Court Appointed Volunteering

If you need to fulfill Court Appointed volunteer requirements please follow these instructions.

Below is a list of specific volunteer opportunities from area nonprofits who will accept mandatory court appointed volunteers. The Advanced Search will allow you to refine the search criteria by age, location, interests area or any of the other available options.

Once you find a volunteer opportunity that is of interest:

  • Click on the title to view full volunteer opportunity description
  • Next, click on the “Express Interest” box near the bottom of the description page to send your contact information to the volunteer coordinator of the organization you selected
  • You will be asked to register as a volunteer and then the information will be sent. Be sure you see a confirmation pop-up and/or receive a confirmation email.
  • The volunteer coordinator will contact you via phone or email to discuss your participation in their program. Please allow 3-5 business days to be contacted, If you are not contacted in this time, go back to the opportunity listing and use the email link to contact the organization.

Note: There are age requirements and offense exclusions that may preclude an organization from allowing you to fulfill your court appointed hours. It is at the discretion of the specific nonprofit organization.

Be aware that it does take some time to get started with most of the programs, so it may take 2 weeks or more before you can begin your hours.

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Opportunities Accepting Court Appointed Volunteers

PADS Volunteer - Trinity United Methodist Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Trinity United Methodist Church is a Friday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. Alphonsus is a Saturday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Prospect Heights, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - First Presbyterian Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. First Presbyterian Church is a Tuesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Holy Family Catholic Community

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Holy Family is a Sunday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Inverness, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - St. Mary's Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. Mary's is a Friday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - St. James Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. James is a Wednesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Kingswood United Methodist Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Kingswood United Methodist Church is a Tuesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Buffalo Grove, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Prince of Peace is a Friday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - All Saints Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. All Saints is a Saturday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Christ Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Christ Lutheran is a Sunday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Presbyterian Church of Palatine

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Presbyterian Church of Palatine is a Wednesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - St. Mark's Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. St. Mark's Lutheran Church is a Monday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Christus Victor Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Christus Victor is a Tuesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Congregational United Church of Christ

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Congregational United Church of Christ is a Thursday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is in urgent need of volunteers. Since we are a social service agency for the homeless, we are required to stay open, however, we have shelters that are closing due to the virus and lack of volunteers. We are looking for all volunteers, new and current that are under 60 years old. We have put that rule in place since the CDC recommended that the 60 and older population takes social distancing more seriously, since they are more susceptible. JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) We have canceled all in-person orientations and have created an electronic orientation, so when you express interest, you will be forwarded the presentation.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Our Lady of the Wayside is a Wednesday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - First United Methodist Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. First United Methodist is a Monday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Our Saviour's is a Saturday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 8/28/20

PADS Volunteer - Willow Creek

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program. There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am. Willow Creek is a Thursday night site that needs help with a variety of tasks. The shifts and opportunities available have been listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). For additional information and the orientation schedule please visit journeystheroadhome.org.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 8/28/20

Fundraising Events

Volunteers are needed to assist with pre-event preparations and onsite coordination such as setup, registration, raffles, and cleanup. Events are held in the evening; time and duration of each event varies.

Palatine, IL

Through 8/28/20

Woodstock Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

Woodstock, IL

Through 12/31/20

Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

Mundelein, IL

Through 12/31/20

McHenry Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Algonquin Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

Algonquin, IL

Through 12/31/20

Cary Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

Cary, IL

Through 12/31/20

Palatine Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteers at our stores provide assistance throughout all areas of the store. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise. Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design are also available. Proceeds from the stores go back to funding the program and services of the women and children in our shelters. The ability to volunteer for a minimum shift of 3-4 hours at a time and stand for a period of time. Volunteers must also be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. Thrift shop open and volunteers needed Monday - Saturday.

