You can make a difference and help the community where you live and work. Volunteer opportunities are abundant for both individuals and groups. Some are listed below. Contact HandsOn Suburban Chicago at (847) 228-1320; visit www.volunteerinfo.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and a complete listing of opportunities. Holiday Opportunities are now listed at check the list to see the many ways you can still make the season a little brighter for those in need.
* Ask the Expert Day, is a great time for all. Volunteer to go into a classroom for a period of 45 minutes to discuss all the aspects of your career and education, give helpful tips and advice to students, who are planning their career choices and higher education. Agess 18 years and older. OC-014453
* Help the restoration team collect seeds or remove nonnative invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 29, Feb. 16 or March 9. Special group days; Wednesdays and Fridays. Ages 55 years and older. Bring work gloves if you have them. OC-015007.
* Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer program tutors needed to work one-to-one with adults to improve basic reading and writing skills. Classes meet for 2 1/2 hours per week for 10 weeks. Classes meet in schools, libraries and churches throughout the Northwest suburbs. Class times vary, morning, afternoon or evening. Training from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 or 26. All volunteers must attend training. Ages 17 years and older. OC-014604
* Share the gift of learning. Help native and nonnative adult speakers of English improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills on two or three mornings, afternoons or evenings a week or on Saturday mornings. Volunteers must interview prior to the four-part training to be held from 6:15-10 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10; 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 9; and 1-4 p. m. March 9. All …