disability Services Department offers monthly free Zoom webinars for residents touching on everything from politics and mental health to Medicare, and we would love to offer a one-session class of chair yoga/exercise/stretching. Good core strength is so important in maintaining your balance as you age. If you have experience teaching that type of program now (or previously), and would be willing to share your talent for one 1.5 hour session in January or February 2021, please reach out. The exact date isn't too important, but we would like the program to start at 10am. This is a great way to help seniors in the community stay healthy and safe. Feel free to Express Interest to get more information.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 2/28/21

Food Pantry Workers

Volunteer at Elk Grove Township Food Pantry that benefits the needy. Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:30 and Wednesdays from 9:30-12:00. Looking for volunteers for each of these roles: Sort, organize, and check for expiration dates on food donations, Help our clients with their shopping and check out, Re-stock the pantry during closed hours Because of Covid, volunteers will only be helping out once every 2 weeks.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 10/27/21

Create a scrapbook for the Little City Seniors

The seniors at Little City need your help! Create a scrapbook of our resident’s favorite memories for them to cherish over time. Information and pictures will be provided by Little City.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/20

Meals on Wheels Packer

WHO WE ARE Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois (MWNEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering home delivered meals to the homebound and disabled without regard to age or economic status. MWNEI delivers meals throughout Northeastern Illinois. MWNEI has built a new kitchen to provide daily, fresh meal deliveries to our clients. MWNEI is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities and are the driving force behind the organization. THE NEED Everyday hundreds of delicious meals are prepared for homebound individuals throughout Northeastern Illinois. We are looking for individuals who are willing to package these meals with an eye for detail. Training will be provided on site. All Volunteers who work in the kitchen will report to the Food Service Director who will instruct on portion size and presentation. ServSafe food handler training is required and will be provided to all Meal Packers by MWNEI. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Maintain an organized, clean, and sterile environment. Must be willing to assist in kitchen maintenance tasks as well as inventory control. Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner. Reserve enough time to complete shift from 8am-12pm and be prepared to sub if a Meal Delivery Driver does not show up. Easy going and able to assist in other areas when needed. COMMITMENT Volunteer Teams choose one recurring day of the week. Shifts Available: Monday-Saturday (including Holidays) Time: 8AM – 12PM (approximately 4-5 hours) Certification: All Kitchen Volunteers will be required to take a food handler certification course prior to starting. Online training will be provided, and monthly online quizzes are required. Certification links will be emailed to you. CONTACT US Express Interest for more information or use the link to email opportunity leader.

Evanston, IL

Through 3/1/21

Bike Repair Volunteer

Do you enjoy repairing bikes? Journeys | The Road Home is looking for you! Many of our clients rely on bicycles as their main mode of transportation. With daily use, repairs are needed often. Description: Clients will schedule appointments for days when bike repair volunteer is available Volunteer will repair around 1-4 bikes per shift in repair room at HOPE Center Shift Times: Flexible. During HOPE Center hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

Palatine, IL

Through 8/31/21

Shelter Needs Wish List

Home of the Sparrow has an updated list of needs for its shelters. Donated items must be new. Please call to schedule an appointment before you drop off items at administrative office.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Masks for Seniors

Hanover Township Senior Services has an urgent need to find volunteers that are great with sewing and are willing to donate masks for our seniors. Express Interest below for delivery details.

Bartlett, IL

Through 12/31/20

Accepting Handmade Masks

Please consider donating to Addolorata Villa's Residents. We are in need of handmade masks for the residents. Drop off or Call Lynn Deger 847-808-6132 for more information.

Wheeling, IL

Through 12/31/20

Support High School District 214 students and their families in need

District 214 Education Foundation has launched the 214Cares Emergency Fund. Community members are invited and encouraged to donate to this emergency fund online at 214foundation.org. All gifts will go directly to District 214 students and families based on the guidance and recommendations of school staff. These dollars may support housing needs, utility needs, basic living needs, academic needs and more. Donations have helped us raise nearly $100,000 and disbursed over $78,000 so far, helping nearly 300 families. But the needs are on pace to far outweigh what has been collected. We are continuing this campaign to continuously address and help with housing, transportation, food and academic needs of our D214 students and their families. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Illinois, about 30 percent of District 214 students were living in poverty. District administrators and the Education Foundation are now aware of heightened needs created by lost jobs, a loss of normalcy and difficulty in meeting basic needs. This is where the community can help in a direct manner. All gifts are tax-deductible, and donors will receive receipts.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/20

Sew Masks for Inserts

We have the filter inserts, but we do need help sewing these masks. We are currently serving over 400 individuals residentially in approximately 60 homes. If you (or anyone you know) is able to sew, here are instructions on how to sew a mask. If you are able to help with the masks, please let Shama Valame know by e-mailing her at svalame@clearbrook.org. We will be accepting mask donations at our main location Monday – Friday 10:00am-2:00pm The address of our office location is 1835 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights IL We are still running low on toilet paper.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/20

Support to Continue Services

Home of the Sparrow is soliciting donations to address the immediate and long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep our doors open, to help the women and children of Home of the Sparrow and those who may need our services during this time. Donations can be made at https://www.hosparrow.org/donate/ Home of the Sparrow's mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Home of the Sparrow provides Transitional Shelter, Housing, Rental Assistance, Supportive Services, and also operates Community Threads Thrift Store in Arlington Heights, and 7 Sparrows Nest Thrift Stores in Cary, Palatine, McHenry, Mundelein, Third Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Provide Donations from Home

The children and families we serve at Shelter, Inc. need gift cards to purchase basic items like food, toilet paper, diapers and wipes. Gift cards from major retailers like Jewel, Aldi, Target, Walmart and Amazon can be purchased online and sent to us via email at shelter@shelter-inc.org. Gift cards sent via email can be used immediately to purchase needed items or sent directly to families in need. Donate to our Family Crisis fund Needed items (such as toilet paper, diapers, or cleaning supplies) can be purchased online and sent to us directly through our AmazonSmile Charity List With all the changes that are happening in our world right now, there is one thing that is constant: Shelter is here 24 hours a day 365 days a year for our community. If you are able, please help us today provide for the most vulnerable in our community. We are in this together.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/20

Donation Needs

In order to keep all of our operations running, JOURNEYS | The Road Home needs your help! Items needed are small denomination gift cards for client needs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, bottled water and kitchen supplies listed on the JOURNEYS Amazon Wishlist. If you are able, we would appreciate this much needed and valued support. Monetary donations are the most needed at this time to meet the unique needs this situation brings.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/20

Advocate - McHenry County

Description: The Role of an Advocate is to provide support to our 24/7 crisis hotline. This includes answering hotline calls, responding to all 3 hospitals in the CARE Center’s service area, and providing documentation within a timely manner. The CARE Center is a Satellite office of the Northwest CASA. Advocates work directly with survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. Responsibilities: 24/7 Hotline Crisis Intervention: Answer calls during assigned shifts Hotline Crisis Calls – Individuals looking for immediate help Hotline Information/Referral calls – Individuals looking for information on resources available to them Hospital Calls – Survivors needing an advocate in the hospital setting Work closely with survivors in a hospital setting Provide emotional support and information about resource available to survivors Fill out paperwork in a timely manner Outreach Attend Volunteer Recruitment Events if interested and able to Attend General outreach events and functions if interested and able to Support NWCASA by attending events and fundraiser Skills and Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older Knowledge of sexual violence issues Ability to deal sensitively with victims of sexual violence and their significant others Public speaking abilities Able to work independently and to prioritize/organize tasks Ability to provide own transportation Ability to reach all 3 hospitals within the state mandated 1 hour. Northwestern Huntley Northwestern McHenry Nothwestern Woodstock Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator, Allyson Schnoor Hours per Month: Minimum of 24 hours, 4 shifts of 6 hours Minimum 1 year commitment after training.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Summer PADS Volunteer - Willow Creek Community Church