Palatine, IL

Through 12/31/20

Third Lake Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Volunteer

Home of the Sparrow provides a shelter, affordable housing and programs and services for area homeless women and children. We also operate seven Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores, with all net proceeds directly supporting our programs and services. Volunteers at our thrift stores have a great time and really enjoy making new friends and giving back to the community. The stores are open weekdays from 10 am - 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm. Volunteer duties include accepting and sorting donations, pricing and displaying merchandise, sales assistance, customer service, testing electronics, silk floral arranging, holiday decorating, and so much more. After the first month, volunteers who work a minimum of 4 hours a week receive a 30% discount! To volunteer, please register here to connect with our volunteer coordinator for their application.

Third Lake, IL

Through 12/31/20

Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store - Volunteer

Home of the Sparrow's mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support to Homeless Women and Children as they journey to self-sufficiency. The seven Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores help fund programs offered to our residents and provide a community resource for giving back. Stores are located in Algonquin, Cary, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine, Third Lake and Woodstock. Choose a location convenient for you. Enjoy working in various departments (apparel, shoes, books, etc.) Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 5:00.

McHenry, IL

Through 12/31/20

Arlington Heights Resale Volunteer

Do you LOVE shopping for clothing, accessories, shoes, books, household items? Put that knowledge to a great cause by joining our team at the WINGS Arlington Heights Resale Store! It is a fun way to become a part of a great organization that helps needy families in our community. Volunteers partner with the running of the store by sorting donations as they come in, organizing particular sections of the store, or greeting and helping customers! Depending on your skills and interests, you can help with cashiering, sorting donations, pricing merchandise, organizing and stocking items on the sales floor, assisting customers with furniture pickups, cleaning dressing rooms, and straightening the clothes racks and sales floor. The store provides the largest and most consistent form of funding for our program, which helps adults and children in situations of domestic violence. The store also allows the clients in our program to shop for clothing and household items they need at no cost to them! Anyone age 14 or older is welcome to get involved. We also welcome volunteers ages 12-13 if they are accompanied by a parent. Background checks and an Orientation are required.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/24/20

Donation Sorter at the WINGS Logistic Center

Sorters graciously accept boxes and bags full of donated items from members of our community (and, occasionally politely decline items we unfortunately cannot accept). Then, often working together, the sorter(s) will inspect the items for damage and put them into the appropriate categories for further pricing and processing (eg. women’s clothing, kid's toys, books, etc.). Depending on the section, items may also be placed on a hanger, receive a tag or size sticker, etc. Items that are out of season are bagged and stored for pick-up from our recycler. Sorters are also always looking out for special treasures (high-end, name brand items, items with tags, some antiques, etc.). The specifics of our sorting system are learned through on-the-job training. Large group up to 25 volunteers are welcome!

Palatine, IL

Through 10/25/20

Schaumburg Resale Store Volunteer

Do you LOVE shopping for clothing, accessories, shoes, books, household items? Put that knowledge to a great cause by joining our team at the WINGS Arlington Heights Resale Store! It is a fun way to become a part of a great organization that helps needy families in our community. Volunteers partner with the running of the store by sorting donations as they come in, organizing particular sections of the store, or greeting and helping customers! Depending on your skills and interests, you can help with cashiering, sorting donations, pricing merchandise, organizing and stocking items on the sales floor, assisting customers with furniture pickups, cleaning dressing rooms, and straightening the clothes racks and sales floor. The store provides the largest and most consistent form of funding for our program, which helps adults and children in situations of domestic violence. The store also allows the clients in our program to shop for clothing and household items they need at no cost to them! Anyone age 14 or older is welcome to get involved. We also welcome volunteers ages 12-13 if they are accompanied by a parent. Background checks and an Orientation are required.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 1/31/21

Niles Resale Store Volunteer

Do you LOVE shopping for clothing, accessories, shoes, books, household items? Put that knowledge to a great cause by joining our team at the WINGS Niles Resale Store! It is a fun way to become a part of a great organization that helps needy families in our community. Volunteers partner with the running of the store by sorting donations as they come in, organizing particular sections of the store, or greeting and helping customers! Depending on your skills and interests, you can help with cashiering, sorting donations, pricing merchandise, organizing and stocking items on the sales floor, assisting customers with furniture pickups, cleaning dressing rooms, and straightening the clothes racks and sales floor. The store provides the largest and most consistent form of funding for our program, which helps adults and children in situations of domestic violence. The store also allows the clients in our program to shop for clothing and household items they need at no cost to them! Anyone age 14 or older is welcome to get involved. We also welcome volunteers ages 12-13 if they are accompanied by a parent. Background checks and an Orientation are required.

