Opportunities

Internship-volunteer based
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Internship-volunteer based

Calling all social media mavericks and young event enthusiasts!
Do you love spreading the word about a good cause and helping out with exciting events? Want to gain valuable experience, network with professionals, and make a real difference in your community?

The Leukemia Research Foundation needs YOU!

We’re looking for passionate young adults to join our team and help us plan and promote the 30th anniversary of the ABC7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk this June. This inspiring event raises critical funds for leukemia research and patient support programs.

Here’s what you’ll do:
Become a social media pro: Help us craft engaging content and spread the word about the ABC7 Gibbons Run on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Embrace your creativity: Use your Canva skills to design eye-catching graphics and flyers for the event.
Assist with event planning: Be part of the team that brainstorms ideas, handles logistics, and ensures the event’s success.
Contribute to future events: Get involved in planning additional fundraising activities throughout the year.
Benefits:
Flexible hours: You can tailor your involvement to your schedule.
Gain valuable experience: Learn about event management, social media marketing, and non-profit work.
Make a difference: Play a key role in raising awareness and funds for a crucial cause.
Requirements:
Passion for social media and using platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Experience with Canva or similar design tools is a plus.
Photography skills would be an asset, too.
Enthusiasm for working on a team and making a positive impact.
This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Ready to join our team?

NSSRA Special Recreation Golf Team
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NSSRA Special Recreation Golf Team

Here at NSSRA, our athletics compete in Special Olympic competitions as the NSSRA Gators! We are looking for volunteers to support our Gator athlete’s with disabilities learn and practice strong golf techniques.

During the first week of program, athletes will go through a Skills Assessment Test to determine participation in the program for the remainder of the season, as well as to gain eligibility for Special Olympics Illinois competitions. Each week, volunteers with assist athletes as they work on skill development or practice in preparation for future Special Olympics competitions.

*Golf knowledge and skills are required, as well as weekly attendance from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Wilmette.

Ready, Set, Dance!
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Ready, Set, Dance!

NSSRA wants to dance with somebody, you! Join us as we explore a variety of dance styles such as jazz, ballet, and contemporary.

NSSRA is seeking dance companions ages 15 and up that are ready to share in the fun and excitement out on the dance floor! As a dance companion, you will be paired with a dancer with special needs as he or she works on the connection between the different rhythms of the music and their bodies, fostering self expression and providing a creative outlet. participates in the program. This is an hour commitment on Wednesdays each week from 4:30-5:30pm now through March 6th and in our Spring session that runs from 4/3/24 – 5/15/24. This program is located at the Park Center in Glenview.

Volunteer Refugee Family Mentor (Spanish speaking)
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Volunteer Refugee Family Mentor (Spanish speaking)

Be a part of a team that supports a Spanish speaking refugee family. BPB assists in family resettlement and relies on volunteer mentors to assist in establishing a community safety net with our families via recurring weekly or monthly visits. The goal of these visits is to establish trust, hope, security, and empowerment in their new home and country. Mentors typically offer between 1 to 10 hours a week and commit to 6+ months.

About Building Peaceful Bridges: https://www.buildingpeacefulbridges.org/
Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.

We carry out our mission by:
*Assisting legal refugees to integrate into American culture by financial and non-cash donations, sponsoring and mentoring families, and partnering with other organizations
*Educating communities on the challenges refugees face during resettlement and fostering multi-cultural relationships that provide the foundation for a deeper understanding, acceptance, and support

Help Kids Read with SitStayRead!
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Help Kids Read with SitStayRead!

Do you have a passion for reading? Come and volunteer with SitStayRead as a Book Buddy!

As a Book Buddy volunteer, you will work with a small group of students and a SitStayRead staff member on different reading and writing activities. No previous classroom or reading experience needed. We are recruiting for our two programs Little Buddies (1st grade) and Barkin Buddies (Kindergarten).

SitStayRead is a non-profit that uses an engaging curriculum to advance children’s literacy skills through our trained literacy volunteers and Certified Reading Assistance Dogs. We help Kindergarten through 1st Grade students on the South and West sides of Chicago.

We have in-person opportunities with volunteers spending 1.5 hours, at least once a week over six consecutive weeks (the number of sessions attended are flexible) working with students and staff anytime between the hours of 8a to 3p, Monday through Friday.

So, what’s next? After you apply, our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you with further instructions. We really hope to see you in our classrooms!

