– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss


The mission of North Shore Senior Center is to foster the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in and contribution toward all aspects of community life.

Social Services, House of Welcome, Lifelong Learning, Fitness Center, Volunteers, Development and Marketing




Opportunities Available with North Shore Senior Center

Friendly Visitors

Visit a senior in his/her home a few times each month. Engage in conversation and activities such as games, projects, etc. Make someone’s day, make a friend!


Life Stories Production Volunteer

Do you have a talent for audio production? An interest in preserving life histories? Receive training to transfer people’s recorded oral histories onto CDs for them to keep or share.


Technology Learning Center Instructors and Coaches

Share your computer, tablet and/or cell phone knowledge with others! Teach a class or help out during our Friday “Open Labs.”


Social Services Program Support

Work with clients on their applications for Medicaid, PSI (Prevention of Spousal Impoverishment) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.) Training provided.


Escorted Tranportation Services Driver

Transport seniors in your car to and from medical and dental appointments. Help with this critical need while enjoying the company of an appreciative senior.


Escorted Transportation Service Coordinator

Support our volunteer transportation service as a coordinator. You will retrieve phone message requests from our clients and pair them with available drivers. Each of our four coordinators serves a…


House of Welcome Program Assistants

Support participants and staff in our fabulous day program for individuals with memory loss. Assist as participants enjoy discussion groups, cultural activities and social events. Musical interest or talent is a…


Clerical Assistant in Social Services

If you have a few hours to spare once or twice a month, our busy Social Service office in Northfield can use your help with filing.


House of Welcome Volunteer Open House

Make a difference in the community! Join us for House of Welcome Adult Day Services’ Open House and learn about volunteer opportunities. Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 p.m….


Lunch Volunteers for House of Welcome

House of Welcome is looking for volunteers to assist during our daily lunchtime from 12:00-2. This would entail helping serve lunch to HOW participants, interacting with them and striking up…


Senior and Family Services Office Administrative Assistance

Help out at our Senior and Family Services office in Northfield. Volunteers are needed to assist with filing and other office clerical work.  The days are flexible, but we are…


Social Services Phone Support

We are looking for a volunteer to assist at the Social Services Reception Desk answering phones on an as-needed basis.  Computer skills are not needed for this position; a pleasant demeanor,…


Lifelong Learning Front Desk Volunteer

The Lifelong Learning Department is looking for a volunteer to sit at the front desk on an as-needed basis. This person would assist customers by answering questions and providing information…


Hot Dog Day Volunteer

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help prepare and set up hot dogs for the Men’s Club Hot Dog Day that takes place on the second Tuesday of each month.  Set…


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…


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…


Ongoing Opportunities:

As a volunteer at North Shore Senior Center, your unique skills can be used in meaningful ways. We have hundreds of volunteer opportunities for seniors where you can use your personal or professional talents. Or, you can work with us to customize a new volunteer opportunity based on your abilities and preferences. Your choices range from the simple to the sophisticated and from the occasional role to daily responsibilities.

Drive seniors in your car to medical and dental appointments. Flexible schedule; accept requests only when convenient for you. A wonderful opportunity to be of real help! And you'll enjoy meeting and talking with the seniors! Perfect family opportunity.

Develop a wonderful friendship with a senior by visiting in his/her home every week or two. Share stories, look at old photos, play games, watch a ball game, etc. Brighten someone's day with your presence and care! Perfect Opportunity for the Entire Family!