Niles, IL

Through 10/31/20

Front Desk Assistant

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is in urgent need of volunteers. Since we are a social service agency for the homeless, we are required to stay open. Front Desk volunteers at the HOPE Center under 60 years old are needed. We have put that rule in place since the CDC recommended that the 60 and older population takes social distancing more seriously, since they are more susceptible. Join our dedicated team of volunteers who are the first to welcome our clients into the HOPE Center. Front Desk Assistants are responsible for general office tasks such as greeting clients, serving meals, assisting the HOPE Center case managers, filing, etc. Don't have any office experience? That's fine, we will have one of our very talented current volunteers show you the ropes! We are looking for all volunteers, new and current. We have canceled all in-person orientations and have created an electronic orientation, so when you express interest, you will be forwarded the presentation.

Palatine, IL

Through 10/31/20

Create your own schedule! Serve court and school hours here

Need to fulfill court-mandated hours? We let you serve ANYTIME the store is open. No need to schedule shifts - just drop in and serve! For those completing school mandated hours (Harper Promise, NHS, Palatine Life), contact us to sign up for shifts. It's easy and accessible! We have helped hundreds of individuals successfully complete their court or school ordered service with ease. Our environment is welcoming and we offer a break room, kitchen area, and restrooms. Your service helps create funds that provide housing and resources for homeless women and children. Complete your service hours and make a difference at Community Threads! Contact us and let's get started!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 11/27/20

Student Service Community Service--Mental Health and Wellness 5K Run Walk

Student Service or Community Service Project Introduction Mental health and wellness are reflected in one’s ability to have fulfilling relationships, successfully adapt to change, and coping with adversity. Mental health problems like depression, anxiety and family conflict keep us from mental wellness. Kenneth Young Center is here to serve you and your community to “help people feel good, do better, and find solutions.” Goal: To be able to speak comfortably about mental health and wellness and services that are available to help people find solutions and live better lives. Objectives: Learn-- Go to the Kenneth Young Center (KYC) website and research: Mental health and wellness, and how it affects one’s life KYC as an organization, i.e., our history and outreach The variety of service plans available through KYC, as well as other private and government-based resources Educate-- Create a 10-second “elevator-speech” about KYC to educate people about us and our services. Promote the HUSTLE for HEALTH Run/Walk by sharing: The Run is 5K in length, and it is timed (fees are applied for official “chip-times”) The Walk is 3.1 miles (5K) in length, and a donation is requested) Conveniently located at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village Family friendly-- Food, music, games and activities are included Pet friendly-- Bring your four-footed friends—all must be on a leash Recruit-- Get at least five (5) Team Leaders to join in on the fun at Kenneth Young Center’s annual Run/Walk for Mental Health and Senior Services Each Team Leader should know what Kenneth Young Center does and whom we serve in the community Each Team Leader is responsible for bringing in at least three more people to join their team

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 12/4/20

Building and Facilities Assistant--Roll Up Your Sleeves! Handy Helpers Needed!

Needed: Roll Up Your Sleeves and "Get 'Er Done!" People Kenneth Young Center is a community mental health and older adult services provider serving Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships, and the surrounding area. We really can use some help with performing routine cleaning, repairs, maintenance, furniture moves, light outdoor upkeep, and miscellaneous projects in a commercial building setting. If you are a "roll-up-your-sleeves" kind of person, who wants to help keep our building and property clean and welcoming to clients and staff, PLEASE contact us TODAY! Volunteer hours run during the normal business week (Mondays through Fridays, and we ask that volunteers be able to serve at least 1 to 2 hours per week.) Just to let you know--We offer a great, friendly environment here, and we are staffed by people who really care about others. Give us a shot; you'll be glad you did!

