• Make a Difference Day 2020


    On Saturday, October 24th students and teachers from BOTH East and West will be volunteering all over the Leyden community. We will blanket our towns and neighbors with kind acts.

    This year's Make a Difference Day will be different.  While we will still be volunteering and giving back, all projects will be outdoors.  Additionally, students will be dropped off and picked up directly from the service project location. These safety precautions along with temperature checks and facemasks will ensure for a fun and safe day.

    Service projects run from 9:00-11:30.

    Make a Difference Day at Leyden has continued to grow every year.  In 2019 we saw our best turnout yet! We saw over 600 students, 40 teachers who came out to support our communities.  We completed and worked on over 27 different projects with 11 buses transporting our groups from Melrose Park to Rosemont - and many places in between!  There were so many incredible stories that came from the day. It once again proved how caring and hardworking Leyden High School students are.






    Permission Slip (please bring this with you on Saturday)



    MADD 2020

    All projects are outdoors. It will be a nice day, but please dress for the weather.



    Volunteer Opportunities

     Please check back to see what opportunities are available and sign up right here on this page! Always remember to social distance, wash or sanitize hands, and wear a mask while working with others.
     Volunteers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once filled, the form and/or contacts will stop accepting responses.

    It is VERY important that if you sign up for an event you honor your commitment and SHOW UP!
    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Frank Holthouse at 847-451-3031 or fholthouse@leyden212.org.
    Here are some of the opportunities coming up!


  • NPLD

    Northlake Library

    When:  Starting ASAP through the end of the fall/winter semester

    Time:  Anytime during Library Hours:

              Monday through Thursday  10:00am - 8:00pm

              Friday and Saturday  10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where: Virtual

    Who/Contact:  Jade Parks, Teen Services Librarian

                          708-562-2301   ext.  125

                           email: jparks@northlakelibrary.org

    What:   Need to complete some volunteer hours?  Help the Northlake Public Library!  Write book reviews, attend (and spread the word about) virtual programs over Zoom and Facebook Live, help us create social media posts about library services, and /or other virtual projects we might come up with together.  This is an opportunity for responsible self-starters with good communication skills.  Hours are Flexible



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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 lsullivan@wolve.com

    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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  • Students of Strength Needs Your Help

    When:  Ongoing

    Contact:  Interest Form

    What:  Students of Strength is looking for tutors to teach and mentor middle and high school students.  We will be helping the student victims of hurricane Harvey, for both paid and volunteer positions.  We want to help these kids get fully caught up, and we need your help before the beginning of the school year.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our tutoring team, fill out the interest form above.

    If you can help out with this great cause...please fill out the interest form. 




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