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NeighborWorks Day

NHS of the Fox Valley

Neighborhood Beautification Project: Near West Neighborhood, Elgin Work projects will consist of exterior painting, trash clean-up of surrounding blocks and landscaping, lawn mowing/gardening for neighborhood homes. Parking and meeting place to be determined.

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Youth Scholarship Fund Assistants

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Volunteers are needed to assist participants with the application process for the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am – Noon and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm The Centre of Elgin, Centre Manager’s Office The Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to young…

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Eastside Recreation Summer Camp Assistant

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Eastside Recreation Summer Camp Assistants Calling ALL willing hearts who want to make a difference shaping the life of a child! Eastside Recreation Center and Lord’s Park Summer Camp Assist the camp staff with school age children from 4 to 13 years old will be enjoying fun filled days that include sport specific and team…

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Volunteer Orientation on June 1

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

New Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. Calling all new volunteers! Join us to learn about all the volunteer opportunities at Parks and Recreation. Volunteer orientation is the mandatory first step for all potential volunteers. It will take about 1 hour. The orientation will be held in The Centre West Pioneer Room…

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Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Outdoor Work Day on the Second Saturday of the Month

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Outdoor Work Days 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin All work days are from 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 Saturday, June 18 Saturday, July 16 Saturday, August 20 Saturday, September 17 Saturday, October 15 Saturday, November 19 Do you get excited working outdoors, landscaping and seeing the community working together? Are…

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Pre-School Dance Recital Photo Check In on Tuesday, June 21

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Preschool Dance Recital Photo Assistant June 21 1:30 – 6:00 pm Hemmens Cultural Center Help with the Parks and Recreation Preschool Dance Recital Picture Day. Volunteers will help check in students as they arrive at the Hemmens. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and sign a waiver.

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Pre-School Dance Recital Ushers on Wednesday, June 22

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Pre-School Dance Recital Ushers on Wednesday, June 22 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dance Recital Usher and Box Office Assistant. Do people love your outgoing and friendly smile? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you have a background in friendly customer service? We are looking for SIX to EIGHT volunteers to assist with the pre-school…

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Safety Town Assistant

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Assist the Safety Town Camp Staff with the one week program for 4 -6 year old children, that teaches lessons on stranger danger, pedestrian, bicycle, fire and water safety. During this week children learn by role playing, riding tricycles in a replica town and practicing pedestrian safety. June 13 – 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m….

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Fox River Clean Up

Elgin Police and Fire Departments

The Elgin Police and Fire Departments are putting together a Fox River Clean Up day on Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 am – Noon. We will meet on Walton Island and work our way south to the Route 20 overpass. If you are interested please complete the form below and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

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Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Visitor Center Greeters

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Greeters : Do you enjoy nature? Are you outgoing? Love to talk to others and meet new people? Have a knack for making people smile? Are you willing to learn about the upcoming nature center events and share that with others? Volunteers: Greet guests, answer phone calls, take messages, set out…

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Congregate Dining Assistance for Seniors @ Judson University

Salvation Army Golden Diners

Volunteer Serving Senior Lunch at Congregate Dining Site @ Judson University Elgin, IL Volunteers help set-up, serve, clean up and socialize with seniors. Days: Mon-Fri Hours: 10:30am-1pm. For further informaion call Kathy @ 630-232-6676 Salvation Army Golden Diners Senior Nutrition Program.

