Volunteer Evanston is a joint partnership between the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Evanston Community Foundation, School District 65 & School District 202.

volunteer logo  

  • Home
  • Login
  • Search
  • Calendar
  • Organizations
  • Opportunities
  • About Us

Hands On


[ Alphabetical order  |  Recent updates first ]
[ View all opportunities ]

Not afraid of a little labor and hands on volunteering. Bring your skills and experience to this opportunity to help those in need.

Displaying results 1 to 18 of 18 opportunities.

Sponsor: McGaw YMCA | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Community Hands On Special Events
Special Events Opportunities Healthy Kids Day (April) Camp Echo Work Weekend (May) Youth Triathlon (July) Facility painting and beautification projects (ongoing) Swim meets If you don’t see an opportunity that fits your interests and skills, please contact us; we may be able to design a position that’s just right for you. HOW DO I BEGIN? Complete the 2015 Volunteer Application and return to Jace Smith, more
Sponsor: Connections For The Homeless | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Basic Needs Hands On
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Connections for the Homeless! Below you can sign up to come to Hilda's Place Shelter to help sort and organize donations in our clothing room and food pantry as well as help with light cleaning work around the shelter. Other special projects as needed will also be assigned. We have available slots on the second Saturday of each month, 10am-12:30pm and EVER more
Sponsor: Clearbrook | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Hands On Special Needs
Take A Break Volunteer Program Volunteers provide care giving to a child with special needs and their siblings for four hours per week. Volunteers participate in a training program and a six month commitment is requested. Take A Break in the Afternoon Program Engage in activities with children of all abilities on scheduled Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings at one of Clearbrook’s five sites. more
Sponsor: American Cancer Society | Location: Lincolnshire, IL 60069 Education Community Hands On Special Events Sports & Recreation
As an American Cancer Society volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help people in your local community, and join the fight to cure cancer. Your unique talents will make a real difference, and you can choose from volunteer positions that match your interests, offer flexible scheduling, and allow you to learn new skills. Join us and discover how rewarding it is to be an Ameri more
Sponsor: North Shore CROP Hunger Walk | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Basic Needs Community Hands On
We need volunteers to help us prepare for the 2015 North Shore CROP Hunger Walk. This walk raises funds to benefit both local agencies for the hungry and hungry people around the world. Preparation for the walk involves a group of volunteers who recruit walk teams, generate publicity, seek business donation, organize crossing guards, and develop the program for a Recruiter's Rally as well as the walk more
Sponsor: North Shore CROP Hunger Walk | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Basic Needs Community Hands On
We need volunteers to help us prepare for the 2015 North Shore CROP Hunger Walk. This walk raises funds to benefit both local agencies for the hungry and hungry people around the world. Preparation for the walk involves a group of volunteers who recruit walk teams, generate publicity, seek business donation, organize crossing guards, and develop the program for a Recruiter's Rally as well as the walk more
Sponsor: JEH Early Childhood Center | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Children & Youth Hands On
JEH Early Childhood Center is looking for motivated, caring and responsible volunteers to provide childcare while their parents attend parent groups/workshops/meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know amazing children who attend our wonderful school and their families! Opportunities are available!! We are most in need for our Parenting class, starting, Thursday, April 16th from 6:00-8:0 more
Sponsor: Muse Of Fire Theatre Company | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Community Hands On Special Events
As a small local non-profit, we are always seeking help from our community supporters. Please consider donating a small amount of your time; it helps us in a very big way! Our short-term volunteer opportunities include: 1) running our T-shirt tent during performances 2) helping distribute posters to businesses in and around Evanston and Highland Park 3) laundering our costumes once a week during the more
Sponsor: Interfaith Action Of Evanston | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Basic Needs Hands On
