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Stiemke: Area nonprofit groups looking for volunteers

Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Where will you be Oct. 21? Hopefully your morning will start with the annual Care 4 Breast Cancer walk/run in Woodstock.

All proceeds stay local. By participating, you can help improve breast cancer awareness and access to screening, treatment and mammograms.

For information, call Family Health Partnership Clinic at 815-334-8987.

It is important for everyone to figure out how to give back to help sustain their community.

The walk/run is just one way.

Not-For Profit Resources, has a numerous agencies looking for help. Here are a few:

• Habitat For Humanity is looking for a volunteer to coordinate other volunteers. This position is a high commitment but at the same is very rewarding because of the impact you will have.

• VOICE Sexual Assault program needs a volunteer to help cover the “on-call” calendar. Volunteers provide support and assistance to clients.

• The McHenry County Historical Society has several volunteer needs. One is helping with the 35th Annual Cider Festival.

• Woodstock Clearing House needs a lot of volunteers from “tagging” to bagging and delivering gifts to families in need.

• Woodstock Food Pantry needs help distributing food and personal products to recipients.

There are many more needs in McHenry County. Take a look at the online search. If you can’t find something that sounds like a good match, give us a call. We will help you find your place.

Not-For-Profit Resources offers match-making tools for individuals and nonprofit organizations. It also provides training to build capacity of local nonprofits.

Our Human Race 5K walk/run April 21 will give the community an opportunity raise dollars for volunteerism and help local nonprofit organizations.

For information visit or call 815-344-4483.

• Rebecca Stiemke is the director of United Way McHenry County Volunteer Center. She can be reached at 815-344-4483 or

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