blog posts You’ve Got Mail First GBM – Sept 19 Sep 18, 2018 2:15 pm77 views Work the Polls on Election Day Oct 19, 2016 7:00 am72 views Work on Election Day. Serve. Empower. Impact. Get Paid. The Cook County Clerk’s office is recruiting students to serve voters as suburban poll workers for the Nov. 8th Presidential Election! It is a great opportunity to get paid for supporting the democratic process and serving the community. Poll workers are paid $190 or $340 based on the position they choose. Those who are interested should visithttps://cookcountyclerk.com/students or call 312.603.0988 to learn more and submit an application. Winter Volunteer & Service Opportunities Dec 11, 2018 2:45 pm78 views WHI's Week of Service (Starting 4/19) Apr 19, 2021 2:00 pm4 views Want to Register Voters? Training session at 4pm on 9/10 in BH 121 Sep 5, 2019 3:15 pm40 views Voter Registration Volunteer Opportunity Oct 5, 2016 9:30 am40 views Dear Honors College Students, We would like to extend an invitation to join us to register people to VOTE. We have Family Weekend night coming soon and it is one of the perfect times to register people to vote for this November 8th! We are also looking for students to help register up to the day of the elections. Date: 10/8/16, 9-5pm + Weekend Location: SCE We are looking forward to hearing from you! Best, Delia Bautista- ICIRR - NADP Fellow firstname.lastname@example.org 773-851-1149 Vote for ASB's Hurricane Katrina Relief Project in this nationwide contest! Winner receives $2500! Feb 26, 2014 4:45 pm21 views Vote for Alternative Spring Break in this nationwide contest held by Cengage on Facebook! https://apps.facebook.com/alternabreak/contests/330790/voteable_entries/69002390 ASB's Hurricane Katrina Relief project is a spring break project that could receive $2500 of funding towards the cause. Hurry and vote today! Contact email@example.com with questions. Volunteer with University Blood Initiative (UBI)! (Deadline to apply: 8/17) Aug 10, 2020 3:00 pm149 views Volunteer with UI Health Food Pantry! (12/1) Nov 25, 2019 3:00 pm56 views Volunteer with the Metro Achievement Center! Nov 18, 2020 1:15 pm29 views Volunteer with the Little Village READS Program Jan 13, 2017 11:30 am192 views Be a Part of an Awesome Reading Program! Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities. If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids. January 2016 – June 2016 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays ** Tutors may come 1 day or all 4! 2:30-5:00pm contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617, firstname.lastname@example.org address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623 Volunteer with the Honors College in BH 121 on Monday – Stop by between 11am-1pm to make blankets for babies! Sep 27, 2018 3:30 pm46 views Volunteer with the Honors College in BH 121 on Monday – Stop by between 11am-1pm to make blankets! Oct 1, 2019 3:45 pm242 views Volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP)! Oct 30, 2018 1:30 pm104 views Volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress Oct 12, 2015 3:45 pm26 views The Center for Economic Progress is opening our volunteer recruitment on Monday, October 12th. The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income families to make tax time an opportunity to get ahead. To volunteer at a tax preparation site: • All training is provided; classes run through January. • No experience is necessary. We train a range of volunteers, including people with no background in taxes. If you’re bilingual, we need you. • Volunteers commit 25 hours of volunteering total during the tax season, late January to April 15th. Volunteer positions available as: • Tax Preparer: Work with clients to file federal and state tax returns and provide counseling on tax credits and forms. • Tax Site Specialist: Perform essential nontax-preparation activities, including client intake, translating and educating on basic banking options available on site.• Savings Coach: Work with clients at our tax preparation locations to share the importance of saving and encourage them to use a portion of their tax refund to accomplish this goal. A flyer has been attached with more information and details to register for volunteer. If you have any further questions contact email@example.com or (312) 630-0266. Volunteer with See the Silver Lining on 9/19 at 3pm in UI Health Sep 9, 2019 3:15 pm119 views Volunteer with Peer Health Exchange as a Health Educator for High School Freshmen! (Applications due 11/13) Nov 11, 2020 3:00 pm55 views Volunteer with Metro Achievement Center - Apply Now! Sep 11, 2019 3:15 pm150 views Volunteer tutors needed for youth at Midtown and Metro Achievement Centers Sep 2, 2016 6:30 am96 views Volunteer at Midtown or Metro this year & make a difference in the life of a child! TUTOR the same Chicago student every week.SUPPORT parents as the primary educators of their children.BUILD character in MEF studetns through weekly goal setting. Come inspire the future generations along the pathways to success. WHAT: Two hours per week dedicated to tutoring and goal-setting with an at-risk student from a low-income