Volunteer — here

As regular readers know, I’m working on bringing a new Patch.com news site to Downers Grove within the next several weeks.

One thing I like about Patch is its commitment to local volunteerism. As a Patch editor, I’m required to volunteer locally at least five hours per year. The west suburban team, of which I am a member, recently pitched in at the West Suburban Humane Society in observance of the 100th Patch site coming on line.

So I’m taking this venue to invite members of local not-for-profits, civic and charitable organizations to let me know about your activities and also about your volunteer needs. The Downers Grove Patch site will have a place for such organizations to post their volunteer needs and I’m planning to profile volunteer organizations regularly on the site.

In the meantime, if your organization has need of volunteer help, send me the specifics in an email at elaine@patch.com. I’m currently looking for volunteer opportunities to include on the site at its September launch.


3 Responses to “Volunteer — here”
  1. Maggie 30 August 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Sounds like a great idea for the web site. I’ll be very much interested in checking out the opportunities!

  2. George Swimmer 1 September 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Labor Day, Sept 6th, from 7AM until about 9:30AM
    McCollum Park. The Downers Grove Noon Lions needs volunteers for our 5K Labor of Love and Kids 1K. The Noon Lions has been providing humanitarian and community services for over 80 years. We will give free shirts to volunteers, free raffle tickets for prizes, and sign community service slips. Visit our website at http://www.5KLaborOfLove.org Call or email me at (630) 810-9797 or gasact@sbcglobal.net Thanks, George

  3. DGObserver 1 September 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I agree.