– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Agency Oversight Committee

Oversee agencies that serve the community in broad areas that include Youth Drop-In Services, Counseling and Emotional Well-Being, Senior Services, Crisis Intervention, and others

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Money Follows the Person Advisory Committee

Review grant requests from agencies that serve clients with mental and other disabilities.

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New Trier Township Social Services

New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources to benefit the physical, mental, and social well-being of Township residents.

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Gardeners

Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview needs your gardening skills or your interested in learning to garden. We grow produce in our Market Garden, Community Garden and Kitchen Garden to sell...

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Special Gifts Theatre/Stage Crew

We are looking for volunteers to help in various areas such as; lobby, concessions, tickets, stage crew, etc. for all of these productions at each location.  Upcoming performances are the...

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Gift Wrap Fundraiser

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, is fortunate to take part in the Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser once again at Gurnee Mills from December 21 – 24, 2019. Volunteers will be scheduled...

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Office and Landscaping Help

We have an ongoing need for administrative support to assist with mailings and  help with landscaping around our facilities.

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Event Volunteers

We have a need throughout the year for volunteers to help with a variety of events.  Examples include Special Events like: Benefit Bash Kick-off events We also need help at...

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Glenkirk

Glenkirk offers an array of programs and services to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower these individuals to participate fully in all areas of community life.

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5k Run & 3k Walk – Northwest

We need volunteers to help with our 5k Run & 3k Walk. We need assistance with Set-up, Registrations, Food Tent, Road Marshalls and to Direct Runners.

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Summer Intern Working with Adults with Disabilities.

Position Overview: Summer Internship About our organization: Our Place of New Trier Township is a community-based program which supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live...

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Ongoing Opportunities with NAMI Cook County North Suburban

Volunteering for NAMI Cook County North Suburban is an important way to help us end the stigma against people with a mental health condition. The mission of NAMI CCNS is...

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Adult National Open & Great Lakes Regional Games

  The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) is hosting the 2017 Adult National Open & Great Lakes Regional Games (ANO GLRG) the weekend of June 8 – 11, 2017 at Lake Forest High School (Thursday/Friday/Saturday) and...

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Lambs Farm Bunny Brunch

Volunteers are needed to assist in the children’s activity area @ the Visitors Center with simple crafts. We also need volunteers to help greet, pour coffee, serve customers, bus tables & help in photo area with the Easter bunny during the brunch at the Magnolia Cafe. This is a lively and fun springtime event!

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Ongoing Opportunities with Open Communities

We need YOU… to become a Fair Housing Tester! By becoming a volunteer fair housing tester, you can help us foster a north suburban housing market that’s open to people...

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Open Communities

                  Open Communities (formerly Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs) is a leading voice for housing, economic and social justice in...

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Artist Mentor

The Arts of Life continually creates an environment that is trusting, nurturing, and respectful. We are all equals in this space and should be given the most respect possible. We...

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The Arts of Life – North Shore

Our Mission Statement:   We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. We started as twelve individuals with a passion for artistic expression...

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Create happy memories with people with disabilities

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...

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Kindness Connection

We believe that meaningful volunteer experiences have the power to inspire individuals to make a lifelong practice of giving their time and resources to charitable and civic causes. The Kindness...

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Equestrian Connection NFP

Our vision is to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities, emotional illness and paralysis by providing services that fill unmet needs with the use of highly trained...

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Respite Endowment Organization

Our mission os to provide rest & respite gifts, education and opportunities to parents of special needs children.

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Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding is an equine program dedicated to using horses and ponies to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. We serve a diverse range of riders with varying degrees of physical ability, and offer one-on-one instruction and therapy in a calm and supportive environment. Additionally, Horsefeathers offers coaching and support to our Special Olympics Equestrian Team.

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Shore Community Services, Inc.

  Shore’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Shore Community Services

Volunteers are always welcome at Shore. Volunteering provides a way to give back to your community. Your time and talent is special and does make a difference in the lives...

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The Douglas Center

Mrs. International pays a visit to The Douglas Center ABC 7 Chicago News The mission of The Douglas Center’s day program is to provide work programs, developmental training, vocational skills...

