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This strategic and dynamic group of leaders work with Helping Hand’s CEO to ensure the continuous growth of our organization. Board members provide an essential connection to the community and advocate for the people we serve to be equally valued.

CONTACT
Bill Dwyer
President & CEO
bill.dwyer@helpinghand-il.org

This insightful and dynamic group of leaders works with Helping Hand’s CEO to ensure the continuous growth of our endowment and legacy gifts. Board members provide an essential connection to the community and advocate for the people we serve to be equally valued.

CONTACT
Bill Dwyer
President & CEO
bill.dwyer@helpinghand-il.org

Help create and participate in fundraising, volunteering, and advocacy opportunities while networking with other young professionals who are passionate about making a difference in our community.

CONTACT
Lauren Weigand
Manager, Marketing and Communications
lauren.weigand@helpinghand-il.org

Helping Hand has three mission-driven events:

      1. An Evening of Transformation (Annual Gala)
      2. Gallery Night
      3. Annual Golf Outing

These fundraising events provide critical funds that support our mission and require a team of staff and volunteers to make them a success. There are many ways to engage in the planning and execution of these events.

CONTACT
Erika Vavrik
Vice President of Advancement
erika.vavrik@helpinghand-il.org

Community Connection Volunteer Opportunities

Dynamic partnerships built through customized volunteer experience and investment.

Spruce up one of the yards of our residential homes, participate in an art project with our clients, conduct mock interviews for our clients looking for jobs in the community, and much more! Align your day of caring with your passion and skills.

Residential Living Services provide over 70 adults the opportunity to live in community-based homes with 24/7 staff support. Residents receive complete and individualized residential services under the direction of a community support team. Each resident works with a dedicated Case Manager, whom assists them with setting and achieving goals.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Beautify residential properties
  • Provide household essentials
  • Decorate for holidays throughout the year

Community Day Services provide 220 individuals a place to continue developing skills through a variety of groups that promote lifelong learning and education. Our dynamic groups have both on-site and virtual content allowing for engagement, connection, and learning from afar.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Participate in a fun game activity
  • Decorate a program space with motivational messages
  • Work on an art project with our clients

Employment Services provide vocational training, job placement services, and employment consultation to more than 130 individuals. These individuals are preparing for, finding, and maintaining jobs in the community based on their career interests and skills. Vocational Counselors and Specialists provide support to both the employer and employee throughout the hiring, training, and employment process.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Tour HH clients through your workspace
  • Practice writing skills through a pen pal program
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If you are interested in volunteering on a weekly or monthly basis, let us know! We have a variety of ongoing needs and can help you find your fit.

MAY

Garden Go- Getters  Saturday, May 7th

Join us as we beautify our HH yards! Volunteers are needed to assist with garden maintenance at our HH community homes throughout the warmer months!

12 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: HH Homes throughout the Community
10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Connected through Crafts – Tuesday, May 10th

Lend a Helping Hand to our school educators by assembling craft bins and activity boxes for the students we serve!

5 Spaces Available | Age 16+
Location: HH School
1:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Spring has Sprung!  – Thursday, May 19th

Join us as we transform our outdoor spaces for the warmer months ahead! Volunteers are needed to assist with mulching, prepping our garden beds for spring and planting flowers and vegetables.

5 Spaces Available | Age 16+
Location: Community Day Services Building
10:00 – 11:30am

 

JUNE

La Grange Pet Parade – Saturday, June 4th

Details coming soon!

Location: Downtown La Grange
9:30 AM

 

Let’s Paw-ty! – Thursday, June 16th

Connect with us as we create care packages for a local animal shelter. The group will be making homemade dog treats and assembling them in bags for the pups!

5 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: Community Day Services Building
10:00 – 11:30am

 

Garden Go- Getters  Saturday, June 18th

Join us as we beautify our HH yards! Volunteers are needed to assist with garden maintenance at our HH community homes throughout the warmer months!

12 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: HH Homes throughout the Community
10:00am – 12:00pm

 

JULY

Connected through Crafts – Tuesday, July 12th

Lend a Helping Hand to our school educators by assembling craft bins and activity boxes for the students we serve!

5 Spaces Available | Age 16+
Location: HH School
1:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Garden Go- Getters  Saturday, July 16th

Join us as we beautify our HH yards! Volunteers are needed to assist with garden maintenance at our HH community homes throughout the warmer months!

12 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: HH Homes throughout the Community
10:00am – 12:00pm

 

It’s Game Day – Thursday, July 21st

Are you up for some friendly competition? Come out and connect with us during a fun day of games with our clients!

5 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: Community Day Services Building
10:00 – 11:30am

 

AUGUST

Connected through Crafts – Tuesday, August 9th

Lend a Helping Hand to our school educators by assembling craft bins and activity boxes for the students we serve!

5 Spaces Available | Age 16+
Location: HH School
1:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Garden Go- Getters – Saturday, August 13th

Join us as we beautify our HH yards! Volunteers are needed to assist with garden maintenance at our HH community homes throughout the warmer months!

12 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: HH Homes throughout the Community
10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Eco-Friendly Fun – Thursday, August 18th

Excited about sustainability and our mission? Join us as we create recycling bins for our program rooms!

5 Spaces Available | Age 10+
Location: Community Day Services Building
10:00 – 11:30am

 

AS NEEDED

A little HH TLC

Lend a Helping Hand to one of our maintenance projects over the summer!

15 Spaces Available | Age 16+

Please note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by parent/guardian or an adult leader within a group.

Questions about volunteering?

CONTACT
Emily Mantucca
Director of Development
emily.mantucca@helpinghand-il.org