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Professional Graphic Designer

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

Palatine, IL

Through 10/12/18

Food Packing Event

Open Food Packing Event for Kids against Hunger Volunteers stand on both sides of a table and put dry ingredients into a plastic bag through a funnel. Then the bags are weighed, sealed and placed into boxes for shipping to Nicaragua and other countries. Volunteers serve for 1 hour starting at either 9:30 and/or 10:45 am on Saturday mornings. Many upcoming dates available. Each volunteer will package $40 to $50 worth of food per session. Volunteers are urged to bring whatever they can toward that cost. Jan15

Roselle, IL

5/26/18 10:45 AM +more

Spring and Summer Pinwheel Deliveries

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

Des Plaines, IL

Through 9/30/18

Food Drive Helpers

Purpose: US Postal Service of Mt. Prospect will hold a food drive on May 12, 2018 to benefit our food pantry. Responsibilities: Unload donated food from the Post Office trucks and put the food in our food pantry. Qualifications: Able to lift up to 50 pounds, be a team player, 13 years and older (if under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) Time commitment: Flexible shifts 4:00-8:00 pm

Mount Prospect, IL

5/12/18 4:00 PM

Community Service Day Helping Seniors

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

Des Plaines, IL

4/28/18 9:00 AM

Champions for Children 5K Volunteers

Volunteer at the 11th Annual Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk! We are expecting over 200 participants and numerous businesses from the community in attendance! All net proceeds will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County, an organization that serves as the leading resource to empower and heal the abused child and prevent violence against children. Each year, CAC helps over 800 children and families who have been victims of abuse and violence. CAC’s goal is always to minimize trauma and maximize the opportunity for healing to begin through free therapy and support services. We will need volunteers to help with various tasks such as event set-up, registration, course marshalls, kids activities and of course-CLEAN UP! DATE: Saturday, June 30th TIME: 6:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. (actual volunteer time may vary depending on the job you choose) LOCATION: Children's Advocacy Center, 640 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Hoffman Estates, IL

6/30/18 6:00 AM

Thursday Ladies Night Volunteer

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. Our members are directly involved in the planning of their programs and everyone is encouraged to participate at their comfort level. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Thursday Ladies Night program for the spring session. This program meets on the following dates: 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/17. Enjoy a girls night twice a month on Thursdays. Listen to music, enjoy a manicure or spa night, cook a quick snack, or enjoy a cup of coffee with a fun group of ladies. Who knows where your Thursday evening will take you! Volunteers are asked to commit to all four evenings during the session. Contact us today for an application and to take the next step to get involved!

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/17/18

Groundskeeper

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

Des Plaines, IL

Through 11/30/18

Donor Administrative Support

Write thank you notes and mail out personal letters to donors supporting the care of orphaned and vulnerable children living in Africa and Asia.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 5/25/18

Family & Youth Programs Volunteer

Engage family and youth visitors with a number of activities including off-site outreach programs tied to peacebuilding and sustainable community development, art programs, upcyle crafts, storytelling, and more. Assist with visitor way-finding questions and respond to inquiries about current exhibits or programs. Must have interest and appreciation for history, architecture, cultural diversity, and nature, enthusiasm with people of all ages. Well suited for outgoing personalities adept at public speaking and not afraid of initiating conversation with individuals. All volunteers must be able to pass a background check. Required to be available during scheduled events and/or activities usually on weekends between 8AM-10PM. Schedules to be determined. Volunteers may choose morning afternoon, or evening shifts.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 11/1/18

Photographer

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

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/31/19

Social Media Assistant

Assist in growing our audience. Update and develop social media Need skilled-based volunteer who is innovative, project-orientated, with strong communication skills, and dependable. Online communications to be determined Long-term engagement preferable (min. 3 mos.) Works with Director Development

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/31/18

Fundraising and Development

Seeking assistance with grant writing and fundraising initiatives to obtain money for operations, preservation and restoration efforts, and programming. Produce Compelling Content To Secure Funding. Develop new and imaginative fundraising ideas through events, activities, campaigns, and partnerships. Research charitable trusts that support historic preservation, and sustainable community development. Seeking innovative, project-oriented, dependable volunteers with good communication and research skills. Volunteer must be able to provide own transportation. Long-term commitment preferable (min 3 mos). Orientation and training provided by Director of Development

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/31/18

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 3/6/19

Volunteer Coordinator Assistant Aide

Position Summary: Provide clerical assistance to Volunteer & Program Coordinator at Hanover Township Senior Center Essential Job Functions: • Work in Microsoft office applications o Outlook o Word o Excel o Publisher • Work in MySeniorCenter • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles- GAAP • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with any additional assigned tasks when requested • Accurately track hours on MySeniorCenter Qualifications: • Moderate to expert computer skills • Exceptional detail • Comfortable both sitting and standing • Confidentiality statement and background check Training: • Attend orientation with Volunteer and Program Coordinator • Receive Volunteer Handbook • Train with Volunteer & Program Coordinator Time Commitment: • 1- 4 days a week for 4 hour shift • Shifts: 8:30 - 12:30 or 12:30 TO 4:30

Bartlett, IL

Through 2/14/19

2018 5K Committee

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our 5K Committee! This group will increase awareness of the 5K in the community and help with the overall success of the event. Members will be responsible for soliciting and securing sponsorships and donations. They will work together with the 5K Chair to identify new attendees and corporate partners Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week from home, however time commitment may vary. Attend committee meetings in person or by phone once a month in the Hoffman Estates area. Additional committee meetings may be added as the event approaches. Preferred Skills and Additional Details: Enthusiasm for planning a charity event Experience fundraising or soliciting donations About the Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County (CAC): CAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization which serves as the leading resource to empower and heal the abused child and prevent violence against children. Learn more at www.cachelps.org

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 7/1/18

Interested in being a visitor to a senior in the community?

Opportunity available for a volunteer interested in being a companion to a senior in the Wheeling Township community. Visiting weekly or bi-weekly on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday afternoons is preferred but weekend afternoons are also an option. Conversing, playing board games, talking about books read, etc. are the activities requested by this very interesting senior woman.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/18

Accounting Intern

Northwest Compass has an incredible opportunity for an Accounting Intern to join our talented team in the Northwest suburbs. If selected, you will join a group of professionals dedicated to our mission of enhancing the community by providing emergency services, education and empowerment to foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis. Responsibilities Gain a basic understanding of the mission of Northwest Compass and become knowledgeable about mission driven programs and working with under-served populations. Assist with the daily and monthly income reconciliations procedures. Help with the preparing and filing of accounting documents. Assist with the accounts payable procedures. Assist with month-end financial reconciliations. Take on ad-hoc projects as needed. Skills Needed Should be proficient in Word and Excel. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail. A current or prior undergrad with a focus on accounting. Must have the ability to work independently and know when to seek advice. Must be available for a minimum of 10 or more hours per week. Must be a dependable person with a positive attitude. Please note this is an unpaid academic internship which may be used for credit. Express Interest for more information.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 4/30/18

Marketing & Development Intern

Northwest Compass has an incredible opportunity for a Marketing & Development Intern to join our talented team in the Northwest suburbs. If selected, you will join a group of caring professionals dedicated to our mission of enhancing the community by providing emergency services, education and empowerment to foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis. Responsibilities Gain a basic understanding of the mission of Northwest Compass and become knowledgeable about mission-driven programs and working with under-served populations. Assist with volunteer communication, outreach and recruitment. Help create and disseminate materials to promote Northwest Compass. Assist with creating communication tools such as emails, newsletters and community presentations. Support the agency’s social media platforms (Facebook and Linkedin). Interns will be responsible for content development, daily monitoring and fostering audience engagement and growth. Conduct in-depth research on funding possibilities for programs and initiatives. Contribute to the proposal drafting process. Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications & Skills Skills Gained Include: Learning about how a nonprofit secures funding. Provide an inside look at the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit. Increasing oral and written communication skills. Gain a better understanding of ways to market a nonprofit. Skills Needed Should be proficient in Word and Excel. Knowledge of other creative software (i.e., PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite) a plus. Understanding of social media platforms and social strategies a plus. Must have the ability to work independently and know when to seek advice. Good communication skills, both oral and written. Must be available for a minimum of 10 or more hours per week. Must be dependable and positive, ready to dig in, learn and contribute. Please note this is an unpaid academic internship which may be used for credit. Express Interest for more information.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 4/30/18

Music Instructor

Looking for volunteers to come in and play guitar or sing to adult with intellectual disabilities.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 5/3/18

Friday Afternoon Adventures

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. Our members are directly involved in the planning of their programs and everyone is encouraged to participate at their comfort level. We are looking for volunteers for our Afternoon Adventures Program for spring session (April 5 through May 18, 3:30-6:00pm). Every Friday a new adventure awaits as volunteers enjoy assisting members with a variety of activities. Some of the activities include Community Travelers, Snack Attack, and Fun with Science! If you are looking for a fun way to kick off the weekend, then this opportunity is for you! Contact us today to find out how to get involved.

