Needs from: Lewis University

Volunteer: "Good Clean Fun" Volunteer

H2O “Good Clean Fun” After School Activities

Wednesdays right after school

Times vary; typically 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm (Volunteer time 2:00 pm- 4:15 pm or completion)

 

+ Every Wednesday we offer a different recreational activity at no or low cost. Activities include playing games, making crafts, cooking, sports, going on field trips, service projects and more.

 

+Volunteers do not need to pay to participate but advance sign up is required due to space limitations.

 

+ Activity times vary- please see H2O student calendar for specific activities and ending times.  Most programs end at 4:00. One Wednesday a month the teens have a half day of school, so we will take a field trip, generally from 1- 5.

 

For Lewis University Students that are considered ‘Juniors’ or ‘Seniors,’ or for any grade of student who is 21 years or older. 

Agency: Heart Haven Outreach (H2O)
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 60440
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: "Going Deeper" Volunteer

H2O “Going Deeper”

Thursdays 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm (Volunteer time 6:15 pm- 8:45 pm)

 

+Every Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 at H2O, staff addresses specific teen issues from a faith-based perspective through games, activities, teaching, and group discussions.

+Topics vary, including subjects such as self esteem, conflict resolution, and drug resistance (all based on the 40 Developmental Assets of the Search Institute).

+Youth are reminded that they are capable of making positive choices as they are challenged to live a life of character.

+Doors open at 6:30.

For Lewis University Students that are considered ‘Juniors’ or ‘Seniors,’ or for any grade of student who is 21 years or older.  

Agency: Heart Haven Outreach (H2O)
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 60440
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Tutor

H2O “Connect For Success” Tutoring

Mondays 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm (Volunteer time 2:15 pm- 4:30 pm)

 

+ Sharing a healthy snack with H2O teens and visiting with them about their day.

+ Dividing into groups for working on homework in computer lab or in study room.

+  Giving H2O students positive feedback and encouragement on their studies.

For Lewis University Students that are considered ‘Juniors’ or ‘Seniors,’ or for any grade of student who is 21 years or older.  

Agency: Heart Haven Outreach (H2O)
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 60440
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Communications/Public Relations Internship

The Diocese of Joliet Office for Human Dignity is seeking an intern for the 2017-18 school year. The intern will support the Office in its efforts of making real the message of Jesus: “I came so that they might have life and have life more abundantly.” The intern will craft, manage and maintain internal and external outreach efforts for agency-wide communications and public relations that convey the mission and works of the Office for Human Dignity. General responsibilities include writing and producing internal and external newsletters, Agency brochures, event fliers, and other related publications; managing Agency website and other social networking efforts; and developing and maintaining strategies that give a local voice and recognition to common issues and endeavors related to the programs and services of Office for Human Dignity. This Office includes the ministries of Respect Life, Justice and Peace, and Missions.  Contact Tom Garlitz at tgarlitz@dioceseofjoliet.org or 1-815-221-6250.

Agency: Diocese of Joliet
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 08/01/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 60403
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Looking for a Few (or MANY) Volunteers to Support Young Adults with Special Needs!

Volunteers motivate our participants to use their developing social skills and offer support as they build a network of friends while actively participating in cooking, art, music, gardening and volutneering in the community. On Saturday Nights, volunteers spend their time socializing, playing games and dancing with our participants.

 

We are in need of volunteers, for the following times:

Saturday Night Socials---5:30-9:00 pm

Dinner & Dancing with Friends---3:00-6:00 pm

Monday-Thursday--- Noon-3:00 pm and 3:00-6:00 pm

Friday---9-3:00 pm (shift can be split from 9-Noon and Noon-3)

We encourage volunteers to share their own unique skill set, creativity and enthusiasm. Students in need of service hours are welcome! We also love to reward our voluteers through our Volunteer Incentive Program!

Please visit our website at www.connectionoffriends.org to download an application or contact Sarah Donnelly, Executive Director at sdonnelly@connectionoffriends.org for an application.

Agency: Connection of Friends
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 60189
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Music Volunteer

Connection of Friends is in a need of a music volunteer to attend programming once a week for 30 minutes each Thursday to work with our participants. Formal musical training not required. Experience playing the guitar or piano, (which we have onsite), or other musical instrument required. Additional experience in song writing/creating song parodies a plus.

Please contact Sarah Donnelly, Executive Director at sdonnelly@connectionoffriends.org for an application.

Agency: Connection of Friends
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 60189
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Program Assistant

Title:      Program Assistant, Connection of Friends

Qualifications: Candidates for Program Assistant will have or will be working towards a bachelor’s degree with practical work experience in the area of special education or social service with an understanding of behavior management and strategies. Candidate must be physically capable of handling all programming activities.  Above all, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to act with maturity, make decisions, problem solve and respond well to direction.

 

Definition:  The Program Assistant of Connection of Friends reports directly to the Program Director or Program Leader, as appropriate, of Connection of Friends.  The person in this position supports the Program Director and Program Leader in the day-to-day operations, as outlined in the key functions below.

 

Scheduling Expectations: A Program Assistant will be scheduled to work at least one Saturday a month. The Program Assistant may be offered weekday shifts and retains the right to decline. Any schedule changes must be given with as much notice as possible to the Executive Director and approved by the Executive Director. In the event of an emergency or illness the Program Assistant will notify the Executive Director and the Executive Director will arrange for coverage.

