Every day, all over Evanston, volunteers are making a difference – providing direct services such as mentoring youth, feeding the hungry, building nonprofits by serving as board leaders, and serving in many other ways.

Every day, all over Evanston, volunteers are making a difference – providing direct services such as mentoring youth, feeding the hungry, building nonprofits by serving as board leaders, and serving in many other ways.

During National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, Northwestern University, Evanston Township High School, the City of Evanston, and the Evanston Community Foundation will jointly celebrate the work volunteers do.

And they’re looking for nominations of people who should be honored. To name someone, visit the volunteer recognition website. Nominees can include Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University students as well as other Evanstonians who’ve gone above and beyond in contributing to the community or who have a remarkable service story to share.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 4.

The winning nominees will be honored at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at a reception at the Norris University Center on the Northwestern campus.!

For more information, contact Natalie Furlett, associate director of the Center for Student Involvement at Northwestern University by email at n-furlett@northwestern.edu or by phone at 847-491-2350. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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