VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering your time and talents is a dynamic way to help others and show your support for Sertoma Centre. We are always looking for FUN and ENERGETIC people who are willing to share their skills, talents and passions. Here is just a sample of the volunteer opportunities at Sertoma Centre. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions that will IGNITE THE LIGHT:

 

PROGRAM AREAS: We have volunteers working directly with our consumers in every program area. Help is needed on field trips, in a classroom setting, with crafts, reading clubs, men’s clubs, gardening, and in our residential homes.

 

HOUSEWARES SHOW: March 18, 2014. Sertoma Centre is one of only 5 agencies approved to accept donations of new products from the International Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Our FUN BUS transports you to McCormick where we pack up the items in boxes and skids to be sent to Sertoma Centre. Items are either sold at our Super Sale with proceeds benefitting our various programs or donated directly for use in our residential homes and day programs. Must be 18 yrs or older to volunteer for this event only – Great for large groups – we need about 130 volunteers.

 

SUPER SALE: Spring 2014. Hours vary usually in the Spring. Need many volunteers to unpack, price and set up items from the Housewares show for a 3 day sale for the public.

 

BIG EVENT: May 3, 2014. Our largest fundraiser of the year. Many fun volunteer opportunities such as Firefighter Liaison, Dalmatian Dog booth, Entertainment Liaison, Registration, Carnival Kids Area and more. Held at Bourbon Street and is a Firefighter Cook-off event. Fun for everyone!

CANDY DAYS: Summer and Fall. Collect money and pass out candy at Union Station and in several south suburban locations.

 

GOLF OUTINGS: Summer to Fall. Volunteer at local golf outings assisting with registration, working on certain golf holes, or assisting with silent auctions and raffle sales.

 

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: December 6, 2013 (always the first Friday in December). Many of our consumers do not have the opportunity to buy Holiday gifts for friends and loved ones, so Sertoma Centre’s very own Volunteer Services hosts a Holiday Bazaar. Vendors set up booths and many items are made by our very own consumers. Lots of volunteer opportunities such as Gift Wrapping Elves, Decorating Crew and Personal Shoppers who assist our consumers as they purchase gifts.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE WORK: Many departments need volunteers to file, copy, complete mailings and other light office work to help keep us up with all the paperwork that is required.

 

WHO MAKES THE BEST VOLUNTEER? If you have the time, talent and desire to help others, then YOU ARE THE PERFECT VOLUNTEER. We are looking for all kinds of volunteers:

• Individuals, families, couples

• High School and Jr. High School students

• Local boy scout or girl scout troops (Eagle Scout projects)

• People needing community service

• Church groups – youth ministries

• Companies

 

For more information on volunteering, please complete our volunteer form on our website or directly contact:

Laura Gardner

4343 W. 123rd Street

Alsip, IL 60803

(708) 730-6211

lgardner@sertomacentre.org

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