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. Willow Creek Community Church will be providing shelter each Monday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Des Plaines, IL

Through 10/1/21

Summer PADS Volunteer - Church of the Incarnation

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. Church of the Incarnation will be providing shelter each Thursday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/1/21

Summer PADS Volunteer - Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will be providing shelter each Wednesday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Wheeling, IL

Through 10/1/21

Summer PADS Volunteer - St. Colette Catholic Church

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. St. Colette Catholic Church will be providing shelter each Saturday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 10/1/21

Sensory Craft Instructor-Schaumburg

Parker home, located in Schaumburg, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Sensory Craft instruction Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 3/31/21

Exercise Coordinator for Seniors-Schaumburg

Wise home, located in Schaumburg, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Exercise Class: Senior Style Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Interviews/Orientation will be held 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm every second and fourth Monday each month to fulfill these positions for ongoing volunteerism. Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 3/31/21

Arts and Crafts Instruction-Hanover Park

Unit Court home, located in Hanover Park, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Arts and Crafts Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Cooking Instruction-Hanover Park

Unit Court home and Cherry home, both located in Hanover Park, are homes to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Cooking Instruction Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Craft Time Coordinator-Hanover Park

Danby home, located in Hanover Park, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Craft Time Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday-Friday| 4:00pm- 5:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Music Therapy Volunteer-Arlington Heights

Raleigh home, located in Arlington Heights, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Music Therapy Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Walking Group Coordinator-Schaumburg

Parker home, located in Schaumburg, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Walking Group Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Art Activity Coordinator-Schaumburg

Wise home, located in Schaumburg, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Art Related Activity Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Interviews/Orientation will be held 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm every second and fourth Monday each month to fulfill these positions for ongoing volunteerism. Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 3/31/21

Arts and Crafts Instruction-Hoffman Estates

Newport home, located in Hoffman Estates, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Any type of arts and crafts instruction Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday-Friday| 4:00pm- 5:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 3/31/21

Activity Volunteer- Hanover Park

Bradley home, located in Hanover Park, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Any type of senior friendly, sensory related activity Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday-Friday| 4:00pm- 5:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Game Time Coordinator-Hanover Park

Unit Court home and Cherry home, both located in Hanover Park, are homes to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Board and Card Game Time Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Music Therapy Volunteer-Hanover Park

Danby home, located in Hanover Park, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Music Therapy Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday-Friday| 4:00pm- 5:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Walking Group Coordinator- Arlington Heights

Raleigh home, located in Arlington Heights, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: Walking Group Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 20 hours of commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

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

Use your GARDENING and PLANT skills to keep our Healing Gardens growing! Kenneth Young Center is a safety net for our neighbors in need. Our mission is to "help people feel good, do better, and find solutions." Part of our healing process is providing clients with an inviting and nurturing environment. We have many plants in our building-space, and we have a beautiful space outside to experience the calming presence of nature--our Healing Garden. ONE HOUR a WEEK is all it may take! We need one or two volunteers for one hour a week to water the plants in the office building throughout the year. During the Spring and Summer months, it would be great if you could also tend to our Healing Garden. We are conveniently located in Elk Grove Village, and we ask that you be available during the week. A wonderful quote by Tennessee Williams says it all: "Where flowers bloom so does Hope." Won't you help us plant the seeds of hope for your neighbors? You'll be so glad you did. [Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For almost 50 years we have served to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

Social Group Volunteer Facilitator-Hanover Park

Cherry home, located in Hanover Park, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐ Social Group Volunteer (Game night, popcorn and movie, etc) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hourscommitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Administrative Assistant

Experience and Skills Required: Looking for a full or part time volunteer who is motivated, project oriented, and has good communication skills. We are looking for a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude. Applicant should possess technical skills, be able to perform general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication. Most importantly, the ideal candidate should have a genuine desire to meet the needs of others. Administrative Assistant Responsibilities: Provide administrative support for the Executive Director Structure and organize activities and workload of leader(s) to facilitate efficient operations. Prioritize schedules, maintain calendars and develop a system of follow-up for projects, meetings and issues. Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/30/21

Children's Advocacy Center Receptionist/Waiting Room Assistant

The Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County is the leading resource to empower and heal abused children and prevent violence against children. We serve 38 communities in the Cook County area and see over 1,000 children and their families each year. We are seeking a volunteer to help provide a welcoming atmosphere for families at the center. Responsibilities: Answer phone and transfer to staff Greet families and show them to the waiting areas Greet MDT members and direct them to the conference room Retrieve received faxes and provide them to staff Keep receptionist and waiting areas organized and clean Routinely sanitize toys (preferably once a week) Keep toys sorted and organized Supervise families in the waiting areas Initiate coloring, games, and/or play with children Other duties or tasks as assigned by CAC administration Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age Must pass background checks Willingness to commit to a consistent, mutually agreed upon schedule within the hours of 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday Previous experience working within a families and children preferred Bilingual in English/Spanish would be helpful, but not required The Successful Volunteer: You are passionate about our work with children and families who may have experienced or witnessed abuse. You are outgoing and comfortable engaging with children and families. You are organized with the skill to multitask and prioritize.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 1/31/21

Make Over/ Beauty Day Coordinator-Palatine

Our West Poplar and West Ash locations, located in Palatine, are homes to both male and female population. Both homes participants are quite independent and enjoy many different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Make Over/Beauty Days (hair, nails, makeup) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday through Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Game Time Coordinator-Palatine

Our West Poplar and West Ash locations, located in Palatine, are homes to both male and female population. Both homes participants are quite independent and enjoy many different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Game Day (tabletop board and card games) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday through Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Game Time Coordinator-Mundelein

Prairie home, located in Mundelein, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. They lead active lifestyles and enjoy many different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Game Time (table top board and card games) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday| 6:00pm- 8:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Mundelein, IL

Through 3/31/21

Movie Night Coordinator-Mundelein

Prairie home, located in Mundelein, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. They lead active lifestyles and enjoy many different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Coordinating a Movie Night Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday| 6:00pm- 8:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Mundelein, IL

Through 3/31/21

Exercise Teacher-Roselle

Irving Park home, located in Roselle, is home to men of varying ages and are working on life skills and independence. They enjoy learning many new things and doing different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Teaching an Exercise Class (examples: chair aerobics or resistance band exercise) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday and Thursday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Roselle, IL

Through 3/31/21

Cooking Class Teacher-Palatine

Cedar home, located in Palatine, is home to senior ladies of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Teaching a Cooking Class (examples: kitchen safety, preparing a main dish from start to finish) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday through Friday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Cooking Class Teacher-Mundelein

Prairie home, located in Mundelein, is home to men of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. They lead active lifestyles and enjoy many different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Teaching a Cooking Class (examples: kitchen safety, preparing a main dish from start to finish) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday| 6:00pm- 8:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Mundelein, IL

