The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Do you have a passion for serving others in the community? Do you find health and wellness as important in overall quality of life? Do you love public speaking? Would you like the opportunity to change lives? If you've answered YES to any of these questions, then volunteering with the Take Charge team is for YOU!
Take Charge of Your Health is seeking volunteer facilitators, with moderately flexible or open schedules, who are looking for a commitment of one year or more. Facilitators are trained in evidence-based programs that provide older adults and adults with disabilities who live with ongoing health conditions the opportunity to develop skills for managing their health and their lives. Workshops are 6 weeks in length, operating for one day a week and lasting 2.5 hours in various community settings throughout Cook County. Currently, there are 4 programs and they are: Take Charge of Your Health, Take Charge of Your Diabetes, Tomando Control de Su Salud (TCH lead in Spanish), Tomando Control de Su Diabetes (TCD lead in Spanish).
Duties and responsibilities of facilitators include:
Completing 4 day facilitator training for your desired workshop
Working with co-facilitator to prepare, collect materials for, and lead assigned workshops
Maintaining the confidentiality and sensitivity of participant information
If you'd like to become part of a movement that is helping individuals lead healthier, more fulfilling lives, then contact the Take Charge of Your Health team to volunteer TODAY! Contact Danielle Riley, Community Health Worker, at: 708-383-0258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Charge programs are delivered through the IL Pathways to Health system.
Learn more here: www.ilpathwaystohealth.org
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Orientation or Training
Facilitate at least 2 workshops a year
Flexible schedule, ability to travel throughout Cook County