Volunteer Fair

Saturday, April 27, 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 Aquinas Literacy Center exists to empower adults by providing basic literacy and life skills through individualized tutoring, in environments that respect and reverence individuals. We enable learners to transform their lives by acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens. 
 
Central Baptist Village supports residents and their families through the transitions of aging. They offer on-site independent living, assisted living, memory support care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. Residents enjoy enhanced independence and greater peace of mind knowing health care needs are based on a personalized plan and delivered within a community of friendship, faith, and family.
 
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.
 
Girls on the Run is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. 
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Maryville is focused on some of our society’s most critical issues. The range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare services, family support services, educational offerings and youth development programs through outreach services. Thousands of children’s lives are made better, safer and more joyful every year because Maryville exists.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Established in 1985, WINGS provides a pathway to independence for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence. WINGS got its start as a non-profit housing agency. They provide emergency safe shelter and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. They also help families who are in crisis meet basic needs for items such as food and clothing. The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence.
 
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.