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Little did they know how inspired they would become. By Colinne McCann, IDPH Youth Mentoring AmeriCorps Member |  Youth who have a mentor gain life-changing skills and opportunities they may not otherwise have. Many mentors feel that volunteering this wa...

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Guest Post by Mike Van Sickle, Union Editor   | A portion of the Girl Scout Promise is “to help people at all times.”   Elgin Troop 6535 Girl Scout Juniors Kenlin Schmitt, Valerie Boleyn, and Emma Cram are inviting the public to help them provide a...

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The time given volunteering is a gift to both giver and receiver. Gifts of volunteering can take many forms: a word to calm the heart and soul, a smile that causes a change in the picture, a compliment, a helpful hand. These gifts are invaluable. -R, Volu...

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By Kathy Schwartzhoff | Team: Youth Mentoring Goal: Connect every youth with a positive role model Volunteer Roles: Be a Mentor, Mentor For A Day, help with an event, provide a meal or snack for an event, serve on an Advisory Committee Ron Onsager has a l...

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By David Runyon Remember the TV show Mission Impossible?  Dramatic music, characters with quick and decisive movements, clearly-defined problems, well-coordinated and executed strategy, and then, at the end, mission accomplished?  Well, our work in Nort...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and volunteers and staff at the Domestic Abuse Resource Center are spreading the word about Domestic Violence. This October one particular volunteer who owns and runs a crocheting business, Linda’s Cu...

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