Chicago Volunteer Week is this week.

From: Ildifonso F.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:12 PM

Hello Again,

There will be more meetups coming soon. but for now.

 

The following is courtesy of One Good Deed Chicago. Definitely something else worth sharing.

 

Anyone interested in signing up for these individual projects can do so by following the appropriate links. Anyone who would like to schedule or lead meetup groups for any of  these projects, you are most welcome to use the CFV site to do it.

 

Thousands of Chicagoans are expected to take part in Volunteer Week events starting today.

 

One Good Deed Chicago is coordinating several projects to celebrate volunteerism and service in the city and encourage more people to get involved. The following is a list of both city- and nonprofit-coordinated large events.

 

Today, Monday, April 16, partners such as City Year, Peace Corps, Public Allies, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Illinois Campus Compact and the Corporation for National and Community Service will reach out to college students interested in their programs at the Student Volunteer Fair at Harold Washington College from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

On Wednesday, April 18, the Shedd Aquarium hosts its Keep the Lakes Great Adopt-a-Beach cleanup at 12th Street Beach, just south of Adler Planetarium, from noon to 1 p.m. Garbage and recyclables will be weighed and volunteers will be treated to pizza. Volunteers must register by calling Sam Bugg at[masked]-2739.

 

Also that day, up to 50 nonprofits will recruit volunteers at the Senior Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to noon at the Chicago Cultural Center. One Good Deed Chicago is hosting this event in collaboration with AARP. To register, seniors can visit seniorvolunteerfair.eventbrite.com.

 

On, Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., city departments and organizations will distribute literature and have interactive displays for visitors and City Hall employees for the Earth Day 2012 Resource Fair.

 

Saturday, April 21 is a citywide day of service & outdoor cleanups in honor of Earth Day:

 

During the annual Clean & Green, a city project that has existed for more than 20 years, community groups and neighbors clean and beautify neighborhoods citywide. To sign up, residents call 3-1-1 and are provided with materials. The White Sox Volunteer Corps will be among participating groups.

 

Friends of the Parks is also hosting a series of park cleanups around the city. For more information, visit earthdaychicago.com.

 

Also this month, on Saturday, April 28, Rebuilding Together will tackle 70 home repair projects throughout the city, with over 3,500 volunteers. For more information, visit Rebuilding Together Chicago.

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