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Ongoing Opportunities with The Douglas Center

Volunteers are an important part of The Douglas Center. We continue to be blessed with volunteers who give of their time. Ongoing Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:...

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Marketing, Development or Creative Artist volunteer needed

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities to develop their small business by taking pictures of their merchandise they created (i.e. greeting cards, mosaic art, and jewelry) and updating our online store....

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Direct Care Aide and program support volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in light manufacturing activities, such as: sewing, packaging, shrink-wrapping, labeling, and heat sealing.  Provide job coaching and mentorship within a...

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Snack Shop/Customer Service Volunteer needed

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in running the participant based deli/snack shop program, which involves teaching clients how to prepare and serve meals, stock shelves...

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Career Mentor – Assist in resume writing, interviewing, etc.

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in job readiness training. Coordinate group training programs to teach individuals interviewing skills, developing a resume, and completing applications in paper format or online. Opportunities...

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Travelers Aid Chicago

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 6 satellite locations in Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5. Travelers Aid is a program of Heartland Human Care Services.

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Ongoing Opportunities with Lambs Farm

If you are interested in getting more information on volunteer activities

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Ongoing Opportunities with Center for Enriched Living

Whatever your interests, The Center can help you put your time and talents to work in a worthwhile setting that will benefit you and our members! Ways you can volunteer…...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Our Place of New Trier Township

Our volunteers help to make Our Place a true community organization. We actively welcome volunteers and believe we can offer a range of opportunities that you will find personally rewaerding...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Hadley School for the Blind

Volunteer relief switchboard/receptionist(s) Monday through Friday

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Ongoing Opportunities with Lawrence Hall Youth Services

Volunteer Opportunities include: – Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) – Clerical work – Corporate Volunteer/Service Day – Fundraising activities and special events – Junior Board – North Shore Auxiliary –...

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Lambs Farm

Founded in 1961, Lambs Farm is a premier non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. Lambs Farm has grown from a small pet shop in Chicago to a 72-acre campus located in Libertyville, Illinois where opportunity flourishes for the nearly 250 men and women served. For 47 years, we have continued the mission of helping people with develomental disabilties to lead personally fulfilling lives throug a full range of vocational, residential, social and recreational services.

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Lawrence Hall Youth Services

Lawrence Hall is a community of staff, volunteers, and board members dedicated to creating a society in which our children and their families are treated as valued and cherished members. Our Core Beliefs We cherish the children we care for and work with them to make positive moral decisions. We believe all children deserve to live a life that is free from physical, sexual, and emotional harm. We tell the truth about what children experience in our society. We advocate in the best interest of our children. We behave ethically and act at all times in creative rather than destructive ways. We value diversity and treat each other with consideration and appreciation of one another's worth.

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Special Education in DuPage County – SASED

The School Association for Special Education in DuPage County is a cooperative of 18 school districts providing services to 6,442 students with disabilities in DuPage County, Illinois.

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Little City Foundation

For more than 50 years, Little City FOundation has successfully created hope, changed lives and challenged the limits placed on children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Little City assists hundreds of children, adults and their families, by providing education, training, skills and encouragement that enable individuals to become their own hero.

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Center for Cultural Interchange

CCI is a nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace.

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Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

The Volunteer Center has been in existence since 1960 and currently refers over 12,000 people annually who serve approximately 15,000 individuals in need. The Volunteer Center has over 100 nonprofit partners and sponsors Days of Service throughout the year that people of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

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Rimland Services, NFP

Rimland Services, NFP is a non for profit organization working with adults diagnosed with autism. We were first established in 1970, and have continued to develop throughout the years. We currently serve over sixty adults with autism through our Developmental Training program in Evanston, Illinois. We also provide the majority of our clients with community living opportunities through twelve group homes in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

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Taproot Foundation Chicago

Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. We engage the nation's millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through our award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs.

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Clearbrook

Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and support for people with disabilities.

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The Josselyn Center

The Josselyn Center is a community mental health organization providing individual, family, and group counseling for the full range of mental health and substance abuse problems. We are pleased to offer these services on a sliding fee scale to people residing, working, or attending school in fifteen north suburban Chicago communities.

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Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes independent living through lifelong distance education programs for blind people, their families, and blindness service providers.

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