– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Food Pantry Food Drives

Our Food Pantry doesn’t currently need volunteers — but we are always seeking individuals and groups willing to lead food collections at local grocery stores, parties, events, and local businesses...

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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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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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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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General Volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer generally come in two types:  projects and regular positions.  Volunteer projects vary in scope and duration, and come in all shapes and sizes!  Once you are a...

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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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Summer Lunch Program

Adult and teen volunteers needed Monday and Thursday 10:00-1:30 June through August; activities include interacting with kids during lunch and playing games, arts and crafts, sports, etc. Training is provided...

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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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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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A Just Harvest

The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.

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Help with Urban Garden

Volunteers needed in the area of urban agriculture and garden plots, assisting in greenhouse, building and managing Hoop House.

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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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Culinary Care Cook-Off on September 28, 2017

We need volunteers and corporate sponsors to help us with our biggest fundraiser of the year, our Culinary Care Cook-Off — a “Chopped” style event that partners corporate-sponsored teams with...

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Play It Forward Tennis Tournament on June 3, 2017

We are looking for lots of volunteers — and tennis players — to help us make our “Play It Forward” tennis tournament to feed the fight against cancer a success....

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Culinary Care

Seeking to ensure cancer patients and their families never have to struggle to get the nourishment they need to survive, we provide both the patients and their families with complementary meals while they undergo treatment.

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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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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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Volunteer Support at Country Garden & Antiques Faire

Volunteer opportunities at the Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire on June 17 and 18, 2016 include furniture refurbishing, staging, merchandising, transportation management, marketing and PR management. We have Faire...

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Event Planning for June Faire

For our annual Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire we need volunteers to assist in 6 months of planning and during the week of the faire in June

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Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope is a community of women committed to helping women and children break free of destitution and hunger to build futures of security and possibility. Our mission is to give entire communities the sustainable tools they need to feed families, educate children, improve health and become economically self-sufficient.

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CJE SeniorLife

The mission of CJE SeniorLife is to facilitate independence of older adults and to enhance quality of life by advocating on their behalf and by offering programs and services throughout the continuum of care for individuals, families and the community.

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