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VOLUNTEER!

Moraine Township welcomes volunteers! If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please call or visit the Township Office.

  • Weekly Food Pantry volunteers are needed on a year round basis to assist in our Food Pantry. Tasks include picking up donations from area stores, sorting donations and cleaning the Pantry at the end of the day.

  • Occasional Food Pantry volunteers are needed for special events such as the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive annually the 2 nd Saturday in May, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, shifts at Sunset Foods for our annual Fundraiser the first weekend in December, to name a few.
    • For some of the work, “muscle power” is needed and appreciated.
    • Groups and clubs are specially needed after large food drives to sort donated food and check dates.

  • Garden help: Our head volunteer and master gardeners work with volunteers Wednesday and Saturday mornings from May through September to grow organic produce for our Food Pantry. Tasks involve planting/cultivating/weeding/harvesting. Individuals and families are welcome to come as often as it works into your schedule.

  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): Township volunteers train online with IRS to prepare basic returns for low-and-moderate-income taxpayers during February, March and April of each year. Training starts in November or December for interested volunteers.

  • ACA (Affordable Care Act): Township volunteers train online with CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid) to help residents sign up for health insurance on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment November and December of each year. Training starts in September for interested volunteers.

  • Sponsors for annual Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive: Area residents and business have helped sponsor over 600 children a year through this program. Sponsors and participants are anonymous, but the sponsor receives information about the age, gender, grade in school, clothing size and wish list for a specific child. Sponsors are sought starting in October.

Citizen Advisory Committees are developed as needed. Current standing committees include:

  • Latino Advisory Committee: community members and social service agency staff help the Township identify gaps in service and also are ombudsmen to the community to help residents learn about Township services they may need.

  • Citizen Advisory Grant Committee: Reviews grants submitted by local social service agencies in April of each year and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

  • Ad hoc committees are formed as needed on a range of Township issues.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Carol Pomerantz (847.432.3240) to find out how you can help!Download a volunteer application (pdf).


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