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Evening and Saturday Computer Class Assisant

Gail Borden Public Library District

Assist instructor to ensure that all students are on the same page and provide extra help as needed. Patience & friendliness a must. Computer knowledge and experience with emails, google searches, web addresses needed. Excel, Word, Power Point, WordPress, Quick Books and basic coding experience a plus. Help needed from 6:45pm to 8:45pm weekday evenings…

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Handyman

Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Experienced person needed to help with small tasks around the agency. Tasks range from changing light bulbs, hanging bulletin boards, changing furnace filters, moving furniture, changing faucet fixtures, and other miscelleanous small repairs. If you have a few hours a week to devote to a local non-profit, Renz Center would greatly appreciate your time and…

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Senior Respite Volunteer- Senior Companion

Senior Services Associates

Senior Services Associates, Inc. is excited to announce the expansion of the Senior Companion Program to include Senior Respite Service! Caring for a senior can be stressful and requires a lot of time, energy, and resources. Designed to provide a break for family caregivers, this aspect of the program helps relieve caregiver burnout and provide…

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RunFurShelter

Non for Profit 501 (C) 3

RunFurShelter is looking for volunteers to join various committees and chair positions in planning for the 6th annual run/walk in South Elgin and NEW NEXT YEAR ~~ “GolfFurShelter” in 2016 year. If you like to give back to others and animals and work with a lot of fun people~~Then we want you! RunFurShelter is a…

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Monthly Out Door Work Days at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

City of Elgin Parks and Recreation

Join us for our monthly out door work days at Hawthorn Hill Nature Center! This is a great volunteer opportunity for you or your group at Hawthorn Hill Nature Center. To participate all new volunteers must sign a waiver. Come out and help us clean up around the building and trails. Fall/Winter clean-up and brush…

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Care Companion – Elgin Area

JourneyCare

Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare is looking for volunteers to visit patients in their homes (private residences and/or senior living communities) in the Elgin area. A Care Companion is simply a friend who visits (on a routine or occasional basis) with someone receiving hospice care. The provide companionship, emotional support,…

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Packet Makers

Open Door

Help Open Door promote healthy lifestyles and decrease the spread of sexually transmitted infections by volunteering to make up packets that are distributed at both Open Door Health Centers and in the community. Volunteers will commit to helping 2 hours per month for at least 3 months.

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One Time Group and Corporate Volunteer Opportunities at AID Elgin

Association for Individual Development

The mission of the Association For Individual Development is to empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose. Our vision is to be a recognized leader providing best quality outcomes for individuals served in areas of housing, employment, community integration, health promotion, recovery and crisis prevention….

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Your Gift of Time is Priceless in Our Elgin Adult Day Program

Association for Individual Development

Empower adults with disabilities and special needs in our Elgin adult day program. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available including: assistance with lunch time activities, arts & crafts activities, coaching on computers, cooking, exercise/fitness and gardening. Weekday daytime volunteers are our greatest need, but we occasionally have opportunities on the weekends. We also have…

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Pet Food Delivery to Homebound Seniors with pets!

Salvation Army Golden Diners Senior Nutrition Program

Pet Food Delivery to Homebound Seniors with pets! Volunteer Driver needed to pick up & deliver pet food to those homebound seniors who have a dog, cat or bird. Volunteers will be given a route to deliver pet food every other month. Delivery Routes Elgin & Carpentersville. Pick up food (pre-scheduled time) at 1031 E. State…

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Construction Volunteers Needed

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is always looking for volunteers!! We heavily rely on the efforts of our volunteers and welcome all who are willing and able to work, regardless of skill level. No matter who you are, no matter your experience level, you are always welcome to volunteer with us here at…

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Volunteer Food Pantry Coordinator, Volunteer clothing closet coordinator,

The Salvation Army Elgin Corps and Community Center

We are looking for several volunteer positions. We are looking for a volunteer food pantry coordinator, to help coordinate and manage our food pantry. We are looking for a volunteer receptionist to answer phones and do light clerical work. Also, we are in need of a clothing closet coordinator to help manage our clothing closet….