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

Thrift Shop Volunteers

We have positions for all levels of physical capability and want your time serving to be enjoyable and well spent. Positions available include: Donation Sorter, Donation Receiver, Donation Pricer, eBay Lister, Electronics Tester, Customer Service/ Greeter, Organizer, Cleaner, Cashier (with background check), and Visual Display. We offer flexible time slots Monday - Friday 10 AM - 9 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 2/20/21

Thrift Shop Volunteers

We have positions for all levels of physical capability and want your time serving to be enjoyable and well spent. Positions available include: Donation Sorter, Donation Receiver, Donation Pricer, eBay Lister, Electronics Tester, Customer Service/ Greeter, Organizer, Cleaner, Cashier (with background check), and Visual Display. We offer flexible time slots Monday - Friday 10 AM - 9 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 9/16/20

Wagner Farm Information Guide

Wagner Farm Information Guides: move about the farm and answer questions about life on a 1920's dairy farm learn about livestock animals, gardening and harvesting and the history of dairy farming give demonstrations to educate the public about farm life in the 1920's engage with the public around the farm The Glenview Park District's 18.6 acre Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand "the way things used to be".

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/20

Wagner Farm Greeters

Greeters at Historic Wagner Farm: welcome visitors at the entrance to the farm assist visitors in understanding the layout of the farm give directions answer questions about daily activities The Glenview Park District's 18.6 acre Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand "the way things used to be". Wagner Farm's mission is to engage visitors through innovative, educational programming and partnerships to increase understanding of local agriculture, both past and present.

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/20

DONATE Empty Boxes for Food Connection Program

Donate boxes that are used to pack food items for our Food Connection Program that serves low-moderate income families in the Northwest Suburbs. The perfect size is similar to the printing paper boxes with lids or the boxes that 40 medium sized oranges fit in (approx 2ft. X 1ft. x 1ft.). 100-200 boxes are needed on a monthly basis. Please feel free to contact us for details on drop-off dates and time or if you would like us to pick-up the boxes.

Mount Prospect, IL

Through 6/5/20

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley

Looking for people who are interested in building and rehabbing homes for low-income, deserving families. Location of current projects are in Carpentersville, Elgin and Crystal Lake. Work days are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. No construction experience necessary - just a willing heart. Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer on construction sites.

Carpentersville, IL

Through 6/13/20

Glenview Farmer's Market at Wagner Farm

Glenview Farmer’s Market Love to eat healthy? Want to support 'Buying Local'? Do you want first pick of the fabulous produce, meats, cheeses and flowers at the Glenview Farmer's Market? Want to learn more about sustainable agriculture? Come volunteer at the market and you can do all that and more! The Glenview Farmers' Market at Historic Wagner Farm is looking for energetic volunteers to help out on Saturday mornings, mid-June through mid-October. Shifts are 6:45-9:45am and 9:45am-12:45pm. Volunteers help with: **set up and take down **information booth **crossing guard **green table (environmental information) **general market help **stocking and selling produce at our market stand

Glenview, IL

Through 10/26/20

Habitat ReStore Elgin

Habitat for Humanity ReStore has an immediate need for volunteers Tuesday through Sunday. Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly commitments are available for 3 hour to 8 hour shifts. The ReStore is a discount home improvement center, operated by Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. All items are donated and all proceeds are used to fund the building of Habitat homes. Volunteers must be 18 years and older

Elgin, IL

Through 6/30/20

Once & Again Boutique Volunteer

Additional volunteers are welcome to join the current team to help sort, price and organize donations. Assistance with cleaning is also needed. Comfortable with cash? Cashier is also needed. Hours are Tues - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thurs and Fri from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Des Plaines, IL

Through 7/31/20

Native American Indian Gift Shop Assistant

Gift shop assistance to provide guests information on artists' works and provide bios on the artists. Training will be provided including locations of items and use of cash register. Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 3. Consistent scheduling of work day(s) is requested.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 10/23/20

Native American Art Gallery Maintenance Assistant

Help with general cleaning of gallery exhibit space, collection areas and offices. Must be able to clean and dust glass exhibit cases. Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 3 when services are needed.

