– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Birthday Party Greeter Volunteer

Work alongside Museum staff to ensure every child’s birthday is celebrated successfully! You will be sitting at our Birthday Party Table greeting the excited children and their families providing excellent...

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Floor Guide Volunteer

Be one of the friendly faces that help enhance guest’s experiences, and learning through interaction in our Museum exhibits. Assist the Museum staff by ensuring a safe and clean environment...

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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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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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High School Peer Jury Program

Every year we look for motivated high school students who attend public and private New Trier Township schools, to serve on the High School Peer Jury.   juvenile diversion program...

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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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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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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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After School Homework and Tutoring Programs

During the school year kids need extra support to do well in school. Teen and adult volunteers are needed afterschool until 5:30 Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings 8:45 until...

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Summer Tutoring Programs

Are you looking to help kids learn over the summer? We need adult and teen volunteers to work one on one and in small groups Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

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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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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 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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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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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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Volunteer Mentor for At-Risk Students

The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a volunteer-based group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood. It offers unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students...

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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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The Sports Shed Ambassador Board

The Ambassador Board is a group committed to increasing the Sports Shed’s visibility and impact. The Board will be throwing 4 quarterly social events to help fundraise and connect people...

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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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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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Coach/Student Mentor

If you want to guide a student, help them envision their future, and realize their college dreams, coaching may be for you. Each coach will be paired with a student...

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Read to Achieve Reader (R2A)

Reading is an essential life skill and all of our W2C students will benefit from improving their reading abilities. Read to Achieve takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

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Tutor

Many W2C students need extra help to succeed in school. If you enjoy helping students learn in subjects ranging from English and math to Spanish and science (even German!) tutoring...

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Waukegan to College

Waukegan to College creates brighter futures for students, families and the community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.

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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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Summer Program Manager Assistant

Looking for help managing the One Summer Chicago program. The One Summer Chicago program is a 7 week employment program for youth in high-school. Youth receive a summer job and also get...

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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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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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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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Assist with Grant Writing

Help write grant proposals to fund food, medicine and school supplies for orphans in Kenya.  

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Assist with Events

  Assist with fundraising events, passing out flyers, etc.

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Fred Outa Foundation

The Fred Outa Foundation is devoted to improving the lives of orphans in wartorn and poverty stricken countries. Specifically, the foundation works with orphan children who live in Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation raises money to help provide basic food, medicine and school supplies for the students of Spurgeons Academy and St. Esther's Girls High School, located in Kibera Slum, Nairobi.

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Winnetka Community Nursery School

Dear Friends of the Winnetka Children’s Fair, For the past 70 years, the Winnetka Children’s Fair has kicked off summer vacation for the children in our community. The Fair is...

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After School Tutor

The purpose of this position is to provide academic support for students. Tutors provide our students structured time to develop, enhance, and reinforce core STEM, literacy, research, and communication skills....

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Field Experience Assistant Teacher

The purpose of this position is to provide supervision support and guidance for students as they travel with their academic classes on weekly field trips. Volunteers are expected to know...

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After School Supervisor

The purpose of this position is to provide supervision support and guidance for students. Volunteers are expected to know and enforce GCE’s Code of Conduct and help to provide a...

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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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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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Board Members

Angles is seeking Board members to begin a 3-year term in July of 2015. Our programs include health education (mostly sex education) for grades 5-12, a reproductive health care clinic...

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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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Alliance for Early Childhood

The Alliance for Early Childhood promotes healthy growth and development of children by providing support and services to the parents and teachers who care for and teach them.

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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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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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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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Bernie’s Book Bank

Bernie’s Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where currently unused books are today, to where they are desperately needed. We do three things exceptionally well:  we collect hundreds of...

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center seeks to provide quality, comprehensive, client-centered services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. These services are provided in partnership with the survivor in the spirit of equality, free from judgment or oppression.

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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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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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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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Computer Training

Teach and train adults w/ developmental disabilities to learn the basics of using a computer. Such tasks would include training our individuals on E-Mail, Internet searches, typing, etc. This volunteer...

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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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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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Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Illinois Council

The mission of the Northeast Illinois Council Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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