While spring may
be around the corner, there is always a chance it could snow. When it snows, there are many Arlington Heights seniors or residents with disabilities who could use help in shoveling their driveways and sidewalks. That's where teens can be a great resource by volunteering in the Village's Teen Snow Shoveling Referral Program.
Teens who are interested in volunteering their help should click on the forms below:
Teen Volunteers age 18 and above
Teen Volunteers under age 18
This form needs signatures and must be sent to the Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.
Here’s how the program works: Upon request, the Arlington Heights Senior Center will provide a list of teenagers who have signed up to shovel snow for Arlington Heights residents, age 60 and over or Arlington Heights residents who have a disability. The resident will then contact the teen and make arrangements to have their snow shoveled. The teen snow shoveler and the resident will work out the details as to the areas to be shoveled; time to be shoveled; cost of job and payment arrangements.
The Village does not do background checks on any of the participants, teens or seniors citizens or persons with disabilities. Both parties should do their own interview and/or reference check if desired, before signing on with a particular client or teen.
It's important to remember that this is a fee-based program, and that fee is up to the resident and the teen. The suggested range is $10.00 to $15.00 per hour. Please contact the Senior Center for an application: 847-253-5532.
This program was initiated by
the Arlington Heights Youth Commission and endorsed by the Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Commission and the Arlington Heights Commission for Citizens with Disabilities