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Garden Greeter at the Fabyan Japanese Garden

Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley

Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is looking for volunteers for the Fabyan Japanese Garden in Geneva. The one acre Japanese Garden is located within the Fabyan West Forest Preserve off Route 31 in Geneva. Volunteers are needed as Garden Greeters to welcome guests, give a brief history of the garden and answer questions for…

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Docent

Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley

Looking for a way to contribute to your community? Volunteer with Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley at the Fabyan Villa Museum within the Fabyan West Forest Preserve off Route 31 in Geneva. This beautiful museum was once home to George and Nelle Fabyan and was re-designed in a prairie style by Frank Lloyd Wright…

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Museum Docent

Elgin History Museum

The Elgin History Museum is home to the Elgin Area Historical Society and is full with exhibit spaces relating to the exciting history of Elgin. The building with its beautiful cupola on top is called “Old Main” and is located on the campus of Elgin Academy at 360 Park Street. The museum itself is open…

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Volunteer to Help Homeless Animals

Anderson Animal Shelter

Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin cares for approximately 2500 animals per year. On any given day we house and care for approximately 50 dogs and 150 cats. We have volunteer opportunities for Dog Walking, Cat Socialization, In-House Animal Care, Fundraising, Event Assistance, Adoptions and Fostering. Minimum age to volunteer is 13 years of age…

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Become a Literacy Tutor

The Literacy Connection

The Literacy Connection needs volunteers to tutor adults in Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). If you are at least 18 years old, can read, write and speak English, we can train you to become a volunteer literacy tutor. No teaching experience or knowledge of a second language is required, and the…

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Patient and Bereavement Care Volunteers

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is a unique community based and community funded volunteer hospice organization commited to providing quality hospice and bereavement services free of charge.Opportunities are in the areas of: patient and family care, bereavement one-on-one, group facilitators, translators, outreach, clerical and many more.

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Food Pantry Distribution and Sorting

Food For Greater Elgin

Join a food distribution team or volunteer during flexible times. Our Group Volunteer Program involves your company, organization or church in our mission to end hunger in the greater Elgin community. The pantry is currently open for Food Distribution on Mondays from 6-8PM, Tuesdays from 9-11AM, Wednesdays from 11AM-1PM, Thursdays from 6-8PM, and Saturdays from…

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Run Crafts and Projects for Disabled Clients

Association for Individual Development

AID is looking for individuals to lend their professional experience in areas of cooking, arts & crafts, science projects, gardening, home economics and wood working for our training workshop for clients with disabilities. We also can use groups that might provide a cook-out or Holiday meal throughout the year.

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Intake Specialists, Administrative/Secretarial Assistants, Interpreters, Special Projects

Administer Justice

Intake Specialists – Meet and greet clients, help them complete forms, set appointments. Interpreters-help Spanish speaking clients by translating for them during legal/Tax appointments, and sometimes accompany them to court. Technology Volunteers-offer their services to keep our computers running and up to date, assist with our Social Networking outreach. Attorneys – meet with clients for…

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Transportation – Drive a Senior

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

You can make a big difference in a seniors life. Seniors that are no longer able to drive depend on volunteers willing to help. It doesn’t take long, it’s not very hard, but it does provide a much needed service. Senior Services Associates volunteers provide transportation to doctor’s appointment, dialysis, errands and other necessary appointments….

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Volunteer at Emergency Shelter

PADS of Elgin, Inc.

Volunteers are needed to help operate emergency shelter for homeless in the Elgin area. Duties include distributing linens and food, helping check in guests, and assisting in other shelter activities.

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Classroom Assistant

Elgin Child and Family Resource Center

Duties: Read to children in small groups; be an extra set of hands to tie shoes, hold hands, an extra set of arms to give hugs; listen to children when they want to talk. Hours: Shifts available are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 to 5:00 pm. We would ask that…

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Food Sort & Pack

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Volunteers can help us sort and pack food for distribution to our network partners, including food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens in northern Illinois. Our shifts are offered a variety of times during the week and volunteers can find out more information or register by visiting the Calendar and Registration page at www.solvehungertoday.org/volunteer.

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Habitat ReStore Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity Nothern Fox Valley Restore

ReStore is a home renovation center that accepts donated new and gently used home improvement and building materials from individuals, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and contractors. We sell the materials, at great prices, to the general public. The funds generated support the Northern Fox Valley Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity’s local home building program, while also…

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