Through 3/31/21

Exercise Class Teacher-Palatine

Cedar home, located in Palatine, is home to senior ladies of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Teaching an Exercise Class (examples: chair aerobics or resistance band exercise) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday | 4:00pm- 6:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Bible Study Teacher-Palatine

Cedar home, located in Palatine, is home to ladies of varying ages who are working on life skills and independence. We would like someone experienced in facilitating bible studies/devotionals to come and share simple bible studies and devotionals with the participants on a regular basis. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Teaching a Bible Study Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of a 6 month commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday | 4:00pm- 6:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm Interviews/Orientation will be held 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm every second and fourth Monday each month to fulfill these positions for ongoing volunteerism. Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Cooking Class Teacher-Roselle

Irving Park home, located in Roselle, is home to men of varying ages and are working on life skills and independence. They enjoy learning many new things and doing different activities. Current Volunteer Needs: ☐Teaching a Cooking Class (examples: kitchen safety, preparing a main dish from start to finish) Requirements: Training, orientation, and background check completed prior to first 10 volunteer hours completed. Prior experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities A project/activity plan will be created by volunteer and Volunteer Services Minimum age is 21 Minimum of 20 hours commitment to location and its population. This is crucial to the continuity and routine of our participants. Available Time Slots: Monday and Thursday| 4:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday | 10am-7pm

Roselle, IL

Through 3/31/21

Volunteer Office Assistant

The Office Assistant provides client and volunteer delivery drivers support over the phone. Duties include follow up calls, data entry, preparing mailings, filing, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator, Program Coordinator and Executive Director. The Office Volunteer may occasionally fill in for a Meal Delivery Volunteer as needed. Office Assistant open shifts: Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Evanston, IL

Through 6/30/21

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.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 7/30/21

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 6/30/21

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 6/30/21

Financial Counselor Coach

The Financial Counselor/Coach is responsible for providing one-on-one and group financial counseling services to Financial Independence Center clients and being a liaison to the financial services community. JOB DESCRIPTION: Facilitate financial education classes; educate clients in sound financial principles and assist them in the process of overcoming their financial indebtedness; help clients identify and modify ineffective money management behavior; provide financial counseling, including needs assessments, credit report explanation and household budget review; provide support and advice on improving credit and arranging individual credit counseling sessions, and; interface with the banking community, and; work closely with RCL staff to ensure effective integration of services and client referrals. QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of banking or other financial industry practices; familiarity with private and public programs; skills in financial literacy, education, and self-sufficiency, strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work as a member of a team, and computer literacy. Some experience working with special needs populations would be a plus. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: Financial Counselor accreditation, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and three years' experience. This is a Skills Based Volunteer (SBV) opportunity

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 6/30/21

CHiL Mentor at Cooper Middle School (After School & Virtual)

CHiL Mentor at Cooper Middle School CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) aims to mitigate the inequities in education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by equipping low-income students with volunteer mentors to enable student engagement, socialization, and access to academic and emotional support. Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs caring and reliable community members like you to help high-needs students get on track to graduate! Because CHiL will take place online in spring 2020, volunteers must be 18 or older, have reliable access to both broadband internet and a computer with a camera, and have high computer literacy skills to be able to participate. Proficiency in Google products is a plus! A mandatory orientation and training session will take place in January. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. What: CHiL is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides social and emotional support coupled with homework help to low-income middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 21. Through video conferencing and under the direction of program staff, volunteer mentors will foster socialization among a small group of students; facilitate social and emotional learning activities; and guide their charges in completing schoolwork. Where and When: CHiL will take place online and begin in the week of January 18th and go through March 18th. Volunteer mentors are needed on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Choose and commit to one day each week. Why: Mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and learn new skills. Mentoring at CHiL is also a great way for college and graduate students to gain field hours. Make a difference. Apply today: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

Buffalo Grove, IL

Through 3/19/21

CHiL Mentor at London Middle School (After School & Virtual)

CHiL Mentor at London Middle School CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) aims to mitigate the inequities in education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by equipping low-income students with volunteer mentors to enable student engagement, socialization, and access to academic and emotional support. Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs caring and reliable community members like you to help high-needs students get on track to graduate! Because CHiL will take place online in spring 2020, volunteers must be 18 or older, have reliable access to both broadband internet and a computer with a camera, and have high computer literacy skills to be able to participate. Proficiency in Google products is a plus! A mandatory orientation and training session will take place in January. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. What: CHiL is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides social and emotional support coupled with homework help to low-income middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 21. Through video conferencing and under the direction of program staff, volunteer mentors will foster socialization among a small group of students; facilitate social and emotional learning activities; and guide their charges in completing schoolwork. Where and When: CHiL will take place online and begin in the week of January 18th and go through March 18th. Volunteer mentors are needed on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Choose and commit to one day each week. Why: Mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and learn new skills. Mentoring at CHiL is also a great way for college and graduate students to gain field hours. Make a difference. Apply today: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

Wheeling, IL

Through 3/19/21

CHiL Mentor at Holmes Middle School (After School & Virtual)

CHiL Mentor at Holmes Middle School CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) aims to mitigate the inequities in education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by equipping low-income students with volunteer mentors to enable student engagement, socialization, and access to academic and emotional support. Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs caring and reliable community members like you to help high-needs students get on track to graduate! Because CHiL will take place online in spring 2020, volunteers must be 18 or older, have reliable access to both broadband internet and a computer with a camera, and have high computer literacy skills to be able to participate. Proficiency in Google products is a plus! A mandatory orientation and training session will take place in January. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. What: CHiL is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides social and emotional support coupled with homework help to low-income middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 21. Through video conferencing and under the direction of program staff, volunteer mentors will foster socialization among a small group of students; facilitate social and emotional learning activities; and guide their charges in completing schoolwork. Where and When: CHiL will take place online and begin in the week of January 18th and go through March 18th. Volunteer mentors are needed on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Choose and commit to one day each week. Why: Mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and learn new skills. Mentoring at CHiL is also a great way for college and graduate students to gain field hours. Make a difference. Apply today: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

Wheeling, IL

Through 3/19/21

Resale Shop Cashier and Customer Service

A variety of tasks are available for our esteemed volunteers. In the front of the shop, we need Front Counter Cashiers to welcome and greet customers, answer basic questions about our shop and our merchandise, and ensure that our visitors have a pleasant shopping experience with us. Training for the cash register and related tasks will be provided. Flexible shifts available Tuesdays through Saturdays. We are open from 10 am to 6 pm during the week and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.

Palatine, IL

Through 3/5/21

General Resale Shop Volunteer and Merchandise Sorter

Our general volunteers help in many ways to keep our shop up and running on a daily basis. This includes assisting customers on the sales floor, and helping to sort donated items as they are received in the shop. We inspect all items for acceptability on our sales floor and place in appropriate categories for further pricing and processing (i.e. women's, children's, toys, books, etc.) Items are sorted, then placed on hangers, ironed, steamed and tagged by size. Out of season items are bagged and stored for pick up.

