The Douglas Center: Reading Assistance Volunteers

About this Opportunity

If you are in school to become a teacher or just enjoy helping people improve their reading skills, this is for you! Many clients at The Douglas Center are at lower reading levels and would like to improve their reading ability or just practice reading.

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 Work Center offers work programs that include light manufacturing, sewing, packaging, assembly, pre-vocational training as well as developmental rehabilitation for adults of all ages.

You will work under the guidance and supervision of a trained staff member. This volunteer service can be done during the hours of 9:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday and requires a minimum 60 hour commitment. for long-term volunteering. If you need hours for a class (less than 60/ short-term volunteering), we will try and accommodate your schedule. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact Elizabeth C. Kristiansen via email: or phone: 847-674-1921.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Disabilities, Education, Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

About The Douglas Center

The mission of The Douglas Center’s day program is to provide work programs, developmental training, vocational skills training, and a seniors program to adults living with developmental disabilities and mental health issues in order to help them improve their independent living skills, and enhance and enrich their quality of life.

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