Ongoing Opportunity

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!

Grant Writer
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Grant Writer

The need We are a young 501c3 charity with a big vision. The Grant Writer will use their evidence-based research, needs-assessment and intermediate to advanced grant-writing skills to establish a grant writing program that will be the first of its kind at our organization.

The Grant Writer is passionate, positive, innovative and creative. Able to quickly pivot and adapt, the Grant Writer embraces a high standard of excellence in the work that they do. They are compassionate, have a global perspective and embrace the mission, values and culture of BP.

Reporting into the Executive Director, this position is critical to the growth and expansion of Building Peaceful Bridges and our impactful programs. Through these programs, we assist in family resettlement by establishing a community safety net, assisting in the citizenship process, and building trust, hope, resilience, and empowerment. Ultimately, refugees give back to their community and make the country stronger. We have impacted 200+ families and we hope to double our support this year.

Responsibilities and duties
The Grant Writer will:

  • Communicate effectively across BPB in order to investigate and understand needs, requests and opportunities.
  • Develop templates and tracking mechanisms so as to standardize and streamline the grant-writing process.
  • Search for potential grant opportunities.
  • Prepare proposals by determining concept, clarifying needs with opportunities, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Maintain quality results by using templates, following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone and maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information Communicate effectively across BPB in order to investigate and understand needs, requests and opportunities.
  • Develop templates and tracking mechanisms so as to standardize and streamline the grant-writing process.
  • Perform external research and matching.
  • Prepare presentations with
Mentoring and Sponsoring
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Mentoring and Sponsoring

Our Volunteers support English language development, assist with job placement, provide tutoring, financial assistance, and physical and mental health support. They help families navigate their communities to find the resources they need to achieve self-sufficiency and a sense of belonging.

About us In 2014, two compassionate women from different parts of the world came together to inspire positive actions and peaceful resolutions. Seeds of mutual respect, compassion, and love grew out of multicultural luncheons and ultimately blossomed into Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB). We pick up the resettlement process where the U.S. refugee resettlement agencies leave off. Our Vision is “bridging the hearts and minds of all people”. We invite you to visit www.buildingpeacefulbridges.org to learn more about us.

The need Our Mentoring/Sponsoring Program assists in family resettlement by establishing a community safety net, providing monthly visits, assisting in the citizenship process, and building trust, hope, resilience, and empowerment. Ultimately, refugees give back to their community and make the country stronger. We have impacted 200+ families, and currently provide comprehensive mentoring to several families. We hope to double our support this year. In pursuit of this, we are looking for Volunteers to support our Mentoring/Sponsoring Program. We search for Volunteers that are highly adaptable and flexible, as no week will look the same. Our Mentors are compassionate people, nurturing by nature, and professional listeners. They frequently offer cultural counseling, education, tutoring, companionship, and a host of other friendly services.

What you will do

  • Be a part of a team that mentors a refugee family.
  • Meet with the family once a week.
  • Tutor English through regular conversation.
  • Introduce and guide family members through new settings, systems, and cultural norms.
  • Coordinate donated food, clothing, and household items as needed.
  • Identify and request assistance in other areas such as education, social services, and community
FOOD PANTRY PALS NEEDED
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FOOD PANTRY PALS NEEDED

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 bleverenz@newtriertownship.com or 847-446-8203.