Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Lincolnwood Turkey Trot
Updated date: 10/16/2014 - 1:52pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Teens
Kids
Groups
Type of Position:
Local Government
Outdoors & Environment
Sports & Recreation
Name of the Organization or Business: Village of Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation Department
Address:
Proesel Park
7055 Kostner Avenue United States
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: 847.677.9740
Contact Person:
Melissa Rimdzius
Internship: Yes
Temporary or Ongoing: Temporary
Possible Hours:
7am-12pm
Description of Position:
The 38th Annual Lincolnwood Turkey Trot is right around the corner on November 23rd, and we are seeking your help! The Village of Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department is looking for student and adult volunteers to bundle up and brave the weather while providing support for approximately 2000 runners on Sunday, November 23rd. A variety of volunteer assignments are available, including: course marshal, water station, packet pick-up, finish line, gear check, sponsorship tent, registration, and the Drumstick Dash youth race. Attached is the volunteer response form, which includes a description of each assignment.The continued success of this community event is due to the wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who join us each year! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 847-677-9740 before November 7th.  
Requirements for Position:
All ages are welcome; youth under the age of 16 must be supervised by a friend or family member age 16 or older.
Outdoor Workday
Updated date: 09/24/2014 - 12:20pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Type of Position:
Outdoors & Environment
Name of the Organization or Business: Emily Oaks Nature Center - Skokie Park District
Address:
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847.677.7001
Contact Person:
Sarah Sheldon
Internship: Yes
Temporary or Ongoing: Ongoing
Possible Hours:
Varies.
Description of Position:
Join in restoring the oak savanna (grassland) to a healthy and diverse condition.  Work includes brush and weed removal, seed collecting, and cattail control.  Training and tools provided.  Workdays held monthly. 
Group Service Project
Updated date: 09/24/2014 - 12:18pm
Type of Applicant:
Groups
Type of Position:
Outdoors & Environment
Name of the Organization or Business: Emily Oaks Nature Center – Skokie Park District
Address:
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847.677.7001
Contact Person:
Sarah Sheldon
Internship: Yes
Temporary or Ongoing: Ongoing
Possible Hours:
Please call 847-677-7001 to co-ordinate time and task.
Description of Position:
Looking for a service project for your group?Emily Oaks offers a variety of volunteer projects, including trail improvement, transplanting wildflowers or shrubs, maintaining picnic tables and benches, and helping with land restoration tasks, like brush cutting.
Wildflower Workday
Updated date: 09/24/2014 - 12:17pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Type of Position:
Outdoors & Environment
Name of the Organization or Business: Emily Oaks Nature Center – Skokie Park District
Address:
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847.677.7001
Contact Person:
Sarah Sheldon
Internship: Yes
Temporary or Ongoing: Ongoing
Possible Hours:
Varies.
Description of Position:
Help plant, tend, and harvest seeds from the Wildflower Gardens.  Training provided.  Workdays are monthly. 
Walk for NAMI CCNS 2014
Updated date: 09/16/2014 - 7:57pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Teens
Kids
Groups
Type of Position:
Animals
Children
Community Service
Education
Healthcare
Office
Outdoors & Environment
Professional
Seniors
Special Needs
Work at Events
Name of the Organization or Business: NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS COOK COUNTY NORTH SUBURBAN
Organization Website: http://WWW.NAMICCNS.ORG
Address:
BLUE STAR MEMORIAL WOODS
701 E. LAKE
GLENVIIEW, IL 60077
Phone: 847.716.2252
Contact Person:
Susan Ockerlund
Internship: Yes
Temporary or Ongoing: Temporary
Possible Hours:
9am-10am Saturday October 18, 2014
Description of Position:

Mental illness affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States.

People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery.

Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.

NAMI has been the driving force behind a national investment in lifesaving research, parity for mental health care, increased housing and to ensure that treatments and services are available to those in need when they need them most.

NAMI awareness efforts have successfully addressed the stigma of mental illness, ensuring the decrease of barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s signature education programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of families and individuals.

As the need remains, so will NAMI.

Walk

Join the thousands of concerned citizens in over 85 communities across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure vital, free NAMI programs and services are available to provide help and hope to those in need.

Walk on Saturday October 18 at (check in 9 am-walks 10am) at the Blue Star Memorial woods in Glenview.

NAMI Cook County North Suburban recently gathered to kick off the walk on August 28.

