2018 Monthly Events
Hard Cider Run: Chicago
We are looking for volunteers to help with packet pick-up, manning the water station and hungry apple stations, handing out medals at the finish line and course tear-down.
There are plenty of tasks to choose from, so you'll never be bored! Don't worry, we'll make sure you know exactly what to do.
Volunteers will receive an awesome tech t-shirt, along with one of the following:
- donation to the charity/group/school club of your choice
- free registration to this year's event
- available only for the Friday shift (6/15) and early shift (6/16)
- free registration to any 2018/2019 event by Sour Fish Events
If you are interested please sign-up to volunteer.
Hard Cider Run: Chicago (Jonamac Orchard)
19412 Shabbona Rd.,Malta, IL 60150
Friday, June 8
Volunteers needed: 8
Saturday, June 9
Volunteers needed: 8
Saturday, June 9
Volunteers needed: 8
Sunday, June 10
Volunteers needed: 8
Saturday, June 16
Volunteers needed: 6
Sunday, June 17
Volunteers needed: 6
Volunteers are needed to validate tickets, sell concessions or assist patrons to their seats as an usher.
Dress code: white dress top (dress shirt, blouse or polo), black dress pants or dress and black shoes with socks. Writing, logos, and images of any kind are not permitted on anything visible to the public.
Entrance: All volunteers will enter through the stage door located in an alley between the theatre and the Confectionary. Once you enter through the stage door, you will come up through the theatre and check in at the concessions stand located directly across from aisle one of the theatre.
135 N. Second Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
There are no volunteer opportunities at this time.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
We offer a variety of activities throughout the year for students to show their support for safety and awareness activities, including, but not limited to, consent, Title IX/Sexual Misconduct and sexual assault, stalking and mental health awareness months.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Distributing information around campus
- Blogging and posting on social media
- Posting informational flyers
- Gathering data
- Attending events which promote the safety of all at NIU.
3298 Resource Parkway, DeKalb, IL 60115
Bethany student volunteers may aid the wellness (formerly activities) programs by aiding in pushing wheelchair residents to and from activities, helping residents with various levels of functioning to participate in activities and Wellness programming and simply volunteering your time to visit with residents.
Wellness programming includes items from Bingo to Zumba, as well as painting nails, playing charades and taking a group to a local store or restaurant for a day out.
Contact Alexander Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
1430 Dekalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178
Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m.
Parents Care + Share is a program through Children's Home + Aid that provides support groups for parents and caregivers. These support groups give parents and caregivers an opportunity to learn new skills, engage in meaningful conversation, and expand their support networks all in an effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. An important part of these support groups is childcare. By providing childcare, parents and caregivers are able to fully engage in a group that is beneficial for themselves and their families. We are seeking experienced childcare for our groups.
This is a paid position. You get $20 for each session of childcare. This is a great way to volunteer your time and an easy way to make some extra money! To get started, contact Darci Thompson or call 309-834-5240 to schedule an interview.
Volunteer with this after school program for students of Littlejohn Elementary School. Creando Caminos provides academic support and mentoring through one-on-one and small group activities. For more information about this semester's schedule please contact James "Twigz" McGuire.
309 New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
The Crisis Line of Fox Valley is a free service provided by the Association for Individual Development in the Fox valley area. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers receive free, confidential support and counseling from qualified employees and well-trained community volunteers.
Volunteers must be able to be available for extensive training which takes place every Thursday evening for 12 weeks. if you are interested please contact Maureen Spradlin at email@example.com or 630-966-4020 for an application.
Adult day program volunteer opportunities are also available in Elgin, Aurora, Yorkville and Batavia.
Share your time and talents while gaining real-world work experiences. Try something new and different. 4-H is seeking mentors to lead DeKalb County youth in various project activities. Make a difference in your community by being part of a new adventure. DeKalb County 4-H is recruiting mentors to teach short-term Special Interest clubs on subjects that are interesting to both the mentor and the 4-H member. Photography, Cooking, Art, Theater, Gardening, Robotics and Dogs are just a few examples of potential clubs that can be offered with your help.
Youth Development training and support will be provided so no prior teaching experience is needed. Volunteer around your busy schedule and invite your friends to be a mentor with you. Everyone has something to offer. What kind of adventure do you want to take this year?
Contact Nicole Groezinger or call 815-758-8194.
The Communiversity Gardens began in 2014 with three gardens – the Huskie Service Scholar Gardens, the Native Plant Garden and the Sandra Streed Memorial Garden. In their first growing season, the gardens raised about 500 pounds of food to donate.
The Communiversity Gardens are unique among DCCG plots in that DCCG provides ongoing support, but NIU students and staff take the lead in maintaining the gardens. Volunteer to help the gardens today, there are various time slots available!
Help your community by volunteering a small portion of your time to help senior citizens and adults with disabilities cut grass, rake leaves or shovel snow. To volunteer, please call 815-758-6550.
509 North First Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
Volunteers are essential to creating an enjoyable and informative visit for the thousands of guests to Ellwood House! Volunteers conduct tours and engage with visitors. Each volunteer will work with the education staff to determine which responsibilities are best suited to their skills and interests. For more information contact Tricia 815-756-4609.