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/18/18

Friday Evening Program

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. Our members are directly involved in the planning of their programs and everyone is encouraged to participate at their comfort level. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Friday evening program for the spring session (April 6-May 18, 7-9pm). Volunteers assist staff with fun activities such as sports, art, cooking, and more! We do ask volunteers to commit to coming every Friday for the entire session. Contact us today for an application and to take the next step to get involved!

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/18/18

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

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

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/6/18

Tuesday Afternoon Volunteer

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. We have an exciting new volunteer opportunity. Assist members with planning, cooking, and of course enjoying a great meal! Supper at The Center runs Tuesday's from 3:30 to 6:30pm April 3-May 15. If you want to share your love of cooking, or just want to have fun contact The Center today!

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/15/18

Daytime Volunteer- Riverwoods

REACH is a year-round day program for adults with developmental disabilities who work part-time, are unemployed, are transitioning into full-time day programming or who want something different from the traditional workshop environment. REACH is designed to give members the opportunity to continue to learn, make new friends, and succeed in having meaningful experiences during the day. Horticulture, Community Service, Current Events, Relationship Building, Culinary Skills, and Janitorial Training are all topics that volunteers will assist the members with. Volunteers may choose to help one day a week or more, from 10:00am- 3:00pm.

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/31/18

Volunteer Toymaker

Elves won’t be the only ones busy in the workshop this season. If you have basic carpentry skills and your own power tools at home, you can be a volunteer toymaker with the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Crabtree Nature Center will provide volunteers with the branches of invasive plant species that have been removed to help restore the health of our natural areas. We’ll provide some instruction and guidelines and you bring the vision to life. These toys will be used to help children become more engaged with nature.

Barrington, IL

Through 10/31/18

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 9/25/18

Home Delivered Meal Payment Volunteer

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

Bartlett, IL

Through 9/25/18

Saturday Program Volunteer

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. Our members are directly involved in the planning of their programs and everyone is encouraged to participate at their comfort level. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Saturday program for the spring session (April 7-May 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm each Saturday). Come and socialize and create happy memories for adults with developmental disabilties! Start of the day either bowling or in Friendship Club possibly cooking or working on a fall craft project with members. End the day helping members in activities such as Afternoon Explorations or Creative Kitchen. Contact us today for an application and to take the next step to get involved!

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/19/18

PM Reception Associate

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, assist clients in the lending closet process, make reminder and payment calls,sell exercise coupons, 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 seniors, track hours on My Senior Center. Qualifications: excellent phone, clerical and organizational skills; moderate to expert computer skills; ability to make copies and send faxes. Volunteers needed Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Bartlett, IL

Through 9/5/18

Expanded Learning Center Volunteer Club Leader

East Maine School District #63's Expanded Learning seeks volunteer club leaders to support programs for students in their seven schools. • Volunteers should have experience working with students in kindergarten through eighth grade, • Have an outgoing and engaging personality that is supportive of youth needs and interests • Willingness to provide an enrichment activity once or twice per week with another volunteer or staff member of the program. • Able to support homework completion Specific skills we are seeking: • Soccer skills for soccer program • STEAM experience • Sewing experience • Cooking experience • Fitness experience • Leading young age groups through activities • Supporting youth with special needs Hours of the seven programs take place Monday - Friday between 2:30 to 6:00 and Saturday mornings from 9am - 12pm. Seeking volunteers once or twice per week primarily for the after school program hours, early dismissal hour (11 am - 5:30 pm, six times throughout the school year.)

Des Plaines, IL

Through 5/31/18

Winter Gardeners

Gardeners to plant, water and tend to the herbs and lettuces in the Aeroponics Garden in the Hanover Township Senior Center located at 240 S. Route 59 in Bartlett. A mutually agreeable date and time to meet and plan the garden will be discussed with the program coordinator, Devora Murillo. Target date is September 12, 2017.

Bartlett, IL

Through 5/31/18

High School Volunteer Program - Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores

Home of the Sparrow has a wonderful High School Student Volunteer Program, which allows students to fulfill volunteer/community service hours for a class, the National Honor Society, to graduate or for the experience. Our High School Volunteer Program offers students the opportunity to volunteer at any of our seven Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores. As you may know, Home of the Sparrow is a transitional shelter program that provides housing and supportive services to homeless women and children in Northern Illinois. Our mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children, as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. We are proud that all net proceeds from our Sparrow's Nest Stores comes back to support our programs and services. Students do not need to complete our regular volunteer application. To volunteer, the students simply sign up for a shift, which are available after school from 3:30 - 7:00 pm and on Saturdays. Volunteer duties include sorting and organizing donations, pricing and displaying merchandise, and providing customer service.

Mundelein, IL

Through 12/31/18

Cafe Server

Are you a hostess at heart? Do you like helping others? Cumberland Cafe is looking for servers to help deliver trays to patrons, clear tables, wipe down table and chairs, refill coffee and help maintain cleanliness in the cafe. Volunteers are needed in the morning at 8:00 a.m. or the afternoon at 3:00. Any day(s) of the week would be of great help.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 1/15/19

Pet Therapy Volunteer

The Center for Enriched Living has a new location in Hoffman Estates. The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We are looking for a registered pet therapist to bring a therapy dog to our REACH NW program two times or more per month. REACH NW is a year-round day program for adults with developmental disabilities who work part-time, are unemployed, are transitioning into full-time day programming or who want something different from the traditional workshop environment. The program runs Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. REACH NW is designed to give members the opportunity to continue to learn, make new friends, and succeed in having meaningful experiences during the day. Contact us today to help make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 5/31/18

Golf Outing Committee Member

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/8/18

Marklund Wasmond Center Volunteer 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 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 volunteer opportunities is available each month.

Elgin, IL

Through 7/2/18

Sunday Program Volunteer

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. Our members are directly involved in the planning of their programs and everyone is encouraged to participate at their comfort level. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Sunday afternoon program for the spring session (April 8-May 20 18, 1:30-4:00 each Sunday). Come and socialize and create happy memories for adults with developmental disabilities! Volunteers assist staff with fun activities such as Viva la Mexico, Trash to Tresure, and Spring into Shape. Contact us today for an application and to take the next step to get involved!

Riverwoods, IL

Through 5/20/18

Daytime Volunteer- Hoffman Estates

The Center for Enriched Living is opening a new location in Hoffman Estates. We are looking for volunteers for our new REACH NW program. REACH NW is a year-round day program for adults with developmental disabilities who work part-time, are unemployed, are transitioning into full-time day programming or who want something different from the traditional workshop environment. REACH NW is designed to give members the opportunity to continue to learn, make new friends, and succeed in having meaningful experiences during the day. Horticulture, Community Service, Current Events, Relationship Building, Culinary Skills, and Janitorial Training are all topics that volunteers will assist the members with. Volunteers may choose to help one day a week or more, from 9:30am- 3:30pm.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 5/31/18

Receptionist

Purpose: To assist office with directing calls and participants to the appropriate staff so services can be delivered to those individuals. Responsibilities: To be able to complete all reception duties, including: transferring calls, speaking with participants, filing, data entry, etc. Qualifications: Looking for a skilled volunteer who is innovative, project-orientated, has good communication skills, is patient, dependable, and able to work as a team. Commitment: Long term commitment preferable. Three hours a week

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/27/18

PADS Volunteer - Overnight Shifts

Volunteers are needed to cover the overnight shifts at the various PADS site throughout the regular and summer season! This is a great opportunity for night owls, volunteers looking to get their work/homework done, and more. The night/early morning is broken into two shifts, 2nd shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) and 3rd Shift (3:00am - 7:00am). 2nd Shift volunteers are responsible for maintaining the intake desk, admitting late arrivals, preparing lunches for the next day, and monitoring the site. 3rd Shift volunteers are responsible for maintaining the intake desk, admitting late arrivals, preparing a cold breakfast, and monitoring the site to ensure all guests leave by 7:00am. This position requires a male and female team at each site and training will be provided! For more information please visit journeystheroadhome.org

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/18

Clothing Closet Coordinator

Are you organized? Do you enjoy working with clothing? 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.

Palatine, IL

Through 6/22/18

Kitchen Assistant

Do you enjoy preparing meals for the homeless? Can you make up a menu with food items provided? This may be the opportunity for you! 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 necessary. All food items are donated, pre-cooked, and simply need to be reheated!

Palatine, IL

Through 6/22/18

Front Desk Assistant

Do you enjoy talking with people? Are you interested in working with the homeless community? This may be the opportunity for you! 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!