Palatine, IL

Through 3/5/21

Cafe' Payment Volunteer

A substitute volunteer is needed to assist with Cafe' payment position when current volunteer is not available. Volunteer will be responsible to register clients in MySeniorCenter, if applicable, enter individual client payments, reconcile payments per shift and accurately track hours on MySeniorCenter. Skills needed include moderate computer skills, knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), exceptional attention to detail, comfortable both siting and standing. Completion of confidentiality statement and background check. Time frame will be from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Home Delivered Meal Payment Volunteer

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

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Front Desk Reception

High Need! Provide assistance for the Front Desk Receptionist at the Hanover Township Senior Center. Position functions include: attend to coffee machine, filling coffee pots and refilling coffee supplies, empty and turn off coffee machine at end of shift on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, assist clients in the lending closet process, make reminder and payment calls,sale of exercise coupons, organize the Free Shelves, file empty payment envelopes, fill in as receptionist when receptionist is unavailable, answer general questions related to the senior center, assist with minor computer and printer issues in the library, provide a tour of the center to new clients assist receptionist with any additional tasks when requested, track hours on My Senior Center. Qualifications: excellent phone, clerical and organizational skills; basic computer knowledge; ability to make copies and send faxes. Optional Job Functions: moderate computer skills and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Lift lifting to assist with the lending closet. Time Commitment" 12:30 - 4:30, once a week. Training provided includes orientation with Volunteer and Program Coordinator, Volunteer Handbook, and train with an existing volunteer.

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Cafe Server

Hanover Township Senior Services Stars-n-Stripes Café server volunteers will greet customers after they are seated, ensure all items are on trays, deliver orders to customers, remove table numbers, assist with any side work, work as a team with other servers to ensure customer satisfaction, be a friendly welcoming face to all who visit the café. Excellent customer service skills follow Food Safety Basics and and follow basic hygiene and sanitation guidelines are needed. Must be able to sit, stand, walk and bend for extended periods of time. Must have visual, hearing and learning ability to sufficiently perform the essential functions defined. Must be able to life up to 20 pounds. Time commitment is 2 - 4 hours a week.

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Transportation Data Entry

Provide clerical assistance to the township's transportation staff. Job duties include: add or update client information in ECOLANE Software, enter client data, accurately track hours on My Senior Center. Qualifications: moderate computer skills, exceptional detail, comfortable both sitting and standing, confidentiality statement and background check required. Time commitment is 2 - 4 week on Thursday or Friday.

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Cafe Service Assistant

The Service Assistant supports the Head Chef and Line Cook, providing general cleaning and dishwashing. Essential Job Functions: Cleans kitchen and implements by clearing dirty dishes and utensils from café area; cleaning all pots, pans, dishes, and utensils according to applicable standards; wiping down bus pan area within café; and wiping down sinks. Maintains café, kitchen and storage area by sweeping, mopping, and ensuring the cleanliness of floor surfaces; wiping down surface areas and disposing of garbage using outside refuse containers.

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Saturday Receptionist Aide

Provide assistance for the Front Desk Receptionist Essential Job Functions: Attend to the coffee machine Fill coffee pots Refill coffee supplies Clean & straighten coffee area Empty and turn off coffee machine at the end of shift Saturday Only Monitor contents of the refrigerator Notify receptionist when items are outdated Assist clients in the lending closet process Make reminder, and payment calls File payment envelopes Organize the Free shelves Restock brochures and news letters Maintain clean the lost and found container Make copies, send faxes, use postage machine Fill in as receptionist when receptionist is unavailable Including answering the phones and transferring calls Be able to answer general questions related to the Senior Center Including assist with minor computer and printer issues in the library Provide with a tour to new clients Assist receptionist with any additional assigned tasks when requested. Accurately track hours on MySeniorCenter

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

Social Services Receptionist

Provide clerical assistance to the Social Services division. Job functions include: schedule appointments for Social Service staff, answer basic questions regarding governmental programs, and resources, make reminder phone calls, and various other clerical duties. Qualifications: confidence with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of use of phone, copier, and fax machine. Awareness of HIPPA rules. Must be comfortable sitting and standing. Background check, and signed confidentiality statement required. Bi cultural/Bilingual preferred. Train and shadow with existing volunteer. Time commitment once a week: Monday 8:30 - 12:30; Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 or 12:30- 4:30; Wednesday 8:30 - 12:30 or 11:00 - 2:00, or 12:30 - 4:30; Thursday 8:30 - 12:30; and Friday 8:30 - 12:30. Social Services Hanover Township has over 100,000 residents and provides programs that serve all ages. The township service area encompasses Streamwood residents live within its boundaries; also portions of Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and unincorporated Cook County. The Department of Senior Services has programs that help people aged 55 and over to Enrich Lives, Foster Friendships, and Promote Independence. Through nutrition (home-delivered meals and cafe lunches), transportation (dial-a-bus service to medical, dialysis, shopping, etc), recreational (day trips, exercise classes, art and computer classes, etc), and Social Services (connect people to resources such as public aid programs, heating, and cooling assistance, prescription drug programs, etc) . The department has earned national accreditation status from the National Council on Aging, National Institute of Senior Centers twice. The center is known for its innovative programs, but also for its welcoming and friendly environment. The Social Services Division of the department makes an impactful change in the lives of our residents, ensuring they are supported and able to maintain their independence at home.

Bartlett, IL

Through 6/30/21

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 2/20/21

Help Us Save Lives!

Help us save lives in your community by welcoming, caring for and educating our generous blood donors at local community groups, schools and businesses. These generous donors positively impact cancer patients, trauma patients and many, many more. We need you to let them know how special they truly are. Responsibilities include welcoming donors, donor care, providing refreshments and educating them on the importance and impact of their donation. Orientation provided. Background check required. Volunteer must be 18 years and older.

Rosemont, IL

Through 10/11/21

Marklund Philip Center Activity Aide

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

Bloomingdale, IL

Through 12/19/20

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.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 6/30/21

Receptionist

We are seeking individuals to fill 4 hour time slots Monday through Friday. Customer service experience a plus. Must have some knowledge of computers, but training and Orientation will be provided. You will be responsible for greeting members, answering and transferring of calls, making copies and sending faxes, handling of cash as well as signing members up for events/trips. You may also have to fill in on days other than the days you work.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 6/25/21

Friendly Visitor and Small Tasks for Seniors

Assist senior participants throughout DuPage County in a safe and timely manner with small tasks and friendly companionship. Essential Functions: • Perform small tasks for the senior participant – take out the garbage, change light bulbs, assist with moving heavy items/furniture, bring in the mail, put up or take down seasonal decorations, etc. • Provide conversation and social interaction and brief moments of companionship • Observe each senior participant at the time of the friendly visit – follow up with DCSS’s Daily Well-Being Check-up procedures and initiate action and/or follow-up • Report to DSCC if participant does not answer the door Position Requirements • Must have vehicle with valid driver’s license plates, insurance and driver’s license • Must be able to read a map and follow directions All volunteers must attend volunteer orientation and have a background check. This position is non-clinical and does not involve physical contact with the senior participant or involve transportation or the senior participant.

Lombard, IL

Through 6/30/21

Trail Watch Volunteers

Do you enjoy being out on the trails in the Forest Preserves of Cook County? If so, you can volunteer while performing your favorite trail activity. Whether you are walking, biking or even riding your horse, you can be a visible and welcoming presence in the forest preserves. Monitor the trails for troubling conditions and report them to the Forest Preserves Police. To participate, attend a one-time training and orientation session and pass a background check.

