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Meals on Wheels Volunteers of Catholic Charities (formerly called "Mobile Meals")
requests volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Highland Park and surrounding communities! All routes are picked up at the Highland Park Hospital and end at the MOW Office located at 777 Central Ave, Suite 2, Highland Park, IL 60035 (in same building as Moraine Township and Sunset Food HDQ). The office is about ½ mi away from the hospital.
Deliver the meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., one day a week or more. Substitute volunteers also needed. Volunteer application and background check required. Thanks for considering this worthwhile volunteer opportunity!
Please contact Laurel Wimpffen, Volunteer Coordinator at lwimpffen@catholiccharities.net or (847) 782-4126.

The Saint James Food Pantry needs more people willing to pick up food from the Highland Park Jewel, drive it in their own car and unload it to the Saint James  Food Pantry at 140 North Ave, Highwood.

Schedule would be 8-9 a.m. on either Monday or Thursday morning once or twice a month. 
Please contact John Cullen at 847/295-3557.

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The Auxiliary of NorthShore University Health System at Highland Park Hospital is currently seeking new members. The Auxiliary has grown in members and in its support of Highland Park Hospital. Currently, the Auxiliary holds an annual summer event benefiting Kellogg Cancer Center in Highland Park. The event, "Be Part of the CURE", continues to grow as a way for community members to enjoy an evening as we charitably support our local hospital.

Please contact The Auxiliary office (847)926-5003 for more information on how you can become a member of The Auxiliary at Highland Park Hospital.

Volunteers are needed at Highland Park Hospital in the following positions:
•Clerical support for patient units and departments
•Concierge at our entrances
•Gift Shop volunteer sale associates
•Maintaining waiting areas
•Mobile meals drivers
•And several other positions throughout the hospital to better assist our staff, patients, and visitors

To volunteer, please call Nicole Abruzzo,Manager of Volunteer Resources at 847- 432-8000 ext 4170 .


Volunteer to help enrich the lives of students with disabilities with the Northern Suburban Special Educational District (NSSED). Children ages pre-k through high school in several locations in Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook and Glenview. Volunteers are needed to assist in the classrooms, office, during or after school and also in the summer. There is a special need for trained volunteers who know and could lead classes in yoga and relaxation or music. Also, volunteers are needed to join our "Puppet Troupe" that performs disability awareness skits in local grade schools. Contact person is Teri Rosenberg at 
847-831-5100 ext 2156


Faith in Action Volunteers is looking for individuals interested in helping seniors get to their medical appointments. Volunteers will pick clients up at their home, drive them to their medical appointment, wait while the client is with the doctor, and then drive the client home.

Faith in Action provides secondary insurance as well as educational and training opportunities. Hours are flexible based on each volunteer's availability. If you are interested in finding out more about this wonderful and fulfilling volunteer opportunity, please contact Faith in Action's Executive Director Robbie Boudreau at 847-433-9411 or faithinaction.boudreau@gmail.com.
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