Palatine, IL

Through 6/22/18

"Lunch with Us" Assistant

Help promote the health and well-being of older adults by assisting our site manager with welcoming and serving a nutritious meal. This program offers older adults the opportunity to socialize and participate in a wide variety of stimulating topics while benefiting from a nutritious meal. Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Monday-Friday

Des Plaines, IL

Through 11/28/18

PADS Site Director - Trinity United Methodist

Volunteers are needed in a leadership capacity to serve as Site Director for the PADS overnight shelter program at Trinity United Methodist in Mt. Prospect. Site Directors serve as the main point of contact between the site and JOURNEYS. All Site Directors will be trained and supported by the Shelter Manager at JOURNEYS | The Road Home. Some duties of the Site Director can be found below: •Train leadership team •Ensure procedures are up to date and being followed •Ensure all volunteers are made aware of JOURNEYS policies and procedures •Ensure all volunteers have attended a volunteer orientation at the Hope Center •Ensure all volunteers have attended a site specific training at their site •Weekly review of site issues. Receive updates from leadership team weekly. •Ensure all leadership team members keep information up to date •Gather shift specifics each week and ensure roster is printed and ready the night of •Ensure paperwork is routed weekly and all site and guest specific issues are managed

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 4/30/18

Financial Independence Center Intern-AmeriCorps VISTA

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

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 6/30/18

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 3/16/19

Third Lake Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

Third Lake, IL

Through 3/31/19

Driver to pick up Restaurant Donations

Looking for a drivers to pick up restaurant donations in Hoffman Estates and Barrington and bring to office 2 to 3 times per week. Donations are made available in our food pantry. Must have a car with insurance and be 21 years of age.

Deer Park, IL

Through 3/2/19

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

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/26/18

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. Express Interest for further information. Hope to hear from you soon!

North Barrington, IL

Through 1/1/19

Senior Transportation

Help area seniors maintain their independence and alleviate feelings of isolation by providing transportation to Medical appointments, errands, and grocery shopping.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 1/31/19

Intergenerational Pen Pal Program

For today’s elementary school generation, there has never been a time when email, video conferencing, and text messaging wasn’t the norm. Yet, there’s something to be said for old-school communication and the benefits it had. Join our Pen Pal program to help jump start these students’ enthusiasm for writing and expanding their writing skills. Join a group of volunteers twice a month, from 1:30-2:30 pm, to engage in handwritten communication with elementary school students in one classroom. You will exchange information and ideas with an assigned student based on their teacher's classroom curriculum. All correspondence is supervised by the classroom teacher and the Senior Corps RSVP project coordinator. Refreshments and writing materials provided. Background Checks required.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

The Grove Store

Store Volunteers provide excellent customer service to Grove visitors, maintain the upkeep of the Store and aid staff in program preparation. Duties include welcoming visitors to The Grove, assisting patrons in the Store and ringing up sales, answering the phone and directing calls and helping staff prepping crafts for programs.

Glenview, IL

Through 12/31/18

Lunch Buddies: Mentor at Euclid Elementary in Mt. Prospect

Lunch Buddies Mentoring at Euclid Elementary School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs reliable mentors like YOU to provide at-risk students the support they need to flourish in school and beyond. What: Lunch Buddies Mentoring offers students the chance to form stable, trusting relationships with non-family adults. Under the supervision of the school’s social worker, volunteers will work one on one with students, getting to know them by playing games and doing crafts. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check. When & Where: Lunch Buddies Mentoring will begin in mid to late September and run until early June. The spring semester commences the last week of January. The program will take place Mondays through Fridays from 11:50 am to 1:10 pm at Euclid Elementary School in Mount Prospect (1211 North Wheeling Rd, Mt Prospect, IL, 60056). Choose and commit to one day or more per week. Applicants must be 18 or over. Why: Research has proven that children who have at least one caring adult in their lives achieve more than those who do not. Plus, mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. Volunteers have consistently reported that working with students has boosted their self-confidence and given them an incredible sense of satisfaction in knowing their contributions have positively impacted their mentees. Apply online today: http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor. Applications are due FRIDAY, FEB. 9.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/1/18

Arts and Crafts Instructor

Have an arts and crafts instructor come in and lead an arts and crafts class with adults with intellectual disabilities once a week or twice a month.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 5/31/18

Speak Urdu? Hindi? Gujarati? Help Older Adults / Seniors

Are you able to speak Urdu, Hindi and/or Gujarati? Older Adults and Seniors can use your help! You will work with a Kenneth Young Center clinician or therapist and their clients. Primary tasks include calling clients to see if they have any questions, concerns, or suggestions on their experience with Kenneth Young Center. If you possess solid organizational and communication skills, are comfortable speaking on the phone, and if you are comfortable working with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, then please contact us. WE ARE FLEXIBLE in SCHEDULING, so you may help during weekdays' normal business hours. You can plan on helping out anywhere from 2 to 3 hours per week. And, 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. [Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities. To learn more about us please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/4/19

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 4/30/18

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.

Barrington, IL

Through 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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 4/30/18

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

Lunch Buddies Tutoring at Plainfield Elementary School Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs people aged 55 and over to join Senior Corps-RSVP, one of the nation's largest networks of volunteers, to help inspire a love of reading in low-income students. What: Supported by Senior Corps-RSVP, Lunch Buddies is an in-school tutoring program designed to promote favorable attitudes toward books. The program additionally strengthens the fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills of elementary school kids. Under the supervision of program staff and/or volunteer leaders, volunteers can enjoy lunch and work with small groups of first and second graders. Where and When: We are now accepting applications for the spring semester, which will begin on 1/23/18 and end on 5/10/18. Volunteer tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10-1:00 PM at Plainfield Elementary School (1850 Plainfield Dr., Des Plaines, IL 60018). Choose and commit to one day or more per week for the school year. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check. Mandatory orientation/training is TBD in early September. Why: Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and/or learn new skills. Apply online today! http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/tutor

Des Plaines, IL

Through 5/10/18

Stars and Strips Cafe Kitchen Assistance

Additional hands needed to prepare high quality meals utilizing standard recipes while ensuring the use of fresh, quality ingredients. Responsibilities include ensuring that all food stocks are properly labeled, dated, and appropriately stored. Must adhere to all sanitation procedures. Will also provide assistance to coordination of internal and external catering activities. Volunteers must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with people. Volunteers needed Monday- Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bartlett, IL

Through 7/14/18

Outreach Volunteer for Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care

Want to help but don't have a lot of time? Help us to recruit volunteers by posting volunteer recruitment fliers in community stores, company lobbies, churches, restaurants, park districts, libraries and other locations approved by the location management. If each member of a company posts 1-10 fliers, we can reach so many great volunteers! Fliers will be emailed to the group OR mailed. If emailed, the group would then need to print the colored fliers and make some cuts to the bottom tear-off section of each flier.

Elgin, IL

Through 7/13/18

Art Therapy Volunteers in Chicagoland

Professional Art Therapists are needed to provide art therapy for hospice patients and their families throughout the six county Chicagoland and Elgin/Aurora areas 1 - 4 times a month. Artists, Art Teachers or Art Therapists are needed to provide group art projects for seniors/persons with dementia in long term care facilities 1x a month.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 7/11/18

Senior Transportation Volunteer Driver

Provide a steady hand or elbow and companionship driving seniors and disabled residents of the City of Des Plaines to medical appointments. Appointments include hospital or doctor visits and rehab appointments, or appointments to apply for general assistance benefits. Flexible schedule based on availability and need, volunteer can specify days of week or times of day s/he can volunteer. Wait with clients during appointments or if arrangements previously made, drop off and pick up at a predetermined time. Average time commitment is 1-3 hours per trip. Mileage reimbursement available for members of Senior Corps-RSVP.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 1/9/19

PADS Site Director-Trinity United Methodist

JOURNEYS is in need of volunteers to step into the leadership role of Site Director at Trinity United Methodist in Mount Prospect. As a Site Director, volunteers will take the lead on ensuring policies are followed, scheduling volunteers, attending meetings 4 times a season, and working closely with the Shelter Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at JOURNEYS | The Road Home. You do not need to be a member of Trinity to volunteer in this capacity. This position is very important to assuring that the 2016-2017 PADS season is successful. Please consider either stepping into the role, or passing along this information to someone you feel may be interested. For more information please contact: Allyson Schnoor – Volunteer Coordinator a.schnoor@journeystheroadhome.org or 847-963-9163 x 114

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 4/30/18

Marklund Philip Center Activity Aide

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

Bloomingdale, IL

Through 10/18/18

Legacy Corps Volunteers

Purpose/Objective: Legacy Corps is an AmeriCorps program that provides assistance to service members, active and veteran, their families and caregivers. Our heroes and their loved ones are served in the fields of respite, transportation, education and resource referral. Services are designed to decrease caregiving burden and stress. Legacy Corps Volunteers empower the caregiver and care recipient through education and community resources to maintain and/or improve their quality of life, with an emphasis on remaining in the home. Responsibilities: Provide responsible non-medical care for clients, engage clients in conversation and social activities, provide compassionate companionship and participate in fun events for public awareness and fundraising. Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen, high school graduate or equivalent, and flexible in availability. Must have a phone, dependable transportation, clean State Criminal Background Check and NSOPR. Your talent and interests can be given to support our nation's heroes and their families. Training: Pre-service training will be provided. Time commitment: Monthly meetings. Flexible hours. We will match your time and talent to support veterans' needs. Locations: Boone, Northwest Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. WE WANT YOU!

