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City of Elgin Volunteer Needs

Administration- Data Entry/Computer

Use your computer and administrative skills to help with special projects at the City of Elgin. Whether you enjoy organizing files, entering data or answering phones, there are a variety of ways you can help “behind the scenes”!

Contact:

Any questions regarding the volunteer opportunity please contact Laura Valdez-Wilson at  or call 847-931-6749.

City Clerk’s Office

If you have an eye for detail, the city clerk’s office at the city needs your assistance for records management back file scanning. Volunteers are needed to prepare documents to be scanned; ensure quality of the scanned documents; correctly place the documents into electronic filing structure; file hard copies of completed documents. The volunteers may also answer phones as needed.

Location:      City Hall, City Clerk’s Office - second floor south

Time:            Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at your convenience

Requirements: Volunteers must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and office machines such as scanners and copiers. They should be detail oriented and committed to completing the project. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Any volunteer under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Volunteers must pass a background check and will go through an orientation and training prior to beginning work.

Contact:

Any questions regarding the volunteer opportunity please contact the City Clerk, Kim Dewis, at heroffice at 847-931-5660 or email her at

Community Development Department

If you are interested in Elgin history or architecture, you will enjoy volunteering for an important project underway in our Community Development Department. The city’s goal is to create a data base of every property in Elgin, including the date of construction, architectural style, original owner etc. Volunteers are needed to input information from inventory/survey sheets of over 6000 buildings into a searchable data base that will become available for the public to search for historic information about properties throughout the city.

Location:      City Hall, Community Development Department

Time:            Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at your convenience

Requirements: Volunteers need to have knowledge of Microsoft DB, be detail-oriented, be able to take initiative with little direction, and be committed to completing the project. 

Contact:
Any questions regarding the volunteer opportunity please contact Dave Waden in the Community Development Department at 847-931-5909 or email him at

Finance Department

Are you detail oriented and accurate?  Do you enjoy data entry?  Are you proficient at 10-key?

The Fiscal Services Department is looking for volunteers to process the daily water bill payments that are received by mail and the depository box outside of City Hall.  This will include the preparation of a cash receipt batch with the appropriate supporting documentation, balancing the daily transactions and preparing a bank deposit.  You would work independently and report directly to the Citizen Services Supervisor.  You could choose one or more days a week working 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Location:  Finance Department, 150 Dexter Ct. Elgin, IL  60120

Time:           Monday – Friday   10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Requirements:

Working knowledge of a computer and 10-key adding machine.

Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Orientation will be required prior to beginning your volunteer shift.

Volunteers must pass a background check.

Contact:

Any questions regarding the volunteer opportunity please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Pam Camacho, or 847-931-5631.