Volunteer Opportunities

General & Emergency Assistance AD HOC Advisory Committee


Volunteer Positions Available: Secretary (1) Members (5)

The task of this committee is to review General Assistance and Emergency Assistance programs currently in place at the Berwyn Township, review practices at other townships across Illinois, and make best-practice recommendations for equitable assistance that is meaningful to Berwyn residents within the law. Committee members are appointed by the Township Supervisor. Township the supervisor serves as the Committee Chair. Expected duration: 6 months to 1 year. The committee will dissolve upon completion of a review and recommendations. MUST BE A BERWYN RESIDENT


Role of Secretary:

The Secretary is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the committee. The secretary is the primary administration officer of the committee and provides the links between the committee, members, and outside agencies. The Secretary should be a good communicator, maintain confidentiality on relevant matters, and have the ability to delegate tasks and supervise others. Amongst the Secretary’s tasks are to work with the Chair to prepare the agenda, control and distribute minutes, receive and disseminate correspondence to and from the committee, etc.


Role of the Committee Member: 

Committee members are responsible for attending meetings, working 5 to 10 hours per month outside of committee meetings, preparing for meetings ready to share research findings. All members vote on committee actions and recommendations.

Interested Berwyn residents who wish to be considered for this committee should submit their resumes to manager@berwyntownship.org

Contact Information


Township of Berwyn
6600 West 26th St
Berwyn, IL 60402

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