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 10/31/18

Data Entry-Blackbaud Software

Purpose/Objective: Support agency in reporting data to assure best practices in Raisers Edge Responsibilities: Entering data into Raisers Edge and Financial Edge; maintaining security and confidentiality Qualifications: Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Raisers Edge/Financial Edge; attention to detail and accuracy; ability to be a good team player Training: Blackbaud Raisers Edge/Financial Edge Time Commitment: Minimum of four hours on a consistent weekly basis, your choice of hours and days within Northwest Compass working hours, from 9:00 am to noon, and/or 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/30/18

Job and Career Helpers: 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. Specifically, if you are available one day a week for 2 hours (either 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm) 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 provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities. To learn more about us please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 7/25/18

Grocery Shopper

Help an area senior with groceries by driving them to a nearby store and/or doing their shopping for them from a list.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 9/19/18

3rd Party "Fun"d-raising Events

Purpose/Objective: Team building for groups, youth volunteers and corporations Responsibilities: Compass Crew coordinator will organize volunteers, maintain volunteer time sheets and work with the Community Fundraising Toolkit in cooperation with the Northwest Compass Volunteer Coordinator Qualification/Skills: Organizational skills, leadership development and a heart for our neighbors Time Commitment: Depends on the size of the project and number of volunteers Location: Off site

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 5/18/18

Greeter, First Client Contact

Purpose/Objective: To welcome clients and visitors, and direct them to the case manager providing the appropriate social services required by incoming clients Responsibilities: To direct incoming clients in a pleasant manner; have clients sign in and complete intake sheets; monitor client appointments and walk-in clients Qualifications: Good communication skills with incoming clients, positive energy, welcoming attitude, ability to communicate with internal staff. Motivation to help clients and staff, be agreeable to the missions, policies, and liability terms of Northwest Compass and consent to a background check. Training: Orientation and training will be provided by staff members Time Commitment: Long term commitment preferable, such as a morning from 8:30 to noon (3 hours weekly), or an afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 (3 hours weekly), Mondays through Fridays

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/15/18

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 5/30/18

Hope Center - Kitchen Coordinator

The Kitchen Coordinator will perform essential tasks such as: Heat, prepare, and serve hot meals to clients from 9:00am - 3:00pm Help to plan upcoming meals and use of food donations Assure levels of donation items, and notify staff when items are getting low Assist in the cleanup of food being served to clients This volunteer position will be scheduled at the Hope Center through the Volunteer Coordinator.

Palatine, IL

Through 5/30/18

Hope Center - Clothing Closet Coordinator

The Clothing Closet Coordinator will perform essential tasks such as: Stock and maintain the organization of shelves and clothing racks Sort clothing as requested by staff to determine what can be used and what needs to be donated Assure levels of donation items, and notify staff when items are getting low Accept donations and ensure a donation form is completely filled out for each donation Volunteers will be scheduled at the Hope Center through the Volunteer Coordinator.

Palatine, IL

Through 5/30/18

Hope Center - Food Pantry Coordinator

As a Food Pantry Coordinator volunteers will perform the following tasks: Stock and maintain organization on shelves Sort food as requested by staff Assure levels of donation items, and notify staff when items are getting low Perform special tasks as requested by the Volunteer Coordinator Scheduling will be made at the Hope Center through the Volunteer Coordinator.

Palatine, IL

Through 5/30/18

Hope Center - Front Desk Assistant

The Front Desk Assistant will perform essential office tasks such as: Greet all Hope Center clients and ensure they sign-in at the volunteer desk Pull and return client files, and document basic services in files, such as mail and meal Answer the Hope Center volunteer desk phone. Provide answers to basic questions, and direct phone calls to staff File client mail and phone messages in the appropriate mail folder Be a warm and empathetic listener to client issues Maintain confidentiality at all times. Scheduling is done at the Hope Center through the Volunteer Coordinator.

Palatine, IL

Through 5/30/18

Friendly Visit Volunteer 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 2/15/19

Acting Mentor

Volunteers will be helping adults with disabilities in putting on a performance at the Metropolis in downtown Arlington Heights. Responsibilities include coaching during rehearsals and for the actual performance. Coaching is every Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm from February 7 through May 23. Practice performances at the Metropolis Theater are on Wednesday, May 30 - June 20, with the final performance in front of an audience on Wednesday, June 27.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 5/25/18

Meals on Wheels Driver

Volunteer drivers needed for the Village of Niles's Meals on Wheels Program. Drivers will be assigned one specific day, Monday through Friday. Meals are picked up at 11:00 on your designated day at Bella Terra, 8415 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove. All meal recipients live within the Village of Niles. Volunteers deliver meals using their own vehicles. Delivery is estimated to take between 45 minutes and one hour. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and possess a valid driver's license.

Niles, IL

Through 1/3/19

Hospitality Volunteer (Reception) Glenview

The Hospitality Volunteer has a critical role at JourneyCare's Glenview in-patient unit (IPU). The primary tasks are to greet and accompany guests (patients’ family members and friends), answer phones and call lights, and communicate specific needs with staff and volunteers in the unit. Hospitality Volunteers also monitor and order supplies, assist with medical charts, write condolence cards, etc. Of paramount importance, too, is helping to manage the schedule of other volunteer roles in the unit (e.g., C.N.A. Assist or Care Companion). This role is extremely rewarding and will connect the volunteer with our mission of making every moment count for our patients and families. Success in this assignment depends on building very strong relationships with JourneyCare staff and other volunteers. Shifts are available every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. Orientation & Training After our 4-hour orientation, Hospitality Volunteer applicants will continue their training through engaging online courses and will shadow a current Hospitality Volunteer to become oriented to this role as well as working in our Hospice Center. Applicants must also get a 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test.

Glenview, IL

Through 12/31/18

Hospitality Volunteer (Reception) Arlington Heights

The Hospitality Volunteer has a critical role at JourneyCare's Arlington Heights in-patient unit (IPU). The primary tasks are to greet and accompany guests (patients’ family members and friends), answer phones and call lights, and communicate specific needs with staff and volunteers in the unit. Hospitality Volunteers also monitor and order supplies, assist with medical charts, write condolence cards, etc. Of paramount importance, too, is helping to manage the schedule of other volunteer roles in the unit (e.g., C.N.A. Assist or Care Companion). This role is extremely rewarding and will connect the volunteer with our mission of making every moment count for our patients and families. Success in this assignment depends on building very strong relationships with JourneyCare staff and other volunteers. Shifts are available every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. Orientation & Training After our 4-hour orientation, Hospitality Volunteer applicants will continue their training through engaging online courses and will shadow a current Hospitality Volunteer to become oriented to this role as well as working in our Hospice Center. Applicants must also get a 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/18

C.N.A. Assistant Volunteer - Glenview

Our C.N.A. Assist volunteers partner very closely with Certified Nursing Assistants to care for patients at our Glenview in-patient unit (IPU), which translates to a role that has a lot of contact with patients facing end-of-life. Following infection control procedures, C.N.A. Assist volunteers meet with patients, sit with agitated patients, and assist with other care needs of the patient (moving, turning, bathing) as well as needs of the family. Supporting tasks may also include ordering and assisting with meals, picking up trays, stripping and making beds, and re-stocking. This role is extremely rewarding and one that undoubtedly leaves the volunteer feeling a strong connection to our mission of making every moment count for our patients and families. Success in this assignment depends on building very strong relationships with JourneyCare C.N.A. employees. Shifts are available every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. Orientation & Training After our 4-hour orientation, C.N.A. Assist Volunteer applicants will continue their training through engaging online courses as well as an additional 4-hour class specifically designed to prepare you for working in our Hospice Center. Applicants must also get a 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test.

