2023 Chicago - Request a Youth Program
University of Illinois Extension provides presenters that will engage students in hands-on learning experiences. If you would like to request a program for your Cook County Chicago, please complete this form indicating your program preferences and preferred dates. All groups requesting programs should have a minimum audience of 15 people.
***UPDATE: Depending on Covid protocols we may need to switch to Zoom presentations instead of in-person programs or presentations.
*** DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF REQUESTS FOR OUR YOUTH PROGRAMMING requests should be made at least 10 weeks in advance in order to coordinate our staff and volunteers' schedules. TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE ALL GROUPS, WE MAY LIMIT EACH GROUP TO TWO TALKS PER CALENDAR YEAR. THANK YOU. *** PLEASE NOTE April dates are very popular and book out months in advance. Please consider a non-April date! ***Please note we do not deliver programs at private homes.
For in-person programs, if your organization is able, we request a cost recovery fee of $50 for each program in order to cover educational materials for hands-on activities, handouts and travel expenses. We are willing to work with you based on your available funding. If your organization includes the word "donation" on the memo line of the check, we are able to receive partial matching funds. We greatly appreciate your support and can provide a W-9. Donation checks may be mailed to the attention of Margaret Burns-Westmeyer at U of I Extension, 4747 Lincoln Mall Dr., Suite 601, Matteson, IL. 60443. Thank you.
Currently, University of Illinois Extension is not requiring our volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, nor will we be asking for proof of vaccination in any capacity. Rather, we ask those who volunteer at partner sites to follow the guidelines/mandates set by that partner. Continuing to volunteer with partner sites that are mandating vaccination is determined by the individual volunteer. We are aware of current vaccination mandates designated by some of our partners and those partners will be responsible for ensuring volunteers are compliant with their policies. When we share volunteer opportunities from our partners, we will be sure to share any partner requirements for serving in that role. It is the responsibility of the organization requesting programs and/or assistance to include any protocols/requirements they may have when the program request is submitted, so this information is included in volunteer recruiting efforts.
***Please note that Extension staff and volunteers are not permitted to sign contracts