WOODRIDGE – Volunteers at the Woodridge Community Resource Center were honored for their service hours April 22 at Brunswick Bowl in Woodridge.
“The Woodridge CRC wouldn’t operate without its year-round volunteers,” said Theresa Tevsh, youth coordinator at the CRC and one of two full-time village staff members who oversee the resource center on Janes Avenue.
The CRC offers an After School program, Tutoring and Summer Camp that is run by volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
Many of the volunteers are fulfilling their requirement of community service, which is required of their respective schools such as the College of DuPage and Downers Grove North and South high schools.
But some volunteer because they like to – they enjoy the kids and the CRC environment, and they come back year after year, Tevsh said.
During April, the services of volunteers at the CRC were celebrated.
“In almost a year’s time, the volunteers clocked just over 2,000 hours,” said Maria Castellanos, a CRC assistant.
Police Chief Boehm and Deputy Chief Grabarek were present to say thank you to all volunteers and present them with a Certificate of Appreciation and a gift sponsored by the Woodridge Toastmaster Club.
The evening included dinner, bowling, prizes and fun with friends.
The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with various nonprofit groups running assistance programs in ESL, parenting, computers and counseling.