Glenview, IL

Through 12/31/18

C.N.A. Assistant Volunteer - Arlington Heights

Our C.N.A. Assist volunteers partner very closely with Certified Nursing Assistants to care for patients at our Arlington Heights in-patient unit (IPU), which translates to a role that has a lot of contact with patients facing end-of-life. Following infection control procedures, C.N.A. Assist volunteers meet with patients, sit with agitated patients, and assist with other care needs of the patient (moving, turning, bathing) as well as needs of the family. Supporting tasks may also include ordering and assisting with meals, picking up trays, stripping and making beds, and re-stocking. This role is extremely rewarding and one that undoubtedly leaves the volunteer feeling a strong connection to our mission of making every moment count for our patients and families. Success in this assignment depends on building very strong relationships with JourneyCare C.N.A. employees. Shifts are available every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. Orientation & Training After our 4-hour orientation, C.N.A. Assist Volunteer applicants will continue their training through engaging online courses as well as an additional 4-hour class specifically designed to prepare you for working in our Hospice Center. Applicants must also get a 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/18

Care Companion - Glenview

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

Glenview, IL

Through 12/31/18

Care Companion - Arlington Heights

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/31/18

The General Store

Provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for residents, staff and visitors as they shop in The General Store. Assist residents with their shopping Ring up the purchased items Operate electronic cash register (it's easy!) Display merchandise including restocking A GREAT opportunity to interact with and help residents. Available shifts: M-F 8am-11am; 11am-2pm; 2pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 3pm Volunteers will receive individual training from the Volunteer Manager.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

Trail Watch Volunteers

Be a visible presence to help make our preserves welcoming and inviting to all visitors as you are out enjoying the preserves. Trail watch play a very important role by being additional eyes and ears for our Forest Preserve police. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, attend a new volunteer training and have to pass a criminal background check. This new Volunteer Training will be taught in January, May and October each year. If you cannot make the class date or the date does not show up below (because it is full), click on the website at the bottom of this page and sign up for the Trail Watch New Volunteer Training Waitlist. You will then receive notification when the next date is posted.

Cook County, IL

Through 12/31/18

Career and Job Search Instructors

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/30/18

Grant Researcher

Shelter, Inc., is a child welfare agency serving abused and neglected children and adolescents and at risk families in the community seeks an individual with excellent research and writing skills. To assist in the identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, collaborating on grant applications to allow the organization to secure funding. Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include researching, identifying, developing and responding to grant opportunities. Must be passionate about our mission. Qualifications: Excellent writing and research skills are essential. Must be detail oriented, organized, and have a high level of computer literacy.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/5/18

Front Desk and Museum Volunteer

The Museum Shop Volunteer will assist the Visitor Services & Development staff in the operation of the Museum Shop, from sales to inventory management and from overall appearance to the orderliness of the shop. We are currently looking for individuals who can volunteer during the museum’s operating hours Tuesday through Sunday. Morning and afternoon times are available. Duties: Answer phones and record messages, Process Museum shop sales: write sales receipts, bag merchandise, process cash, check and credit card transactions, Process incoming shipments, verify quantity ordered and label merchandise, Notify Visitor Services on matters concerning supplies or merchandise, Restock merchandise, as assigned, Assist in the physical inventory of merchandise, Keep shop clean and orderly, Enter new inventory and sales receipts into Excel shop inventory, Merchandise display arrangement in shop, Research new products for museum shop, Create and update merchandise information sheets.

Evanston, IL

Through 7/2/18

Data Entry Specialist

Help support our community programs! A detail-oriented person is needed to accurately enter information into a database. You would work independently to assist in inputting and maintaining current data.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/14/18

Receptionist/Data Entry

Be the first friendly face and voice to welcome visitors and clients at our front desk. Duties would include answering phones, taking detailed messages, making reassurance calls to home bound seniors, and assisting with general office duties. Data entry skills would be a plus but not a necessity.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/14/18

Friendly Visitor

Help area seniors overcome loneliness by becoming a Friendly Visitor to provide conversation and companionship. Visits can also include light household tasks such as laundry, shopping, simple repairs, meal preparation, seasonal chores, and/or providing transportation to medical facilities and errands.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 7/2/18

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 9/30/18

Donation Sorter at the WINGS Logistic Center

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

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 3/1/19

Meal Delivery Driver - North Shore

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

Evanston, IL

Through 3/13/19

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 1/1/19

Board Director for Kenneth Young Center

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

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/31/18

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.

Mundelein, IL

Through 6/14/18

Do A Good Deed and Help With One 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.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/14/18

Charity Ball Committee Members

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

Schaumburg, IL

Through 11/30/18

Auxiliary of the Lutheran Home

The Auxiliary is a group of committed volunteers dedicated to assisting the Lutheran Home residents. We are looking for volunteers! Our primary responsibility is to raise funds through appeals and quarterly rummage sales in order to enrich the lives of our residents. So if you enjoy visiting with seniors and love re-sale, this opportunity is just what you're looking for! It's a fun way to become involved with a great organization. We get together bi-monthly, a few hours each time. Some examples of how we help: Annual Christmas party Wrap and deliver birthday gifts to residents Assist with quarterly rummage sales Special projects Please consider joining this warm and welcoming group!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

Hearthstone Assisted Living Volunteer

Provide friendly assistance to assisted living residents while performing a variety of services. Music Gardening Bible study Nature walks Accompany residents on outings Assist with parties Share special interests

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

Cherished Place Bus Chaperone

Provide companionship and safety for our club members while riding the Cherished Place bus to and from their homes. Have an interest in working with older adults who have memory support issues. Help club members on and off the bus Secure seatbelts Keep club members company A.M. and P.M. shifts available: 7:00 am - 11:00 am 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

MUSICIAN ON CALL

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

MEMORY LANE VISITOR

Provide assistance to Lifestyle Coordinator by interacting with residents in various stages of dementia. Engage residents in conversation Play games with residents Read newspaper or magazines Transport to and from activities

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATE

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

FRIENDLY VISITOR

To enhance the life of Lutheran Home residents by visiting and assisting them with small tasks. This can be a ONE-TO-ONE opportunity. Visit Read Write letters Lunch or Dinner Escort Transport to appointment or activity Any special need or request

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

Fundraising and Development Assistant

Position: Fundraising & Development Assistant Purpose/Objective: To obtain money for our operations and to assist with relationship building within the community. Location: Northwest Compass, 1300 W. Northwest Hwy., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Responsibilities: To develop new and imaginative fundraising ideas through events, campaigns and partnerships, inspire new supporters to raise money, increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts, develop and implement strategy, recruitment as well the ability to work with a team. Must be passionate about our Mission, and be able to be agreeable to our policy and liability terms, and consent for a background check. Qualifications: Looking for a volunteer who is innovated, project orientated, has good communication skills. Is patient, and dependable. Volunteer must be able to provide own transportation. Time Commitment: Long term commitment preferable. Training: Orientation and training with by provided by Managing Director of Partnership & Development. Supervisor: Jessica Elbe, Managing Director, Partnership & Development .

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 7/11/18

Deliver MEALS to Homebound Seniors--SCHAUMBURG

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

Schaumburg, IL

Through 1/31/19

Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store - Volunteer

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 seven Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores help fund programs offered to our residents and provide a community resource for giving back. Stores are located in Algonquin, 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 10/19/18

Phone Receptionist Assistant

Position: Phone Receptionist Assistant Purpose/Objective: Assisting the main receptionist in answering and managing incoming phone calls in a timely and efficient manner. Location: Northwest Compass, 1300 W. Northwest Highway, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Responsibilities: Answer incoming phone calls, directing the clients to the correct department, and answering any questions they may have. Must be passionate about our Mission, and be able to be agreeable to our policy and liability terms, and consent for a background check. Qualifications: Must have strong communication and organizational skills, and should be comfortable speaking on the phone. Prior experience working a multi-line phone system is preferred. Time Commitment: As needed on a consistent basis. Flexible days and hours in congruence with normal office hours. Training/Support Provided: Orientation and training will be provided by Administrative Assistant. Supervisor: Maria Rose Gomez, Administrative Assistant.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 1/20/19

Career Coach

Position:Career Coach Purpose/Objective: To provide an opportunity to the unemployed or underemployed clients in our Career Coaching Program to fine tune their job interviewing skills and practice how to represent themselves in a professional manner. Location: Northwest Compass, 1300 W. Northwest Hwy., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Responsibilities: To work directly with clients and to provide candid feedback on their performance and professionalism. To send a copy of the videotaped interview to the client, as a resource for them to review. Must be passionate about our Mission, and be able to be agreeable to our policy and liability terms, and consent for a background check. Qualifications: Previous human resources experience required. Volunteer should be someone who is innovated, project orientated, has good communication skills. An ideal volunteer would have a basic understanding of the potential barriers that may exist for underserved populations and can be patient, and dependable. Volunteer must be able to provide own transportation. Time Commitment: Long term commitment preferable. A requirement of two times a month for two hours. Days and times are flexible. Training Required: Orientation and training will be provided by Career Coach Program Specialist. Note: there is always two mock interviewers working with a client at one time as added support. Supervisor: Beth Forde, Career Coach Program Specialist.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 5/30/18

Development/Community Outreach Intern (Offsite)

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Woodstock Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

Woodstock, IL

Through 10/19/18

Algonquin Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

Algonquin, IL

Through 10/19/18

McHenry Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

McHenry, IL

Through 10/19/18

Cary Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

Cary, IL

Through 10/19/18

Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

Mundelein, IL

Through 10/19/18

Bread of Life Food Pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry provides assistance to anyone in need of food items. Volunteers are needed to assist with food distributions on Sundays from 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. Residents of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Palatine, and Elk Grove Village are welcome twice a month, non-residents are welcome once a month. Volunteers are also needed to assist with social services, jobs, housing, prescription drug, and our medicare benefit referral service during food pantry hours.

