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    Schiller Park's Youth Basketball Program is looking for Volunteer Coaches

    (Participating in the Leyden League, Schiller Park Recreation, Franklin Park Park District, Norridge Park District, Leyden Township and Rosemont Park District)

    When:  January 9, 2022 -- March 18, 2022  weekly practices and game on Saturdays 

    Where:  Schiller Park Recreation Center & Leyden League Member agencies 

    Contact:  Randy Splitt rsplitt@schillerparkil.us or 847-671-8580

    The children range from the age of 1st - 8th grade, divided into age groups:  1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.  Based on your age, knowledge and experience with children, you could be partnered with other volunteer coaches or on your own.  





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  • Winter

    When: Saturday December 3, 2022

    Where: Schiller Park Community Center Parking Lot 

    Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm  (Volunteer Hours 2:30pm-6:30pm)

    Contact: Randy Splitt (847) 707-0333 -  Day of the Event

    What: Schiller Park residents are invited to a festively decorated "Winter Wonderland" at the Community Center Parking Lot on Ruby Street to see Santa Claus and other seasonal characters from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. Volunteers will be involved with wearing character costumes that will be provided, assist with running the holiday theme games that will be provided, and line attendants  for the hay ride. 12 volunteers are needed. This is an Outdoor event, dress accordingly




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  • Santa

    When:  Saturday, December 3, 2022

    Time:  9:00am - 10:00am   (Volunteer Hours 8:00am - 11:00am)

    Where:  North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park 

    Contact:  Liz Strack, lstrack@fppark.org

    What:  We need volunteers to help serve and clean up the breakfast, help organize and control the crowd, and help with pictures with Santa.



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  • Lunch with Santa at Rudolph's Diner We have added two more seatings

    When:  Saturday December 10, 2022

    Time:  11:00am - 1:00pm (Volunteers report by 10:30am)  this time slot full 

               2:00pm-4:00pm   (Volunteers report by 1:30pm)

               5:00-7:00pm   (Volunteers report by 4:30pm

    Where:  Bradley A Stephens Community Center 2620 N. Mannheim Rd. Franklin Park)

    Contact:  Bobbie Jeske at bjeske@leydentownship.com or 847-451-5148

    What:  Volunteers will be assisting guests who come to lunch with Santa  





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  • Franklin Park Polar Express Events


    When:  Saturday, December 10, 2022  2:30pm - 4:45pm and/or 

                 Saturday, December 17, 2022  2:30pm - 4:45pm

     Volunteer Hours:  1:00pm - 5:15pm

    Where: Franklin Park Metra Train Station,  (25th and Pacific Ave), Franklin Park, IL 60131 (Parking is free on Saturdays in the Metra parking Lot)

    Who/Contact: Liz Strack, lstrack@fpparks.org 

    What: The Franklin Park Park District needs approximately 6 volunteers to come be Santa's Helper for an afternoon.  Help with check-in.  Once we board the train help to pass out milk, cookies, and caroling programs,  help Santa to keep the event running smoothly. 





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  • Teen

    Teen Night Volunteers  

    Franklin Park Teen Nights

    When:  Friday, December 16, 2022

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Volunteer Hours 5:30pm - 8:30pm)

    Where:  Community Center 9560 Franklin Ave., Franklin Park, IL

    What:  Supervise Junior High Dance, help with check-in, and man the bathrooms.

    Contact:  Liz Strack, lstrack@fpparks.org 





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  • New Years


                            New Year's Eve Drop & Pop Celebration!

    When:  Friday  December 31, 2022

    Time:   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Where:  Bradley A. Stephens Community Center                   

                  2620 N. Mannheim Rd.

                  Franklin Park, IL   60131

    What: We are looking for Student Volunteers to assist with various carnival games & food stations for this special event for children.

    Contact:   Bobbie Jeske at bjeske@leydentownship.com or 847-451-5148



    Balloon Drop

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  • Hospital For more information contact Gloria Murray at 708-538-6796 or gloria_murray@luhs.org

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    Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry & Clothing Closet


    When: Ongoing Saturdays

    Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM (exceptions can be made)

    Where: 2825 Hawthorne St., Franklin Park (little blue house)

    Who/Contact: Lois Sullivan (708) 638-2320.  You MUST contact Ms. Sullivan to coordinate your volunteer hours after you sign up and BEFORE you show up for your volunteer hours

    Help out at the Interfaith Outreach food pantry and clothing closet.  Help in fulfilling guests’ shopping orders, bagging groceries, carrying items to cars, searching for specific clothing needs and various pantry/closet needs as they arise.  Guests are not currently allowed within the pantry house, so your help is needed more than ever to help ensure a smooth process.  Directly helping those in our community then helps earn you service hours.  A Win for everyone!  Thank you.



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