family. WHY: Your help can provide a student with the individual attention they need to find both personal and academic success. Read more at: http://www.midtown-metro.org/why-to-volunteer/ WHO: Female volunteers work with girls in 4th-12th grade & male volunteers work with boys in 4th-6th grade. MEF will need over 140 new volunteers this fall in order for every student to be paired with a caring, positive tutor or mentor! Visit midtown-metro.org/volunteer to learn more & apply! CONTACT: Carolyn Madigan firstname.lastname@example.org for female volunteers and Oscar Calderon email@example.com for male volunteers. Midtown & Metro provide school year programs for 4th-12th grade youth, offered at an affordable price designed for low-income families. Generous donors give over 90% of what it costs to run MEF programs. Volunteer Tutors Needed: CPS Language and Cultural Support Services Feb 19, 2019 2:00 pm119 views Volunteer to teach English as Second Language at Mary Ward Center Sep 23, 2019 2:15 pm189 views Volunteer to help Chicago youth get a head start on their financial future, Beginning Sat. 4/18 Apr 15, 2015 5:15 pm15 views The Economic Awareness Council is seeking undergraduate students to help provide local youth with resources and mentorship to help them gain financial awareness, experiment with green technology, assess various financial choices, create their own business plans and more. There are two main opportunities available: 1) Individuals to work with youth 4th - 8th generally on more business/entreprenuership education exercises at the Museum of Science and Industry. 2) Individuals to work with older youth 14-18 on their resume and conduct mock interviews. Fliers with details, dates, and contact information are attached below. Volunteer to be an ESL Tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center, Training on Fri. 5/2-5/3 Apr 25, 2014 9:00 am91 views Become a volunteer English as a Second Language tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer tutors are needed to instruct limited English proficient adult learners for 90 minutes per week at our Center, located at 3540 S Hermitage. All instruction is one-on-one and training is provided. Knowledge of a second language is not required; all instruction is in English. Join us for our two-part tutor training: Friday, May 2 (6pm - 9pm) and Saturday, May 3 (9am to 3pm). Tutors must attend both days for certification. View the website at http://aquinasliteracycenter.org/. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Lori Rogers at 773.927.0512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Since 1996, Aquinas Literacy Center, through English-language instruction, has enabled learners to transform their lives by acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens. Volunteer to be a Court Interpreter, Apply by Mon. 12/8 Dec 5, 2014 4:45 pm48 views Ensuring equal access to the courts for individuals with language limitations is an important issue, especially in Illinois, which has a significant and growing number of people with Limited English Proficiency all across the state. To assist the Illinois circuit courts with providing qualified interpreters, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) is launching a statewide certification program for persons with native-like mastery of English and a second language which will require attendance at an orientation and passing scores on written and oral exams. The orientation sessions in October, November and December 2014 will offer information about the interpreting profession, the code of interpreter ethics and modes of interpreting. Interpreters do not need to have experience with interpreting in court to apply. Upcoming Orientations include: December 11-12: Grayslake, IL December 13-14: Springfield, IL Register by December 8 for either orientation. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.state.il.us/court/CivilJustice/LanguageAccess/default.asp Volunteers Needed! Voter Registration Phonebank/Textbank Oct 7, 2020 2:15 pm0 views Volunteers Needed-STEM Event at UIC, Sat. 3/19 Feb 19, 2016 10:00 am13 views Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago is a one-day conference where 200 middle school girls participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops. We need volunteers like you for our 4th annual event on Saturday, March 19th at UIC! Sign up now for a wonderful day of STEM at https://sites.google.com/site/eyhchicago/home/getinvolved/volunteer-sign-up. Please contact volunteer coordinator Laura Manning with any questions - email@example.com Volunteers Needed for Spring Semester with Little Village READS Jan 11, 2018 1:45 pm83 views Volunteers Needed for Music Magic Program with Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Aug 31, 2017 10:30 am84 views Volunteers needed for Model World Conference on Women’s and Girls’ Rights, Feb. 18th Feb 14, 2017 10:15 am48 views Volunteers Needed for Fall Semester with Little Village READS Aug 31, 2017 9:00 am98 views Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Expo on Sat. 4/18, Register by Fri. 3/20 Feb 13, 2015 7:30 am12 views On Saturday, April 18th 2015, about 