Deer Park, IL

Through 2/2/19

Substitute Home Delivered Meals Driver

Substitute Drivers are needed Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:30 am - 12:00 pm to deliver meals to home-bound seniors. Substitute Drivers work on an as needed/as available schedule. feb143 Drivers will pick up the meals at the senior center and deliver to clients within Palatine Township. Meals are delivered hot, ready-to-eat. Volunteers must be 21 years & older. The Senior Center operates five different routes within Palatine Township. Each route has between eight to twelve meals to be delivered. Requires a valid driver's license and proof of car insurance. A background check must also be completed.

Palatine, IL

Through 3/6/19

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 3/6/19

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 10/19/18

Home of the Sparrow Event Committee

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

McHenry, IL

Through 10/19/18

Conduct a Supply Drive for WINGS Housing Needs

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

Palatine, IL

Through 10/31/18

Grocery Donations for Children

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/30/18

Power Employment Workshop Presenter

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/31/18

Palatine Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

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

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/18

Social Services Auxiliary 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. Time commitment once a week: Monday 12:30 - 4:30; Wednesday 8:30 - 12:30 and 12:30 - 4:30; Thursday 8:30 - 12:30 or Friday 8:30 - 12:30.

Bartlett, IL

Through 2/14/19

Group Aide for Adults Staying Healthy

Share your PASSION for a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE As a Staying Healthy Group Aide, you will work directly with clients of Kenneth Young Center whom are striving to improve their daily living skills (under supervision of a licensed therapist). You will share your passion for living a healthy lifestyle with members of the group. The group's focus is aimed to help clients learn budgeting, decision making, and independent living skills such as cooking healthy meals. Every week, members decide what meal they would like to prepare, go grocery shopping, and then cook the meal. The group meets on Monday nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You will assist in all aspects of the group! Your energy and enthusiasm will help others learn the advantages of living a healthy lifestyle. [Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities. To learn more about us, or to contact us directly, please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 9/19/18

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. jun14

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 4/3/19

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. Volunteers must be 55 years-old and better!

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 4/3/19

Adult Literacy Tutor Arlington Heights

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks. Class meets at Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Tuesdays, or 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training will be in January 26th or 27th, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights. 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 10/9/18

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. Class meets at Forest View Educational Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Thursdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training is scheduled for January 26th or 27th, 2018 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at FVEC. 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 9/30/18

Adult Literacy Tutor Elk Grove

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. Class meets at Schaumburg Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training is scheduled for January 26th or 27th 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights. Volunteer must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An Orientation will be provided.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 9/30/18

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. Class meets at Rolling Meadows High School from 7:00-9:30 p.m on Thursdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training is scheduled for Janaury 26th or 27th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An Orientation will be provided.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 9/30/18

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. Class meets at Mount Prospect Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Fridays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training is scheduled for January 26th or 27th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An Orientation will be provided.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 9/30/18

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. Class meets at Wheeling High School from 7:00-9:30 p.m on Wednesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training will be held January 26th or 27th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An Orientation will be provided.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 9/30/18

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. Class meets at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training will be held Janaury 26th or 27th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An Orientation will be provided.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 9/30/18

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. Class meets at Schaumburg Township District Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Mondays. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training will be held January 26th or 27th 2018, from 8:30-4:00, at the Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18. An Orientation will be provided.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 10/9/18

DONATE Food for Food Connection Program

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

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/14/18

DONATE Empty Boxes for Food Connection Program

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

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 1/15/19

Food Pantry Support

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

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 12/14/18

SHIP / Medicare Counselor

Volunteer job purpose Many of our clients require assistance navigating their Medicare, Medicare supplement, or Medicare managed services. The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor position exists to advise and answer questions regarding health insurance. Volunteer Requirements Satisfactorily complete the initial SHIP training session on Medicare and Medicaid. This training is five (5) half day sessions completed all in the same week. The location of the training varies within Cook County based on the date of the training. Center of Concern will help with the training registration and will provide a stipend to cover food and travel. -Conduct individual health insurance counseling sessions, serving as their advocate and advisor - Maintain the confidentiality of the client - Maintain objective counsel without conflict of interest or preference for particular insurance companies and without recommending any specific insurance policies - Assist clients with filing claims for Medicare and Medicare Supplemental health insurance - Complete a counseling report for each session and submit reports online at the end of each month - Represent SHIP counseling at community groups or pertinent audiences - Attend ongoing education programs - Commit to working 8-10 hours per month - Must not be employed by the health insurance industry -Volunteers will be required to sign up for one morning or one afternoon a week - Monday - Thursday. Benefits SHIP Counselors will benefit from a broad network through the SHIP program and the Center of Concern staff and volunteers. Counselors will gain detailed knowledge of Medicare policies and programs. Counselors will gain valuable experience as personal coaches and respected advisers. Satisfaction of giving back to the community and serving others. This is a Skill Based Volunteer (SBV) Opportunity.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 2/28/19

Organize A Food Pantry Drive

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Home-Delivered Meals DRIVERS--Deliver MEALS to Homebound Seniors--ELK GROVE

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS Drivers for Elk Grove: Deliver HOT MEALS and Be a Friend! As a HOME-DELIVERED MEALS Driver, you will use your vehicle to provide hot meals to home-bound senior citizens. You will pick up the meals at a predefined location. The meals are delivered over the noon hour to about eight elderly people on your route. Meals Drivers help senior citizens maintain their independence in their own homes. Not only do you provide healthy, nutritious meals and a friendly smile, but you also act as a direct link to the outside world for many home-bound senior citizens. [Kenneth Young Center provides community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Clients and their families come to us in some of their most desperate moments, and we help by providing: Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Volunteer opportunities. To learn more about us please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

GOLF for a Good Cause: Network and Fund Raising

GOLF, Greens and Good Times Do you want to Play and Make a Difference? Join the volunteers of Kenneth Young Center (KYC) who are working on our Golf Committee. Members recruit new players, foursomes and corporate sponsors. KYC is a senior services and community mental health and provider. Our Annual Golf Outing, being held on August 1 at Bloomingdale Golf Club, is a major awareness-builder and fund-raiser for us. This Outing includes links fees, contests, delicious lunch, and a great deal of fun! As a volunteer, we will ask you to use your networking, salesmanship, and social skills to generate teams of four to play golf. We ask that you be willing to attend monthly planning meetings. We will welcome your support by generating new corporate sponsors. Sponsors may contribute prizes for golf contests, raffles, goodie bag stuffers (tickets, coupons, corporate promotional items--preferably golf related), silent-auction prizes, etc. What we need most is your enthusiasm and support! [Kenneth Young Center is a JCAHO-accredited agency providing community mental health and senior services to the northwest suburbs. Our mission is to help families, teens, children and seniors feel good, do better, and find solutions. All proceeds go directly to supporting important community programs.]

Bloomingdale, IL

Through 1/4/19

OFFICE Administrative Clerical Support--We NEED YOU

Do you have Office and Administrative Skills? The job of keeping up with our olunteers and managing their needs is a huge endeavor. Your excellent office and administration skills will help me to not only retain the excellent Volunteers we currently engage, but will also help me to reach out and attract new Volunteers. Without olunteers, simply stated, many of our programs would falter. 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. You should be willing to spend 2-3 hours (if possible at least once a week) at a time helping to keep the administration of volunteer coordination flowing. 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. We depend on them; we depend on you. 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. To learn more about us please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 1/31/19

