Looking For an Opportunity to Volunteer in the Community?

Medical Reserve Corps Needs Volunteers
Lake County residents seeking a volunteer opportunity with free training for widespread emergency situations may want to join the Lake County Medical Reserve Corps. A medical background is not required for those wanting to volunteer. An informational meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Room C002, Building C, at the College of Lake County, 19351 West Washington St., Grayslake. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Lake County or one of the adjacent counties. 
For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps, contact Chet Splitt, MRC coordinator, at csplitt@lakecountyil.gov or (847) 377-8358.

Citizen Police Academy
The next Lake County Sheriff’s Office citizen police academy begins March 12. The academy is a 10-week free program for Lake County residents with classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Instruction is provided by deputies and civilians and is designed to provide a hands-on experience for participants to include training at various sheriff’s facilities throughout the county. Participants must be 21 or older with no felony convictions. Applications are available at the sheriff’s administrative office, 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan, or at http://www.lakecountyil.gov/sheriff/Pages/default.aspx. Applications are due by Feb. 27. 
For information, call Deputy Roman Buchberger (847) 377-4211.