SkokieServes seeks to support community services in and around Skokie by promoting volunteerism. It is a regularly updated online directory of volunteer opportunities. Posting your organization’s volunteer needs is free and easy: simply click here to fill out a volunteer opportunity form. If you are an individual seeking to volunteer, browse our volunteer opportunities here.
Earlier this year, Matt Conrad, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, initiated a Community Leaders Network to explore ways the church and others can be further engaged in the Skokie community. After a few meetings, the first initiative was to develop a volunteer opportunities directory entitled, “Skokie Serves.” The goal is to facilitate linking people interested in volunteering with existing opportunities.
Some of the participants in the Leader’s Network include:
- Pastor Matt Conrad, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- Cynthia Carranza, Niles Township Food Pantry
- Ada Raboniwitz, Niles Township
- Carolyn Anthony, Skokie Public Library
- Barbara Kozlowski, Skokie Public Library
- Frances Roehm, Skokie Public Library and Skokie Net Librarian
- Sue Carey, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- George Van Dusen, Village of Skokie
- Al Rigoni, Village of Skokie
- John Lockerby, Village of Skokie
- Maureen Murphy, Village of Skokie/Human Services
- Beth Lindley, Village of Skokie/Human Services
- Christy Krier, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- Pastor Erik Weber, St. Timothy Lutheran Church
- Randy Hanebutt, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- Jim Szczepaniak, High School District 219
- Stan McKinney, St. Paul; Judy Wilen, Niles Township
- Quintin Shepherd, Skokie Elementary District 69
- Joanie McKinney, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- Dave Raabe, St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Skokie Serves (http://skokieserves.org) will be formally introduced at the 2011 Backlot Bash. Stop by the Village Hall. Volunteers will have a laptop, some information to share, and something for you to remember Skokie Serves by!