LINCOLN-WAY EAST KEY CLUB
Current Events
Below are upcoming service projects with a need for you to volunteer.  Events are listed by date.  
Just Click to Sign Up! (NOTE:  "Access Codes" = keyclub) 

And check out the bottom of the page for our Community Partners that have a general, ongoing need for volunteers.  
Contact Mrs. Ahearn or Project Coordinators with questions. Thanks for Serving!

To be recognized as an official member of Key Club you must complete 10 hours of service with a Key Club-affiliated project.  Don't forget to record these hours after you've completed the project.

Frankfort Giving Tree

December 5-6, 2020 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) 2 people per shift
Shifts:  9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5
December 11, 2020 (6:00 pm - midnight) 2 people per shift

Shifts:  6-8, 8-10, 10-12

Meet at Isabel's Journey located at 4 W. Nebraska in Frankfort!

The tree and others like it are fundraisers for various nonprofits. We are raising money to fund the 2021 concerts on the green series.  The duties of the volunteers would be to man a Christmas tree located at a downtown business. They would greet people coming into the shops and accept donations for the civic group.  

Sign up directly with event organizer - Pam Griffin  - pgriff123@yahoo.com
Give your name and shift you would like to work.

Kiwanis Holiday Basket donation Collection

December Come help Frankfort Kiwanis collect donations at the Frankfort Jewel. They use these donations to put together holiday food baskets for those in need.  Without these baskets, some of these families would not have a holiday meal!

Sign up:  Kiwanis

Holiday Family & Frankfort Food pantry Drive

This year will be a little different for our holiday family.  Due to Covid, all items will be gift cards.  All gift cards will be in increments of $25 and will count for 2 hours of service.  There will be a maximum of 2 hours on this event.

In addition to this event, we will do a food collection for the Frankfort Food Pantry.  Bring 5 non-perishable items for 1 hour of service; maximum of 2 hours (10 items).  Please help out those in need right here in our community!!!

Drop off for the family gift and the food pantry items will be Wednesday, December 9 from 2:00-3:00 pm at Door #9 - faculty entrance near tennis courts.

Sign up for the family - GIFTS

New Lenox Neighbors in need

New Lenox Neighbors in Need is a Facebook Group that allows New Lenox Village and Township senior citizens or disabled residents to describe projects they need assistance with.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1050740738674602/?ref=bookmarks

High School and/or Junior High students in the area or other volunteers who have a desire to provide community service to these individuals can send the seniors or disabled residents a direct message (DM) sometimes called a private message (PM) indicating their desire to help and then the senior or disabled resident can hold a private conversation to accept their services and define the details around the project. The person volunteering to help a particular project should also simply add their name to the FB post so that others know someone is already working that project.

Ideally students will be given the first opportunity to work a project to help them fulfill their community service hours required for graduation. If no student signs up to work a project within a certain grace period (time frame will depend on the project in question) other community volunteers will be solicited to assist.

Projects that seniors or disabled residents may need assistance with can fall in a broad category. Some ideas include yard work, washing of windows, shoveling snow off driveway or sidewalk, making and/or delivering food, taking the garbage out to the street for garbage day, etc. When posting a need, seniors or disabled residents should indicate the timeframe in which they need the project completed within. Fox example: need lawn mowed weekly. Or need meals for a family of 3 for 8 weeks from 10/1 thru 11/30 while I am in the hospital.

If a senior or disabled resident needs assistance but does not have internet access, a friend or family member may post a need on their behalf or they may call Jeanie Bergeson 815/462-0140 to ask for assistance and she will post the need for them.

The volunteer will not be signing a liability waiver. If by chance a volunteer is hurt while working on a project (e.g., he/she is mowing the lawn and something flies out from under the lawn mower and the volunteer’s leg gets cuts), it is expected that the homeowner’s insurance will cover any costs.

Sign up directly with organization and don't forget to log your hours!

Mokena Park District



Contact: Ashley Manka 708-390-2403 or vol.events@mokenapark.com 

GFWC Mokena women's club - holli-daze Arts & craft show
October 23-25, 2020

More information to come next year!


Sign Up:  Holli-Daze

MOKENA PARK DISTRICT

The Mokena Park District is a wonderful place to volunteer throughout the year. Events are geared towards families and students are often needed to assist with crafts, set up/tear down or extra hands. To volunteer, please contact Laurel Welch, Volunteer Coordinator, directly by phone or email at 708-390-2404 or lwelch @ mokenapark . com to sign-up. You must bring the volunteer waiver, Laurel will send it to you when you sign up.

No events at this time.
 

... And there's always a need for volunteers with these Special Partners!

Smith Crossing Senior Community: This is a great place to volunteer! Help is needed at weekly Bingo and special events with the residents. There is a one time Orientation required before volunteering. Complete the Parental Consent Form and take it with you. Contact Shelly Genis (sgenis@smithseniorliving.org). Check out their WEBSITE for more info.
                                           NEXT ORIENTATION: March 16 @10am
 N.A.W.S. (National Animal Welfare Society): Specializing in pet rescue and adoptions, this is a great place to volunteer with animals! Volunteers are needed for:
-Cat Care: Training Required, 1 cleaning shift per week for 1 month
-Adoption and Community Events
-Maintenance/Cleaning
To volunteer, complete THIS FORM.
New Guidelines - Click Here!
PLEASE NOTE! NEW CONTACT:  Jeannine (Jeannine@nawsus.org). Check out their WEBSITE.
Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center: Sojourn uses equine assisted activities to proactively contribute to an individual's cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well being. Therapeutic riding benefits individuals in the areas of therapy, education, sport, and leisure. Sojourn very much appreciates individuals who want to support and serve our special riders!
 
Volunteer training session is required. There are multiple volunteer positions at this wonderful facility! Check out their WEBSITE. 

Manhattan Friendship Garden: Do you like to work outside? This is for you! Farm is located at 12820 West Bruns Rd in Manhattan. Volunteers are needed to help with weeding, harvesting, produce washing and general maintenance of the crops. Their Facebook page shows volunteer schedules. Contact Dale Bormet 815-478-5165 or by email manfriendshipgarden @ gmail .com
The Bridge Teen Center: Community service and job skills training is available through The Bridge Teen Center Thrift Store. Students commit to 2 hours per week during the school year and 4 hours per week during the summer. Fun and creative environment!
                                                         Email volunteer @ thebridgeteencenter.org
 KidsWork Children's Museum: Located in the Trolley Barn in Frankfort, this is a wonderful place for children to learn and explore. When KidsWork first opened, Key Club was proud to help build the PinBoard Display. 

Speak to the Manager on Duty in person or call  773 -571 -6491. 
Volunteers are needed for special events on Wednesdays 4 - 5pm. Community service hours are also available Fridays - open until 7 pm, Saturdays - between 9 and 4, Sundays - between 11 and 4.
Frankfort Public Library: Check out the Teen Advisory Board at the library! The Advisory Board helps with children's and young adult programs. New members are always welcome. Click here for more information and the application.  

Frankfort Park District Events