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Youth Volunteer Opportunities

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JourneyCare’s Kids Who Care youth volunteer program offers opportunities for children as young as first grade to make a difference in their community through meaningful activities that benefit our patients, their families and community seniors. Through this volunteer experience, JourneyCare’s grade school and high school volunteers will learn about how we help our patients and families while gaining understanding and empathy towards the populations we serve. These young people will hopefully be on their way to becoming compassionate, life-long volunteers! Are you interested? Then please read on . . .

For the 2016-17 school year, the Kids Who Care Program has chapters operating in Barrington, Glenview and the South Suburbs. Each chapter has age-defined volunteer groups with the same goal:

Help our patients and community seniors. Learn about JourneyCare. Make a difference.

Take a look at the following groups to see where you/your child fit:

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JourneyCare Juniors

  • For 4th – 8th Graders
  • Meet once a month (during the school year) for education and service
  • Participate in hands-on service projects that benefit patients and families and the communities we serve (make seasonal cards and crafts, assemble surprise deliveries)
  • Participate in intergenerational events at senior communities (and make a new senior friend)

History of the the Juniors

JourneyCare Junior applications for the 2016-17 school year are accepted for a limited time:
– Barrington Chapter applications accepted until September 30, 2016
– Glenview and South Suburban Chapter applications accepted until November 15, 2016

Teen Leadership Team    Print

  • For high school students in 9th – 12th Grade
  • Meets once a month (during the school year) for education, planning and service
  • Focuses on developing leadership and life skills
  • Offers hands-on experience in developing and completing service activities that benefit patients, their families and the communities we serve
  • Participates in intergenerational events at senior communities
  • Opportunity to support the JourneyCare Foundation and agency events, interacting with JourneyCare staff and Board members
  • Potential opportunities to “job shadow” JourneyCare professionals
  • Requires additional formal application and letter of recommendation

Teen Leadership Team applications for the 2016-17 school year are accepted for a limited time:
– Barrington Chapter applications accepted until September 30, 2016
– Glenview and South Suburban Chapter applications accepted until November 15, 2016

Kids Who Care – South

  • Only offered at the JourneyCare south suburban office
  • For students in 1st – 12th Grade
  • Participate in any one of a variety of monthly service opportunities (during the school year)
  • Service opportunities include intergenerational events and service benefitting our patients and families and are published in a Calendar of Events

No matter where you would like to volunteer – Barrington, Glenview, or the South Suburbs or for what group – JourneyCare Juniors, Teen Leadership Team or Kids Who Care-South – an online application is required.

 

Apply to join Kids Who Care:

 

Questions? Contact Sandra Schramm, Kids Who Care Program Coordinator at (708) 441-8268 or sschramm@horizonhospice.org.