– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

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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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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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 Chicago Botanic Garden

BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS Volunteers will welcome and educate our visitors at our new outdoor exhibit Butterflies & Blooms featuring hundreds of butterflies from around the world. Volunteers are stationed at...

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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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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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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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