– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss



Shore’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports and services.

Shore provides a comprehensive array of services including: small, scattered, integrated living arrangements, a vocational center, senior and adult day programs, early intervention, in-home respite care and service facilitation. These programs are located in Evanston, Morton Grove and Skokie and serve nearly 400 individuals each year.

Opportunities Available with Shore Community Services, Inc.

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…


Ongoing Opportunities:

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 that you touch.

Please take a look at the list below for some of the volunteer opportunities available. To learn

more about volunteering, call 847-982-2030 ext. 11.

Help staff with individuals on outings.
Classroom Assistant

Assist staff in adult groups at SHORE’s Lois Lloyd Center.

Help clean SHORE’s facilities.
Early Intervention

Filing, typing, answering phones (any or all), office assistance.
Employment Opportunities

Help individuals obtain outside jobs.
Face-to-face Solicitation

Personally ask businesses, foundations and individuals for support.
General Mailing

Help development office to stuff, seal and sort large mailings.

Building repair, painting and upkeep.

Assist with gardening and other outside projects.
Lunchroom Supervisors

Assist individuals at lunch with serving, clean-up and socializing.
Major Gifts

Assist SHORE in developing relationships with businesses, foundations and individuals for support.

Assist with writing articles, taking photographs.
Production Helper

Assist at Training Center weekdays with on-going work training projects and quality control.
Re-Sale Shop

Help sell and/or contribute merchandise at agency re-sale shop called the Second Time Around Thrift & Gift Shop in Skokie. Volunteers are also needed periodically to help pick up leftover items from rummage sales, clothing drives, and other area homes and businesses.
SHORE Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center

Solicit job contracts for workshop production department.
Silent and Live Auction

Solicit items from retailers for spring benefit or golf outing.
Skills Advisor

Use your special talents to teach individuals skills such as balancing a checkbook, cooking, crafts, etc.
Spring Benefit

Assist at the actual event by selling raffle tickets, helping at checkout, and other activities.
Knights of Columbus' Annual Tootsie Roll Drive in September

Help can at area stores in Northbrook and Skokie. The fundraising drive is on Friday and Saturday in mid-September each year. SHORE receives support from local councils for assisting with this drive.