*NEW* Young Leaders United

Young Leaders United (YLU) is a leadership group dedicated to service, education and community to create lasting change in Lake County. We are recruiting members to join this new group. YLU members are typically under 40 years old and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, networking conversations and social events.

*NEW* Little Free Library

Pending location outside the UWLC office, our Little Free Library (LFL) will enhance efforts to promote childhood literacy. The Little Free Library will encourage individuals to take a book or bring a book to share. Our LFL can also house nonperishable toiletries or food to share with individuals in need. Two-month sponsorships will be available for this new initiative.

WPS 60 Parent Workshops

A time to share valuable information with parents. Are You a Subject Matter Expert?
Financial Management, Budgeting, Immigration, Nutrition, Exercise, How to save for college/completing FAFSA, Applying for college, Effective Parenting.

Please come and share an hour with Waukegan parents.

Host School Supply Drives

Help us ensure children are ready to learn! United Way of Lake County (UWLC) will coordinate supply drives with your company to provide the necessary resources to ensure better outcomes for children and families living in Lake County. School supplies are needed year-round!

  • Time frame dependent on host company
  • Requires wide company support

Kindergarten Countdown Camp

United Way of Lake County’s Kindergarten Countdown Camp is a free summer learning program for incoming kindergarten students who have little to no preschool experience. Volunteers assist the teachers in a variety of classroom tasks and work with students who are struggling.

  • High school/College student volunteers preferred; Summer-long commitment

Reading Success

We connect caring and committed volunteers with Waukegan elementary school students between kindergarten and 3rd grade, who need extra one-on-one work to improve reading skills.
We are always in need of bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers!

  • September - May ongoing commitment; 1 hour per week
  • Yearly recruitment occurs June - August

Click here to learn more about the Reading Success program.

Women United

Women United is a women’s leadership group dedicated to service and early childhood education. Members are as active as their calendars allow, but engagement opportunities are ongoing. Attend a “Wine and Learn” to learn more about the group and their volunteer opportunities

Host a Winter Clothing Drive

Winter months brings a need for Winter Clothing. UWLC will help coordinate a clothing drive with your company to provide warm and weatherproof clothing necessary to keep children safe and comfortable.

Interested in Volunteering?

Contact Bobbi Selvik at (847) 775-1022 or Bobbi.Selvik@uwlakeco.org.

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