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Volunteer in your community with LIVE UNITED Saturdays!

Looking for ways to give back to your community this year? United Way of Lake County is proud to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities!

Looking for ways to give back to your community this year?  United Way of Lake County is proud to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and families!  Bookmark www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/volunteer for the latest updates and opportunities.

LIVE UNITED SATURDAYS!
United Way of Lake County hosts monthly public volunteer opportunities.  Join us and other community volunteers by registering for any of these events:

January 21: MLK Day of Service at Northern Illinois Food Bank (Park City): 9-11:30am
30 volunteers are needed to assist with evaluating, sorting, labeling, and packing items such as frozen meat, oatmeal, produce, etc. With this help, NIFB is able to distribute the product to their network partners. Duties will vary based on the product, but it typically includes assembling boxes, evaluating, sorting, labeling, and boxing product for distribution to the community.  Children under the age of 16 have to be accompanied by an adult.
Click here for details and to register!

February 2: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Challenge at the College of Lake County (Grayslake): 8am-1pm
To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the College of Lake County and United Way of Lake County are partnering for the second year to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.  We are seeking up to 200 Lake County volunteers to work on several service projects on Saturday, February 2nd. Volunteers age 10 and above are invited to volunteers during this year’s MLK Day of Service, including family groups, church and youth groups and scout groups. A kick-off breakfast and presentation on Dr. King’s legacy will be held from 8:00am-8:30am. Volunteers will then participate in the volunteer “challenge” by working in small groups at various sites from 9:00am-11:30.  Project sites in the area of education, environment, military veterans and economy have been confirmed as project sites. Volunteers will randomly be placed into project sites the morning of the event and they will be asked to drive to the location of the project to complete their “challenge.” After their assignments, volunteers will return to CLC for a lunch at 12:00 and to participate in a reflection on their project and how it relates to Dr. King’s work to promote peace and justice.
Click here for details and to register!

March 16: A Safe Place (Zion): 9-11:30am
15 volunteers are needed to help with sorting & organizing a room of donations and painting of apartment(s). A Safe Place is a United Way funded agency and is
the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake  County, Illinois. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent.
Click here for details and to register!

April 20: Northern Illinois Food Bank (Park City): 9-11:30am
25 volunteers are needed to assist with evaluating, sorting, labeling, and packing items such as frozen meat, oatmeal, produce, etc. With this help, NIFB is able to distribute the product to their network partners. Duties will vary based on the product, but it typically includes assembling boxes, evaluating, sorting, labeling, and boxing product for distribution to the community.  Children under the age of 16 have to be accompanied by an adult.
Click here for details and to register!

May 18: Beach Clean Up/Family Event (Zion): 9-11:30am
50 volunteers will conduct a Beach Sweep along Lake Michigan.  Volunteers need to bring work gloves  & dress according to the weather.  No open-toed shoes.  Bags will be provided. Families with their children are welcomed to attend.
Click here for details and to register!

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