– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Meal Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to come alongside us and help serve our children through preparing dinners every week. This is an opportunity for our children to connect and create...

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House In The Wood Camp

House In The Wood provides Chicago’s inner city youth a safe space to experience nature, foster responsibility, and learn from positive role models. On 23 acres alongside Wisconsin’s Lake Delavan,...

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Camp Mariposa Mentors

Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to...

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Early Childhood Education In-Classroom Support

Volunteers assist preschool teachers and children ages 2-5 in small group program segments in literacy, art, science, story time, blocks, computer time, and meals. Extra hands are always help, and...

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After School Program

Each day, 200 Rowe Elementary scholars attend Northwestern Settlement’s After School program. Opportunities are available (and welcomed!) for volunteers to host various activities to engage our scholars. Past clubs have...

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Northwestern Settlement Garden

Together with Urban Growers Collective, Northwestern Settlement opened our very own vegetable garden this Spring. The garden is located provides our neighbors, scholars, staff, supporters and volunteers the opportunity to...

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Food Pantry & Emergency Services

The Food Pantry provides neighbors access to fresh produce, poultry and meats, and non-perishable food items, as well as basic household/furniture items, hygiene necessities and articles of clothing. Neighbors can...

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Get Involved with The Sports Shed

We are always looking for people to get involved to help us source quality sports equipment and connect us with sporting goods dealers or manufacturers to acquire uniforms and field...

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The Sports Shed Ambassador Board

The Ambassador Board is a group committed to increasing the Sports Shed’s visibility and impact. The Board will be throwing 4 quarterly social events to help fundraise and connect people...

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RETAIL SALES FLOOR ASSOCIATE (P/T & FT)

General Job Description Directly assist customers, help merchandise the sales floor, and play a vital role in making our retail experience a positive one. Top notch customer service skills are...

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Donations Coordinator/Scheduler (Part Time)

General Job Description A scheduling coordinator is similar to a front desk receptionist. You will speak with donors; manage emails and schedules for daily pickups while maintaining an accurate log/filing...

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Food and Servers for AJH Community Kitchen

Need volunteers to donate food and serve dinners at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen

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Counseling Center of the North Shore

Formerly known as Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield, Counseling Center of the North Shore is a private, not-for-profit community service organization that promotes the emotional well-being of individuals and families through quality, affordable counseling and psychotherapy.

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Small Groups to Prepare and Serve Meals alongside The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus

We are in need of groups of 4-6 people to prepare and serve food at our Health Outreach Bus stops.  Our Health Outreach Bus is out Sunday-Thursday each week, providing...

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Website Management

We are seeking a person to oversee the eAngel Community website and need your help.There are no exact hours, so employment will be flexible. The expected responsibilities and listed below....

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Working Bikes

Volunteering Working Bikes continues to operate today largely through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.  Individuals and groups looking to lend a hand are always welcomed. There are many ways...

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ReVive Center for Housing and Healing

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is a vital piece to the city’s west side, providing community assistance, life skills development and resources for thousands of families and almost a hundred permanent supportive housing clients. The experienced staff at ReVive have decades of experience in homeless counseling, work transitions and addiction treatment services.

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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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Bernie’s Book Bank Ongoing Opportunities

Bernie’s Book Bank offers volunteers drop-in and scheduled group sessions Monday through Saturday, weekly. Volunteers sort, sticker and package books for distribution to the 75,000 at-risk children that we serve. ...

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Christ Church Rummage Sale

The annual Christ Church Rummage Sale is one of the largest and oldest Rummage Sales in the country, attracting over 4,000 shoppers annually from Chicagoland, surrounding states -- and as far away as Canada. The sale is run each year by 400+ volunteers of all ages, some of whom have been working the sale for over 40 years. All proceeds from the sale are donated to area charities; last year over $300K in grants were awarded to over 50 nonprofits.

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Ongoing Opportunities with Connections for the Homeless

As a volunteer at Connections, you can: Cook breakfast or dinner for the residents at Hilda’s Place Transitional Shelter or make bag breakfasts or bag lunches for our drop in program (use the links to schedule a...

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Connections for the Homeless

Connections provides housing, employment and supportive services to move individuals and families out of the shadow of homelessness. Connections’ programs include Prevention, EntryPoint (Street Outreach), Hilda’s Place Transitional Shelter, Family...

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Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. One...

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Bernie’s Book Bank

Bernie’s Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where currently unused books are today, to where they are desperately needed. We do three things exceptionally well:  we collect hundreds of...

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Light and Leadership Initiative

  Light and Leadership Initiative’s mission is to respond to the needs of the women and children in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty,...

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Art, Decorating, Crafting, Creative Enthusiasts Wanted

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in various art projects, such as creating custom greeting cards, mosaic wall art, and jewelry making. Opportunities available Wednesday and...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Kenilworth Union Church Rummage

Many volunteers are needed to make the Rummage Sale a success. Customers come to this well known sale from all over the Chicago area as well as Indiana

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Ongoing Opportunities with INFANT

Help provide infant needs to over 60 social service agencies via collections of formula

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Ongoing Opportunities with Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage

We are constantly in need of volunteers to help orchestrate such a huge fundraising charitable event. Those who have worked a given number of hours can also shop during the...

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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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Ongoing Opportunities with Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILY The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club seeks volunteer host families to host it’s foreign exchange student from Turkey in their home for a period of 3-4 months. The...

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Working Bikes

Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.

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The Salvation Army

Activities range from direct service to indrect support. We have opportunities for groups and individuals on both an ongoing or one-time only basis.

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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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Kenilworth Union Church Rummage

Every July over 450 women, men and youth organize and work at the Rummage Sale, which generates proceeds for Kenilworth Union Church’s Christian Outreach agencies. Last year, the Rummage Sale...

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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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Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage

The Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage Sale sponsors a rummage sale with proceeds going to over 30 non-profit agencies throughout Chicago. A nonprofit used goods sale.

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INFANT, Inc.

NFANT, Inc. has been feeding needy babies in the Chicago area for over 25 years via deliveries to approximately 60 social service agencies. As an all-volunteer organization, our administrative costs are less than 2% of our expenses.

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