Key Functions

Arrive on time to the scheduled shift, which begins 15 minutes prior to the start of program Sign in and out on your timesheet Provide on-site exclusive support for participants requiring 2:1 or 1:1 staffing ratio on scheduled days as directed by Program Director or Program Leader Offer observations and feedback on participant behaviors as well as provide suggested interventions  Actively problem solve to address participant issues including sensory and behavior issues Provide observations and feedback to the Program Director or Program Leader to aid in communication between Connection of Friends and parents/guardians Assist in the running of the programming for the Saturday Night Socials and/or weekdays Support and implement positive behavior expectations for both participants and volunteer staff Foster a positive relationship with parent/guardians and volunteers Perform other functions, as requested from time to time, by the Program Director or Program Leader

 

This position is an hourly positions.  Interested candidates should email their resumes to Sarah Donnelly, Executive Director at sdonnelly@connectionoffriends.org.

Agency: Connection of Friends
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 60189
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Internship

Qualifications

Candidates for Intern will be actively working toward a bachelor’s degree or higher in the area of Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, or another related field. Candidate must be physically capable of handling all programming activities.  Above all, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to act with maturity, make decisions, problem solve and respond well to direction.

 

Definition 

A Connection of Friends Internship is developed between COF and the university or college. All Intern candidates will interview with the Connection of Friends Executive Director and Program Director. The Intern of Connection of Friends reports directly to the Program Director. The person in this position will receive educational experience in day-to-day operations, as outlined in the key functions below. All key functions are understood to be learned in time and with the assistance, supervision and feedback from the Program Director. It is understood that the Intern position is unpaid and for educational experience only.

 

Scheduling Expectations

The Intern will meet with the Program Director for orientation and receive a copy of COF’s handbook outlining policies, procedures and working conditions prior to the start of their internship. The Intern will schedule weekly hours needed for the semester that will provide an array of experiences within the COF program. The intern will be expected to show up to shifts on time and as scheduled by the Program Director. Any schedule changes must be given with as much notice as possible.   The Intern will be scheduled for 3 hours for each section of programming to work on-site with participants.  Interns are required to work 2 Saturday Night SocialsAdditional hours will be scheduled by the Program Director to allow The Intern to create and complete projects during administration hours.  Attendance for additional supervision hours as determined by the college or university may also be required.  The Intern will have a timesheet to fill out recording arrival and departure times.

 

Key Functions

Engage with the participants in the running of week-day, Dinner & Dancing with Friends and Saturday Night Social programming. Support and model positive behavior expectations for both participants and volunteers Assist with daily set up and preparation for program as demonstrated by staff Work with the team in creating and completing projects for 13-week session Work with the team in creating and completing projects that provide additional support to participants and the program Attend community meetings, resource fairs and volunteer recruitment as your schedule allows Attend weekly Staff Meetings as your schedule allows Perform other functions, as requested from time to time, by Executive Director and the Program Director

 

Please contact Sarah Donnelly, Executive Director at sdonnelly@connectionoffriends.org for an application.

Agency: Connection of Friends
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 60189
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteers Needed to Visit Patients!

Are you caring and passionate about seniors?  Visit hospice patients with a life-threatening disease in your area.  Engage patients with conversation, music, reading, or holding hands!  We ask for a minimum of 2 hrs. per wk. for at least 20 total hrs.  You will be helping your community and the world, plus you will feel good about the cause!  

Agency: Harbor Light Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 60137
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: restoration workday participants

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Workdays are scheduled to start at 8:00a.m. and last until noon.  There is a natural break at noon so bring a snack and water.   Please dress for outdoor work and weather(long pants, sturdy shoes and socks).  Participants will be working on uneven terrain. Workdays are scheduled to start at 8:00a.m. and last until noon.  There is a natural break at noon so bring a snack and water.   Please dress for outdoor work and weather(long pants, sturdy shoes and socks).  Participants will be working on uneven terrain.

 

Thank you

 

Renee

 

Renee Gauchat

Volunteer Services Supervisor

Direct line: 815.722.7364

Cell: 815.735.5687

Fax: 815.722.3608

Email: rgauchat@fpdwc.org

Agency: Forest Preserve District of Will County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 60433
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: English-Language Tutoring Opportunities (no experience needed)

Literacy DuPage is seeking volunteers to provide free English-language tutoring to adult learners in DuPage County.  No prior teaching experience or foreign language background is necessary.  We will train you so you are able to empower a neighbor to gain key life skills through one-on-one tutoring for two hours a week.

The first step in becoming a tutor is to attend a volunteer orientation, which is offered at various times and locations throughout the year.  Visit our website to learn more about our program and see our orientation schedule.  Call us at (630) 416-6699 to sign up for an orientation or ask any questions.

Click here to read some of the stories of the lives that our tutors have changed.  Click here to watch a short video of some of our current tutors talking about their experience with Literacy DuPage.

(630) 416-6699; www.literacydupage.org

Agency: Literacy DuPage
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 60540
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Shoe Drives and Volunteers

Donate your shoes, books or durable medical goods.

Your gently worn or new shoes of any kind are going to people who may have never even owned a pair. It’s important that any used shoes are in good condition to respect the dignity of those receiving our shoes. So please: be respectful with your donations, understand that our goal is to provide good, clean shoes to those in need. For example, tennis shoes should include laces and not have holes.

http://shareyoursoles.org/donate-shoes/

Volunteer!

Spend some time at our warehouse with friends, colleagues or neighbors. Here, you'll sort some of the shoes that go to those most in need and learn more about those who receive them. You'll be a big part of giving someone shoes that may be the only pair that person has ever owned.

http://shareyoursoles.org/volunteer/

 

Make a financial donation

Shoes don't fly by themselves. Despite the contribution of some of corporate sponsors,for which we are hugely grateful, there's never enough to ship all the shoes we'd like throughout the world. 

http://shareyoursoles.org/donate/

Agency: Share Your Soles
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >10 years old
Zip Code: 60628
Allow Groups: Yes