– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Special Gifts Theatre/Stage Crew

We are looking for volunteers to help with stage crew members for our upcoming performance of the musical, Bye Bye Birdie.  This would be under the supervision of our Stage...

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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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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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Winnetka Holiday Give, Sip, and Shop!

On Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th, if the customer says “I AM SHOPPING WITH WINNETKA YOUTH ORGANIZATION”, they can receive exclusive discounts, free drinks & treats, and a...

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Social Service Saturday – Stuff Envelopes for Youth Program Fundraising

The Winnetka Youth Organization is opening its doors to the community. Here is your chance to find out what we are all about! Come to the Winnetka Youth Organization during...

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Social Service Saturday Trinity Church Pumpkin Sale

Date & Time: October 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Description:  Trinity Church in Wilmette is hosting its annual pumpkin sale! Help move, lift, and carry pumpkins for customers...

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Social Service Saturday Wagner Farm

Date & Time: October 13th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Description:  Help Wagner Farm set up for its Harvest Supper event! Assist in organizing the space and getting it...

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Social Service Saturday Bike Winnetka Cheering

Date & Time: September 29th, 2018 @ 2:50 pm – 4:00 pm Bike Winnetka is a scenic ride through Winnetka for all ages, and they need volunteers to guide and...

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Social Service Saturday Beach Cleanup

Date & Time: September 15th, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Summer is coming to a close, so let’s clean up our beaches! In partnership with the Ocean Conservancy’s...

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Feed My Starving Children

Pack dried meals to help feed children around the world! Do your part to end world hunger. Transportation is available, but space is limited, so it’s first-come, first-serve!   For...

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Skokie Lagoons Volunteering

Date: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 Time: 10am to 1pm Remove invasive plants from Skokie Lagoons with the Forest Preserve of Cook County! Work with other volunteers to remove invasive species...

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Bernie’s Book Bank Volunteering August 2018

Date: August 25, 2018 Time: 9am to 11am We’ll be sorting children’s books to donate to kids without access to them! Transportation available from the Winnetka Youth Organization, upon request...

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Soup Kitchen Volunteering

The Winnetka Youth Organization is looking for volunteers for our trip to an Evanston soup kitchen on July 28th, from 11:00 to 12:30! Experience the rewarding feeling of helping in...

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We Have Various Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Public Outreach at Markets and Festivals Planners for Annual Fair second Sunday in March Shift Volunteers at Annual Fair second Sunday in March Leaders for Bird or Nature Walks Various...

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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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Volunteer for Clean-Ups and Environmental Fairs

Participate in local clean-ups and environmental fairs in Winnetka and in conjunction with other area Go Green groups

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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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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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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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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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Logistic Center Volunteer

    WINGS Volunteer Position Description   Title: Logistic Center Volunteer   Staff Partner: Logistic Center Manager   Location:       WINGS Logistic Center 1265 Oakton St. Elk Grove   Age:...

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Prairie State Half Marathon helper

Help with registration, Course Marshal and Water station. October 7th, from 6:45 to 11:45am 343 Old McHenry Rd. Long Grove, Illinois 60047 Contact Bruna at bsrb@wingsprogram for more information

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Ongoing Opportunities with NSSRA

Assist NSSRA Recreation Specialists in providing seasonal recreation programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities in a fun, safe environment. Programs include social outings, Special Olympics, fitness programs, music,...

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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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2nd Annual Sanctuary 5K

Looking for runners and walkers to join our 5K on June 24, 2017, that celebrates and defends racial, economic, religious, ethnic and social diversities that are inherent in Chicago.

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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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Assist with Holiday Drive

Assist with our next Holiday Gift Drive. (From October through December of each year).

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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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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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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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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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Ongoing Opportunities with Connections for the Homeless

As a volunteer at Connections, you can: Cook breakfast or dinner for the residents at Hilda’s Place Transitional Shelter or make bag breakfasts or bag lunches for our drop in program (use the links to schedule a...

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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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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 Elyssa’s Mission

COMMUNICATIONS Assist in grant writing, constant contact, social media (facebook, blog, web site), public speaking, and writing PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (SOS Signs of Suicide® program) Help Elyssa’s Mission with their program...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Presbyterian Homes

Volunteers work in more than 40 different activity areas

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Ongoing Opportunities with Youth Connection

If you’d like to learn more about Youth Connection

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Ongoing Opportunities with The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

The Volunteer Center is always interested in new board members

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Ongoing Opportunities with INFANT

Help provide infant needs to over 60 social service agencies via collections of formula

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Ongoing Opportunities with Good News Partners

ADMINISTRATIVE Willingness to perform administrative tasks. May include computer

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Ongoing Opportunities with Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence needs volunteer assistance to successfully reduce gun violence. Volunteer opportunities are available in Chicago and Springfield

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Ongoing Opportunities with New Trier Township

More than 40 individual volunteers utilize their skills

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Ongoing Opportunities with Creatively Caring

INTERNSHIP: Administrative Assistant-Intern Job Description The Intern will support the Directors in the development and implementation of Creatively Caring’s strategic plans and policies

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Ongoing Opportunities with American Red Cross

JOIN OUR TEAM At the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago there are 3

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Ongoing Opportunities with Project Linus

We are always in need of your help to assist us in fulfilling our mission. You can donate home-made blankets by becoming a blanketeer

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