14,000 people will celebrate and take advantage of our 75th Annual Diabetes EXPO 2015, a FREE one-day health exposition hosted by your American Diabetes Association at McCormick Place. As you know, We are currently looking for EXPO Volunteers to help make this event a huge success. We are looking for volunteers to be greeters, to help with registration, check in, to work at our various stages including our main and healthy eating stage. We are looking for volunteers who are both committed and passionate to help others in the community. If you are looking to make a difference, enjoy a free and fun educational event, gain some leadership skills, build your network or would like to be a part of our history, please join us for this event!Please complete EXPO VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM through simply clicking this link: http://goo.gl/forms/I9gaq7tczn Please RSVP through completing above form for this event by 3/20/2015. What: Diabetes EXPO 2015 When: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM Where: McCormick Place - Lakeside Center (Hall D), 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60603 For more information about EXPO 2015 and to pre-register, visit www.diabetes.org/expochicago. To become an EXPO Captain please contact Elizabeth Umunna at firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope that you will help us make EXPO 2015 a success and join us in the fight to Stop Diabetes! Volunteers Needed for a Youth Community Advisory Board May 24, 2022 4:30 pm126 views Volunteer Opportunity | USA Track & Field Illinois - 2016 Masters Throws Championships Jun 28, 2016 2:45 pm26 views USA Track & Field Illinois is seeking volunteers for the 2016 Masters Throws Championships to be held August 6-7, 2016 at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. The event consists of unique field event competitions that showcase an athlete’s ultimate power and strength! Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, complimentary parking, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and a ticket to Saturday's banquet if they volunteer on both Saturday and Sunday! There are several shifts available from August 5-7 and assistance needed with competition and administrative support. An application can be downloaded at www.usatfillinois.org and you can learn more about the competition here or at our Facebook Event Page. Any questions can be directed to Tricia@otrtevents.com. Deadline to apply is July 22, 2016. The application and more information are also linked to at the bottom of this post Volunteer Opportunity: UIC Engage Feb 7, 2019 1:30 pm57 views Volunteer Opportunity: UIC Engage Feb 8, 2018 1:00 pm181 views Volunteer Opportunity: UIC Engage Oct 26, 2017 1:45 pm99 views Volunteer Opportunity to work with young adults with autism Aug 19, 2014 7:00 am166 views The Julie+Michael Tracy Family Foundation/Urban Autism Solutions is looking for young, energetic students to be a part of the community of Project 1212, a new residence for young adults with disabilities in the University Village neighborhood. They are seeking students who can fill the role of mentor or community guide to a young adult with autism or related communication disability during the afternoon or weekends. Their residents travel to their health clubs, Starbucks, church and other community locations and need some initial direction and supervision. They have one or 2 residents who would also enjoy walking and running with you. The organization offers cooking classes as well as movie nights and meet-ups at Pompeii for young adults with autism, and would love to have your company. The Julie+Michael Tracy Family Foundation/Urban Autism Solutions is dedicated to addressing challenges facing young adults with autism. They are creating fully integrated community lives for our participants right in your neighborhood! Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering with us. Call or email: Julie@jmtf.org or Tara@jmtf.org for more information Volunteer Opportunity for Pre-Med Students Feb 27, 2018 1:00 pm183 views Volunteer Opportunity: Center for Economic Progress Dec 12, 2017 1:45 pm50 views Volunteer Opportunity at Erie House Sep 2, 2016 8:00 am109 views Be a Part of an Awesome Reading Program! Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities. If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids. September – December 2016 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 2:30-5:00pm Contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617, email@example.com Address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623 Volunteer Opportunities at Rush – Applications Open Mar 26, 2019 1:45 pm208 views Volunteer Judges Needed for Elementary School Science Fair, Thurs. 