– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Front Desk Volunteer

We are looking for a few volunteers to serve as administrative support at our front desk. We are hoping to cover a total of 40 hours a week between 9AM-4PM...

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Information Guides at Wagner Farm

Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. Volunteer Information Guides greet guest, answer questions...

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Farmer’s Market Volunteers

The Glenview Farmer’s Market operates on Saturday mornings from June-October at Historic Wagner Farm. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the market, greet guests and answer questions...

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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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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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Data Entry – Excel

Research Data Entry We are interested in a volunteer looking for an opportunity  to input data for Research Department of a nonprofit agency that serves seniors on the North Side...

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Volunteer Database Setup and Maintenance

The Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage Sale has many volunteers working in various departments and capacities, and we would like to be able to communicate with them efficiently. We are looking...

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Data entry and admin support

Our Philanthropy department (one person) is in great need of a detail orientated person who has great computer skills for data entry and organization.  The position requires a 3 month...

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On-Line Sales

Rummage often receives specialty items which may have significant value to a limited audience. On-line selling can extend our audience and sometimes be better for special or seasonal or bulky...

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Electronics Recycler

Electronics Recycler Despite our attempts to be clear about what can be donated, Rummage often receives electronics that cannot be sold at the sale, and need to be recycled. We...

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Product Photographer, North Shore Exchange

We are seeking one or more photographers to join our team of merchandise photographers who shoot items for our online store. The product photography role is a critically important one to our business....

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Reading Tutor

We have an ongoing need for 1-to-1 literacy tutors during the school day for underserved students in grades K through 2.  Curriculum and ongoing training is provided.

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Reading Power Inc.

Our mission is to accelerate children's literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. Working in partnership with underserved schools, Reading Power provides one-to-one literacy tutoring during the school day for children in prekindergarten through 2nd grade in North Chicago and Zion.

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Holiday Volunteers to Pack and Deliver Meals

Volunteers are needed to help pack boxes of kosher holiday meals and deliver them to families in need throughout the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  Volunteers are needed...

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Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago

Maot Chitim's mission is the delivery of holiday foods to families and individuals in financial need in the Chicago Community, thus enabling them to observe the holiday in a kosher and dignified manner. Another important objective of our organization is to continue to provide an opportunity for all segments of the Jewish community to come together to volunteer in this heartwarming experience.

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Beacon Place

The mission at Beacon Place is to inspire and guide our neighborhood’s children and families toward a brighter tomorrow.  We do this through a community center and 6 core programs...

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Event and Special Project Volunteers

We have an ongoing need for volunteers to help with special events and special projects.

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Accounting and Financial Reporting Volunteer

We have a desperate need for a weekly or bi-monthly volunteer to help with accounting and financial reporting.

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Special Event Programming

Are you unable to commit to a weekly or regular volunteer schedule but still want to have a chance to help the Beacon Place kids and families? Consider volunteering to...

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Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board Operations

ASC’s Auxiliary Board focuses on strengthening the long-term viability of ASC. Two areas of focus include audience development and fundraising. Each year the Board operates a matching grant campaign and...

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Adventure Stage Chicago Trailblazers

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers ensemble is a FREE and unique mentoring program that places young people (9-16) with mentors who are professional theater artists. Student participants guide the program’s content...

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Golden Agers BINGO

Northwestern Settlement’s senior citizen group, known as the Golden Agers, meet every Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm September through May. This group of outgoing and active seniors participate in BINGO...

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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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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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Rust-Oleum Championship Volunteer Opportunity

June 4th-10th — Come see the future stars of the PGA Tour at the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club. The Rust-Oleum Championship is an event on the web.com tour. Each...

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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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Become a CJE Senior Life Emergency Department Eldercare Navigator (EDEN)

Would you like to become a trusted guide for Older Adults in the Glenbrook Hospital Emergency Department? Join EDEN: Emergency Department Eldercare Navigators. Emergency Room visits can take a damaging...

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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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Volunteer at the Winnetka Thrift Shop

Volunteers are needed to help  sort, greet shoppers and serve as cashiers at the Winnetka Thrift Shop, which provides funding to the Counseling Center of the North Shore.

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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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Various Ongoing Opportunities with ChildServ

Speak at a workshop for a youth program. Work with children on early learning skills while their parents attend parenting education programs. Become a one-on-one mentor for a youth or...

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Marketing/PR/Social Media/Website

Help us with all aspects of our Marketing Communications, including: General Communications Public Relations Website Development Social Media

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Grant and Scholarship Application Writer

We need experienced help writing applications for grants and scholarships.

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Clerical Assistant

Our human resources department is looking for help. The position would be assisting with filing and other HR duties. This position is a minimum of 10 hours per week any...

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Promotion and Marketing

Help us create awareness of our mission and ministry in the community.

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EXCEL Database Support/Computer Skills

Seeking volunteers with expertise in EXCEL database.  Also seeking volunteers with general computer skills.

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How-To Fest Ushers

How-To Fest volunteers are needed to usher patrons and visitors to various exhibits/sessions. Volunteers will be provided with programs to distribute on the day of event and use to guide...

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Could your imagination light up the streets of Highland Park?

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for volunteers who would like to walk in the Fourth of July parade this year. In lieu of a float we will be...

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Hold the phone…

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist in processing patron holds. Volunteers participating in this activity will be responsible for calling patrons to let them know...

