Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness
Families, People with Disabilities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Referral: American Council for the Blind

Description
Volunteers will be assisting people who are blind and visually impaired navigate in unfamiliar surroundings. You will offer them your arm or they will follow you and you will help them locate meeting rooms, hotel restaurants, booths in our exhibit hall or their table in our general session meeting room.  Volunteers do not take attendees outside the hotel or to their sleeping room.  
 

Impact
Our attendees are visiting the hotel for the first time. It is a totally unfamiliar place. Volunteers enhance their attendance by making it easy to find locations when people are hurrying from one function to another.  Many of our attendees say that volunteers make it possible for them to attend our convention, otherwise they wouldn’t feel comfortable knowing there would be no assistance to help them find their way. 

 
When & Where
Thursday, July 2, 2020 through Saturday July 11th. On Thursday the 2nd volunteers are needed afternoon and evening, the 3rd through the 10th they are needed from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM. On Saturday the 11th morning only.
 
Locations
Renaissance Hotel: 1551 N. Thoreau Dr. N., Schaumburg, IL 60173
Wyndham Hotel: 1725 East Algonquin Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173


Contact Sally Benjamin for more information at salbenjamin@comcast.net


***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.**

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Volunteers needed through 7/11/2020

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