And Patch.com knows there are plenty of residents out there willing to lend a helping hand.
With that in mind, Patch.com has looked to volunteermatch.org., a website aimed at bringing "good people and causes together," for volunteer opportunities currently posted for the area. Here is a look at five of those opportunities:
- Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) is looking for gymnastics coaches to teach Special Olympics participants.
- Palatine Emergency Management Agency is looking for volunteers for its Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) and Palatine Medical Reserve Corps.
- Normal Moments, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with day-to-day tasks a mother or father who has a critically ill child.
- Bethel Lutheran Food Pantry is looking for volunteers.
- Open Heart Magic is looking for volunteer to serve as Hospital Magicians where you’ll bring laughter and wonder to kids who need it most.