Schaumburg, IL

Through 10/23/20

Marklund Wasmond Center Activity Assistant

Volunteers help Marklund make everyday life possible for our residents and students by assisting them with therapeutic, recreational and educational activities, reading a favorite story, or just being a new face to see during the day. They provide many daily life experiences while freeing up staff to provide 24-hour specialized care. Residential Activities: Monday - Thursday (Between 3:30p-6:15p) Activity Times: 3:30p.m.- 4:30p.m. 4:30p.m.- 5:45p.m. 5:00p.m.- 6:15p.m. Activities include: Playing games with our residents (Bingo, Pictionary, Hangman, etc.), outdoor games, adapted sports, reading, arts & crafts, and more. Community Outings: Days/locations vary each month, a calendar with scheduled activities & community outing opportunities is available each month.

Elgin, IL

Through 12/19/20

Where Flowers Bloom so Does HOPE - Garden and Plant Enthusiastic Assistant

Use your GARDENING and PLANT skills to keep our Healing Gardens growing! Kenneth Young Center is a safety net for our neighbors in need. Our mission is to "help people feel good, do better, and find solutions." Part of our healing process is providing clients with an inviting and nurturing environment. We have many plants in our building-space, and we have a beautiful space outside to experience the calming presence of nature--our Healing Garden. ONE HOUR a WEEK is all it may take! We need one or two volunteers for one hour a week to water the plants in the office building throughout the year. During the Spring and Summer months, it would be great if you could also tend to our Healing Garden. We are conveniently located in Elk Grove Village, and we ask that you be available during the week. A wonderful quote by Tennessee Williams says it all: "Where flowers bloom so does Hope." Won't you help us plant the seeds of hope for your neighbors? You'll be so glad you did. [Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For almost 50 years we have served to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.]

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 12/4/20

Clerical Assistance Volunteer

Do you have good computer skills or enjoy office functions like mailings and filing? Why not put your skills to use at Lutheran General Hospital? Many of our administrative offices are seeking friendly volunteers to help with miscellaneous tasks. Welcoming volunteers age 55 and older. These opportunities are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orientation will be provided. A background check is required for all volunteers.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/26/20

Patient and Visitor Assistance Volunteer

Make a lasting first impression by walking our patients and visitors to their destination. Very busy opportunity that involves a lot of walking, yet very fulfilling and rewarding. Just imagine hearing a customer thank you for taking your time to show them their way around. You are their hero for the day! It's a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy meeting new people and don't mind spending their volunteer shift walking and standing.

Park Ridge, IL

Through 6/26/20

Summer PADS Volunteer - St. Colette Catholic Church

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. St. Colette Catholic Church will be providing shelter each Saturday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through 10/1/21

Summer PADS Volunteer - Willow Creek Community Church

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. Willow Creek Community Church will be providing shelter each Monday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Des Plaines, IL

Through 10/1/21

Summer PADS Volunteer - Church of the Incarnation

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. Church of the Incarnation will be providing shelter each Thursday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 10/1/21

Summer PADS Volunteer - Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Summer is an especially rough time to be homeless in Illinois. High heat and humidity lead to many deaths among the medically vulnerable. Our homeless neighbors are no exception. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will be providing shelter each Wednesday evening from May - September. The shifts and opportunities available are listed below: Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm) 1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc. 2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc. 3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc. Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am) All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation held at JOURNEYS (1140 E Northwest Highway, Palatine). Please Express Interest for more information about how to get involved this summer!

Wheeling, IL

Through 10/1/21

Masks for Medical Advocacy

Northwest CASA is in need of donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to support our Medical Advocacy program. Advocates are responsible for providing in person support to victims of sexual violence in Emergency Rooms across the North/Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. We are currently in need of the following items: Hand Sanitzer Surgical Grade Gloves N95 Masks/Filters Hand-Sewn Masks (Please be sure to use neutral patterns and materials) Any and all help is truly appreciated!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 7/1/20