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Volunteer Opportunities

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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.

August 17-December 18  |  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.


Beer and BBQ at Bowes Volunteers Needed

Beer & BBQ @ Bowes Family Activities Assistant Volunteers Needed

Beer and BBQ at Bowes Volunteers NeededSaturday, September 12  | 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Bowes Creek Country Club
1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard

Volunteers will help keep games and activities organized and running smoothly. Beer & BBQ @ Bowes is a fundraiser for the Youth Scholarship Fund. This event was established in 1993 to provide recreational opportunities for children whose families cannot afford to have them participate.

Click here for the Volunteer Waiver form.           

 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 to the right.  
                        Sign up to volunteer

Volunteer Orientation Dates

September 10   7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room
October 8  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room
November 8   7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room
January 14  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room

Volunteers in Action

Earth Day
Discovering the wonders of seeds!

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Mark your calendars! Upcoming one day volunteer opportunities great for individuals, families, groups, teams, or clubs. One day can make a difference in our community! No orientation is needed for one day opportunities.

 Saturday, September 12 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Bowes Creek Country Club  Family Activities
 Saturday, September 19 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm Hawthorne Hill Nature Center  Outdoor Workday
 Saturday, October 17 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center  Outdoor Workday
 Saturday, November 21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center
 Outdoor Workday
 Saturday, December 19 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center
 Outdoor Workday

Sign up with Cindy Corrigan, Volunteer Coordinator at  or call 847-931-6770. Please register online using Volunteer UP.


 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  September 19 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday October 17 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday November 21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday December 19 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!     

After-School Teaching Assistant Volunteers needed at the ERC
ERC VolunteersAfter-School Teaching Assistants assist the 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.

August 17 - December 18
Monday - Friday  |  3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Eastside Recreation Center
1080 E. Chicago Street

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



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