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Challenge your limits and Change the lives of people with disabilities!

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New Star

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NOTE: We are offering Online Orientation during this time of social distancing. Online orientation will prepare you to jump in when life returns to its new normal. We are currently looking for local volunteers that can jump into future face to face visits.

New Star serves over 650 children and adults each day whose lives are impacted by mild to profound disabilities. Our service area reaches those living in and around the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana. New Star has openings for people who are passionate about helping those we serve to create meaningful days, productive years, and, ultimately, more fulfilling lives.

Share the love this February! Become a New Star volunteer and help challenge limits and change lives by being you. Your skills, experience, and personality are bound to be a perfect fit. Use this social distancing time to complete the online orientation, find your ideal fit, and bring some joy to the people we serve.

Here are just a few ways you can make a difference:
Card writing
Zoom game events
Help build job skills (i.e., interview practice)
Online social visits that will transition to in-person
Administrative help
Gardening
Teach a class
Storytelling
Help build a community garden

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About New Star

Location:

1005 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, US

Mission Statement

To provide choices and opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through a culture of innovation and caring to enrich their lives and maximize their independence.

Description

New Star is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit community organization dedicated to challenging the limits and changing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We serve more than 650 children and adults each year throughout the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.

We are a restless organization - driven by our passion to create new and innovative vocational, educational, therapeutic, and social opportunities for the amazing people we serve. From launching our new e-recycling facility, to creating a nationally-known advocacy program, to leading the way in innovative models of residential care, we continue to break down barriers and blaze new trails through our life-changing programs and services.

Community
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

33 W. Lincoln Hwy, Ste. 115WSchererville 4637, IN 46375

(41.48701,-87.45294)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Landscaping
  • Administrative Support
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • varies based on the assignment and the volunteer
  • Certain positions have individual age or skill requirements. Your skills and passions could be just what we need!

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