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

- Dr. Seuss

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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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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Electronics Recycler

Electronics Recycler Despite our attempts to be clear about what can be donated, Rummage often receives electronics that cannot be sold at the sale, and need to be recycled. We...

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Variety of Ongoing Volunteer Needs

Volunteers: Our partners in the crusade to end blood cancers. Our volunteers make a significant impact while selflessly dedicating their time and talent to achieve our mission. With countless ways...

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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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Home Delivered Meals Drivers and Runners

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Volunteer for Yards That Work yard tour

On Sunday, July 22 from 10am – 2pm, Go Green Winnetka is hosting its inaugural Yards That Work tour, a bike and carpooling tour of six yards in Winnetka that...

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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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Speech Support Volunteer

Speech support volunteer to work with children in our Language Link program under the direction of a speech therapist

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Seeking Board Members

Awe are always looking for engaged Board members, especially those with financial backgrounds.

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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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Accounting and Financial Reporting Volunteer

We have a desperate need for a weekly or bi-monthly volunteer to help with accounting and financial reporting.

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Special Event Programming

Are you unable to commit to a weekly or regular volunteer schedule but still want to have a chance to help the Beacon Place kids and families? Consider volunteering to...

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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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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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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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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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Public Advocacy Meetings

Attend Go Green Winnetka and Village Council meetings

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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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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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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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Art Advocate

Volunteers needed to serve as Art Advocates, working directly with our participants at one of several sites around Chicago. Volunteer once or twice a year for specific project that we...

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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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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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RETAIL SALES FLOOR ASSOCIATE (P/T & FT)

General Job Description Directly assist customers, help merchandise the sales floor, and play a vital role in making our retail experience a positive one. Top notch customer service skills are...

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Donations Coordinator/Scheduler (Part Time)

General Job Description A scheduling coordinator is similar to a front desk receptionist. You will speak with donors; manage emails and schedules for daily pickups while maintaining an accurate log/filing...

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Ongoing Opportunities with BackYard Nature Center

BackYard Nature Center connects children and adults with the wonders of nature in New Trier Township. The organization provides habitat restoration and educational opportunities at the Skokie Lagoons, local parks,...

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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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Let’s Do Lunch! Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals

1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger. You can change that with just 2 hours a week. Meal Delivery Volunteers pick up prepared meals and deliver to seniors and homebound...

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Kid’s Group Assistant

Time: Tuesday evenings from approximately 6:00pm to 8:00pm   Commitment: Requires a 12-month commitment to volunteer weekly (with a “substitute” list available for occasional schedule changes). Occasionally there are opportunities...

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Holiday Donations Helper

Help to sort and organize Holiday Donations.

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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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Volunteer at the Holiday Give, Sip, and Shop in Winnetka

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Holiday Give, Sip, and Shop in Winnetka’s shopping districts. The event is hosted by Winnetka Youth Organization and a percentage of proceeds from...

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Sorting Jewelry

Help to sort donated jewelry in our resale store in Niles. Flexible day and time.

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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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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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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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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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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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Volunteer at the Winnetka Thrift Shop

Volunteers are needed to help  sort, greet shoppers and serve as cashiers at the Winnetka Thrift Shop, which provides funding to the Counseling Center of the North Shore.

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Personal Shopper

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Event planner

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Greeter

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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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Become a Foster Parent

Become a foster parent and give a child a home.  

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Board member

Join the Auxiliary Board to help fundraise and grow awareness about ChildServ

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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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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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Mentor for Young Adults with Disabilities

Help young adults with disabilities build workplace skills

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Social Media Intern for JJs List

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Promotion and Marketing

Help us create awareness of our mission and ministry in the community.

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Legal Advice

Need volunteer(s) to provide legal support and counsel on an ad hoc and ongoing basis.

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EXCEL Database Support/Computer Skills

Seeking volunteers with expertise in EXCEL database.  Also seeking volunteers with general computer skills.

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Grant Writing

Seeking individuals with grant writing experience to help identify grant opportunities and write applications.

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Board Development and Board Secretary

Looking for potential new Board members.  Also seeking a Secretary to attend and record minutes of Board meetings.

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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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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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Hold the phone…

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist in processing patron holds. Volunteers participating in this activity will be responsible for calling patrons to let them know...

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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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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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Collections Assistant

Work with the collection at the direction of our curator in organizing archives, processing collections and inventorying objects. Varied positions available, either desk opportunities, computer-based tasks or physical moving of...

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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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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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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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Artist Mentor

The Arts of Life continually creates an environment that is trusting, nurturing, and respectful. We are all equals in this space and should be given the most respect possible. We...

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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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Create happy memories with people with disabilities

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We...

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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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Volunteer as a Book Buddy!

A Book Buddy (BB) is a volunteer without a dog, working with the same small group of children each week for one hour in the Little Buddies program, Tail Blazers...

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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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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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Board Members

We are looking for Board members committed to our mission of serving those in need through organizational leadership.

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Office Assistant

We have an opening for a volunteer who would enjoy doing clerical work. Requested amount of volunteer time in office: 2 hours per week, time is flexible. Seniors, Adults and...

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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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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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Consultant

ESC is recruiting senior-level leaders in the business, nonprofit and public agency and professional sectors to join our members corps as consultants and/or coaches.  Qualified candidates should have 20+ years...

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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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Marketing, Development or Creative Artist volunteer needed

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities to develop their small business by taking pictures of their merchandise they created (i.e. greeting cards, mosaic art, and jewelry) and updating our online store....

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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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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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Art, Decorating, Crafting, Creative Enthusiasts Wanted

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in various art projects, such as creating custom greeting cards, mosaic wall art, and jewelry making. Opportunities available Wednesday and...

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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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Ongoing Opportunities with Lambs Farm

If you are interested in getting more information on volunteer activities

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