– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Here are just a few of the organizations that might need your help.  If you don’t see anything on this list that interests you, visit the “Search Nonprofits” page on our site to search over 150 Nonprofits that might be looking for volunteers.

Glencoe Community Garden — Needs volunteers to help with everything from harvesting vegetables to making deliveries to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

Friends of the Green Bay Trail — Need lots of summer help weeding, watering and planting on the trail.

Bernie’s Book Bank — Help collect, sort and redistribute used books to families, youth organizations and communities in need.

The Night Ministry — Lots of short and long term opportunities for both individuals and groups to help with the lifesaving services they provide to homeless individuals 365 days a year.

North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) — Seeking volunteers of all ages to help provide seasonal recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities.

A Just Harvest Soup Kitchen — Needs volunteers of all ages to help in their Community Kitchen and help with their other programs.

Meals At Home — Desperately looking for drivers to deliver meals to the homebound, elderly and permanently or temporarily disabled on the North Shore.

New Trier Township Food Pantry — Desperately needs donations of nonperishable food to fill its shelves during the summer months.  Or, if you really want to make a difference, you can organize a food drive in your neighborhood — a meaningful summer family activity.  Check with the Food Pantry first to see what specific items they are looking for.

Haven Youth and Family Services — School’s out, Haven’s not.  Check out their website to see what programs they offer in the summer and see how you can help.

Yellow Tractor Project — Looking for volunteers to help with environmentally responsible gardens that empower people in need to improve their health and nutrition.

Working Bikes — There are lots of ways to help, including just “dropping in” during their regular volunteer hours to help collect, repair and distribute bikes to those in need.