Interfaith Action of Evanston is able to provide services to its hungry or homeless guests only with the support of its volunteers. There are both individuals and teams of volunteers that serve at the sites for the hospitality center, warming centers, soup kitchens, and the Producemobile. Producemobile (Every 2nd Tuesday): To help distribute flyers for the Producemobile or and to help distribute the p more
Sponsor: Harvest Food Pantry And Clothes Closet | Location: Evanston, IL 60202 Basic Needs Hands On
Areas to Serve Set-Up Team To be prepared to open doors at 6:00pm every Wednesday, we need volunteers who arrive at 5:30 to move clothes racks and containers into place. From 6:00 to 8:00 we need volunteers who can help serve patrons and restock the racks and containers. During this time we also have volunteers who sort and organize donations in the storage rooms. Sort Teams For this ministry to opera more
Sponsor: Harvest Food Pantry And Clothes Closet | Location: Evanston, IL 60202 Basic Needs Hands On
We distribute bagged groceries to families in need. The Harvest opened in January 2005 serving 3-5 families a week. Our ministry has grown and we now serve 250 families each week. The Harvest serves anyone who needs to make ends meet. Distribution Every Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm Third Saturday of each month 10:00am-Noon (Clothes closet will be closed on Saturdays) Volunteer at the Harvest Please email us more
Sponsor: A Just Harvest | Location: Chicago, IL 60626 Hands On
Do you want to serve meals in our Community Kitchen? Do you other have gifts and talents to share? The Community Kitchen serves dinner to anyone in need every day of the year and relies upon volunteers to plate, serve, and bus tables in our restaurant-style service. We welcome both individual volunteers and small groups. To find out when the next volunteer orientation session will be held or to schedu more
Sponsor: Rainbow Hospice | Location: Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Hands On Health Seniors Family
Helping to care for our patients and families is a critical role played by our volunteers. These positions are some of the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunities at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. Volunteers in Patient Care and Family Support provide in-home services to patients currently being served by Rainbow Hospice. Because of the direct patient and family interaction, all more
Sponsor: Salvation Army Evanston | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Basic Needs Community Hands On
The food pantry assistant will will greet shoppers and explain how the food pantry operates. Duties include, but are not limited to, qualifying shoppers, assist in collecting food, bagging groceries and stocking shelves. Our Food Pantry hours areFridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Qualifications: 18 years or older Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds Possess effective communica more
Sponsor: Shore Community Services, Inc. | Location: Skokie, IL 60076 Basic Needs Community Hands On Seniors
Shore is looking for Chaperons, Classroom Assistants, Office Assistants, General Maintenance, Skills Advisor, Event Planners and more. Please check out all our volunteer opportunities: http://www.shoreservices.org/volunteer-opportunities/ You can also call 847-982-2030 ext. 21. more
Sponsor: Ten Thousand Villages | Location: Evanston, IL 60202 Education Arts & Culture Hands On
Job Description: Volunteer sales associates work with staff to help customers feel welcome, enjoy their shopping experience, and make informed purchases. Job Qualifications: Sales associates should practice good communication and interpersonal skills, including active listening skills and an ability to work well with others. Sales associates understand and agree with the mission of Ten Thousand Village more
Sponsor: Canal Shores Golf Course | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Education Hands On Sports & Recreation
Volunteer at your local community golf course! During golf season, a number of opportunities exist - to help in the pro shop and on the grounds. We can use tech expertise too! more
Sponsor: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse | Location: Evanston, IL 60201 Education Environment Hands On Office Support
The warehouse is growing with continuous donations, big deconstruction projects in the community and the beginning of a new 7-month workforce training session. Very soon we will be expanding into a 3rd space here at 2101 Dempster. It would be wonderful to have you share some of your time with us. The following are all important time and in-kind needs here at the warehouse: 1.Wrecking Ball Gala Commi more



program partners

Evanston Community Foundation Evanston/Skokie School District 65Evanston Township High SchoolNorthwestern UniversityCity of Evanston

contact us

Volunteer Evanston
2100 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-859-7833
volunteer@volunteerevanston.org
©2012 Volunteer Evanston             email us at volunteer@volunteerevanston.org or call (847) 859-7833 . hand4