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Last Updated: April 15, 2014

A complete list of all on-going volunteer opportunities is available here.

Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, April 2 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

YMCA Healthy Kids Day includes fun, engaging and creative activities for children and families and promotes year-long wellness and healthy living. Volunteers are needed to help with various activities and set-up. If interested please contact Dionne Horne at dhorne@kishymca.org or (815) 756 - 9577. 

Egyptian Theatre Volunteers Needed

Friday, April 25 - 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8:00pm
3 Volunteers Needed

Sunday, April 27 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Event Movie: Big Night at 3:00pm
3 Volunteers Needed

Monday, April 28 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NIU Athletics: The Victors at 7:00pm
2 Volunteers Needed

Please contact volunteer@egyptiantheatre.org with your name and phone number if you are interested in volunteering. Also, please keep the following in mind.

1) DRESS CODE: All volunteers who are volunteering at an event are required to wear a white dress top (dress shirt, blouse, or polo), black dress pants or dress and black shoes & socks. Writing, logos, and images of any kind are not allowed on anything visible to the public.

2) SHIFTS: Please make sure that you are able to stay the entire time frame for your shift when you confirm.

3) SCHEDULING: There are limited volunteer opportunities with each shift. For the larger more popular shows we will give priority to those volunteers that help the most throughout the year.

4) PERK: A perk of volunteering is that you have the opportunity to see different events that take place at the theatre. Please remember that if you volunteer for an event you are not guaranteed to see the show as you may be needed in the lobby while the show is going on. We do try to let people rotate through to see a show but we have to make sure positions are covered; especially for the bigger shows. If you really want to see a show than we suggest you don't volunteer for that event and instead buy a ticket. 

North Grove Elementary- Family Fun Run

Saturday, May 3 - 8:00-10:30am
North Grove Elementary School- 850 Republic Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178

North Grove Elementary is hosting a 1K-5k Family Fun Run. We need approximately 15 volunteers to help with parking organization, refreshment tables, cheering on the kid runners, raffle help and general help where needed. We're looking for enthusiastic students who can help with this fun, family friendly event. To volunteer for this event or for more information, please contact Jeanette Martin at 815-501-9109 or gnettemartin@gmail.com.  

STEM Outreach - Illinois State Science Expo

Thursday, May 1st - Saturday, May 3rd

100+ volunteers are needed to assist with the State Science (IJAS) Expo. NIU is hosting the State Science Fair for the first time! Students are needed to set up tables, run score sheets, provide directions and provide a  Huskie welcome to participating students. Since the event is just before finals, they scheduled shorter shifts. Please consider helping at this wonderful event!

See http://bit.ly/1gS7Voa to see time slots, and sign up to volunteer. Contact jdymond@niu.edu with any questions.

3M Community Support Golf Scramble

Saturday, May 10 - 7:0 - 3:00 pm
Sycamore Golf Course (940 E State St, Sycamore, IL 60178)

The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau has been selected to be the beneficiary of 3M's Community Support Golf Scramble on May 10th, 2014! Registration for the event begins at 7:30am and volunteers will be needed throughout the day at the Sycamore Golf Course at 7:00 for set-up and registration. Duties include assisting with registration, staffing contest holes, and seting up/breaking down. Approximately 10-12 volunteers will be needed the day of the event. All proceeds go to providing meaningful services to youth and families throughout the county, supporting our mission to assist youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their family, friends, and community. Please contact Claire Maschinski at cmaschinski@dcysb.com or (815) 748-2014.

Bike Auction and Garage Sale

Saturday, May 17 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau is hosting it's annual Bike Auction and Garage Sale! We are looking for volunteers to help with both the auction and garage sale. Specifically, volunteers will be asked to act as bike runners from the different bike pits to the auctioneer booth and back again, as cashiers for the purchasing of goods from the garage sale as well as any baked goods, as receipt writers after the bikes that have been purchased, among other miscellaneous duties. All proceeds go to providing meaningful services to youth and families throughout the county, supporting our mission to assist youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their family, friends, and community. Approximately 15-20 volunteers will be needed, but the more the merrier!  Please contact Claire Maschinski at cmaschinski@dcysb.com or (815) 748-2014.

Chicagoland Tour de Cure

Sunday, June 8 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Two Brother Roundhouse, Aurora, IL

The American Diabetes Association is hosting their annual 2014 Chicagoland Tour de Cure and are looking to recruit volunteers to lend a hand on the morning of the event to help out with registration, greetings, bike check-in, route motivators, and to help out with the festival that follows the event. They currently have over 800 riders signed up for the event, so it is a large event that needs your assistance to be successful! If you are interested in helping, please contact Lauren Robinson at larobinson@diabetes.org or (312) 346-1805 ext. 6586.

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