Volunteers

Family Trip Volunteers

Family trip volunteers accompany children on special outings, such as trips to Brookfield and Lincoln Park Zoos, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Sears Tower, Chicago Botanic Garden, Indiana Dunes, or Wagner Farm.  The First Presbyterian Church of Evanston's bus (capacity: 24) is enlisted for transportation, but we usually need extra drivers and volunteers as well. Family outings occur on Saturdays about once every 6 weeks, from 9 am – @4 pm.Note that any volunteers working with children will be subject to background checks, to ensure the safety of our children. 

Boys’ & Girls’ Club Leaders

Take neighborhood kids on outings.  If you can drive, that’s great.  In warm weather, visit parks, forest preserves or the lakefront.  In cold weather, visit the gym at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Evanston Library, Lincoln Park Zoo, sledding hills, or downtown Chicago.  Open to kids 3 years and up.  Mothers with younger children may come along. Note that any volunteers working with children will be subject to background checks, to ensure the safety of our children. 

Office Professionals

If you can maneuver around an excel spreadsheet or read a financial report; if you’re familiar with Windows Servers and Active Directory, or are familiar with setting up workstations and basic networks; or if you have experience directing calls, organizing files and providing the type of work-flow management every office needs, Good News Partners could use your help. Office Professional volunteers help out around the GNP offices from as little as one or two days a month, up to multiple days a week, and are a core part of keeping Good News Partners running.  

Join Book Discussion

On Thursday, December 12, 2017, we'll bring together community members and supporters to discuss the hard-hitting book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

If you have a copy of the book, please bring it with you. If you need to purchase the book, here are a few options:

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Powell's Books

Google Books

Interested in joining our book discussion led by Bud Ogle? Leave your contact information below and we'll sign you up.

 

 

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