Cook County, IL

Through 6/30/21

Volunteer Ombudsman

PROJECT MISSION: To improve quality of life and care for residents of long-term care facilities throughout suburban Cook and Lake county communities. PROJECT PURPOSE: To speak with residents and their family members at the facilities and to speak with concerned citizens in the community in order to empower residents so they are treated with respect, receive quality medical and personal care, are free to exercise self-determination. Educate residents, facility staff, and the public about long-term care residents’ rights and to advocate for individual and systemic improvements. QUALIFICATIONS: Be at least 18 years of age; have the ability to travel to long-term care facilities; have a sincere interest in promoting the well-being and protecting the rights of people in long-term care; have the ability to discover facts alleged in complaints and objectively determine whether the complaints are verified or not verified; be able to work cooperatively with residents and staff to resolve complaints; successfully complete required training; dedicate at least 4 hours per month at assigned facility preferably for at least two years; attend quarterly meetings and training. No nursing home experience is necessary. Volunteers choose their volunteer hours as Ombudsman have 24/7 access to the facilities as Certified Ombudsman. A background check is required through the Illinois State Police.

Chicago, IL

Through 6/25/21

Marketing Committee

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

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/21

Good Shepherd Hospital Volunteer

We invite you to join our hospital team! We have many opportunities depending on your interests - patient care areas, lobbies, reception desks, clerical opportunities, gift shop, thrift shop and more! We place volunteers based on candidate's interests and schedule. Register on this site and Express Interest for further contact and information. Hope to hear from you soon!

Barrington, IL

Through 6/30/21

Catchpenny Resale Shoppe Volunteer

First opened nearly 40 years ago, the Catchpenny is an enterprise of the Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. All proceeds from the store support Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital's many programs and initiatives. It is staffed by approximately 30 devoted volunteers including teens, adults and seniors. The shop sells clothing, jewelry, housewares, etc. You are bound to find some great deals for yourself! Think designer jeans, purses, shoes, dresses, coats and much more at a fraction of the street value! The Catchpenny is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Volunteer shifts range from 3 hours to all day shifts. Duties include greeting customers, ringing up sales, sorting/pricing of donations, keeping the shop cleaned and straightened up, customer services, and more! Many lasting friendships have been made at the Catchpenny. Come be a part of a great group of volunteers who enjoy helping the hospital and others while meeting new people and making new friends. Why not volunteer and meet new friends while helping a great cause! Come join our great volunteer team!

Barrington, IL

Through 6/30/21

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 6/25/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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.We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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 Indian Trails Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. We are in the process of develping online training. Volunters will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

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. We are in the process of developing an online training. Volunteers will be notified when this training becomes available. 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 11/15/21

Clothing Closet Coordinator

JOURNEYS receives multiple clothing donations each week. As a clothing closet coordinator you can help us maintain our clothing closet by accepting donations, sorting through clothing and maintaining the clothing shelves and racks. This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to get involved!

Palatine, IL

Through 6/30/21

Food Pantry Coordinator

JOURNEYS receives multiple food donations each week. As a food pantry coordinator you can help us maintain our food pantry by accepting donations, sorting through food and maintaining the shelves. This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to get involved!

Palatine, IL

Through 6/30/21

Kitchen Assistant

The HOPE Center sees many clients on a daily basis. We have the wonderful opportunity to provide a hot meal for our clients at no cost. By becoming a Kitchen Assistant, you will be responsible for preparing meals for each of our clients as well as helping to coordinate the weekly meal plans. No kitchen experience required! All meals are provided through donations and are pre-cooked so volunteers will simply have to reheat the food.

Palatine, IL

Through 6/30/21

Front Desk Assistant

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is in urgent need of volunteers. Since we are a social service agency for the homeless, we are required to stay open. Front Desk volunteers at the HOPE Center under 60 years old are needed. We have put that rule in place since the CDC recommended that the 60 and older population takes social distancing more seriously, since they are more susceptible. Join our dedicated team of volunteers who are the first to welcome our clients into the HOPE Center. Front Desk Assistants are responsible for general office tasks such as greeting clients, serving meals, assisting the HOPE Center case managers, filing, etc. Don't have any office experience? That's fine, we will have one of our very talented current volunteers show you the ropes! We are looking for all volunteers, new and current. We have canceled all in-person orientations and have created an electronic orientation, so when you express interest, you will be forwarded the presentation.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/1/21

Safe House Lobby Volunteer

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

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/21

Safe House Hostess

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

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/21

Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English) Level II Mentor

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

Palatine, IL

Through 1/31/21

Schaumburg Resale Store Volunteer

Do you LOVE shopping for clothing, accessories, shoes, books, household items? Put that knowledge to a great cause by joining our team at the WINGS Arlington Heights Resale Store! It is a fun way to become a part of a great organization that helps needy families in our community. Volunteers partner with the running of the store by sorting donations as they come in, organizing particular sections of the store, or greeting and helping customers! Depending on your skills and interests, you can help with cashiering, sorting donations, pricing merchandise, organizing and stocking items on the sales floor, assisting customers with furniture pickups, cleaning dressing rooms, and straightening the clothes racks and sales floor. The store provides the largest and most consistent form of funding for our program, which helps adults and children in situations of domestic violence. The store also allows the clients in our program to shop for clothing and household items they need at no cost to them! Anyone age 14 or older is welcome to get involved. We also welcome volunteers ages 12-13 if they are accompanied by a parent. Background checks and an Orientation are required.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 1/31/21

Home Delivered Meal Drivers for Tuesdays

Home Delivered Meal drivers are in HIGH needed on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (approx) to bring meals to home-bound seniors. Mileage reimbursement is available. Drivers will arrive at the senior center at 9:30 on your scheduled day to deliver the meals in a timely fashion. If client does not answer door, you will report to Nutrition Coordinator so that there can be a follow up to ensure that the client is OK. Home Delivered Meals and other senior meal delivery programs provide millions of meals to seniors throughout the United States each year. Through such programs, seniors who could not or would not otherwise eat properly are provided with services that help live a healthy and enjoyable life. A volunteer must be at least 21 years of age, have a vehicle in proper working order, clear driving record, proof of vehicle insurance, pleasant personality and excellent customer service. Must be able to lift 15-20 lbs and be capable of walking to and from your vehicle. Commitment is 2-4 hours per week. Orientation and training with existing volunteer is provided.

Bartlett, IL

Through 10/25/21

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 12/19/20

Home Delivered Meals Driver

Drivers to deliver meals in Park Ridge and unincorporated Des Plaines during the noon hour. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday only. Use of own car is required. Volunteer must be 55 years & older.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/30/21

Clerical Assistance Volunteer

Do you have good computer skills or enjoy office functions like mailings and filing? Why not put your skills to use at Lutheran General Hospital? Many of our administrative offices are seeking friendly volunteers to help with miscellaneous tasks. Welcoming volunteers age 55 and older. These opportunities are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orientation will be provided. A background check is required for all volunteers.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/30/21

Patient and Visitor Assistance Volunteer

Make a lasting first impression by walking our patients and visitors to their destination. Very busy opportunity that involves a lot of walking, yet very fulfilling and rewarding. Just imagine hearing a customer thank you for taking your time to show them their way around. You are their hero for the day! It's a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy meeting new people and don't mind spending their volunteer shift walking and standing.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/30/21

Wheelchair assistance volunteer

Get exercise while helping others! If you like walking, why not join our team of volunteers as they provide wheelchair assistance to patients leaving the hospital? Enjoy exercise while interacting with patients, volunteers, and learning your way around the hospital!

