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Bodyworks or Vets

We achieve our mission by going out in the community to reach out to Veterans. With the support of our Volunteer therapist, we are able to provide our services at our Center, Health Fairs and the VA Hospitals.

February 3, 2020

The Winnetka Club

We connect members of our community through friendship, learning and service.

Friendship: Social events in our office, at restaurants and in members homes.
Learning: Programming around issues of interest to our members is being developed.
Service: Veteran’s Day sponsor, food and item collection is ongoing to provide to nonprofits, hands on projects

January 23, 2020

TotalLink2 Community

Our vision is a world where each person in our community proves it is always possible to include everyone everywhere in community life:
* At school and at work
* In our neighborhoods and social circles
* In community services and leadership roles

TotalLink2 invests in young people with disabilities seeking work, purpose and a deep desire to contribute. We create employment opportunities that connect people with disabilities to paid work. To date TotalLink2 has placed 115 people with disabilities in jobs. Our first-time job seekers have been in their jobs for over six years. Currently we have 85 clients in our social programs.

January 6, 2020

The Volunteer Center of NE Metropolitan Illinois

The Mission of The Volunteer Center is to promote volunteerism, support nonprofit organizations, and engage people in meaningful volunteer service in the communities we serve.

Volunteers:  The Volunteer Center (VC) works with over 160 nonprofit organizations to help individuals, families, and service groups find ways to volunteer their time and help others in the community. The VC also help groups develop and implement effective service learning programs in schools, faith-based organizations, businesses and civic groups, and sponsor community Days of Service.

To find out more about the Volunteer Center, visit our homepage.

Nonprofits:  The VC hosts nonprofit training and networking events throughout the year that are designed to help our nonprofit partners achieve their missions and serve the needs of their communities with effective volunteers.

To find out how to become a Volunteer Center Nonprofit Partner, click here.

To find out more about our nonprofit training and networking events, click here.

 

 

 

September 20, 2019

WiseUp

WiseUp is a nonprofit member organization of older adults committed to helping one another live purposeful lives. We provide support and connections to each other as we age, helping us to remain active, vital, and contributing members of our communities.

WiseUp (formerly known as North Shore Village) was launched in Evanston in 2010 by community activists who heard about a new model for aging in place and wanted to bring it to this area. Commonly known as “villages”, these organizations share a common purpose:  to connect older adults to services, supports and social engagement that can help them remain active, healthy and vital in their communities.

WiseUp is one of six Villages in the Chicagoland area. We are affiliated with the national Village-to-Village Network, which supports the growth, impact and sustainability of individual Villages and the Village Movement. Learn more about the VtV network here: www.vtvnetwork.org.

July 26, 2019

Winnetka Youth Organization

OUR MISSION

The Winnetka Youth Organization’s mission is to foster individual development in adolescents by providing adult-to-youth mentoring with opportunities for leadership, citizenship and education within a positive, encouraging environment.

OUR VISION

Through our diverse positive youth development initiatives, we empower adolescents to become more active community members and leaders, while also giving them opportunities to develop confidence in their own talents and skills.

We are a service to complement and support teens outside of their daily lives and we partner with parents, as well as other community agencies to support a holistic approach to wellness. That means nurturing each youth’s individuality, assessing their strengths and weaknesses and building a base of support that they can lean on in times of crisis by:

 

WE STRIVE TO HELP TEENS BE THEIR AUTHENTIC SELVES.

Photo Captions:

(1) Photo from the WYO Teen Drop-In Center Lounge

(2) Photo from Art & Performance nights at the WYO

(3) Photo from Battle of the Bands at the WYO

June 18, 2019

A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife

We are a not-for-profit parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education, & adoption, no-kill shelter facility.  First and foremost, we work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will: * Provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases) * Educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds * Locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible. Don’t Buy, Don’t Breed, Please Adopt a Bird in Need.

We are accredited by the Association of Avian Rescue Organizations (AARO) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

 

New Trier Township Social Services

New Trier Township plays a vital role in balancing the social service needs of the community, while serving as responsible stewards of Township tax dollars.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available through New Trier Township:
Advisory Committees

We seek adult volunteers to serve on three Township advisory committees that oversee our funding process and make important decisions about the allocation of Township dollars to local non-profit agencies serving New Trier Township residents. The three advisory committees are:

Potential volunteers should be interested in the operation and oversight of local nonprofits serving the community and work well with other committee members.  For more info click here.

Peer Jury Program

Our Peer Jury Program is a juvenile diversion program that works with five local police departments. Ws seek high school aged jurors and adult Youth Advocates. For more info, click here.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry does not currently need volunteers, but we are always seeking individuals or groups willing to do food collections at local grocery stores, events, parties, or local businesses and organizations. For more information, please contact Brian Leverenz, Community Services Administrator at New Trier Township at 847-446-8203, or click here.

Holiday Gift and Grocery Card Programs

We also are in need of Holiday Support in the form of:

For more information, please contact the Social Services Administrator, Jeanne Rosser at 847-446-8201 or click here.

June 6, 2019

JourneyCare

The largest nonprofit provider of palliative, supportive and end-of-life care in Illinois, JourneyCare serves nearly 3,000 adult and pediatric patients and their families each day with an unmatched depth and breadth of expertise, experience and services, providing exceptional care for each person, and support for those who love them, at every stage of the journey.

JourneyCare was formed in 2015 as a result of the merger of three highly respected nonprofit community-based healthcare providers, Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, each with more than 30 years of experience. The merger expanded access to a wide range of services and care to even more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.

JourneyCare helps people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms. We care for the whole person—body, mind and spirit—not just the disease, and work together with the patient, family and other care partners to create a customized care plan that supports and respects their goals, preferences and choices.

May 21, 2019

The Kindness Connection

 

The Kindness Connection (TKC) is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Evidence shows that children who volunteer go on to be more giving of their time and resources as adults. With the lack of hands-on service opportunities for young children, TKC fills the gap by providing turnkey, tangible service experiences for children. By creating meaningful gifts for veterans, seniors, youth and animals, children develop a foundation for a life filled with kindness and giving. TKC’s space at Northbrook Court offers a place where families may volunteer during our open hours or reserve times for larger groups.

TKC also works with schools to host Kindness Days where students participate in a curriculum based volunteer day which includes a discussion, the completion of projects for a chosen charity and a wrap up. Schools may experience this through our facilitated program, reserving our Northbrook space during the school day or receiving our Classroom Kindness Kits, for teachers to facilitate volunteering in the classroom.

 

 

April 23, 2019
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