O'Hare Airport Travelers Aid Roving Volunteer

Active individuals or pairs are needed at O'Hare Airport to provide information and support for travelers. This is an excellent opportunity to volunteer while getting good exercise at the same time. Great opportunity for active individuals, couples, or friends. About the position: Travelers Aid Chicago provides crisis intervention, information, and social services to travelers and visitors at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The Travelers Aid office is located inside security in Terminal 2 with three satellite locations in Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Travelers Aid is a program of Heartland Human Care Services. Roving volunteers travel throughout the O'Hare terminals and position themselves at confusion points, identifying and offering assistance or information to distressed or confused passengers. Volunteers also may provide protective travel services to vulnerable or at-risk passengers who need guidance, support, or advocacy as they travel through the airport. These passengers may include refugees, travelers with special needs, immigrants and first time international visitors, and others. Each roving volunteer must complete a background check to obtain an O'Hare badge to pass through security checkpoints. Roving volunteers may work alone or recruit a partner to volunteer with. When working in pairs, each volunteer must be individually approved and badged by Travelers Aid. Trainings and Benefits: · Orientation session and hands-on training provided for new volunteers · Quarterly volunteer education sessions (optional but encouraged) · Free airport parking when on duty · Use of employee line at security checkpoints · Discounts at many airport concessions · Annual volunteer appreciation luncheon Required Skills: · Minimum age of 18 · Willingness to complete and pass a background check (at no cost to volunteer) · Strong listening skills · Ability to communicate clearly and professionally · Practical problem-solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives · Sensitivity to persons under excessive stress and/or of different educational, economic, cultural or racial backgrounds · Patience and ability to stay calm and positive during stressful situations · Flexibility and ability to handle a certain amount of ambiguity · Ability to learn and recall information in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment · Second language skills helpful but not required The roving volunteer must meet the following physical demands to successfully perform the essential functions of this position · Ability to move about the airport and make stops at various “confusion points” over the course of a 4-5 hour shift with short breaks. Time Commitment · One year commitment with an initial three month trial period for volunteer and staff to evaluate the volunteer match and performance · Minimum of two shifts per month. Shifts are Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM or 2-7PM; Sunday 3-7PM. · Schedule should be regular from week to week

Chicago, IL

Through 6/14/18

Newsletter Collating

Seeking volunteers to help collate our bi-monthly newsletter. May require standing for long periods of time and lifting up to 5 lbs.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 5/18/18

Meals on Wheels Volunteer

The Meals on Wheels Program delivers meals Monday-Friday between the hours of 11am and 1pm, excluding holidays that our center is closed. Our program is also a well-being check for isolated seniors who don't have daily contact. A Background check is required and some traning will be provided. May be 1 to 2 weeks before you start delivering.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/31/19

Receptionist

We are seeking individuals to fill 4 hour time slots Monday through Friday with some evening hours available 2 days a week (Monday & Thursday). 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 then the days you work.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 12/31/19

Arlington Heights Resale 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, making creative and appealing displays, designing stylish clothing combinations for mannequins, 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 16 or older is welcome to get involved. We also welcome volunteers ages 13, 14, or 15 if they are accompanied by a parent. Background checks and an Orientation are required.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/31/18

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 1/3/19

Let your concerns BE HEARD: Senior Advisory Council

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

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 3/9/19

Grant Writer

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

Barrington, IL

Through 2/2/19

Food & Pantry Drive

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Meals On Wheels Driver

Meals-on-Wheels drivers are in HIGH needed to bring meals to home-bound seniors and provide social interaction to the senior. Drivers will arrive at the senior center at 11:00 to deliver the meals in a timely fashion. Mileage reimbursement of $.0535 is provided and a free lunch. Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. approximately. Meals-on-Wheels 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, insurance and pass a background check and really enjoy a hands-on-approach to helping in the community. Commitment is flexible and can be adapted to your schedule.

Bartlett, IL

Through 11/30/18

Special Events

Assist with special events at nature center in Schaumburg. Most events are held on Sunday afternoons. Commit to one 4-5 hour shift at each event. Volunteer activities vary by event. Volunteer must be 14 years & older.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 8/25/18

Fundraising for Abused & Neglected Children

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/30/18

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 Monday through Friday from 9 am - 2 pm or 2 pm -6 pm or 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Saturday from 10:30 am - 3 pm and from 3 pm - 7 pm Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm and from 3 pm - 7 pm 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 7/31/18

Docent for American Indian Museum

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

Evanston, IL

Through 6/14/18

Volunteer Ombudsman

PROJECT MISSION: To improve quality of life and care for residents of long-term care facilities. 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 and also to educate residents, facility staff, and the public about long-term care residents’ rights and to advocate for individual and systemic improvements. POSITION: VOLUNTEER OMBUDSMAN QUALIFICATIONS: Be at least 18 years of age; have the ability to travel to required training sessions, volunteer meetings, and 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 for at least two years; attend required meetings and trainings. No nursing home experience is necessary. CONFLICT OF INTEREST RESTRICTIONS: A volunteer ombudsman or a member of their immediate family may not: • be presently employed by a long-term care facility, or • have any current fiduciary interest, either direct, indirect or implied, in any long-term care facility. A volunteer ombudsman may not: • be assigned to work in a facility in which a member of their immediate family resides, • conduct or engage in political or religious activities in the assigned facility; • use the position for any financial benefit, direct, indirect, or implied, • provide any hands on care to any resident, or • bring in or distribute in any facility any form of alcohol, tobacco, or medications including such items as over-the-counter medications. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Visit assigned long-term care facilities for at least four hours per month. More frequent visits are desirable and important. • Work closely with the staff of the Ombudsman Project to develop a strong sense of teamwork and mutual support. • Establish cooperative and trusting relationships with residents and facility staff. • Inform residents, family members, staff and other interested parties about residents’ rights, community services available to them, laws and regulations that govern long-term care facilities, and good health and safety practices. • Seek out hard-to-reach residents. • Advocate for residents that cannot speak for themselves by observation. • Help residents and their families to understand the rules under which facilities operate. • Assist and encourage residents to voice their complaints within the facility and help them to advocate for themselves. • When a resident raises a complaint, work to investigate and resolve concerns to the satisfaction of the resident. • Establish a relationship with Resident Council members and attend Council meetings when invited. • Attend a minimum of one Resident Council meeting per year in each facility assigned. • Assist residents and their families and friends to be actively involved in their care and treatment through resident and family councils. • Establish a relationship with Family Council members and attend Council meetings when invited. • Immediately report all actual or suspected incidents of abuse and neglect to the volunteer coordinator or to the regional ombudsman if the volunteer coordinator is not available. • Maintain residents’ confidentiality and privacy at all times. • Treat all residents, family members and staff with respect. • Maintain current written records of contact with residents and visits to facilities. • Complete the Monthly Report Form, and submit to the volunteer coordinator by the fifth of each month. • Attend meetings/training sessions as scheduled by the volunteer coordinator. • Inform the volunteer coordinator if unable to visit the facility for a period of two weeks or more. TRAINING AND SUPERVISION: • Two six-hour Level I training sessions and four-hour mentorship prior to designation as a volunteer ombudsman. • Attend meetings/training programs for continuing education requirement of six hours each year. • Ongoing supervision by the Ombudsman staff. • Complete Level II training when required.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 2/15/19

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 6/14/18

Care for High School Students at Community Blood Drive

Help us brighten lives for area patients by providing a positive, rewarding experience for high school donors at blood drives that are held at local high schools throughout the community. Responsibilities include: welcoming donors to the blood drive and managing the refreshment area as well as other duties. Orientation will be provided, background check is required. Volunteer must be 18 years & older.

Rosemont, IL

Through 6/14/18

Donations for Abused & Neglected Children

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/31/19

Resident Transportation Companion

Escort residents needing wheelchair transportation to various activities within the Lutheran Home. Must be able to push a wheelchair. No moving or lifting of resident allowed. Locations can include: Beauty Shop Doctor or Dentist Sunday Church Service Special Programs Activities and Games This is an opportunity to interact with many Lutheran Home residents! Fun to visit while providing escort service. You may escort several residents to and from an activity. Need for Resident Transportation Companion is seven days per week; 8am-5pm.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/18

LUNCHROOM HELP NEEDED

Little City Foundation is looking for energetic, caring, and outgoing people to assist with our lunchroom. madd14 Our Adult LifePath program needs help serving hot lunches and assisting with cleanup between our three lunch times. This opportunity is available Mon. thru Fri. 10:30am to 1:30pm. Help serve food and build friendships that will create lasting memories. At least 1 day a week commitment needed with a 3 month contract that can be extended if desired. Orientation required.

Palatine, IL

Through 1/3/19

Department Of Defense Mobile Blood Drive Volunteer

Help brighten lives and support the men and women who so courageously serve us and our country at Department of Defense blood drives. These people are donating blood to meet the needs of Chicagoland patients while in training at Great Lakes Naval Base. Responsibilities include: welcoming donors to the blood drive and managing the refreshment area as well as other duties. Orientation will be provided. Volunteers must be 18 years & older.

Rosemont, IL

Through 6/14/18

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 11/30/18

PALS Middle School Tutors

Partners Assisting Learning in Schools (PALS) adult volunteers to assist grades 6-8 students for after school assistance with their homework assignments, or help them catch up on a late/missing assignments, offer assistance to those who have difficulty with study or organizational skills. Program runs 3:00 - 4:00 every Wednesday. Children love working with their volunteer helpers. Volunteers are supervised by school teaching staff. Many of these students are unwilling or unable to ask for help at home. Volunteers must be 55 years & older.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 5/23/18

Help the restoration team at The Grove Nature Center

Help the restoration team restore the wonderful natural areas. The restoration team volunteers will remove non-native invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Activities on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Meet at The Grove Interpretive Center. Bring work gloves if you have them. Scheduled restoration days are: Saturday, January 13, 2018 and February, 10, 2018 Most Saturdays can accommodate large groups, but please call ahead to make arrangements. Wednesday and Friday special group days and must be specifically scheduled in advance.