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/30/21

Flower Shop Volunteer

You will be surrounded by beautiful flowers and enticing fragrances as you assist customers in our Flower Shop. You will be helping with merchandise selections, using the cash register to process payments, answering phones to take orders, delivering flowers to patients, restocking merchandise, and helping with the upkeep of the shop. Opportunities are available Mon-Fri between 9:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/30/21

Older Adults Benefits Aide: Federal, State and Civic Assistance Programs

Older Adults BENEFITS AIDE Assist older adults obtain benefits to maintain their independence! Kenneth Young Center is a non-profit provider of community mental health and older adult services. We provide support services to local older adults, families, and children who are facing crisis and difficult transitions. As a Benefits Aide, you need to be very comfortable working with Microsoft Excel, Word, and the Internet. You will work with local older adults and their loved ones to explain and assist them in completing State, Federal and civic benefits program applications. We will train volunteers on the benefits application process so you do not have to have prior knowledge of state/federal benefits. However, previous experience is HIGHLY DESIRED! A few key points: Volunteers must be available to perform services during normal business hours. Training is done off-site during normal work-week and may take 2 to 4 days for completion. GREAT opportunity for recently retired professionals. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) Opportunity. (Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For almost 50 years, we have served people to help them feel good, do better and find solutions. For more information, visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org )

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

WEEKDAY Elk Grove or Schaumburg Township Home Delivered Meals Drivers

Weekday Regular-Route Drivers Needed for Elk Grove and/or Schaumburg Townships YOU can help older adults remain independent in their own homes! Our Home-Delivered Meals program makes a big difference in an older adult’s life. Last year drivers delivered over 36,000 meals to at-risk, home-bound, older adults in Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships. Home-Delivered Meals are delivered three days a week (no weekend deliveries). Most drivers take one route per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays) for about two hours per route. Rest assured, we do try to work as best we can with your schedule. The Meals program is not just about dropping off boxed- or bagged-meals. It is intended to enhance older adults’ safety through wellness checks and to provide some sort of human contact throughout the week. You use your vehicle to provide hot and nutritious meals, wellness checks and a friendly smile to home-bound older adults. Routes are kept within 10 miles of your location in Elk Grove Township and/or Schaumburg Townships. Every meal delivered by a volunteer offers Kenneth Young Center staff the opportunity to increase the quality and amount of their time they can spend with participants in our Older Adult programs. (Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For over 50 years, we are a safety net for our neighbors in need. We respectfully serve the most vulnerable people in our area, those coping with mental illness and older adults dealing with life's difficult transitions. Visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org for more information.)

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

OFFICE Administrative Clerical Support--We NEED YOU

Do you have Office and Administrative Skills? Hours are flexible during normal business week! Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Over 80% of our clients are at or below poverty-level. We don't spend a lot of money on office furniture, staff outings and expense accounts. With every extra dollar we muster, we try to put it back into client and community programs. Volunteer assistance helps our staff, and ultimately the community. Every hour a volunteer serves gives our staff more time to spend with clients and client-based programs. If you possess solid organizational and communication skills, and if you are comfortable working with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, then please contact us. Volunteers spend 2-3 hours (if possible at least once a week), and remember WE ARE FLEXIBLE in SCHEDULING! You will know that your efforts are helping us to serve a diverse community with needs that continue to grow. Volunteers are our backbone. Help us remain strong. This is a skilled based opportunity. [Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

MUSIC and/or DANCE Enthusiasts--We Need You!

Bring a SMILE To Someone's Face! Get people UP and MOVING ! Every Wednesday from 1 to 2 PM Do you play guitar, piano, accordion or other musical instruments? Do you enjoy dancing and movement exercising or working with people and encouraging them to participate in a musical or theatrical experience? As a Day Program Aide, you will interact with adults who are challenged with mental illness. You'll plan musically-based social activities to enhance clients' socialization skills. You will share games, activities, listening, improvisation, and socialization opportunities while working with Kenneth Young Center staff. We ask that you try to make a commitment of at least 3 months, preferably 6 months. The hours for activities will be on WEDNESDAYS from about 1 to 2 p.m. when working directly with the clients. Hours MAY BE FLEXIBLE if at all possible. We are located in Elk Grove Village. A background check is required, and you must be at least 21 years old. [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 12/4/20

Building and 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! Volunteer hours run during the normal business week (Mondays through Fridays, and we ask that volunteers be able to serve at least 1 to 2 hours per week.) 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 12/4/20

Job and Career Guide: Help to Change Someone's Life

This is your chance to really have an impact on someone's life. You can help them to find a job. Our Vocational Department is looking for volunteers with solid people and computer skills. Volunteers work with staff during group sessions in our computer lab. Volunteers assist clients in finding a job. While most of our clients have no mental health diagnosis, we do work with individuals having other cognitive and learning disabilities. Volunteers must have solid computer skills and be very comfortable with the Internet and MS Office. You will use these skills to help clients apply for jobs online. You will also help them edit cover letters and search for new job openings. No human resources experience is necessary, but we do need you to be patient and supportive. If you are available on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., this could be a great match! If you can't work these hours, please contact as well...We may be able to work out an agreeable schedule. Kenneth Young Center is a community mental health and older adult services provider. Our office is in Elk Grove Village, and we focus our efforts in both Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships, as well as serving other communities in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

Board Director Member for Kenneth Young Center (KYC)

Kenneth Young Center (KYC) is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For almost 50 years, we serve people in times of distress and crisis to help them feel good, do better and find solutions. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring effective and fiscally sound programs and operations by providing organizational governance, advice and direction to the CEO in implementing the mission of the organization. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Attend and participate in at least 70% of regular and special Board meetings Prepare for each Board of Directors meeting by reading material distributed prior to the meeting Serve and actively participate on at least one Board committee Serve and actively participate on a special events committee and bring participants to the event Make a personal financial contribution to the organization Maintain knowledge of current programs Share resources and talents with the organization including expertise, contacts for financial support and contacts for in-kind contributions Identify individuals for potential membership on the Board of Directors and its committees Serve as a mentor to a newly elected Board member if requested Be accessible to other Board Directors as needed Fulfill commitments within the agreed-upon deadlines Hold in confidence any proprietary information given to the Board Take initiative and provide leadership Chief Executive Officer (CEO) qualifications are required to contribute to such tasks as: Approve changes to Articles of Incorporation, bylaws and strategic planning responsibilities Resource Development responsibilities Board oversight around programs, real estate transactions, merges or dissolution's Financial responsibilities including budget, investment, borrowing and audit oversignt/approval Risk management Performance and quality improvement review Legislative advocacy for mental health and senior services Approving development and dissolution of Board committees Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: administration, board functions, personnel, finance, legal, legislative, fundraising, public relations, marketing or property management For more information, visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org. This is a Skill Based Volunteer Opportunity (SBV)

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

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.” 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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/4/20

Do A Good Deed and Help with 1 Day Blood Drives

Help with 1 day blood drives held in your community in partnership with businesses and schools. You will be greeting donors, serving refreshments and educating these precious donors on the importance and impact of their donation. Orientation and training is provided.

