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Hospice Music Volunteer

We are seeking a music therapist who is willing to volunteer at homes and facilities to provide soothing and comforting music for patients who may be at the end of life. We are looking for someone who is compassionate, sociable, intuitive and loves a variety of musical genres. Volunteer must be committed, reliable and possible opportunity as a paid position in the future. Please apply on https://suncrestcare.com/volunteer/ or contact Volunteer Coordinator at atrofholz@suncrestcare.com or 847-983-0017

Skokie, IL

Through 3/26/20

Hospice Companion

Are you looking for a flexible, personal and rewarding volunteer opportunity where you can help others? Suncrest Hospice is recruiting volunteers for the special opportunity to become a hospice companion. You will be paired with an individual receiving our services and establish a friendly visiting schedule that works for you. We ask for 1-hour visits per week, during which time you may engage in conversation and activities such as playing cards, reading, looking through old photographs, painting nails, and whatever else you and your match come to enjoy! Our patients are located at various care facilities or in their homes throughout the Chicagoland Area, so you can be matched with someone near you. We provide in-depth training for new volunteers as well as guidance and support throughout your time as a volunteer. We hope you will consider joining our team of compassionate caregivers to make a difference in the lives of those facing end-of-life. "The last great thing that may happen in a person's life is a hospice volunteer." Please apply on https://suncrestcare.com/volunteer/ or contact Volunteer Coordinator at atrofholz@suncrestcare.com or 847-983-0017

Skokie, IL

Through 3/31/20

Busy Brains Children's Museum Grant Writing Committee

Are you a savvy internet searcher? Do you enjoy writing with a purpose? Would you like to get "behind the scenes" of the program and exhibit planning at Busy Brains Children's Museum? Volunteers on the grant writing committee will use all available resources to search for appropriate grants for Busy Brains Children's Museum to pursue. Once an ideal grant is identified, the entire committee will work with the Executive Director and any other necessary staff to create an action plan and timeline for that grant. Much of the work for this committee can be done from home, yet occasional meetings may be needed.

Lake Forest, IL

Through 2/24/19

Busy Brains Children's Museum Marketing Committee

This committee is responsible for designing all materials to inform the public, donors, etc. of events and happenings with museum, including campaign materials, grand opening materials, and post-grand opening materials. This committee also oversees the quarterly newsletter, Facebook/social media updates, web-site, and print materials. Marketing and design interest is helpful. This group will oversee marketing related to the annual Brain Builder: Mingle at the Mansion as well as other fundraising events. Co-chairs: Jen Meyer/Kathy Goers. Meetings are currently held the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the evening at Galati's in Lake Villa.

Lake Forest, IL

Through 2/24/19

Busy Brains Children's Museum Exhibits Committee

The Exhibit Committee is awesome to be on as the members get to be a kid again! Come to our meetings and help to brainstorm ideas for our permanent exhibits. We also work on creating and developing programming for our current and future patrons. We meet monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at Galati's in downtown Lake Villa, IL. For more information, please contact our volunteer coordinator. Busy Brains Children's Museum is a developing museum, which will be located in downtown Lake Villa, IL. This committee meets monthly in Lake Villa. Committee members continue to communicate via email, throughout the month.

Lake Forest, IL

Through 2/24/19

Busy Brains Children's Museum Building Committee

Are you good at building, restoring, or repairing? Always ready, willing and able with tools of all shapes and sizes? Looking for a way to give back to the community in a hands-on way? The building committee is just the thing for you. Volunteers on this committee not only help with the planning of the rehab and construction of the Busy Brains Children's Museum Building, they will also assist with much of the physical work that needs to be done. Whatever trade your skills are in, we will be able to use them! The committee currently meets formally as needed, with informal meetings taking place during work days at the site.

Lake Forest, IL

Through 2/24/19

Busy Brains Children's Museum - Fundraising/Events Committee

Do you enjoy event planning? Are you the social butterfly always talking to everyone? Or are you the one that stays behind the scenes to coordinate all the details? Do you have experience with fundraising for a good cause? This committee currently plans an annual spring gala as well as a small family fall event. Volunteers also locate and coordinate many other small fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to open the doors of Lake County's soon-to-be only Children's Museum. We are looking for fun, enthusiastic, detail oriented volunteers ready to help us realize our vision. This group oversees the planning of the annual Brain Builder: Mingle at the Mansion gala in spring as well as the Fall Family Festival in October. This group also oversees the planning of additional fundraising activities, including the One Tile at a Time program. Co-chairs: Erin Donovan/Heidi Alexander. Meetings are currently held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the evening at Galati's in Lake Villa. As an event gets closer, they may meet more often.

Lake Forest, IL

Through 2/24/19

Music Therapist Volunteer

We are seeking a music therapist who is willing to volunteer at homes and facilities to provide soothing and comforting music for patients who may be at the end of life. We are looking for someone who is compassionate, sociable, intuitive and loves a variety of musical genres. Volunteer must be committed, reliable and possible opportunity as a paid position in the future.

Lake Forest, IL

Through 3/15/20

Hospice Companion

Are you looking for a flexible, personal and rewarding volunteer opportunity where you can help others? Suncrest Hospice is recruiting volunteers for the special opportunity to become a hospice companion. You will be paired with an individual receiving our services and establish a friendly visiting schedule that works for you. We ask for 1-hour visits per week, during which time you may engage in conversation and activities such as playing cards, reading, looking through old photographs, painting nails, and whatever else you and your match come to enjoy! Our patients are located at various care facilities or in their homes throughout the Chicagoland Area, so you can be matched with someone near you. We provide in-depth training for new volunteers as well as guidance and support throughout your time as a volunteer. We hope you will consider joining our team of compassionate caregivers to make a difference in the lives of those facing end-of-life. "The last great thing that may happen in a person's life is a hospice volunteer."

Lake Forest, IL

Through 3/15/20

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