Call 847-716-2252 for more information or sign up at www. namiccns.org

 

Author's Research Assistant
Updated date: 07/16/2014 - 3:09pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Teens
Type of Position:
Arts & Culture
Computers & Technology
Seniors
Name of the Organization or Business: Once Upon Our Times Publishing Company
Organization Website: http://www.onceuponourtimes.com
Address:
Jefferson Park, Chicago IL
Phone: 773.853.2355
Contact Person:
Sharon Sultan Cutler
Internship: This position is considered an internship opportunity
Possible Hours:
flexible
Description of Position:
Author of two upcoming books needs assistant to research topics and condense information into legible form using computer.Books are about baby boomers - their history including entertainment and technology through the years up until now; American Bandstand tv show in late 1950s and early 1960s.  The latter involves taking handwritten notes and summarizing them, working with author to complete each chapter, and much more.If interested in this or other positions (social media intern, public relations, writing) please call us to see if there is a fit.  Time is of the essence.Call 773-853-21355 and ask for Sharon
Requirements for Position:
Interest in research, ability to write up reports for each chapter, enthusiasm to be part of a writing project. Can do much of work remotely or occasional visits meeting at author's home office or library.
Social Media Intern - Author's Assistant
Updated date: 07/16/2014 - 3:08pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Teens
Type of Position:
Arts & Culture
Computers & Technology
Seniors
Name of the Organization or Business: Once Upon Our Times Publishing Company
Organization Website: http://www.onceuponourtimes.com
Address:
Jefferson Park, Chicago, Skokie Library IL
Phone: 773.853.2355
Contact Person:
Sharon Cutler
Internship: This position is considered an internship opportunity
Temporary or Ongoing: Ongoing
Possible Hours:
Flexible, remote possible.
Description of Position:
Author of two upcoming books needs assistant to update FB, Twitter entries with writer on frequent basis; begin Pinterest and other social media; and keep in touch with book fans. Collaborate with author on direction of social media campaigns.Books are about baby boomers - their history including entertainment and technology through the years up until now; American Bandstand tv show in late 1950s and early 1960s. If interested in this or other positions (social media intern, public relations, writing) please call us to see if there is a fit.  Time is of the essence.Call 773-853-21355 and ask for Sharon
Requirements for Position:
Social media knowledge . Creative, innovative, appreciation of how social media can promote book and author.
Homebound Volunteer Position
Updated date: 05/07/2014 - 1:19pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Type of Position:
Libraries
Name of the Organization or Business: Skokie Public Library
Organization Website: http://www.skokielibrary.info
Address:
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847.324.3185
Contact Person:
Dawn Wlezien
Internship: This position is considered an internship opportunity
Possible Hours:
Some flexibility, but must get work done within prescribed amount of time.
Description of Position:
Preparation of Materials for Homebound DeliveryDuties and ResponsibiltiesMaintain regular contact with Homebound patrons.Select reading and audio based on patron reading preferences.Check out materials to each patron's library account using Sierra circulation sytem.Mantain statistics by patron name and number of items delivered.Bag up materials for delivery.
Requirements for Position:
Attention to detail. Familiarity with popular reading. Dependable. Excellent people and communications skills.
Dog or Cat Volunteer Parent
Updated date: 04/15/2014 - 12:17pm
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Type of Position:
Animals
Community Service
Seniors
Name of the Organization or Business: C.A.R.E. - Community Animal Rescue Effort
Organization Website: http://www.care-evanston.org
Address:
C.A.R.E.
P.O. Box 1964
Evanston, IL 60204
Phone: 847.705.2653
Contact Person:
volunteer@care-evanston.org
Internship: Yes
Temporary or Ongoing: Ongoing
Description of Position:
Thank you for your interest in opening your home and heart to an animal in need! Foster care providers are vital to assisting the animals most in need of special care. Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) recognizes this need and is working to build a dedicated force of foster care volunteers.C.A.R.E. seeks foster homes for kittens and puppies, senior pets, animals with special health issues, animals who are overly stressed and animals who need help with specific training issues.Interested in fostering? C.A.R.E. foster parents must have their own transportation and live in the North Shore area so animals can be brought to local vets for check-ups and introduced to potential adopters. All basic medical and supply expenses are covered by C.A.R.E. The foster period for the animal will depend greatly on the circumstances for the animal being in foster care. However, the average foster period is about 4 weeks.To start the process of becoming a licensed C.A.R.E. foster provider, please download and fill out the foster provider application, then call our voicemail at 847-705-2653 and leave a message for the appropriate coordinator:Marsha - Cats and KittensAngela - Dogs and PuppiesCommunity Animal Rescue Effortwww.care-evanston.org 
Requirements for Position:
C.A.R.E. foster parents must have their own transportation and live in the North Shore area so animals can be brought to local vets for check-ups and introduced to potential adopters.
Marketing and Social Media
Updated date: 03/12/2014 - 10:55am
Type of Applicant:
Adults
Type of Position:
Computers & Technology
Professional
Name of the Organization or Business: Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care
Organization Website: http://www.windycityhomecare.com
Phone: 773.771.0608
Contact Person:
Carolyn LoScuito
Internship: This position is considered an internship opportunity
Possible Hours:
Flexible
Description of Position:
Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care provides quailty, in-home care to clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  We provide care at the client's home for families with yound children, senior citizens, and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities.We are currently seeking an intern to assist with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and marketing of our services to those who could benefit from a caregiver coming to their home.Please visit our website for more information about us: windycityhomecare.com  

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