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ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION SERVICED NEEDS DRIVERS IN THE ARLINGTON HEIGHTS AREA
Escorted Transportation Service (ETS) in Arlington Heights is a non-profit organization that provides seniors in the Northwest suburbs who no longer drive with rides to their crucial medical appointments. ETS volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up the senior at their residence, drive them to their appointment, wait with them, and then return them home again.  This volunteer opportunity is completely flexible - We work with your schedule and you may drive as often as you like.

In 2017 we added 159 new passengers. At the same time, the number of available drivers declined.  In order to meet this increasing demand, ETS needs to recruit additional drivers.

Requirements: You must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid Illinois driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record and carry auto liability insurance (copies of which will need to be shared with ETS/NW). We will run criminal and driving background checks, as well as ask for two references. We carry additional liability insurance on all of our drivers.

Celebrating 11 years and 27,000+ rides to doctors for seniors

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions on areas to find additional drivers. 
Executive Director
Escorted Transportation Service
1801 W Central Rd.
Arlington Hts, IL 60005
847-222-9227

Posted 5/19/2018

ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER NEEDS DOCENTS
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is seeking a diversity of new docents who will become fully immersed in the Museum mission – and ultimately ambassadors in our community.
Docents are volunteers who conduct tours for visitors of all ages from diverse backgrounds. Using the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, docents encourage exploration of the exhibitions of the Museum. Participants in the Illinois Holocaust Museum Docent Training program will be provided with an introduction to the history of the Holocaust, and through discussion, exploration of exhibitions, connections to technique, and method, will receive a solid framework in providing & constructing tours.
Perks:
·         Learn about the Holocaust, genocide, human rights issues, and character education from award winning educators.
·         Immerse yourself in our special exhibits that address race, culture, ethics and human rights, and more.
·         Be a part of a passionate community and enjoy volunteer appreciation events, free admission to all Museum programs, and ongoing training.
·         The chance to make a tangible difference!
For additional docent program details or to complete the application, please visit https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/docents/ Applications are due Monday, June 1st by midnight. If you have questions about the docent program, please email jessica.hulten@ilhmec.org or call 847.967.4853.

For more information
Jessica Hulten | Education Outreach Coordinator
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077
Office: 847.967.4853
Jessica.Hulten@ilhmec.org
www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

Posted 4/23/2018

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NEEDS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS
Are you the curious type? Do you love learning and engaging in conversations about new ideas? You may make a great volunteer tour guide at the MCA! The MCA’s mission is to bring artists and audiences together, presenting contemporary art and culture in ways that illuminate what it means to be a citizen of both Chicago and the world. We think of docents as ambassadors to the museum. Art history knowledge is not required.

We aspire to make the MCA community and our environment—staff, volunteers, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions—reflective of the diversity of the city of Chicago and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do.

For additional docent program details or to complete the application, please visit https://mcachicago.org/About/Volunteering . Applications are due Monday, April 23 by midnight.  We encourage you to share this email with friends who may be a good fit.

If you have questions about the docent program, please email docentprogram@mcachicago.org or call 312-397-4070.
 
More Information:
Meagan Burger
Manager of Interpretation
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
mburger@mcachicago.org
312-397-4070
mcachicago.org

Posted 4/12/2018

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED AT ALBANY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Albany Park Community Center is in need of dedicated, patient tutors to partner with our adult learners to assist with any coursework they may be having difficulty with. We currently offer ESL, GED, Basic Adult Education, and Citizenship classes and tutor sessions to match.
    We ask that you are 18 years of age or over to become a tutor and can commit at a minimum 3-6 months of your time, depending on the longevity of certain courses.
•    Tutor twice a week for two hours each session, or once a week for three hours.
•    12 hour training done online and in person
•    Fluency in another language is welcomed! Spanish & Arabic a plus.
•    Our courses are offered on evenings and weekends, so we can work with your schedule if you work during the day.

Monday-Thursdays at 6:30-9:30 pm and/or Saturdays at 10 am - 6 pm.
Contact:
Claire Gilbertsen
Adult Literacy Coordinator
Albany Park Community Center
5101 North Kimball Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773.509-5657 x 441
Fax 773.304-1970

Posted 11/12/2017

GIRLS IN THE GAME NEEDS A VOLUNTEER COACH
Girls in the Game is a nonprofit organization where every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs.

