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After-School Teaching Assistant Volunteers
Prairie View & Country Trails Elementary Schools need your help!

 After-school Teaching Assistant Volunteers help staff with activities that promote positive and healthy lifestyles for youth, grades K-5. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, reading, games, homework help and more.
January 4 - May 25 |  Monday-Friday  |  3:30-5:30 p.m.
Prairie View Elementary, 10N630 Nesler Road
Country Trails Elementary, 3701 Highland Woods Boulevard

This is a great opportunity for student who are thinking about a career in education or recreation.
Volunteer positions show future employers and college admission counselors the student's drive and dedication.
Such accomplishments demonstrate initiative, personal will and leadership skills. 

After-School Teaching Assistant Requirements
      • All volunteers must be 16 years old or older
      • New volunteers must attend orientation, sign a waiver, and have a background check
      • Volunteers under 18 need a parent or guardian's signature on their waiver and background check
      • A minimum of a weekly commitment is requested

For more information, contact Cindy Corrigan at , or by phone at 847-931-6770.
 Indoor Track Rover
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           ber - April
Are you like me? Do you like to hibernate in the winter and need a reason to get out of the house?  As the weather gets colder the indoor walking track gets busier.    

Meet new friends and just enjoy visiting with the track users while they sign in and walk. Volunteers will refer questions to the fitness desk staff and communicate the track safety rules.  You can even walk yourself!  

Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift per week from 5-7 pm.  It's a great way to get out of the house and get some exercise at the same time. 

 Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation is your first step in learning about all of our volunteer opportunities. We truly have something for everyone. All new volunteers must attend orientation, sign a waiver and have a background check.

If interested in volunteering, register today for a volunteer orientation by clicking on the VolunteerUP icon.  

Volunteer Orientation Dates

February 11  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room
March 10  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room

Volunteers in Action

Earth Day                           Sign up to volunteer
Discovering the wonders of seeds!
 
 Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Visitor Greeter at Hawthorne Hill
- Do you enjoy greeting others and sharing information about nature? Do you answer the phone with a smile in your voice? Are you willing to assist with basic office tasks (filing, sorting, organizing)? Commitment: Minimum of a 3 hour shift once a month. Read more....
           
Tot Time Nature Volunteers - We are looking for volunteers to assist with set-up and take down of play equipment, check-in parents and children by swiping membership pass and ensuring waiver forms are signed. Other responsibilities include maintaining a safe play environment during nature exploration and play (parents are present during play time).          
Wednesdays from 10:00 - Noon. Bilingual is helpful, but not required.

                                                
All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation, sign a waiver, and complete a background check.  

           Earth Day  Earth Day              

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center welcomes volunteers 10 years and up to participate. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. ALL volunteers under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Please bring a water bottle, wear work boots/tough shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and dress for the weather. 

Outdoor Work Days
We are planning several work days in upcoming months. No orientation is needed to participate.
 Saturday February 20 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday March 19 9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday April 16 9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. No job is too big or small - extra hands are needed for everything from clearing and preparing the garden to planting to weeding to shoveling dirt!  Great opportunity for groups, teams, clubs and individuals

Contact Cindy Corrigan at or (847) 931-6770 about volunteering as an individual, or bringing a group. We’d love to have you join us!     

ERC Volunteers Needed
ERC Volunteers   Volunteers need at ERC
After-School Club Volunteers assist the staff with activities that promote positive and healthy lifestyles for youth, grades K-5. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, reading, games and more.

 All new volunteers must:
  • Attend orientation
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Sign a waiver and have a background check
  • Commit to a weekly minimum
 Benefits of Volunteering:
  • Gain new skills
  • Add to your resume
  • Impress admission offficials
  • Show responsibility

Kids Day Off   January 18, February 15, March 25, May 6 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Spring Break Camp   March 28 - April 1 8:00 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. 

For more information, contact Cindy Corrigan at or 847-931-6770.

Thank you to all our Parks and Recreation Volunteers!

Coach Darryl