A November for Volunteering Around Palatine


1As we head into the full swing of the holiday season, November marks an excellent time to consider volunteering. When it comes to volunteer work there are a wide range of opportunities just waiting for people to help. There are people and families in need of a friendly face and support. Our community resources also take volunteers to help ensure ongoing, safe access to programs for everyone. Check out the list below of just a few ways you can volunteer in November and beyond around Palatine Township; do some good and feel great for the help you can give.

The Palatine Township Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to help. There are currently four shifts available to help sort food donations, place donations out for clients and help them find what they need. What’s more, the Food Pantry is an excellent way to volunteer with your kids, anyone from 8th graders on up are welcome to give a hand.

Palatine Park District continually has volunteer opportunities, including help needed at their community events. Individuals and groups are welcome, come serve for a few hours or for a long-term commitment, the choice is yours. Some November events in need of volunteers include Parent’s Night Out 11/16, Goody Bag Extravaganza Dinner 11/19, help stuff goody bags for the Turkey Trot coming up on the 22nd, which is also in need of volunteers.

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to help others is through donations. Palatine Township residents and businesses embrace this idea each year with the Angel Tree Program which begins November 1st. Come to the town hall main office to see all the Angel Trees which are covered in special angels with gift wish requests for disadvantaged children and seniors who simply need to know someone cares.

2Journeys: The Road Home is an amazing organization which works with area community centers, churches and other partner locations to provide assistance for those in need of housing and shelter. From the Hope Day Center, to the PADS Shelter Program, fundraising events such as the Bid for HOPE Gala being held 11/9, and community ambassador opportunities, there are plenty of ways to help the homeless.

The Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council (PTSCC) has several different ways you can help our community elders. You’ve heard of Meals on Wheels, you can start delivering meals with a smile and visit to area seniors through the PTSCC. Hep escort seniors around town or assist them as they get their shopping done. Volunteer to visit housebound seniors and give the gift of your time, a win-win positive situation for everyone involved.

When communities support each other, everyone wins, the same holds true of volunteering. Whatever your plans may be for Thanksgiving this November, I hope you and your family enjoy a safe and happy holiday. Whether you are buying or selling a home, you want it to be a stress-free and easy process. Work with a local, experienced Realtor® so you can buy or sell with confidence. The Driscoll Properties Team is ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.