Rosemont, IL

Through 10/11/21

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 10/11/21

Brighten Lives Of Area Patients By Caring For Donors At Community Blood Drives

Help us brighten lives for area patients by providing a positive, rewarding experience for donors at community blood drives that are held at businesses and community groups. Responsibilities include: welcoming donors to the blood drive and managing the refreshment area as well as other duties. Volunteer must be 18 years & older.

Rosemont, IL

Through 10/11/21

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 10/11/21

Senior Driving Assistance

"My 91 yr old Dad just had first ride last week, what a blessing this group of people are!❤️" Our drivers have been with us for an average of 6 years. Our riders are an average age of 85 and absolutely love our service. Come join us as a driver and help make a difference to seniors in the NW suburbs. We are looking for friendly and patient volunteers to drive area seniors to medical appointments (doctors, dental, etc.). Must have excellent driving skills. Great for stay-at-home moms or dads, retirees and part-time workers. Very flexible schedule, we will work with your available time. Drivers especially needed in Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village & Wheeling. Must be 21 and over.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/11/21

Respite Relief, Take a Break in the Afternoon Volunteer Program

Volunteers engage in supervised play once a month at one of our program sites located in Arlington Heights, Waukegan, or Chicago to provide a three-hour break to families of children age six and under with special needs. Training and orientation will be provided. High School and College students welcome to apply. For dates and further details, please contact by expressing interest through this website.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/9/21

Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store - Volunteer

With the re-opening our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and Community Threads, we will need volunteers to help with sorting and organizing donation items. Home of the Sparrow's mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support to Homeless Women and Children as they journey to self-sufficiency. The six Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores help fund programs offered to our residents and provide a community resource for giving back. Stores are located in Cary, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine, Third Lake and Woodstock. Choose a location convenient for you. Enjoy working in various departments (apparel, shoes, books, etc.) Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 5:00.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Home of the Sparrow Event Committee

Looking for volunteers to serve on our events committee to help plan our Fundraising events for 2019. Volunteers will help plan the events and also request and collect items for silent auctions and raffle baskets. Looking for volunteers to join our Friends of Home of the Sparrow Barrington women's auxiliary group that puts on Fundraising events for our agency. Looking for volunteers to head up and start a women's auxiliary group call Friends West. This group of women will focus on recruiting volunteers and building relationships with local establishments from the western part of McHenry County in order to not cross over with our Friends of Home of the Sparrow group in the Barrington area. This group will help put on 3rd party Fundraising events for our agency.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Home of the Sparrow Ambassador

Help promote Home of the Sparrow to local communities on the program services offered as well as opportunities for community involvement. Ambassadors attend various speaking engagements and trade shows/fairs to speak about Home of the Sparrow and hand out promotional materials. ​Ambassadors must enjoy speaking and interacting with crowds. Speaking engagements may be on the evening or weekend. 25 hours of training will be provided.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

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 12/31/20

Palatine Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. 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.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/20

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 12/31/20

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 12/31/20

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 12/31/20

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 12/31/20

Youth Mentoring

Be a role model and friend to a child between the ages of 7 - 15 who will benefit from an extra adult in their life. Volunteers are matched one-on-one and help children develop better social, emotional, and academic skills. Training, orientation and ongoing support provided. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license and insurance, and pass a criminal background and driving record check.

Palatine, IL

Through 9/27/21

Volunteer at O'Hare Airport

Volunteer at O'Hare International Airport, staffing information desks or walking the terminals helping out confused and vulnerable travelers. Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday from 9 am - 2 pm or 2 pm -6 pm or 6 pm - 8:30 pm, with another shift from 3 pm - 7 pm on Sundays. Training and Orientation will be provided. We look for volunteers interested in a long-term volunteer position, who are able to pass a background check, and who are over 18 years old.

Chicago, IL

Through 9/24/21

PADS Volunteer

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is in urgent need of volunteers. Since we are a social service agency for the homeless, we are required to stay open, however, we have shelters that are closing due to the virus and lack of volunteers. We are looking for all volunteers, new and current that are under 60 years old. We have put that rule in place since the CDC recommended that the 60 and older population takes social distancing more seriously, since they are more susceptible. JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) We have canceled all in-person orientations and have created an electronic orientation, so when you express interest, you will be forwarded the presentation.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/31/21

JOURNEYS | The Road Home - Young Professionals Board Member

About JOURNEYS | The Road Home is a non-profit agency providing both shelter and social services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in north/northwest suburban Cook County. JOURNEYS’ Young Professionals Board (YPB) members are caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism amongst their peers, while broadening community awareness and involvement with the homeless in our area. YPB members are entrepreneurial, ambitious individuals dedicated to advancing the efforts of JOURNEYS through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and community engagement opportunities. Join members between the ages of 21-39 and attend exciting fundraising and networking events with JOURNEYS. Change the story for men, women, and families in 37 communities across our region who need our help. Why Join the YPB? In becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to plan and attend fundraisers, meet new people and attend networking events. You will become part of the next generation of leadership helping JOURNEYS achieve its mission. Benefits of Membership -Professional and leadership development opportunities through committee and event chairmanship -Exclusive volunteer opportunities -Member name listing on the JOURNEYS website and YPB Facebook page -Gain knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector -Network with other young professionals in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago -Have fun in a meaningful way! Membership Expectations -Set/achieve personal fundraising goals -Attend 3 of the 4 YPB meetings -Participate on board committees -Support and attend YPB fundraising efforts/events -Attend a JOURNEYS Volunteer Orientation How to Join Express Interest to learn how apply to become a member of the YPB

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

JOURNEYS | The Road Home - Community Ambassador

The Community Ambassador will help to spread awareness of JOURNEYS|The Road Home through essential tasks such as: Present to fairs, community events, classrooms, etc. about JOURNEYS|The Road Home Answer questions regarding programs, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Palatine, IL

Through 6/30/21

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 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Willow Creek

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Willow Creek is a Thursday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Prince of Peace is a Friday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. Alphonsus is a Saturday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Prospect Heights, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - All Saints Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. All Saints is a Saturday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Presbyterian Church of Palatine

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Presbyterian Church of Palatine is a Wednesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Christ Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Christ Lutheran is a Sunday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Trinity United Methodist Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Trinity United Methodist Church is a Friday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - St. Mark's Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. Mark's Lutheran Church is a Monday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Holy Family Catholic Community

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Holy Family is a Sunday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Inverness, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Christus Victor Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Christus Victor is a Tuesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - St. Mary's Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. Mary's is a Friday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Kingswood United Methodist Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Kingswood United Methodist Church is a Tuesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Buffalo Grove, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Our Saviour's is a Saturday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Congregational United Church of Christ

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Congregational United Church of Christ is a Thursday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - St. James Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. James is a Wednesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Our Lady of the Wayside is a Wednesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - First Presbyterian Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. First Presbyterian Church is a Tuesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/31/21

PADS Volunteer - First United Methodist Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. First United Methodist is a Monday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/31/21

Career and Job Search Instructors

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/14/21

Power Employment Workshop Presenter

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/1/21

Mentor Low-Income Families to Achieve Financial Stability

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to get involved with a neighbor in need? Faith Community Homes provides rent assistance and mentoring to working, low-income families who want to achieve financial stability. Working in pairs, volunteer mentors assist their family in making and following a realistic budget and developing reachable goals. Most of all, mentors form a relationship with their family over 2 years and provide support and guidance as they get back on their feet. Time commitment is 4 hours per month, and training is provided. These families live in Arlington Heights, Palatine, and the immediate surrounding suburbs. Express Interest if you want to learn more about this opportunity to shine a little more light in our community.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/8/21

