Volunteer Opportunities


CSS Community Support Services

CSS is a private, nonprofit agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.


Aging Care Connections

The mission of Aging Care Connections is to enrich the quality of life in our community by providing older adults and their families with guidance and support that enhances the ability to age well. Please click here for information regarding volunteer opportunities, and we invite you to learn more by viewing our Mission Brochure.


BEDS Plus 

Together with our faith community partners, BEDS will conduct our fourth year of transitional summer shelter for select clients from mid-June to mid-August. We are looking for volunteers to sign-up for shifts and other once-a-week needs.

There are three shifts per night with a minimum of two volunteers per shift, laundry once a week, breakfast supplies for a week, and simpler meals supplied for 20 clients each evening. You can sign-up for one shift or as many different shifts that will work with your summer schedule as you would like.

You can also sign up for a meal, laundry, or supplies. This program will automatically send you reminders two days prior to your shift.

Click here to register to volunteer or to find out more regarding this extremely valuable volunteer opportunity.

Finally, if you are interested in organizing a “Stock a Shelter” drive, click here.

For more inforation regarding volunteer opportunities contact Erin Molek, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@beds-plus.org or 708-354-0858 ext. 113.

 


Interfaith Community Partners

Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults and individuals with disabilities in the Lyons, Proviso, and Riverside Townships.

Over 100 volunteers provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, and church. We also take our clients with disabilities to their places of employment. There is no cost to our clients, and we rely solely on private donations, grants, special events, and church support for funding. And we need you! Please consider becoming a Volunteer driver – we will work around your busy life. Contact us at 708-354-9328 for an information packet, visit our website, and like us on Facebook.

Petal Pusher volunteers needed! They are looking for volunteers to arrange donated flowers and deliver them to our older adult clients on the first Thursday of the month. Call the office (708-354-9328) for info or to volunteer!

Volunteer drivers needed! Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults in the Lyons, Proviso, and Riverside Townships. Over 95 volunteers provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, and church. There is no cost to our clients, we ask for them to donate, if able. We rely solely on private donations, grants, special events, and church support for funding. Contact us at 708-354-9328 for an information packet, visit us on the web at InterfaithCommunityPartners.org, and like us on Facebook. Can you spare an hour a week? We will work around your busy life!

Attention Moms with kids! Are you looking to volunteer in the community over the summer with your children? Interfaith Community Partners has opportunities to deliver flowers to our older adult clients, take an older adult grocery shopping, or just visit with them for a half hour or so. Call our office at 708-354-9328 for details!

To read more about the upcoming Interfaith Community Partners On the Road Again fall benefit click here:  ICP On the Road Again_Invitation (2)


Pillars

Pillars Community Health is seeking new volunteers to work in its domestic violence and grief spport programs.  Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit provider of health, edutational, and social programs; the organization is a resuclt of a recent merger between Pillars and Community Nurse Health Center.  Learn more at www.PillarsCommunityHealth.org.

Buddy’s Place, a grief support program for children ages 4-18 and their families, is training volunteers to serve as greeters or group facilitators at future gatherings with families.  Training will be held July 23-Aug. 14 in Western Springs.  Training is free with a one-year volunteer commitment.  To learn more or to register, contact Michelle Halm at 708.995.3750 or buddysplace@pchcares.org.

Our domestic violence team regularly offers 40-hour trainings on domestic violence crisis intervention to prepare volunteers to serve on the 24-hour hotline and/or assist with tasks at our domestic violence shelter Constance Morris House, among other opportunities. NOTE: THE JULY TRAINING IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. If you are interested in future domestic violence volunteer trainings, you can submit our general volunteer registration form here:  https://bit.ly/2twYevY


The LeaderShop

The LeaderShop empowers youth to become community-minded individuals through diverse programs that foster confidence, knowledge, and leadership.  They are in the process of collecting much-needed donations of school supplies for their program participants!  Can you help?

All supplies are greatly appreciated, but the ten most needed items are:  washable and dry erase markers, wide-ruled notebooks, packages of loose leaf paper, dual pocket folders (sturdy), school glue (stick or bottled), binders, pencils, pencil case, pens (black, blue, red), and scissors.  Items are needed by August 14th and can be dropped off at church – a bin will be available at coffee hour this Sunday, August 12 and items can also be dropped off in the church office!  Questions:  Meredith Onion, meredith@wscongo.org school supplies.

We hope that you will be interested in helping make this a successful project again this year! Please let me know if you are willing to collect supplies and your organization will be recognized on the event flyer which will be distributed throughout the community. If you have any questions contact Katie Wiseheart at  katiew@theleadershop.org or 708.579.5898.


Breakthrough Ministries

Breakthrough is hosting a Trunk Party Aug 4, 2018, for 50 high school graduates from their community. A trunk party is a celebration for someone who is getting ready to head off to college.  At the party, guests fill the student’s “trunk” with essentials for college such as bedding, towels, toiletries, laundry supplies, and more.  We are asking our Breakthrough donors and volunteers to help us throw this party and provide the items our students need as they head off to college. We hope to send them to college with everything they need as well as lots of love.  To participate or for more information click here.  

 


TEACH

Since 1993, Tutoring English to Advance Change (TEACH) offers free English classes for adults in local communities. We are in need of volunteer tutors to teach one-on-one English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults.   The next tutor training will take place August 18 and August 25.  For more information about TEACH or to register for a tutor training session, contact  Susana Aguilar at 630.217.0396 or click here.

 


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