– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Volunteer Staff at Northbrook Court

At our Northbrook Court space – Check-in participants, engage them in our projects/mission, answer questions, help reserve groups and parties, clean up supplies and maintain store, restock and inventory supplies. Project and...

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Chicago Chess Center

Our mission is primarily educational: to be not merely a chess CLUB but a chess SCHOOL, providing instruction and training to players of all ages and skill levels, including providing instruction to Chicago Title I schools. We also seek to offer a welcoming and safe place for a diverse group of people to play chess and connect with groups whom distance and differences have kept apart.

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Retail Sales Assistant

Passionate about fashion and giving back? Join our growing volunteer team. North Shore Exchange, https://northshoreexchange.org, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard...

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Culture Shock Chicago

Culture Shock® utilizes Hip Hop & urban dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.

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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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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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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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13th Annual Seeds of Service

Seeds of Service is a community gardening project that AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts every year in Humboldt Park with 7-9 community gardens. The goal is to raise awareness about the...

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9th Annual Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and youth make 365 days a year. Every year,...

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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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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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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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Mentor

The Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative (Right Turn)TM of Lawrence Hall’s Project Work uses a three-phase career development model to promote the successful transition of Right Turn youth to employment,...

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Staff Members

We look for new staff members on an ongoing basis.  Staff members must have at least junior standing in college.  We prefer that undergraduate and graduate level students have some...

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Youth Leadership Board

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply to become a member of the Warming House Youth Leadership Board.  YLB teens are responsible for assisting with fundraising events, doing outreach...

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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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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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Join the WYO Board of Directors

Join Our Board of Directors: Community members with an interest in area teens are encouraged to join the board of the Winnetka Youth Organization. The board meets the 3rd Wednesday...

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Girls on the Run – Chicago

Girls on the Run-Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit after-school program that uses the power of running to educate and prepare 3rd-8th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The innovative program combines training for a celebratory 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

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Winnetka Public School Nursery

Winnetka Public School Nursery (WPSN) is a private, play-based preschool with classes for ages 16 months through Junior Kindergarten.

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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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Community Council for International Students at Northwestern University

CCIS is dedicated to making Northwestern University's international community feel welcome in this country, community and at the University by providing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas information and friendship through a variety of social and supportive programs.

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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 Glencoe Youth Services

Board Members: GYS is a small teen drop in center located in Glencoe. Currently we are looking for new board members who are interested in helping the teens of Glencoe...

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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 Warming House Youth Center

Board Members: Working with our board of directors is a great way to support the youth of our community

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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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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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Woman’s Club of Evanston

The Woman's Club of Evanston is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

The YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

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Lake County Fair

The Lake County Fair needs YOU for another successful year! Volunteer at the Information Booth, be a greeter, and assist with the fair exhibits! Apply online @ www.lcfair.com

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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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Warming House Youth Center

Warming House staff members provide teen supervision during all open shift hours. They aim primarily to create a welcoming, nurturing and accepting atmosphere so that teens feel at home at the Center.

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Glencoe Youth Services

GYS offers teens a place where they can confide in staff, meet new friends and participate in a wide range of activities that are geared toward aiding the youth of the community, and the community at large.

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Youth Connection

RAD (Recreational Academic Development) a supervised after school meeting place for 5th and 6th graders at Highcrest Middle School . The DEN is a supervised after school meeting place for 7th and 8th graders at Wilmette Junior High School. The Art Club at WJHS is a supervised after school activity. The Homework Clubs are available at both schools. Youth Connection sponsors the Fall Theatre Experience at HMS and The Spring Theatre Experience, the Spring Musical at WJHS. We sponsor community service projects and fun parties like a Halloween movie event (Creature Feature) at WJHS, and TGIF a Mardi Gras themed event at HMS. YC and Kiss 103.5 FM co-sponsor Battle of the Bands-an annual event for young local bands and solo musicians. For more information go to www.youthconnectionwilmette.org.

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Mallinckrodt Active Adult Center of the Wilmette Park District

The Mallinckrodt Community Center is an activity center for adults 50 plus, located in beautiful Mallinckrodt Park, that provides a gathering place for special programs, classes, events, trips and more.

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Woman’s Club of Wilmette

The Woman’s Club of Wilmette continues its mission of service by hosting several annual events such as a rummage sale and an antique show as well as making annual contributions to various service organizations that provide aid to victims of domestic violence, to youth at risk, or to military personnel.

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Glencoe Park District

The Glencoe Park District strives to serve the community faithfully by developing and maintaining quality facilities, open spaces, and recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. To that end the District shall at all times provide responsive and courteous service, exercise fiscal prudence, and manifest environmental awareness. Where possible, the Park District shall cooperated with other community organizations and agencies to enrich further the lives of Glencoe residents.

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Presbyterian Homes

Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit corporation providing the highest level of quality residential communities, health care programs, and services for older adults from diverse backgrounds. Through its programs and...

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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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Winnetka Community House

The mission of the Winnetka Community House is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families, and friends by providing educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. This privately supported unique facility does not receive tax dollars. Educational, cultural, social, recreational activities for people of all ages on the North Shore.

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Youth Organizations Umbrella

Since 1971, Y.O.U. (Youth Organizations Umbrella) has proudly served youth and families in Evanston, Illinois. We provide learning enrichment, social development, and emotional support to over 300 youth and their families each year. It is our goal that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence and opportunity to participate fully, freely and responsibly in the life our community.

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