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Valuable Volunteer Experience

Posted by on September 18, 2017 - 3 Comments

John and Matt prepping food

Over the summer No Boundaries participants volunteered their time and talent to help school children in their community. No Boundaries teamed up with Northwestern University students to volunteer at Campus Kitchens, a national leader in community service for students and the future of food relief. The volunteers not only helped others, they also helped themselves by learning new skills and meeting new people.  Here is what some of them had to say…


Q: What exactly did you do at the Campus Kitchen Volunteering Project?

A: On the first day we made about 72 sandwiches for kids who don’t have a lunch over the summertime. We also made up snack bags for kids during snack time at school. The second day, we packed grocery bags for families who need meals. The final day we measured out rice into Ziploc bags and added them into grocery bags.


Q: What parts of the project did you enjoy the most?

A: I loved volunteering there; it felt like I did something amazing. The part I enjoyed the most was making ham sandwiches. I put the bread out and I put two ham slices on the bread then I put cheese on it also. After we made the sandwiches we put them in bags. I loved it, and it was a lot of fun there.

John with lunch bags ready to go!


Q: What skills did you learn while doing the project?

A: I learned how to put the sandwiches into Ziploc bags and close the bags.

Q: What skills were hard to learn, and why?

A: Putting on the gloves on was difficult for me.

Q: Would you like to continue with this type of volunteering, or would you like to volunteer in a different way? If so, how?

A: I would like to volunteer in a different way because I want to learn new skills.



The time spent volunteering at Campus Kitchens was a wonderful experience for the No Boundaries participants. They learned valuable food preparation and packing skills that they can now use in their daily lives!

No Boundaries is always looking to help out the community and build our skill set!  Could your organization or business benefit from volunteers? Contact us at 847-869-0000 or

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Abegail Stahr says:
Sep 19, 2017

Hi all of you guys I have really really enjoyed working on NU Campus and it was a chance for me to give back to the City of Evanston, I was lucky to give my heart to others who are in need of food and loving care.

john Doetsch says:
Sep 19, 2017

I liked working over at northwestern campus kitchen over the summer. It was fun making the lunch for the kids.

Brian Rohde says:
Sep 19, 2017

This is great! We need volunteers to help in the community. It’s great for people with disabilities to provide help for people in need because it’s a good teaching moment and helps bring people together. Considering that there are many people in shelters (especially with all the hurricanes going on) who need help, this is what many communities need!

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