We are looking for one volunteer coach a for particular site in our After School program, on Thursdays at a Chicago Public School in Riverdale. We are looking for a coach who has worked with youth before and would be able to commit to coaching for at least 10 weeks.

If your interested please contact:
Ericka Dawson, MPA
Senior Manager of Training and Programs
or
Kaylise Algrim
Girls in the Game
McGuane Park
2901 S. Poplar
Chicago, Illinois 60608
v: 312.674.000.
fax: 773.542.1168
www.girlsinthegame.org

Posted 11/8/2017

PURPLE ASPARAGUS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Purple Asparagus is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate children, families, and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. We do this by bringing delicious, nutritious hands-on activities to schools, community organizations, and farmers’ markets throughout Chicagoland. We believe that every child should have the chance to discover new-to-them wholesome foods that will change the way they think about eating.
 
We are currently recruiting new volunteers and would love to provide this opportunity for retired teachers.  Sign up here.

For more information, contact:
Rachael Morkunas
Program Manager
Purple Asparagus
2545 W. Diversey, 214
Chicago, IL 60647
Cell: (312) 375-3296
Office: (312) 906-7622

Posted 10/12/2017

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S LABORATORY FOR HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Northwestern University's Laboratory for Human Neuroscience conducts research projects (sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Health) that uses a variety of neuroscience methods to investigate the maintenance of healthy cognition and memory. Our goal is to develop new methods to maintain healthy cognitive ability in adults over the age of 60 years. While we are currently enrolling individuals from the ages of 18-85, we are particularly interested in recruiting older adults (60-85 years) that are in good health, take few medications, and have no metal implants in their bodies. 

Individuals who are involved with RTAC may be good candidates to help us better understand the neuroscience of aging. Participants in our studies are always monetarily compensated for their time, and have the opportunity to meet with researchers and clinical staff to learn more about the brain.

For more information contact:
Erica Karp
Research Study Coordinator
Laboratory for Human Neuroscience
303 E. Chicago Ave.
19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312-503-5613
e-mail: erica.karp@northwestern.edu
http://lhn.northwestern.edu/

Posted 9/7/2017

VOLUNTEER WRITING TEACHER NEEDED
Do you have experience in creative writing? Blind Service Association is looking for a volunteer to lead our creative writing group for blind and visually impaired adults. This small group is looking for a leader eager to foster and advance their skills. Their interests include memoir, fiction, and poetry, and they are open and excited for your ideas. You would have creative control over the group’s format. It meets at BSA’s offices at 17 N State St. The group begins a new year of classes in September. If you are interested, please call Bill Green at 312-236-0808.

Contact:
Bill Green
Youth and Senior Programs Manager
Blind Service Association
17 N State St. suite 1050
Chicago IL, 60602
(312) 236-0808
fax (312) 236-8679
bgreen@blindserviceassociation.org
www.blindserviceassociation.org

Posted 9/5/2017

THE CHEMICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM FOR THE 'YOU BE THE CHEMIST CHALLENGE'
The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to exposing K-8 learners to the excitement of science and fostering STEM literacy. We are currently looking for science educators and professionals who are interested in volunteering with us as part of our Content Development Team (CDT), which reviews the scientific content for our You Be The Chemist Challenge® program. The Challenge is an academic competition for students in grades 5-8 that tests their knowledge of chemistry against the backdrop of a fun, quiz-bowl style competition. CDT members collaborate with staff via e-mail, which allows volunteers to shape their involvement to fit their own time constraints.

Last year the Challenge reached over 55,000 students across 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. By collaborating with CEF as part of the Content Development Team, you can have a significant, far-reaching impact on students at a time that is crucial to developing an interest in the sciences and in STEM careers.
Contact Katie Wetstone (kwetstone@chemed.org) if you are interested or have any questions. If you know others who may be a good fit, please feel free pass along this information. You can visit CEF at www.chemed.org to learn more.

Contact:
Katie Wetstone
Manager, STEM Content
Chemical Educational Foundation® 
1560 Wilson Blvd | Suite 1100
 Arlington, VA 22209
p: (571) 482-3039
www.chemed.org

Posted 8/10/2017
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