317 N. 4th Street, DeKalb
4th Sunday of each month at 5 p.m
The First United Methodist Church is in need of volunteers to assist with their family meal program and activities. Family First is a free family meal and activity to strengthen families in our community. Food prep volunteers prepare and serve a simple buffet meal. Activity and clean-up volunteers assist with the craft or game activity or with kitchen and room clean-up.
Sign up to volunteer with First United Methodist Church.
South side of Chick Evans Field House
NIU Campus, DeKalb, IL
Volunteers are always needed at the Huskies Student Food Pantry. Students and/or student groups can volunteer to work when the pantry is open, help stock the shelves, unload food, etc. Visit Huskie Food Pantry to register to volunteer or send an email with any questions you may have.
233 S. Wacker Drive 84th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606
At iGlow Mentoring, our mission is to effect change in young girls by renewing their minds and restoring values. However, we can’t accomplish this task alone. We need you! Volunteers are a vital part of our success. By donating a small portion of time, you can make a big impact in the lives of the young girls we serve. Together we can Inspire Girls to Lead Our World! For more information please email us.
Current Volunteer Positions Available
- Event Coordinator for girls nonprofit
- Social Media intern
- Administrative Assistant for boys nonprofit
- Administrative assistant for Girls nonprofit
Volunteer hours are flexible. Make your own schedule. This web-based community offers support to the survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss. Members are offered a one-on-one support and mentoring program that is tailored to their individual needs.
Contact Steve French at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-498-7197.
The Northern Illinois Food Bank has two volunteer opportunities to consider!
We need of volunteers to assist in the inspecting, sorting and packaging of donated food to be sent out to over 800 feeding sites. Responsibilities will vary based on the donated product that has recently come in. Regular roles can include putting together boxes, labeling food items, inspecting product for damage, checking expiration dates, weighing, carrying and lifting boxes of products. Location: 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva IL
We've opened our Senior Grocery Market and Winnebago Community Market at the Northwest (Rockford) Center to provide nutritious food to our hungry neighbors. These markets average about 250 clients served each session.
Available volunteer roles are chosen the day of the shift, and include assisting in registration, handing out food, restocking the food carts and managing the carts as clients move to and from their cars. Location: 765 Research Parkway, Rockford IL
Volunteers can sign up using our online calendar.
Contact email@example.com with questions!
PALS Programs is looking for volunteers to staff summer camp locations around the country. Camp PALS provides one-week sleepaway camps for teens and young adults with Down syndrome.
Counselors are paired one-to-one with a camper and spend a week living on campus, building friendships and taking part in dynamic programming. We ask our volunteers to be present, keep an open mind, dance like crazy, get to know your roommate, and have fun!
Counselors have no out-of-pocket costs besides transport to and from Camp. Be ready to be both challenged and inspired. Visit our website for more dates and locations - we're running 14 unique programs this summer, nationwide.
Contact Colton Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-289-2153.
Pals Programs (Elmhurst College)
190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
27779 E Five Points Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178
8-10 a.m. and/or 3-5 p.m.
Shift duties include walking/exercising the huskies, cleaning indoor and outdoor kennels, feeding and administering medications. We require one shift a month to remain an active volunteer. We do accommodate for student break schedules.
Morning shift is 8-10 a.m. and afternoon shift is 3-5 p.m. Volunteers staff morning shifts on Saturday-Sunday and afternoon shifts seven days a week.
Contact April Chmara at email@example.com or 815-508-8007 for more information.
P.O. Box 621, DeKalb, IL 60115
Help us end domestic and sexual violence in DeKalb County! We DeKalb county's only domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center. We provide free counseling to all survivors. We have volunteer positions open for childcare, children's group facilitator, crisis advocate, donation organizer, event ambassador and medical on-call advocate.
For more information, please contact Pamela Rosales at 815-756-5228 X 144.
5111 Chase Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Sharing Connections a non-profit furniture bank that serves low-income families and individuals in homeless transition. Volunteers are needed for sorting donations, working directly with clients, cleaning and preparing furniture and possible assistance with going to donations pickup locations on company truck.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon.
For more information contact Amy Stukalo at firstname.lastname@example.org
2678 N. IL Route 178, Utica, IL 61373
Starved Rock State Park is in need of volunteers to help adopt trail systems for clean up throughout the year. The Park's visitor center will provide garbage bags and garbage grabbers to help grab those items hard to reach from the trail. Volunteers will need to provide their own gloves.
Please contact Lisa Sons, Natural Resource Coordinator, to get started at 815-667-4726 dial 0, or email@example.com.
2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb
Volunteers assist Tails animal care staff in ensuring the dog and puppy cages/runs are properly cleaned and sanitized and properly set up in accordance with policies and procedures. Volunteers will also assist with general shelter duties like mopping, dishes, laundry, sorting newspaper, washing windows, cleaning cages and feeding the animals.
Commitment: 2-3 hours each shift, one shift weekly.
For more information on the volunteer opportunity, contact Ali Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-758-2457 ext. 103.