Volunteer Spanish Translator for Refugee Families
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Volunteer Spanish Translator for Refugee Families

Be a part of a team that supports a refugee family from a Spanish speaking country.
The translator will meet with the family 1+ times a week to build a bridge of communication between the Spanish-speaking individuals and BPB representatives.

About Building Peaceful Bridges: https://www.buildingpeacefulbridges.org/
Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.

We carry out our mission by:
*Assisting legal refugees to integrate into American culture by financial and non-cash donations, sponsoring and mentoring families, and partnering with other organizations
*Educating communities on the challenges refugees face during resettlement and fostering multi-cultural relationships that provide the foundation for a deeper understanding, acceptance, and support

Winnetka Farmers Market
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Winnetka Farmers Market

The Winnetka Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of the downtown business district and has been managed by the Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. The mission of the Market is to enhance the quality of life within our communities by hosting a neighborhood activity that promotes a wholesome, social gathering place. The Market provides an opportunity to support local and regional small businesses to foster and grow the stakeholders in the Market.
The Winnetka Farmers Market is dedicated to ensuring the future of our food by enhancing support for sustainable farmers, educating our community, and broadening access to locally grown produce.
In essence, our approach involves creating a vibrant, community-driven space that not only supports local businesses but also contributes to the overall well-being of our communities. Through these efforts, the Winnetka Farmers’ Market strives to make a positive impact on the local economy, environment, and the lives of those we serve.
Market opens 22 Saturdays beginning June 1, 2024 through October 26. 7:30 am – 12:30 pm Wanted Market Ambassadors, to answer questions from vendors and residents, booth sit when vendor requires a break, provide water to vendors, do surveys, oversee children’s scavenger hunt, assist with musicians, etc.

Tutor, Mentor, Role Model
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Tutor, Mentor, Role Model

Individuals and/or groups are encouraged to become tutors. With a group, we can try to arrange for tutors to be involved with their individual students in the same program and at the same site. If selecting the digital method, similar applies.

Description: Tutoring Chicago is the largest one-to-one after school tutoring program offering consistent long-term pairings of students and volunteers in the Chicagoland area. At Tutoring Chicago, weekly one-to-one tutoring with a consistent and trusted adult is entirely free of charge. Tutors support students in grades 1st-10th through in-person or digital tutoring options from late September to late May. Tutors are accepted on a rolling basis and can join at various points throughout the program year. Tutoring Chicago delivers the power of education through one-to-one tutoring and we believe that through one-to-one relationships with supportive tutors, students facing economic barriers can access brighter futures. Our mission, programs and delivery are centered in these values.

Roles & Responsibilities: Tutors are methodically matched one-to-one with a student to work with and support their academic goals and progression within 1 of our 4 programs by way of in-person or virtual sessions. Tutors are given the opportunity to select the program, grade level, tutoring site, evening and method. Tutors are given the tools, training, resources, materials and support to guide their sessions regardless of previous experience. All tutors deliver the power of education and have the opportunity to impact, inspire and empower.

Prerequisites: No experience or special skills are required. Just the willingness and desire to be there for a student.

Program times: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 6-7:30pm (Weekly commitment of 1.5 hrs)

Orientation: Virtual orientations begin in August. New tutors become oriented shortly after submitting an application.

Art from the Heart Program Volunteer
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Art from the Heart Program Volunteer

Can you color, paint, draw or enjoying helping those that do? You don’t need to be an artist for this opportunity!

We are seeking volunteers to assist with participants in our Art from the Heart program. This volunteer service can be completed between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00 pm on Tuesday of each week. If you are interested in working with adults living with disabilities, we would love to have you join our team as a volunteer for this rewarding experience.

The Douglas Center, a non-profit organization located in Skokie, IL, provides community day services for individuals, ages 18 to 80+, with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. The Douglas Center offers in-house work opportunities as well as job-readiness training, developmental rehabilitation, volunteer opportunities and therapeutic and social groups for adults of all ages.

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact Elizabeth C. Kristiansen via email: ekristiansen@thedouglascenter.org or call call 847-674-1921 to speak with Anna O’Dwyer.

Service group possibilities — please contact for additional information
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Service group possibilities — please contact for additional information

We do not have specific volunteer roles at our headquarters in Winnetka at this time but we are always excited to hear how people from the community believe they might be of service. We do have a Woman\’s Board, a service group for young professionals in their 20s called Young Visionaries, and a Teen Board. These groups raise charitable donations for Hadley through events and activities. Please contact Joe Flint at (847) 784-2765 to learn more about either of these groups. Thank you!