Volunteer Opportunities:

Specialized Skill:

Is there a specialized skill that you have (graphic design, licensed counselor, or a tradesman) Please contact us if there is any way that you think you can help.

Residential:

Weekend Activities: Participate in on-going or planned activities or plan your own fun and unique activity for our residents.
Tutor: Become a tutor for kids age 6-18.

Learn & Care Preschool

“Extra Hand”: Volunteer your time helping out in the classroom.

Building/ Maintenance

Service Projects: Assist with building needs such as maintenance, cleaning or gardening/ grounds clean-up.

Need more information or have another idea in mind? Contact Amanda Graf agraf@lydiahome.org or 847-354-1430.

  • Below are guidelines for all volunteers. Please read though the list and add your initials indicating that you agree to these.

    • Residents are between the ages of 7-17. We recommend activities for the age range of 12-14 years old.
    • Please stay with the group and do not wander off alone with any LYDIA resident. 
    • If any of the children were to become upset, volunteers should let LYDIA staff handle. 
    • Please do not bring any gifts or snacks for the children unless approved by LYDIA staff. 
    • No pictures may be taken under any circumstance as the children are wards of the state. In addition, please do not post anything to social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) regarding our residents. 
    • Avoid activities with items such as bats, scissors (unless they are safety scissors), knives, etc. 
    • Please dress modestly (no low-cut or tight fitting tops, no short dresses/skirts or shorts).
    • All volunteers must be at least 12 years old (volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
    • LYDIA staff will be at all activities to supervise and answer any questions.
  • Please read LYDIA's accident waiver and release of liability form. By checking the box below, I certify that I have read this document and I fully understand its content. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract and I sign it of my own free will.

  • ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM

    I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES

    ASSOCIATED WITH LYDIA HOME ASSOCIATION, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

    I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.

    I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.

    In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:

    (A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: LYDIA Home Association and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;

    (B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.

    I acknowledge that LYDIA and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.

    I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.

    I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.

    The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

  • BY CHECKING THE AGREE BOX ONLINE, I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

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