5/15 May 13, 2014 4:45 pm32 views Skinner West Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their science fairs next week. 1st Grade Science Fair: Thursday, May 15th at 9:30 am3rd Grade Science Fair: Thursday, May 15th at 2:15 pm5th Grade Science Fair: Friday, May 16th at 2:15 pmAs it is 1st - 5th grade science fair projects, no need to be a rocket scientist! But if you are one, they would love to have you too. Interested? Contact Veronica Arreola, Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.355.1813.Skinner West1260 West Adams StreetChicago Volunteering Opportunity: School Kit Packing with HCAB, Gateway to the Great Outdoors, SFP, and oSTEM (11/1) Oct 28, 2020 3:45 pm31 views Volunteer for the Windy City National Qualified Volleyball Tournament, 3/25 – 3/27 Feb 15, 2016 10:15 am98 views The second annual adidas Windy City National Qualifier volleyball tournament will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center, March 25 – 27, 2016. Over 800 teams will participate in this event, and we’re in need of volunteer assistance to ensure it’s an overwhelming success! To view shifts available, additional details and register to volunteer – CLICK HERE Important Information: The minimum age for a volunteer is 18 years old. Volunteers MUST commit to work a minimum of TWO SHIFTS during the event. All volunteers receive two adidas staff t-shirts for the entire weekend. If volunteers are working multiple days, volunteers should plan to wear one of the shirts on each day. It is preferred that volunteers wear tan or black shorts and gym shoes. Please note that while the Volunteer Coordinator makes every effort to match you with your position preferences, volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Volunteer Coordinator will sign off any volunteer service hours once shifts are completed if needed. Volunteers must sign a Release of Liability Waiver provided by WCNQ staff. If you have any questions please reach out to Kim Vertin at email@example.com. Katie VanLandingham Senior Manager, Events and Operations Chicago Sports Commission 72 E Randolph Street, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60601 P: 312-567-8470 F: 312-567-8504 firstname.lastname@example.org www.chicagosportscommission.com Volunteer for the Chicago Marathon with SFP and the Chicago Diabetes Project, Sun. 10/12 Oct 6, 2014 10:15 am100 views Join the SFP Team for volunteering for the Chicago Marathon on 10/12 from 7:45am - 12:00pm. We will meet outside SCE to Cheer at Mile 17 as part of the Chicago Diabetes Project, Help outrun diabetes! Free T-shirts, food and drinks for each volunteer! Sign up here: (http://bit.ly/marathon-volunteer) Earlier the better since space may be limited! Please put the Society of Future Physicians as the team name. The Chicago Diabetes Project is a global collaboration of scientists working to make islet cell transplantation a viable treatment option for all who suffer with diabetes. Founded and directed by Chief of Transplantation Surgery & Honors College Faculty Fellow Dr. Jose Oberholzer. Questions? Contact Rahul Patel at email@example.com. Volunteer for MLK Day – Monday, January 21, 2019 Dec 20, 2018 3:15 pm22 views Volunteer for MLK Day – Monday, January 15, 2018 Jan 9, 2018 1:45 pm84 views Volunteer for Mayor Lightfoot's 1st Annual Solutions Toward Ending Poverty (STEP) Summit! (Event date: 2/20) Feb 10, 2020 2:15 pm355 views Volunteer for Chicago Ideas Week! 10/13-10/19 Oct 10, 2014 2:30 pm114 views Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is about the sharing of ideas, inspiring action, and igniting change to positively impact our world. People who come to CIW are artists, engineers, technologists, inventors, scientists, musicians, economists, explorers — and, well...just innately passionate. For more information on this year’s schedule please go to https://www.chicagoideas.com/years/2014/schedule For one week each October, CIW brings together some of the world's most outstanding speakers to present their ideas and inspire the innovations of tomorrow at 80+ sessions across the city of Chicago. CIW aims to be the platform for sharing big ideas and making big things happen. Chicago Ideas Week is an asset that belongs uniquely to Chicago, and reflects our great city in its inclusiveness, diversity and excellence of intellectual discourse. It is a platform that continues to be shaped by the people, organizations and institutions that care about the future of Chicago as well as communities around the globe. Volunteers are needed for events taking place October 13-19. Please log in and sign up to volunteer. As a volunteer you may have the opportunity to attend the events at which you are placed: https://www.chicagoideas.com/volunteer Volunteer for a one-day conference to help inspire middle school girls to pursue science and math careers, Sat. 3/28 Feb 20, 2015 3:15 pm22 views Are you interested in helping inspire and empower middle school girls to pursue science and math careers? We could use your help! We are looking for volunteers to help out at the third Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago conference on Saturday, March 28th at UIC. EYH Chicago is a one-day conference where 200 middle school girls participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops. It is an exciting event for both the girls and volunteers, and we hope you will help us make this year’s conference a success! More information about the conference can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/eyhchicago/. Click on the post to learn more.