WE NEED YOU! Weekday SUBSTITUTE Home-Delivered Meals Drivers Elk Grove Township

Weekday Substitute Drivers Needed for Elk Grove and/or Schaumburg Townships YOU can help older adults remain independent in their own homes! Substitute Home-Delivered Meals Drivers make a big difference in an older adult’s life. Last year drivers delivered over 36,000 meals to at-risk, home-bound, older adults in Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships. Home-Delivered Meals are delivered three days a week. Most drivers take one route per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays) for about two hours per route. Our regular-route drivers occasionally need a break, and that is where YOU may help! When a regular driver can’t make it, we will call you to see if you are available to take their route. The Meals program is not just about dropping off boxed- or bagged-meals. It is intended to enhance older adults’ safety through wellness checks and to provide some sort of human contact throughout the week. You use your vehicle to provide hot and nutritious meals, wellness checks and a friendly smile to home-bound older adults. Routes are kept within 10 miles of your location in Elk Grove Township and/or Schaumburg Townships. Every meal delivered by a volunteer offers Kenneth Young Center staff the opportunity to increase the quality and amount of their time they can spend with participants in our Older Adult programs. (Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For over 50 years, we are a safety net for our neighbors in need. We respectfully serve the most vulnerable people in our area, those coping with mental illness and older adults dealing with life's difficult transitions. Visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org for more information.)

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 7/30/21

Weekdays Home-Delivered Meals Drivers Des Plaines/Mt. Prospect

Weekday Home-Delivered Meals Drivers Needed for Des Plaines/Mt. Prospect Areas YOU can help older adults remain independent in their own homes! Home-Delivered Meals Drivers make a big difference in an older adult’s life. Last year drivers delivered over 36,000 meals to at-risk, home-bound, older adults in Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships. Home-Delivered Meals are delivered three days a week. Most drivers take one route per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays) for about two hours per route. The Meals program is not just about dropping off boxed- or bagged-meals. It is intended to enhance older adults’ safety through wellness checks and to provide some sort of human contact throughout the week. You use your vehicle to provide hot and nutritious meals, wellness checks and a friendly smile to home-bound older adults. Routes are kept within 10 miles of your location in Elk Grove Township and/or Schaumburg Townships. Every meal delivered by a volunteer offers Kenneth Young Center staff the opportunity to increase the quality and amount of their time they can spend with participants in our Older Adult programs. (Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For over 50 years, we are a safety net for our neighbors in need. We respectfully serve the most vulnerable people in our area, those coping with mental illness and older adults dealing with life's difficult transitions. Visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org for more information.)

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 7/30/21

Marketing Manager

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

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/30/21

Fundraising and Development Manager

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

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/30/21

Grant Writer

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

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/30/21

Advocate - North/Northwest Cook County

Description: The Role of an Advocate is to provide support to our 24/7 crisis hotline. This includes answering hotline calls, responding to all 8 hospitals in NWCASA’s service area, and providing documentation within a timely manner. Advocates work directly with survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. Responsibilities: 24/7 Hotline Crisis Intervention: Answer calls during assigned shifts Hotline Crisis Calls – Individuals looking for immediate help Hotline Information/Referral calls – Individuals looking for information on resources available to them Hospital Calls – Survivors needing an advocate in the hospital setting Work closely with survivors in a hospital setting Provide emotional support and information about resource available to survivors Fill out paperwork in a timely manner Outreach Attend Volunteer Recruitment Events if interested and able to Attend General outreach events and functions if interested and able to Support NWCASA by attending events and fundraiser Skills and Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older Knowledge of sexual violence issues Ability to deal sensitively with victims of sexual violence and their significant others Public speaking abilities Able to work independently and to prioritize/organize tasks Ability to provide own transportation Ability to reach all 8 hospitals within the state mandated 1 hour. Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates Lutheran General, Park Ridge Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights Skokie Hospital, Skokie St. Francis, Evanston Evanston Hospital, Evanston Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator, Allyson Schnoor Hours per Month: Minimum of 24 hours, 4 shifts of 6 hours Minimum 1 year committment after training.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 7/1/21

RCL Board Member

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

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 6/30/21

Holiday Gift Giving Program

Our holiday gift program provides three great ways for individuals, groups, and businesses to help make the holidays a little brighter for the women and children we serve. Gift of Hope: One spark of hope can change the journey of a mother or child for the rest of their life. By giving a monetary donation this holiday season, you can help our families with the large expense of childcare, groceries, rent or utilities. Checks can be made out to Home of the Sparrow. Gift of Opportunity: By donating items needed on the Shelter Wish List, it provides the women and children with basic needs as they move into the shelter or move out into their own housing. This gives them the opportunity to focus on achieving self-sufficiency knowing that their basic needs are met. Our Shelter Wish List can be found at: https://www.hosparrow.org/how-to-help/shelter-wish-list/ Gift of Support: By adopting a mother, child, or family in our program, you will have the ability to provide Support during the holidays. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, we are asking donors to purchase gift cards for each family member this year, which will allow the women to shop for their children online. Gifts cards can be mailed or dropped off at our office. Purchasing items on their holiday wish list helps make their Holidays a little brighter. For more information Express Interest below. Thank you so much for your interest in our holiday gift program! Every little bit counts, so please feel free to choose among the different options that work best for you.

Through 12/31/20

Financial Planning and Money Management Volunteer

Volunteer to counsel clients from Maine Township with understanding finances, creating and maintaining a budget, building/repairing credit, creating a plan to reach a goal or to pay down debt. Virtual, over the phone, or in person, schedule is completely based upon the Volunteer's availability and client demand.

Through 1/31/21

Grocery Shopper for Older Adult

Like to shop? Grocery shop for a homebound older adult, either pick up a shopping list or take the client with you to the store. Flexible schedule. Virtual orientation provided. Age 21 & over

Through 1/31/21

Computer Instructor

Are you interested in helping older adults with technology? The Hanover Township Department of Aging Services is looking for a technologically savvy volunteer who would be able to assist the Department with facilitation of virtual technology classes and individualized technology assistance for clients as requested. Topics could include but are not limited to: smart phone assistance for beginners, how to use Zoom, understanding streaming services, what to look for when purchasing a computer or phone, basic computer and device usage, ride share applications, medical applications and other application assistance, etc. Please Express Interest below to learn more about this opportunity. Time commitment: Once or twice a week. Times varies. We will need two to three volunteers.

Through 10/8/21

Teach a Workshop Class!

Do you have a passion you would love to teach? Sign up to teach a weekly class! This can be yoga, art, jewelry making, or whatever you love virtually through recorded videos or live through ZOOM. **Times and availability may vary

Through 3/31/21

Shop for WINGS online

Updated needs! You can shop for specific needed items from our WINGS Wish List on Amazon and have it shipped straight to our office. If you prefer to shop at a different store online, please purchase items from the list below and ship them to our Main Office: WINGS Program, Inc. Attention: Tabitha 5104 Tollview Drive, Suite B Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Through 12/31/20

Ambassador in Evanston Area

Our services are expanding out to the Evanston area and Ambassadors are needed to help promote Center of Concern's services at local events around Evanston.

Through 8/6/21