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We have an amazing volunteer opportunity at The Grove National Historic Landmark. Dessert with Santa is one of our most popular events and we would love to have you share in the delight. The event includes old fashioned games, songs, crafts, and storytelling in our authentic log cabin followed by a guided walk through the woods to the historic Kennicott House for refreshments, cookie decorating, and a visit with Santa.

Dessert with Santa happens over 5 days: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8 

You can sign up to volunteer at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4ea9af2ba5f85-dessert1

For questions or additional information please contact:
Elizabeth Cline, Volunteer Coordinator
The Grove National Historic Landmark
A facility of the Glenview Park District
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60625

Posted 11/14/2019

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is currently accepting applications for the second Mental Health First Aid Instructor certification class. This is a great opportunity for agencies and people that want to contribute to the greater good, help fight stigma,  and become greater agents of change for their community by teaching others how to help those in a mental health or substance abuse crisis. Please consider signing up, designating one or two of your staff to participate, or helping us spread the word to your contacts.
The one week, 40-hour training, which normally costs $2,000 per person, is offered for free to qualified applicants. In exchange, individuals who take the course agree to teach three, 8-hour Mental Health First Aid classes in 2020. The LCHD/CHC provides technical assistance, materials and support with scheduling and coordination of these classes.
Our first cohort of 26 Trainers has gone on to train over 400 people in Mental Health First Aid!
To apply, please visit http://mentalhealth.today/instructor/. Application deadline: September 27, 2019.

For more information, contact:
Lourdes Shanjani
Mental Health First Aid Coordinator
Behavioral Health Services
Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center
3010 Grand Ave,
Waukegan, IL 60085
T: (847) 377-8295 | C: (224) 406-1623
E: info@lakecountyil.gov

Posted 9/25/2019

 The Illinois Holocaust Museum & 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.

         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/online-docent-application/ are due Sunday, September 22nd by midnight. If you have questions about the docent program, please email jessica.hulten@ilhmec.org

Jessica Hulten | Education Outreach Coordinator
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Office: 847.967.4853
9603 Woods Drive  
Skokie, IL   60077

Posted 9/11/2019

This fall, the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial <https://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/>, /...and other such stories/, will open to the public at the Chicago Cultural Center. Between September 19, 2019 and January 5, 2020, the Biennial will welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Cultural Center and off-site locations to tour the exhibition, attend public programs, and take part in educational opportunities. Volunteer support is crucial to ensuring the success of the Biennial. Volunteers play an essential role as ambassadors of the Biennial-each of our volunteers represents the civic mission of our organization. They provide assistance to our team through *greeting visitors*, *leading tours*, and *providing public program and event support*, making it possible for our diverse local and global audiences to access the topics explored by the Biennial. Those interested in volunteering should fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below and plan to attend the Volunteer Kickoff training event on *Thursday, September 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm*. *Volunteer Interest Form: *http://bit.ly/CABVolunteer2019
Contact Person:
Megan Moran Chicago Cultural Center,
78 E Washington St,
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-854-8200

Posted 8/27/2019

826CHI has a number of volunteer opportunities. We are a literacy, tutoring, and publishing nonprofit located  in Wicker Park. We serve kids ages 6-18 in a variety of fashions including after school tutoring, field trips, and workshops. Our website is 826chi.org  and you can reach us by phone at 773.772.8108

Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you,

Maggie Farren
Volunteer Outreach Intern
1276 Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Posted 7/20/2019

Aquinas Literacy Center is a community-based organization located in McKinley Park on the southwest side of Chicago.  Since 1996, Aquinas has served the immigrant community by offering free, 90 minute one-on-one instruction in the English language in an environment that respects and reverences individuals.  Using trained, volunteers tutors, Aquinas serves over 200 learners annually and enables them to transform their lives by acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens. 

Tutoring times are flexible, Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm.
Knowledge of a second language is not required.

Our Tutor Trainings Workshops for the year are:
September 6th (6-9pm) and September 7th (9am-4pm)
October 18th (6-9pm) and October 19th (9am-4pm)
November 15th (6-9pm) and November 16th (9am-4pm)
January 24th (6-9pm) and January 25th (9am-4pm)
March 13th (6-9pm) and March 14th (9am-4pm)
May 1st (6-9pm) and May 2nd (9am-4pm)

For more information or to sign up for Tutor Training:
Contact:  Sabrina Poulin, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:  773.927.0512
Email:  sabrina@AquinasLiteracyCenter.org
Address:  1751 West 35th Street, Chicago IL 60609
Website:  www.aquinasliteracycenter.org

Posted 5/29/2019

Blind Service Association is looking for a typing teacher to teach blind and visually impaired adults to type in a classroom type setting. This would happen at our office at 17 N. State Street in the Chicago Loop, once a week for 12 weeks.
Visit our website at www.blindserviceassociation.org for more information about our organization.

Please call:
Debbie Grossman
Executive Director
Blind Service Association
17 N. State Street, Suite 1050
Chicago, Illinois 60602
o) 312-236-0808
f ) 312-236-8679

Posted 3/23/2019

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association in Uptown is currently offering tutoring opportunities, with flexible schedules and curriculum, for people interested in helping adult students with their literacy and English fluency. Some students want to apply for citizenship; others want to communicate with their doctors or children's schools. There is a wide spectrum of goals and just as wide spectrum of ways to achieve them, limited only by the imagination.

 We primarily work with adult immigrants and refugees from all over the world, from Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, with a wide spread age range and education level, and think that, with the varied and knowledgeable experience of your members, that they would find the opportunities fulfilling and interesting. Once matched with a student, the tutor and student decide where they meet, how often, and for how long--we are aware that life gets busy and schedules change, and so we accommodate accordingly.

The minimum, we would hope, is meeting at least once a month for  or so months, for the sake of continuity, but again, understand that life can get complicated and can adapt. Most of our tutor-student pairs find themselves meeting once a week--sometimes more--while others meet every two weeks or so. There is a lot of opportunity for them to make the experience their own, and many have found the work fulfilling and educational.

Thank you and I hope we can talk soon!
For more information, contact:
Colin Herzog
Americorps VOCAL Program Member to CMAA
Literacy Associate, Adult Education Department
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 W. Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 784-2900 
Fax: (773) 784-2984

Posted 3/4/2019

Erie House invites you to make a difference supporting adult learners to read, write, speak English as a Second Language, 2 hours per week as minimum, anytime from 8am to 9pm and Saturday morning. No experience necessary. Free training is provided. RSVP for orientation. They are week-days before 12pm, Thursdays at 5:30 or Saturdays at 9am. Let us know if you need another time, we are flexible. 
Erie House is a social service agency that works primarily with low-income, immigrant families in Chicago started in 1870. It currently offers programs and services from four locations.Our mission is "to promote a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action." Its core values include: Affirming the dignity and capacity of all persons to reach their fullest potential, strengthening the voice of the disenfranchised, embodying a spirit of service and respect, promoting social change by forging creative solutions. We provide books, materials, classrooms to teach your student(s).
You may visit us  www.eriehouse.org
Susana Ortiz
Erie Neighborhood House
Community Literacy Coordinator
1347 W. Erie St.
Ph. 312 432 2257
Fax 312 666-3855

Posted 11/24/2018

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