8 Week Session Begins April 2nd – Registration is open!
Buddy’s Place is a family-based children’s grief support program for children ages 4–18 who have experienced the death of someone important in their life such as a parent, sibling, grandparent or friend. The monthly gatherings and 8-week session are free.
Buddy’s Place offers a monthly family support group that meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, including the summer. All groups meet from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. The dates for the 2019 Spring Monthly Gatherings are:
Monday, February 11th
Monday, March 11th
Monday, April 8th
Monday, May 13th
Monday , June 10th
Spring 8-Week Session begins April 2nd
The 8-Week Session is a family-based bereavement support group that provides support and grief education. It meets for 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings in Western Springs from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. (April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21)
There is no cost to participate but registration is required.
Additional information on Buddy’s Place can be found at on the Buddy’s Place webpage and grief resources can be found on our Pinterest board.
Please feel free to post or share with anyone who may be interested in our programs. Families can contact Michelle Halm at 708.995.3750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
If you’re interested in volunteering to help set up and run our Pop-Up Shop for the spring Native Tree & Plant Sale, click the following link: https://www.openlands.org/2019/05/06/plant-sale-volunteers/
Join the First Congo Green Team the first Saturday of every month in collecting Styrofoam from 9AM–12PM at the Village of Western Springs Recreation Center parking lot (1500 Walker Street, Western Springs). No heavy lifting required. Please consider coming for 1 to 3 hours — whatever works best for your schedule.
Thank you for considering sharing your time and talents with the First Congo Green Team!
Volunteers are needed to provide childcare for First Congregational Church’s new Mission and Outreach partner, New Moms. New Moms is looking for teams of 2–3 individuals to come to their site located in the Austin community in Chicago (5317 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60651) and babysit for 2-hour shifts. The childcare allows the young moms who do not have the support of family or friends to leave their children in a safe place for a short period of time.
There are several playrooms designated for onsite childcare full of toys, crafts, and books. Volunteers do not need to provide any supplies or entertainment for the children. Volunteers may be 16 or older but must have one adult with them if under 21. All volunteers must attend a New Moms orientation prior to starting. If you’re interested in the volunteer opportunity or have questions, please contact Susie O’Brien at email@example.com.
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.
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 is looking to fill some volunteer slots for the Western Springs Methodist Church Saturday evening site. For more information regarding this volunteer opportunity contact Erin Molek, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-354-0858, ext. 113.
HELP BEDS STOCK UP FOR WINTER
Our 30th shelter season began October 1st at St. Francis Xavier Church in La Grange and St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church. Last year, our shelters reached 306 people over the course of 224 days for a total of 13,516 nights of shelter. We relied on volunteers to set up, cook, clean, and supervise shifts each night, and we would love to have you join us this year! To learn how, click here.
Additionally, we are always in need of supplies for the shelters. Like any home, shelters constantly need basic supplies. Small gifts of snacks, kitchen supplies and bedding can dramatically improve clients’ experience as they move toward regaining housing. We list commonly needed supplies below. Click here to learn how to give.
If you are interested in organizing a “Stock a Shelter” drive, click here.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact Erin Molek, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com or 708-354-0858 ext. 113.
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!
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 Community Health Training New Domestic Violence Advocates
Did you know that as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes? You can help! Attend our 40-hour training on domestic violence crisis intervention. Volunteers learn to assist with our 24-hour hotline, provide crisis intervention, provide presentations to our children’s group, and/or assist with day-to-day tasks at our domestic violence shelter Constance Morris House.
Location of Training: Pillars Community Health, 333 N. La Grange Rd. (second floor), La Grange Park, IL 60526.
Cost: Free with 6-month volunteer commitment; free for Pillars Community Health employees/current Sexual Assault volunteers; $250 without volunteer commitment
For more information: Contact Jacki Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-995-3805, or register online at www.PillarsCommunityHealth.org.
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