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

Restoration Work Day at The Grove

Make a difference in the environment! Help the restoration team restore the wonderful natural areas. The restoration team volunteers will collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Activities mostly on Sundays, all from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Restoration activities planned for January and February 2020. Meet at The Grove Interpretive Center. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Glenview, IL

1/12/20 9:00 AM + more

Help Homeless Women & Children At Our Thrift Store!

Community Threads is an upscale thrift store selling quality goods at low prices to customers who rely on thrift to stay out of poverty. Store profits go to help homeless women and children and the abused. You will also be part of an important recycling and conservation effort by keeping used goods out of our overflowing landfills. We also support local animal shelters and libraries. The store has many different roles for volunteers. We will help you find the role that fits you the best and provide training. Volunteers receive ongoing support when they serve. Many different service days and times are available to fit every schedule. Community Threads has given away over 1.56 MILLION in grants to our local community to provide shelter for the abused and homeless, support addiction recovery programs and other critical services. Conveniently located in Arlington Heights, IL. Flexible drop in hours Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 9 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM Sunday: Closed. We serve our customers with low prices and a clean environment. Community Threads is 100% nonprofit and supports the local community through programs and financial grants that alleviate poverty and promote education. We need your help!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through2/28/20

Receive Training in Retail Sales!

Volunteer at our Thrift Store, and you will receive training and experience in all areas of Retail Sales. Assist in stocking sales floor, stock rotation, displays and organization of merchandise. Sort and price merchandise in accordance to quality and pricing guidelines. Greet and thank donors and customers for their contributions. Sort donations into various categories according to Community Threads policies and procedures. Operate cash register accurately and efficiently. Report supply needs to manager. Greet and thank donors and customers for their contributions.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through3/21/20

Serve Hours for Court and School Mandated Service

Looking to serve community service hours for a court or school-mandated program? Community Threads resale store is currently accepting those who are seeking to complete hours required by courts and schools! We are able to provide a letter verifying all hours served to each volunteer. Serve anytime during our store hours M-F 10-9pm and Saturdays 10-7pm. Pick your own hours and begin your service within a day. Numerous tasks and jobs available such as sorting donations, merchandising items on the sales floor, customer service, item research, cleaning and more! Sit-down jobs available upon request.

Arlington Heights, IL

Through3/21/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

PADS Volunteer

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 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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through8/28/20

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

Recreation Program Assistant

Work directly with developmentally & physically challenged children & adults by helping with a large variety of recreational programs throughout the year, days, evenings or weekends. Sports & games, arts/crafts, special events, music & dance, swimming, day camps & trips are just a few. Fall, Spring, & Summer sessions available. Afterschool and Saturday programs.

Rolling Meadows, IL

Through3/28/20

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

Through10/24/20

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

Through10/25/20

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

Through10/31/20

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

Through1/1/20

Food Pantry Coordinator

JOURNEYS receives multiple food donations each week. As a food pantry coordinator you can help us maintain our food pantry by accepting donations, sorting through food and maintaining the shelves. This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to get involved!

Palatine, IL

Through3/31/20

Front Desk Assistant

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!

Palatine, IL

Through3/31/20

Kitchen Assistant

The HOPE Center sees many clients on a daily basis. We have the wonderful opportunity to provide a hot meal for our clients at no cost. By becoming a Kitchen Assistant, you will be responsible for preparing meals for each of our clients as well as helping to coordinate the weekly meal plans. No kitchen experience required! All meals are provided through donations and are pre-cooked so volunteers will simply have to reheat the food.

Palatine, IL

Through3/24/20

Clothing Closet Coordinator

JOURNEYS receives multiple clothing donations each week. As a clothing closet coordinator you can help us maintain our clothing closet by accepting donations, sorting through clothing and maintaining the clothing shelves and racks. This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to get involved!

Palatine, IL

Through3/31/20

We can use YOUR help this season! Help homeless women & children - Volunteer!

The holiday season is not only a busy time for retail stores- but also for resale stores! Join the volunteer team at Community Threads to help produce funding for homeless women and children. Community Threads supports Home of the Sparrow by using volunteer labor and donated goods to generate funds that directly impact homeless women and children. From outreach and prevention to providing a variety of housing options, HOS is rapidly growing in the number of homeless women and children they are able to serve. In 2011, HOS served 105 individuals. That number jumped to 831 individuals in 2016. By volunteering at Community Threads, you can spend your time sorting donations, organizing items on the sales floor, or assisting as a cashier. Your time with us is valuable-we can accommodate your service at any time. We offer same day orientation so that we can make the most of your time spent serving at Community Threads. Express Interest below and we will get started!

Arlington Heights, IL

Through1/31/20

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

Through12/4/20

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

Through12/4/20

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

Through12/19/19

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

Through12/19/19

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

Through9/16/20

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

Through2/20/20

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

Through6/5/20

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

Through6/13/20

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

Through6/30/20

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

Through7/31/20

Bowling Buddies

Volunteers needed for the Lane Buddies Bowling League for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. It takes place twice a month from 11:15 am - 2 pm.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through4/3/20

Daytime Volunteer

REACH is a year-round day program for adults with developmental disabilities who work part-time, are unemployed, are transitioning into full-time day programming or who want something different from the traditional workshop environment. REACH is designed to give members the opportunity to continue to learn, make new friends, and succeed in having meaningful experiences during the day. Horticulture, Community Service, Current Events, Relationship Building, Culinary Skills, and Janitorial Training are all topics that volunteers will assist the members with. Volunteers may choose to help one day a week or more, between the hours of 10am - 3pm.

Riverwoods, IL

Through1/31/20

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

Through10/23/20

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

Through10/23/20

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

Through12/19/20

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

Through12/4/20

Monday Night Bowling

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We have social, recreational, and engaging activities for teens and adults with disabilities. Our members are directly involved in the planning of their programs and everyone is encouraged to participate at their comfort level. We are looking for volunteers to help with our Monday Night Bowling Program for the winter session (January 6th through March 16th). "Roll" into your week with CEL's Super Bowlers! "Strike up conversations and cheer on members each Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30pm. What better way to warm up this winter, then with a fun night of bowling! Contact us today to learn more about signing up!

Mundelein, IL

Through3/16/20