Volunteer

Note: Please advise us of any discrepancies or changes you might find in the information supplied below –

AgeGuide (800.528.2000) – Friendly Visits and Telephone Reassurance programs

Agency on Aging (Lake County and collar counties) Volunteer Opportunities

Agency on Aging Volunteer Flyer 8-2019

American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery – Volunteer Drivers
https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/road-to-recovery.html

AmeriCorps Seniors is open to individuals 55 and older – https://americorps.gov/

AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program – Serve as a friend and companion to older neighbors making sure they can live in their own homes for as long as possible. https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-seniors-senior-companion-program

Connections to Care – (formerly Escorted Transportation Services – EST) – Drive older adults to a medical or dental appointment to help older adults remain independent and healthy – https://connectionstocare.org/volunteer/

ElderCARE Lake County

Visiting an older adult (or making phone calls) to reduce loneliness and social isolation. Note: Visits suspended during COVID. – https://www.eldercarelakecounty.org/volunteer

HandsOn Suburban Chicago – AmeriCorps Seniors RSV – “Connecting volunteers with over 200 nonprofits and schools in need of help through the targeted recruitment of youth, adults, seniors, and corporate employees.” volunteers use their skills, talents, interests and experience by connecting them with volunteer opportunities within the 44 communities of Northern Cook (includes all of Buffalo Grove) & Northern DuPage Counties it serves
http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/

Hospice – Suncrest Care in Skokie, IL

Lake County Coronavirus Updates – Community Health Ambassadors – https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4524/Community-Health-Ambassadors

Leads to Learn – One-on-one tutoring of adults with up to a 4th grade reading level.  Indian Trails Public Library. Weds. 9:30 – 12 noon, for 20 weeks.

Oasis Tutoring – “Share your love of reading as an Oasis tutor…You can change a life by providing the individual attention that helps children build confidence and experience success.”  https://tutoring.oasisnet.org/

The Build Team – “Volunteers Repairing Homes. Restoring Hope.” – https://www.thebuildteam.org/volunteer/

VoluteerMatch – Matching volunteers with non-profits – https://www.volunteermatch.org/

Contact Marty Sussman

if interested in getting involved with any of the following organizations:

Link Together Coalition/OMNI Youth Services – Supporting Alcohol & Drug-Free Youth in Wheeling Township – http://www.omniyouth.org/

Stand Strong Coalition – Supporting Alcohol & Drug-Free Youth in Lake County Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire • Stevenson H.S. Towns & Villages – https://www.standstrongcoalition.org/

Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force – http://drugfreelakecounty.org/

Lake County Opioid Initiative – https://opioidinitiative.org/

Illinois Partners – Working to keep Marijuana from State legalization – http://www.illinoispartners.org/

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Updated: 11/14/21