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.

Mokena community Park District

More events to come!

Kiwanis - Lions club Share the Care Drive

Share The Care is our Dare!   February 7-18, 2022
Drop off in my office - Room 121

We need to stock local Lincoln-Way Food Pantries, Veterans' Homes, and Assisted Living Centers who are short this time of year on personal health care needs. Our Dare... is that you really show how you Care!
 
• Body wash Mouthwash •  Deodorant (men’s and women’s) • Facial cleanser/moisturizing lotion Wash Cloths • Flip Flops Books • Hair picks/hair sponge Reading Lights • Lotions and moisturizers Flip Flops • Shampoos and conditioners Slippers • Tampons/pads Journals • Toothbrushes/toothpaste Kleenex • Shower Caddies Paper Towels/Rolls • Razors/Hair Cream Napkins/Solo Cups  

6 Travel items = 1 hour
2 Large items = 1 hour

Maximum hours of 2 can be earned on this drive!

Kiwanis Special Games

Lincoln-Way Special Recreation Association
1900 Heatherglen Drive, New Lenox
Saturday, February 12, 2022 
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Versati Blood Drive

Thursday, March 3 (2:00 - 7:00 pm)
Frankfort Park District - 100 Oak Street, Frankfort

During the pandemic, our community is in critical need of blood donations. Need community service? You will receive 4 hours of service for donating. You will also receive a t-shirt for donating!

Sign up using this link: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5598243

Must be 16+
If you are 16 - you will need to bring the attached parent permission form with you. The parent does not need to come. 17 and older does not need a form. Bring a picture ID!

frankfort park district 

More to come!

the Bridge thrift shop

The Bridge Thrift Store is currently accepting volunteers and that we have an exciting opportunity for students to receive a FREE T-shirt if they choose to volunteer with us over their Spring Break.

Students must have a membership at The Bridge Teen Center to volunteer and masks are required for the entire volunteer experience. Students can apply here for free if they do not currently have a membership.

Attached is a flyer that advertises this opportunity. If you would be willing to post or share this with your students, we would greatly appreciate it!  Flyer

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

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

Holiday Family 2021

Now that the Halloween decorations are taken down and the candy is all gone, it is time to start planning for Holiday activities. The Cancer Support Center in homewood is currently holding our Christmas Wreath Sale. The pick-up date for wreaths and centerpieces is December 3 during the Homewood Holiday Lights Fest. We will need volunteers to help out at the Pick Up station on Martin and Kroner in downtown Homewood from 5-9 pm.

We are also planning a tree trimming event for children to help decorate our Christmas tree with ornaments of Hope. This activity will take place from 3-5pm in on our back patio at the Cancer Support Center office on 2028 Elm in Homewood. Volunteers will help distribute hot chocolate and treats, and assist with hanging the ornaments.

Sign up:  Holidays