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Shelving assistance, Material Processing, Sorting

Do you like to keep things organized and orderly? Then do we have the job for you. Volunteers engaged in this opportunity will be responsible for sorting recently returned items...

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Stitchcraft Volunteers Needed

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for stitch-crafty volunteers to assist with knitting, crocheting and sewing projects. Volunteers will be asked to assist youth in various craft projects. The...

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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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Board of Directors

WARMING HOUSE YOUTH CENTER Board Member Responsibilities   Since 1971, The Warming House Youth Center has served local youth as a drop-in Center.  Located in Howard Park in Wilmette, the...

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Website and Social Media Planning and Management

Our volunteer needs include website development and management, social media planning and management, marketing, and technology

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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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Collections Assistant

Work with the collection at the direction of our curator in organizing archives, processing collections and inventorying objects. Varied positions available, either desk opportunities, computer-based tasks or physical moving of...

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Scanning photographs

We have approximately 5,000 photographs in our collection, spanning 120 years. Only about 25% are digitized. We would love to have a volunteer who would like to scan photographs and...

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Center for Economic Progress

We offer a full-range of services to help families acquire the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to make sound financial choices. Tax Help CEP provides low-wage workers with free, high...

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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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Alzheimer’s Association

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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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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Volunteer as a Book Buddy!

A Book Buddy (BB) is a volunteer without a dog, working with the same small group of children each week for one hour in the Little Buddies program, Tail Blazers...

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Volunteer as a Dog Team!

A Dog Team (DT) is comprised of a volunter and their SitStayRead-certified reading assistance dog. Dog Teams work with one (or two) kid(s) at a time in either the Little...

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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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Samaritan Counseling Center

Psychotherapy comes form the two Greek words, psyche meaning soul, and therapeuein meaning to take care of or serve. So psychotherapy means serving the soul, not only treating it. We...

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Office Assistant

We have an opening for a volunteer who would enjoy doing clerical work. Requested amount of volunteer time in office: 2 hours per week, time is flexible. Seniors, Adults and...

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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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Ongoing Opportunities with Glencoe Community Garden

Our Planting Days in May will be posted soon. Harvest Days starting in June – drop in and help out! Tuesday mornings     7:30 – 9 Thursday mornings  ...

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Elyssa’s Mission

Elyssa’s Mission® funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® program in approximately 50 middle and high schools in Illinois through our partnership with Screening for Mental Health®, a Massachusetts-based organization...

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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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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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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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Clerical and other administrative support

Assist in various administrative duties that include but not limited to: filing, copying, scanning, mailings, creating information folders or packets, special projects, etc. Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from...

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Housing Opportunity Development Corporation

HODC's mission is to develop, manage and preserve the stock of housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income people throughout the northern suburbs.

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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 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 Elyssa’s Mission

COMMUNICATIONS Assist in grant writing, constant contact, social media (facebook, blog, web site), public speaking, and writing PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (SOS Signs of Suicide® program) Help Elyssa’s Mission with their program...

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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 Haven Youth and Family Services

Youth Board Haven offers area youth an opportunity to become more involved. Youth Board members have a chance to develop their leadership skills and help Haven grow as an agency....

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Ongoing Opportunities with Women’s Exchange

Program Facilitator: Community Outreach And Counseling, family therapy, spirituality. Two hours – weekly

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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 Creatively Caring

INTERNSHIP: Administrative Assistant-Intern Job Description The Intern will support the Directors in the development and implementation of Creatively Caring’s strategic plans and policies

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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 VITA at Oakton Community College

Become an ESL Tutor Learn how to teach English as a Second Language and volunteer to teach adults. One on one or small group teaching to help them become more...

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Ongoing Opportunities with SPARK Chicago

FALL 2012 MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES Host a 7th or 8th grader at your workplace to help them set goals and dream big! Spark apprenticeships take place at the workplace 2 hours...

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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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Ongoing Opportunities with Cancer Wellness Center

FLEXIBLE OFFICE VOLUNTEER The Flex. Office Volunteer will welcome individuals to the Cancer Wellness Center

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Charmm’d Foundation

Charmm'd works with nonprofits to increase the effectiveness of their leadership, and achieve their missions, through the practice of emotional intelligence and ethical reflection.

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Morrison Shearer Foundation

The Morrison-Shearer Foundation promotes new creativity in the arts by perpetuating the legacies of dancer-choreographer Sybil Shearer and photographer Helen Balfour Morrison.

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City of Evanston

The City of Evanston has created, along with important community partners, Volunteer Evanston, a program with the aim of connecting volunteers to organizations and opportunities within Evanston.

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Winnetka Historical Society

Founded in 1932, the Winnetka Historical Society educates people on the stories of our past, in an effort to enrich our present and inspire our future. We promote awareness of Winnetka's heritage through artifact collection and preservation, public access to our research center, and enlightening programs, exhibits and publications.

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SOS Children’s Villages Illinois

The model of care employed by SOS Children's Villages Illinois is part of a 62-year international tradition. The SOS Children's Villages model differs from traditional foster care in emphasizing the following four components: o Children stay together with their siblings o Children receive care and supprt from a full-time, professionally trained foster parent o Children grow up in private, single-family homes o Children benefit from the support of the Village, designed as an intentional community

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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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Glencoe Junior High Project

GJHP, a non-profit social service organization based at Glencoe’s Central School, aims to build an inclusive community that fosters self-confidence and positive social behavior through the play, as well as meaningful social service projects and supervised social activities. For more information, www.gjhp.org.

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