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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Sew Masks for Inserts

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Masks for Medical Advocacy

Northwest CASA is in need of donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to support our Medical Advocacy program. Advocates are responsible for providing in person support to victims of sexual violence in Emergency Rooms across the North/Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. We are currently in need of the following items: Hand Sanitzer Surgical Grade Gloves N95 Masks/Filters Hand-Sewn Masks (Please be sure to use neutral patterns and materials) Any and all help is truly appreciated!

Arlington Heights, IL

Support High School District 214 students and their families in need

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Donation Needs

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

Palatine, IL

Provide Donations from Home

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

Arlington Heights, IL

Donate New Socks and Underwear

School age kids in need of new socks and underwear for the new school year. Please consider donating sizes 4-18 for boys and girls NEW underwear and socks for elementary to high school students. Boys underwear should be boxers or boxer briefs only. Girls underwear can be all kinds, briefs only for little girls. Boys socks no-show to crew sizes, black is often requested. Girls socks no-show to ankle styles. Donations can be dropped off between 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday at the Community Resource Center at 1585 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL Masks must be worn in building.

Palatine, IL

CHiL Mentor at London Middle School (After School)

CHiL Mentor at London Middle School CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) aims to mitigate the inequities in education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by equipping low-income students with volunteer mentors to enable student engagement, socialization, and access to academic and emotional support. Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs caring and reliable community members like you to help high-needs students get on track to graduate! Because CHiL will take place online in fall 2020, volunteers must be 18 or older and have reliable access to both broadband internet and a computer with a camera to be able to participate. Proficiency in Google products is a plus! No specialized knowledge is necessary; a mandatory orientation and training session will take place in September. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. What: CHiL is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides social and emotional support coupled with homework help to low-income middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 21. Through video conferencing and under the direction of program staff, volunteer mentors will foster socialization among a small group of students; facilitate social and emotional learning activities; and guide their charges in completing schoolwork. Where and When: CHiL will take place online and begin in late September and go through mid-December. Volunteer mentors are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Choose and commit to one day each week. Why: Mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and learn new skills. Mentoring at CHiL is also a great way for college and graduate students to gain field hours. Make a difference. Apply today: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

Wheeling, IL

CHiL Mentor at Holmes Middle School (After School)

CHiL Mentor at Holmes Middle School CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) aims to mitigate the inequities in education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by equipping low-income students with volunteer mentors to enable student engagement, socialization, and access to academic and emotional support. Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs caring and reliable community members like you to help high-needs students get on track to graduate! Because CHiL will take place online in fall 2020, volunteers must be 18 or older and have reliable access to both broadband internet and a computer with a camera to be able to participate. Proficiency in Google products is a plus! What: CHiL is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides social and emotional support coupled with homework help to low-income middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 21. Through video conferencing and under the direction of program staff, volunteer mentors will foster socialization among a small group of students; facilitate social and emotional learning activities led by a social worker; and assist their charges in completing schoolwork. Where and When: CHiL will begin in late September and go through mid-December. Volunteer mentors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Choose and commit to one day each week. No specialized knowledge is necessary; a mandatory orientation and training session will take place in September. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check. Why: Mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and learn new skills. Mentoring at CHiL is also a great way for college and graduate students to gain field hours. Make a difference. Apply today: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

Wheeling, IL

Accepting Handmade Masks

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

Wheeling, IL

Masks for Seniors

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

Bartlett, IL

Search Engine Optimization

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley has a ReStore in Elgin and Arlington Heights. We need an individual that is familiar with Search Engine Optimization to help with the Google ads grant. This activity does not have to be done on site at either ReStore.

Elgin, IL

Social Media Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity Social Media Volunteer Set your own hours and days to help Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley reach more people through social media. We are seeking a creative, forward-thinking and organized social media volunteer. We are looking for a volunteer proficient with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. who can bring our social media presence to the next level. Volunteering can be done remotely or in our Elgin office at 56 S. Grove. Responsibilities: Strategize, develop and write online content; get approvals and schedule posts Publish and share content daily (original text, images, videos, events, news) Ensure posts and messages positively promote the organization to the public Build meaningful connections and encourage community involvement through dialog and messaging Collaborate with construction, family services, resource development, volunteer, ReStore and other departments to manage organizational messaging and promotions to increase reach Website management, search engine optimization, and Google Ads Required Skills: Experience in social media and digital marketing Strong written communication skills Strong familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) Helpful but not required: Understanding of social media metrics; able to interpret the results and take action to increase effectiveness of social media campaigns

Elgin, IL

Support to Continue Services

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

McHenry, IL

Shop for WINGS online

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

Virtual ESL Tutor for Korean Seniors

Hanul needs a volunteer who can tutor ESL through the phone for our Korean seniors. When: 2 hours a week at 10 AM - 11 AM, Tuesdays & Thursdays (but hours and days can be flexible) Who: Will be tutoring 5-10 Korean seniors over the phone (conference call) Requirement: Bilingual in Korean and English, must be comfortable speaking in Korean

Township Virtual Programming Seeks Volunteer Facilitators

Do you have a special skill, talent, or interest you would like to share with others? The Township of Schaumburg Senior Services is looking for volunteer facilitators to lead virtual programming for older adults. Each day, Senior Services is running a virtual program at 10 AM. Older adults are at risk for social isolation and the coronavirus is exacerbating this concern. Help us provide social engagement and educational opportunities to our residents. Some ideas would be teaching a basic class on language skills, running a cooking or art demonstration, and facilitating a discussion on an interesting topic. We are open to exploring other ideas as well. Facilitators must be comfortable with technology and using an online video conferencing program. Please Express Interest for more information. This is a virtual opportunity, and volunteers will be asked to facilitate from their homes.

Share Talent in Virtual Programming

Do you have a “talent” you would like to share virtually with our members? Maybe you play an instrument or teach yoga or dance-we would love to have you be our special guest in one or more of our virtual programs, which run from morning until early evening, 7 days a week. Express Interest below for details.

Become a PanPal

Approximately half of all Center for Enriched Living (CEL) members live in residential agencies. Many of these members have limited interaction with family members on a regular basis, and with the Coronavirus that has been compounded. We want to continue to engage with our members even though our building is closed. To do so, we’re returning to the lost art of letter-writing. If you would like to participate, you can send a letter, picture, card to a member and let them know that you’re thinking of them during this time. Express Interest below for more details.

Grant/Sponsorship Research Volunteer

We are in need of a remote volunteer to help with sponsorship and grant research. This would include research on potential sponsorships for events and programs, and applicable grants in our service areas. This is a volunteer-from-home opportunity!