– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

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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Agency Oversight Committee

Oversee agencies that serve the community in broad areas that include Youth Drop-In Services, Counseling and Emotional Well-Being, Senior Services, Crisis Intervention, and others

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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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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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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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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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Event and Special Project Volunteers

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

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FRIENDLY CALLER/VISITOR – MAKE A DIFFERENCE

To assist older adults to age with dignity, CJE will link  trained volunteer callers and visitors to people in the community in order to enhance their wellness and independence. Support...

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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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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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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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Intake Assistant

Help our busy Intake Team in the Northfield Senior & Family Services office with phone, computer, and paperwork assistance. Volunteers are needed to retrieve voicemails, create callback lists, schedule benefit...

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Benefits Assistant

Volunteers are needed at the Northfield and Evanston locations to help individuals in the community apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a benefit provided for gas...

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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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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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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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Ongoing Opportunities with Open Communities

We need YOU… to become a Fair Housing Tester! By becoming a volunteer fair housing tester, you can help us foster a north suburban housing market that’s open to people...

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Kindness Connection

We believe that meaningful volunteer experiences have the power to inspire individuals to make a lifelong practice of giving their time and resources to charitable and civic causes. The Kindness...

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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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Shore Community Services, Inc.

  Shore’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports...

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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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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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Ongoing Opportunities with The Douglas Center

Volunteers are an important part of The Douglas Center. We continue to be blessed with volunteers who give of their time. Ongoing Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:...

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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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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 Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter

BECOME A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER: Join us for a brief introduction to the programs and volunteer opportunities at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter

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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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North Shore Art League

Each year, the NSAL's artist faculty, Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff work to keep true to our mission. We offer the community many varied arts experiences by: instructing more than 1,000 students annually, conducting workshops, tours and special programs, awarding high school scholarships, curating and hosting gallery exhibitions, sponsoring Art on the Village fine arts show and hosting our annual Members Art Show.

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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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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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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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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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Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter

Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter provides palliative care, hospice and grief support services to individuals and their loved ones. Midwest CareCenter was established in 1978 by volunteers who believed that every person deserves compassionate, dignified care at the end of life. Midwest CareCenter is the largest nonprofit, community-based hospice provider in the Chicago area.

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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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