Glenview, IL

Through 2/12/20

Activity Guide / Life Enrichment (Residential)

Assist Life Enrichment Coordinator in carrying out daily programs and special events. 1. Bingo Caller, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Tuesday 2. Dinner Escort, 5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., 2nd Sunday of the month. 3. Lunch Escort, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 3rd Tuesday of the month. 4. Shopping Escort, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 1st Monday of the month. 5. Arts and Crafts guide, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Sundays. 6. Computer Class Guide, afternoons or evenings, one a week. 7. Escort for miscellaneous outings (according to the monthly calendar). 8. Assist in set-up/ clean-up of seasonal parties, including encouraging resident attendance, serving food and beverage., visiting, etc. (according to monthly calendar). Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Clerical Volunteer / Residential

Clerical support of Life Enrichment department. 1. Type flyers. 2. Typing of monthly activity calendar. 3. Input monthly calendar information into kiosk. 4. Photocopy and file documents. 5. Type monthly Life Enrichment newsletter. 6. Research for educational games. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 8/8/18

Activity Guide / Life Enrichment in Health Care Center

Assist in running smaller groups of an existing program. Also opportunity to work with Director of Life Enrichment to develop own activity to guide. 1. With approval of Director of Life Enrichment, guide residents in activities created by activity guide. 2. Inform Director of Life Enrichment of residents response to activity. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Chapel Transport / Health Care Center

Transport residents to and from Chapel for daily Mass via a wheelchair. 1. Go to first and second floor of the Health Care Center and pick-up residents wishing to attend Mass in Chapel. 2. Remain in Chapel during Mass to determine residents' needs. 3. Return resident to unit after Mass. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Beauty Shop / Health Care Center

Transport residents to and from the Beauty Shop under the direction of Beautician. 1. Obtain list of residents from Beautician. 2. Transport resident to and from Beauty Shop. 3. Provide socialization while residents are waiting for appointment. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Chapel Escort / Resident

Provide transportation via wheelchair and/or escort residents of Assisted Living and Memory Lane to and from Mass. 1. Report to reception desk to determine who would like to go to Mass in Main Chapel. 2. Escort walking residents and/or push residents in wheelchairs. 3. Remain in Chapel during Mass to determine residents' needs. 4. Bring residents back to apartment following Mass. Volunteer must be16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 8/8/18

Clerical Volunteer / Health Care Center

Clerical Support for Life Enrichment department. 1. Record resident activity attendance. 2. Type flyers for activities using Microsoft Word. 3. Decorate and assemble monthly activity calendars for bulletin boards. 4. File, copy, and Shred documents. 5. Organize Life Enrichment supplies. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Rehabilitation Volunteer

Assist in transporting residents to and from therapy appointments via wheelchair as well as providing clerical support for the department. 1. Report to rehabilitation Department to get list of resident names, locations, and appointment times. 2. Transport residents to and from therapy via wheelchair. 3. Engage residents in conversation while in therapy. 4. Photocopy, shred, and file documents. 5. Send mail or therapy notes as directed. 6. Run errands on campus as requested. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 8/8/18

Eucharistic Minister / Pastoral Care

Assist Priest at Mass by distributing Holy Eucharist. 1. During Lamb of God come to altar. 2. Receive Ciborium or Wine Cup from priest to distribute Holy Eucharist. 3. Distribute Holy Eucharist to residents as assigned. 4. Return Ciborium or Wine Cup to altar after distributing Holy Eucharist. Volunteer must be 18 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Lector / Pastoral Care

Proclaim the Scripture readings during Mass at an area nursing home. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Minister of Care / Pastoral Care

Bring the Holy Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Mass on the Health Care units or Our Lady of Joy Meditation Room. Volunteer must be 18 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 10/1/18

Tradespersons/Handypersons

Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, handy-persons - needed for occasional help for senior clients who are frail and living alone, and who may need occasional help with chores and small fix-ups. Volunteer must be 18 years & older.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 1/4/19

Grove Program Interpreter

Volunteers to support quality educational programs for local school children throughout the year. Programs include seasonal changes, pond study, wild flowers, pioneer arts and skills, Native American cultures and nature walks. Long and short term opportunities are available in a variety of areas such as: program support, animal care support, gift shop clerk, special events, gardening.

Glenview, IL

Through 12/31/18

Intergenerational Child Care Volunteer

Volunteers to assist classroom teachers in our childcare and learning center for children age 6 weeks to 6 years old. Volunteers will help to hold the very young children. Volunteers working with the older children will provide extra attention that the classroom teacher cannot provide in group care. This can include, talking, reading, playing games, working on puzzles to enrich the planned classroom activities. Volunteers will not be responsible for cleaning, toileting/diapering, food preparation, and discipline. Volunteers needed between 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. one day a week. Physical is required. Volunteers age 55 and over.

Northbrook, IL

Through 7/24/18

Music Mentor: Day Program Aide

Bring a SMILE to Someone's Face! Get people UP and MOVING! I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by; No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. --Billy Joel Do you play guitar, piano, accordion or other musical instruments? Do you enjoy 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. To learn more about us please visit our website at: www.kennethyoung.org]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/26/18

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 12/31/18

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 12/31/18

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 12/31/18

Gift Shop Volunteer

An amazing selection of thousands of beautiful items in our gift shop requires an expert to help customers select the perfect gift for their loved ones. In addition, you will be helping with merchandise checkout, restocking, and delivering items to patients. If you are an outgoing and energetic person who likes interacting with others, you will enjoy this opportunity. Opportunities are available 7 days a week between 8am-8pm.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 12/31/18

Hospital Lobby 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 it’s 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 12/31/18

Do a Good Deed and Help With One Day Blood Drives!

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. Orientation will be provided. This is a great opportunity for small groups or individuals 18 years and older. madd14

Rosemont, IL

Through 6/14/18

Office Work

Give your time to a local agency and help abused & neglected children in the Northwest suburbs by providing office or phone support. Office is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Help is needed on an on-call basis. Volunteer must be 18 years & older.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/30/18

Home Delivered Meals Driver

Drivers are needed Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:30 am - 12:00 pm to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Drivers will pick up the meals at the Palatine senior center and deliver to clients within Palatine Township. Meals are delivered hot and ready-to-eat. Volunteers must be 18 years & older. The Senior Center operates five different routes within Palatine Township. Volunteers choose which day is most convenient. Each route has between eight to twelve meals to be delivered.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/13/18

Meals on Wheels Drivers

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 1/3/19

Seamstress/ Tailor

Provide mending and sewing for benefit of residents either at Addolorata Villa or your own home. 1. Mend resident clothes. 2. Various other sewing projects. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Adult Literacy Tutor

Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Program: Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading & writing skills. Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks. Classes meet in schools, libraries and churches throughout the Northwest Suburbs. Class time vary from morning, afternoon or evening. All volunteers must attend training. Our next training will be held January 26th or 27th, 2018, from 8:30-4:00 at the Forest View Educational Center. Volunteer tutors must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least age 18.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 9/30/18

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 1/24/19

Adults with Disabilities Day Services

Adult Day Services: Weekdays 10am-3pm at one of Clearbrook's Day Program sites. Volunteers assist with lunch (feeding) and engage in various activities to enhance clients' productivity and socialization. Orientation will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 years & older. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/24/18

Money Management Volunteers--Help At-Risk Seniors

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

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 10/31/18

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 10/30/18

Friendly Visitor / Life Enrichment in Health Care Center

To provide companionship to residents in the Health Care Center. 1. Review folder prior to visits to become familiar with instructions for visit. 2. Visit one-on-one with assigned residents in the Health Care Center. 3. Comment on resident's response to visit (expressing joy, willingness to connect). Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18

Volunteer Buddy

Be a buddy to an adult with disabilities during evenings and\or weekends. Knowledge of sign language helpful for hearing impaired clients...or learn as you go! Volunteers must be 18 years & older. Orientation will be provided.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 3/30/19

Memory Lane Visitor

Provide assistance to Memory Care Coordinator by interacting with residents in early stages of dementia. 1. Engage residents in conversation. 2. Take residents for walks. 3. Play games with residents. 4. Read the newspaper or periodicals to residents. 5. Host snack time. 6. Assist staff on outings with residents. 7. Bring residents to other parts of campus to visit friends. Volunteer must be 16 years & older.

Wheeling, IL

Through 7/4/18