Volunteer Fair

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Find out how you can become more involved in your community and sign up to volunteer with the local organization that suits you best. Participating organizations include:

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
The Council of International Programs Chicago is a non-profit international educational exchange program, committed to promoting international understanding through professional development and cross-cultural exchange. CIP Chicago is an affiliate of CIP USA, which was founded in 1957 to promote cross-cultural exchange between the U.S. and post war Germany. Over the years CIP has brought nearly 10,000 international professionals from 147 countries to the United States for practical training.
FreeGeek Chicago is a not-for-profit community organization that recycles used computers and parts to provide functional computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those who want them.
The Friends of the Eisenhower Library is a volunteer, nonprofit group of contributing members who are committed to enhancing the Eisenhower Public Library District and its services.
The purpose of  the Portage Park Advisory Council (aka Friends of Portage Park) shall be to provide advice and assistance to the Chicago Park District and/or other agencies on matter relating to concerns and needs of the Portage Park Community and all users of Portage Park. Portage Park Advisory Council (PPAC) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes: a. Determining the needs of the Portage Park community; b. Working with the Chicago Park District to determine and establish programs to meet these needs; c. Providing advice and counsel and an evaluation of the programs as they relate to community needs.
Habitat for Humanity Chicago ReStore helps raise money for Habitat AND keeps good, reusable materials in use! The ReStore has discounted prices on donated and new building supplies, appliances, and furniture. 
The mission of Housing Forward is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. Housing Forward is the only social service agency in west Cook County with a comprehensive "housing + services" solution for transitioning individuals and families out of homelessness.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
Kiwanis International brings the world together — one community at a time. They have with more than 600,000 members in more than 80 countries from Kiwanis to Key Club to Circle K and beyond. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children through local service projects and fundraising.  Kiwanis hosts nearly 150,000 service projects each year.
The mission of La Casa Norte is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.  
Mather LifeWays is making neighborhoods better places for older adults to live, work, learn, contribute, and play in inspiring ways.  
New Life for Old Bags (NLOB) is a collaboration of volunteers of all ages and abilities making sleeping mats for the homeless out of used plastic bags. NLOB is intergenerational and green. Since 2010, NLOB volunteers have made over 2,000 sleeping mats.  The mats are distributed to homeless people by a collective of agencies and organizations that serve the homeless.  
We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
The purpose of the new organization is to enrich the lives of members of the Norwood Life Society community including the seniors we serve, our volunteers, the staff, and the community at large. 
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, the largest and oldest organization of its type in the Chicago metropolitan area, is a volunteer organization committed to using the capabilities and magic of dogs in therapeutic environments, especially with children. All of our programs develop and build essential skills, give the children a focus other than their disability or disease, and provide a happy respite from the rigors and challenges of their daily lives. 
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties is sponsored by Triton College. RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Illinois Department on Aging and Leyden Township and matched by Triton. RSVP is part of Senior Corps which also includes Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can.
Our mission is to provide for the needs of senior citizens, 60 and over, and of the disabled, to assist them in maintaining a meaningful, dignified,  and quality lifestyle both on a short term and long term basis within the communities of Norridge, Harwood Heights, and unincorporated Norwood Park Township.
Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. It continues to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area.