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!
The Township is looking for two hours, one day per week for six weeks* at our FOOD PANTRY. You pick the day of the week and time slot: from 11AM-1PM or 1PM-3PM. We have returned to in-person shopping at the Food Pantry and are in need of volunteers to greet and walk clients through the process. It may include simply being a welcoming presence and providing minimal clarification or it might be to help an elderly person or someone English as a second language navigate the shelves based on our shopping criteria.
The positive impact on the well being of fellow neighbors will be evident the moment you join our volunteer core. Food Pantry clients have identified the Food Pantry as an important way to live without the stress of how to manage food amidst various challenges or hardship.
Please contact Brian Leverenz, our Community Services Director who runs the Food Pantry with questions or to fit into a volunteer slot. Training can happen the first day you volunteer and is straightforward. We are still requiring masks at the Township. Contact: Brian Leverenz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-446-8203.
Go Green Winnetka’s Communications Team is calling for volunteers to assist us in growing our influence and promoting sustainability in Winnetka and beyond. Specific strengths would be an aptitude for digital media and strong communication skills. We’re happy to train you. Are you a photographer? We’d love to enlist you to help us keep the images on our website and in our newsletter seasonally updated and fresh. We’d also love to find someone who can help us create video content for a YouTube and/or TikTok account. We are flexible and willing to work with your schedule. If you’re interested in working with us to make our community a greener place to live, we’d love to hear from you! We are an all-volunteer group, advocating for environmental stewardship and sustainability in Winnetka, Illinois. Go Green Winnetka is a member of the larger regional network of Go Green groups, through Go Green Illinois. As a member organization we support collaborative environmental justice efforts across the region and state. Go Green Winnetka holds regular meetings that are open to the public.
We strive to keep all of our homes looking beautiful both inside and out. Each spring we do beautification projects to clear out all of the dead plants from the year prior and to plant new flowers for the year. We also perform maintenance on patios, fences, etc. as necessary.
Along with the growth and outreach that Go Green Winnetka is currently experiencing come additional communications opportunities. Our Communications Committee is currently seeking people to help with:
Keeping our Google Calendar up-to-date with upcoming events Updating our website Graphic design Desktop Publishing Photography Press Releases Copywriting
Bonus: We are flexible on timing. Most of our opportunities can be done in your own time. Our Communications Committee meets once a month on Zoom. If you have some talents that you would like to share with our team, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Teri Cross, Communications Chair, at email@example.com.