Time-Sensitive Service Opportunities

Students are invited to consider partaking in the following upcoming service opportunities!

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Township Day Fall Fest | Oak Park Township
What: Help with Children’s ActivitiesWhen: Saturday, September 16th; Time/Shifts: 9:45a – 12 noon; 11:45a – 2pm

Where: Oak Park Township Senior Services 130 South Oak Park Avenue

Contact person and info: Greg White 708.383.8005, ext. 106; gwhite@oakparktownship.org


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American Youth Soccer Organization

What: seeking buddies for soccer players with special needs; volunteers will receive training and do not need to have prior experience with soccer or special needs children.

When: August 26th-October 21st, each Saturday (2 hours each day, exact time TBD)

Where: exact field to be decided, Oak Park

How to Sign Up: follow this link for more information and to sign up TODAY!


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Marillac St. Vincent Social Services
What: Join GCFD and Marillac for this awesome walk or sign up to volunteer 
When: Saturday, September 16th 8:30-11:30am
Where: Jackson Park 
To sign up to walk: give.classy.org/marillacstvincent (every walker helps Marillac to earn a $12 credit for their food pantry!) 
To sign up to volunteer: Call 773-584-4539 or email August.Gryparis@marillacstvincent.org
Note: only those who volunteer, not walkers, can receive service hours.
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Wonder Works Children’s Museum
What: volunteer with children in a variety of capacities as they discover the world all around them 
When: various dates, see sign up
Where:6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park, IL
How to Sign Up: September 2nd, Donut Day Fundraiser at Oak Park Farmer’s Market; September 4-15th Maintenance Week; for general volunteer inquiry, including art room assistant, party host and play expert contact Jessica Taylor at jtaylor@wonder-works.org 

Lego Robotics Team at Ascension School, Oak Park

What:serve as a student moderator during team meetings and competitions.

When: 2 hour team meetings, twice a month; tentatively planned for Tuesday afternoons.

Where: Ascension School, 601 Van Buren, Oak Park

How to Sign Up: email Matthew Mueller at m.mueller@ascensionoakpark.com.


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PADS, Oak Park Temple

This opportunity is looking for a group of students to volunteer for this time slot.

Grab a few friends and make the commitment together!

What:provide set up for the transitional housing facility; including setting up beds and meal tables, preparing coffee, prepare breakfast place settings, etc.

When: every 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday from September-May; 4:45pm-5:45/6pm.

Where:Oak Park Temple, 1235 Harlem Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302 (a 5-10 minute walk from THS)

How to Sign Up: contact Deacon Tom Dwyer at tdwyer17@comcast.net or 708-214-1084.


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Coast Challenge | Six Flags and Special Olympics

What:fundraiser to benefit special olympics; serve as a volunteer in parking, check points, etc.

When: Sunday September 24th, 2017

Where:Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031

How to Sign Up: Jennifer at 630-200-7693 or go to coasterchallenge.com to learn more.