North Shore Senior Center


About North Shore Senior Center

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.

We seek volunteers to help with various programs, including Social Services, House of Welcome, Lifelong Learning, Escorted Transportation, Development and Marketing.

 

 

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Current Opportunities at North Shore Senior Center

Gardening Volunteer

Help maintain our outside garden areas!  We are seeking individuals to help with the maintenance of the raised beds and garden areas at our Northfield location.  We are seeking a volunteer 1-3 hours a month in fall/winter and 10 hours/month in the spring/summer seasons.

  • : 161 Northfield road
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Environmental & Nature

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Assistant

Seeking 1-2 volunteers for our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program.  On the 2nd Monday of the month, volunteers will assist the Childcare specialist with childcare duties at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston from 6:30-8:30 pm.  You will help with activities, snack time and clean-up.  Dinner  provided.

  • : Levy Senior Center, Evanston
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Categories: Education, Youth
Days: Monday
Times: Evenings

AARP Tax-Aide Assistant

Before you know it tax season will be here!  WE need volunteers to help seniors file their taxes. Consider volunteering for this AARP affiliated program which runs February through April.

  • : 161 Northfield road
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Categories: Seniors
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Times: Evenings

Niles Social Service Support

Work with Niles office North Shore Senior Care Coordinators to assist seniors in need. If you have a few hours to spare once or twice a month, make phone calls to check-in with clients and perform light office work.

  • : 7900 Milwaukee Ave., Niles
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Seniors
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Times: Evenings

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 two-week turn on a rotating schedule.

  • : your home
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Categories: Health & Wellness, Seniors
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Times: Evenings

House of Welcome Program Assistants

Make a difference in the lives of persons with memory loss by interacting with participants in the home-like setting of the House of Welcome Adult Day Services Program.  The HOW serves older adults living with memory loss, usually Alzheimer’s disease, and provides a structured group program of therapeutic activities M-F. You will assist with activities or spend time one-on-one with participants. Volunteer hours are flexible and training is provided, if no previous experience. We ask volunteers to commit to a morning or afternoon shift once per week.

    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
    Categories: Health & Wellness, Seniors
    Days: Saturday, Sunday
    Times: Evenings

    Social Services Phone Support

    We are looking for a volunteer to assist at the Social Services Reception Desk answering phones.  Computer skills are not needed for this position; a pleasant demeanor, good customer service skills, and dependability are the traits we’re looking for.

    • : 161 Northfield road
    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
    Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Poverty & Homelessness, Seniors
    Days: Saturday, Sunday
    Times: Evenings

    Lifelong Learning Front Desk Volunteer

    The Lifelong Learning Department is looking for a volunteer to man the front desk  and assist customers by answering questions and providing information about programs and membership. All information would be accessed in the computer, so computer skills are required.

    • : 161 Northfield road
    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
    Categories: Education, Professional Development & Training, Seniors
    Days: Saturday, Sunday
    Times: Evenings

    Escorted Tranportation Services Driver

    Would you drive to save a life?  Every day seniors in your neighborhood miss important medical appointments, simply because they couldn’t get there.  Sign up to be an Escorted Transportation Driver; you may be surprised at what you get in return. Help with this critical need while enjoying the company of an appreciative senior.

    • : North Shore suburbs
    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
    Times: Afternoons, Mornings

    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!

    • : North Shore suburbs
    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
    Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Seniors

    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 and electric bills, Medicaid, SNAP and other programs. Volunteers should be comfortable using a computer, demonstrate attention to detail, and have good verbal and written communication skills. We ask for a time commitment of approximately ½ day per week.
     

    • : 161 Northfield road and Evanston
    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
    Categories: Health & Wellness, Seniors
    Days: Saturday, Sunday
    Times: Evenings

    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.

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