Volunteer Opportunities with the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Volunteers in Kids' Korner
Volunteers are needed to serve as caregivers in Kids’ Korner. Hours are flexible. All volunteers undergo an extensive training program before they are assigned to work a shift as a caregiver. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Kids’ Korner at (847) 377-3825. A Program Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating the volunteers as well as for monitoring the overall operation of the program. The expenses of the program are funded through civil court filing fees and donations from the community.
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Probation Support Volunteers Program
The Lake County Probation Support Volunteer Program has been an important feature of the 19th Judicial Circuit for more than three decades. In order to explore new volunteer opportunities and enhance those already existing, Nicole Totoni, Coordinator of the Probation Support Volunteer Program through the College of Lake County, has begun a new recruitment campaign different from those conducted in the past.
In the past, the volunteer program was comprised of individuals who were screened, selected, and trained to assist the Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments by meeting one-on-one with low-risk clients. Starting in 2002, Lake County Probation developed and implemented the Group Reporting Program. Group Reporting is designed to reduce Recidivism amongst medium to low-risk offenders. The volunteers’ role is to provide mentorship, tutoring, life skills training and administrative support to the officers. This allows the officers to focus on more high-risk cases. Volunteer opportunities are broadening to include work at the courthouse, Adult Probation, the Hulse Detention Center and other areas which will serve the Courts. In this way, talented individuals who wish to share such skills and life experiences will be able to do so during various short- and long-term projects.
If you are willing to share your skills and enthusiasm, as well as provide a valuable service to the Lake County Courts, please do not hesitate to call Nicole Totoni at (847) 543-2100. She will be glad to accept your application and your generous gift of volunteerism. If you know of anyone else who is looking for a chance to serve his or her community in a positive and meaningful fashion, please pass this notice on to them!
Other Volunteer Opportunities
- A Safe Place
A Safe Place provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence - women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused. Please call us at 847-731-7165 is you need any assistance.
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Lake County
Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained volunteers who are appointed by the Circuit Court Judge to advocate for the best interests of the child in court.
- United We Serve - Corporation for National and Community Service
Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.
- Lake County Cares
Volunteering isn't always an easy process to begin. It takes time and effort to think through how, exactly, you wish to spend these precious hours of your life. Often, it takes a conversation, with a knowledgeable and caring individual, to help you navigate the plethora of opportunities available.
With the help of the United Way, and many generous residents, Lake County Cares (formerly the Volunteer Center of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff) has been matching interested people with interesting volunteer opportunities for more than 40 years.
- Volunteer Match
Volunteer Match is the nonprofit, online service that helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States. Volunteers enter their ZIP code on the Volunteer Match web site (www.volunteermatch.org) to quickly find local volunteer opportunities matching individual interests and schedules. This simple, effective service has already generated hundreds of thousands of volunteer referrals nationwide.
- Youth Service America (YSA)
Youth Service America (YSA) is a resource center and premier alliance of 300+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally.