Park District

posted May 1, 2013, 5:28 PM by Unknown user

On May 11th, the Park District will be working to clean up the parks. They are asking for some help at Lake Opeka at 10:00 a.m.

Healthy kids Day at YMCA

posted Apr 2, 2013, 3:11 PM by Unknown user

Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines, IL. is looking for 6-10 volunteers for Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, 4/27 from 10AM-2PM.  Volunteers can be given a number of different tasks from helping to set up, running games and activities and helping them clean up at the end of the day. If you are interested in volunteering for this fun day contact Sheri at 847-410-5289 or by e-mail at  

Cumberland School Spring Fling

posted Apr 2, 2013, 3:04 PM by Unknown user

Cumberland School which feeds into Chippawa is having their Spring Fling on April 12th at 6pm at the school.  They are looking for former Cumberland students to volunteer their time to help with games and so forth. It's a huge Cumberland Tradition and they need help! If interested you can contact the sponsor of this volunteer opportunity at or 773 704 5878.

Chicago Youth Service Day

posted Mar 19, 2013, 6:52 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 6:56 PM ]

 Chicago Youth Service Day (CYSD) is an exciting annual opportunity for young people across the City to join together for a day of service and peace. In 2013, CYSD will take place on Saturday, May 4th.
Service takes many forms during the day with a special emphasis on peace-making in our communities. During the first part of the day, students will take part in interactive projects with seniors, children and peers, as well as restore natural areas, collaborate with community organizations and raise awareness for issues important to their community.
After spending the morning executing service projects, students gather for a citywide peace rally, bringing together 2,000 young people from across the City. The peace rally includes fun and engaging activities for youth and families, live entertainment and a call to peaceful, non-violent action in Chicago.
To find out more about Chicago Youth Service Day and how you can help students make a difference in Chicago, contact the CYSD team
Visit the CYSD Website for more information. 

DP Park District

posted Mar 15, 2013, 3:27 PM by Unknown user

The Dp Park District is looking for people to be head and assistant coaches for our 1st graders.  There will be between 10-12 per team, with practices on M and W- 5:30 to 6:30.
We also need 2nd/3rd grade coaches for two teams, with around 12 per team.
ALL games are played on Sat morning. at Prairie lakes.
Contact Mary Dankoski if you are interested her email is:

Heritage Senior Prom

posted Mar 15, 2013, 3:22 PM by Unknown user

The Heritage in Des Plaines is a senior home of 250, and this year they doing a 'senior prom'. They would love to have some of the high school students volunteer to help out during the activity. If you are interested send an email to the email address below for more information!

Science Night at CMS

posted Feb 12, 2013, 7:31 PM by Unknown user

Beth Donoghue, a teacher at Chippewa Middle School,  is planning a family science night on March 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  There are going to be different stations students can visit with their families.  Chippewa wants to have some high school volunteers to help out with some of the stations.  All of the materials and explanations would be provided.  The students would needed from 6:00 - 8:15 for instructions and wrap up.

 If you're interested you may contact Beth Donoghue at:
Beth Donoghue
6th Grade Science/Social Studies
Chippewa Middle School

Salvation Army

posted Feb 12, 2013, 7:27 PM by Unknown user

We serve breakfast to families of moms who are at least 7 months pregnant or who have a child under 1 year old. After breakfast the men go to a class as do the children from 4 and up. Then the moms shop for free diapers, baby wipes, used baby clothes and toys, etc.

We need volunteers to help serve breakfast, or maybe carry cereal bowls to the tables or watch babies in carriers while mom helps herself to breakfast.

Volunteers could also help in the kitchen by cutting oranges into wedges and bananas into pieces. Serving tables need to be set up. After breakfast the kitchen must be cleaned.

We need volunteers to watch toddlers (under adult supervision) and sing songs with them or play with blocks and other toys.

Volunteers are always needed to help moms shop for free items. Mom is often holding the baby and the volunteer holds the shopping bag as mom selects items. Sometimes volunteers assist mom get the items out to the car. (We occasionally have used strollers and swings).

Volunteers could help on Friday night before the Saturday distribution and set up the temporary store. It involves moving large bins of clothing and laying items on tables by gender and size. Cases of diapers and baby wipes must also be moved.

The reverse of Friday night is also an occasion for volunteers. The store must be torn down and all items cleared. The eating area must be vacuumed and ready for others to use.

We start in the kitchen at 7 a.m. We are often done by 11 and out of the building. 

The Salvation Army is located at 609 W. Dempster in Des Plaines (near Elmhurst Road).

Fun Fair

posted Feb 12, 2013, 7:25 PM by Unknown user

Hello Everyone!

This years fun fair will be on March 9th. It is a carnival type even (all prizes will be taken care of, you just have to show up and help with the games)

The event will take place from 5-8 on Saturday, March 9th in the Spec gym.  Set up will begin at 4:30 - If your organization has done this in the past and would like to do the same activity you will have until February 15th to sign up - After that signing up will be open to public so it might be harder to sign up.

Sign up here:

Plainefield Dance

posted Feb 7, 2013, 3:11 PM by Unknown user

On Feb. 15th Plainfield is having a Valentine's Dance and would love help decorating at 3:30 and/or helping with crafts, concessions or supervision from 6-8pm.
If you're interested then please contact the email below

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