Adolescents and young adults are coping with far more personal and social pressures than any other previous generation. By matching them with a volunteer mentor, young people can find the support they need and better develop skills effectively deal with these pressures.
If you are interested in learning about the Arab American community, the culture, how to help Arab Americans, or to serve immigrant communities, low-income families, want to learn about advocacy, or make change, AAFS is your place.
AAFS accepts students both undergraduates and graduates in all various fields and universities.
Catholic Relief Services is a humanitarian aid organization which helps the poor and vulnerable overseas by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies.
The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.
Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence. Work with clients and kids, answer the Hotline, work in the resale shop, and support special projects and events.
Helps children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood. They do this by providing after-school and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement, using the talents of teachers, volunteer tutors, adult caregivers and a variety of local support services.
The Green Earth Institute's mission is to promote nutritional health and environmental sustainability. Using their organic farm as a demonstration and learning center, they grow healthful vegetables in an earth-friendly way and educate about nature, nutrition, and caring for the earth. Volunteers are key to the work of the Green Earth Institute in three primary areas—farming, Children’s Garden, and communications.
With the help of professional staff, alliances with outside agencies and 6,000 volunteers from 90 area churches, businesses and organizations, over 1,000 individuals (including 188 children) are served each year through Hesed House’s shelter and three housing programs.
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups and they make every effort to match volunteers to their area of interest. Due to the nature of the work, these volunteer opportunities are for adults ages 21 and older.
If you are passionate about mental health and those with mental illnesses, one of the ways you can show your support for NAMI DuPage is to offer your invaluable time and energy as a valued volunteer. Some ongoing volunteer opportunities include: Speaking (sharing your story), Answering the Helpline, Special Events, Office Work, Facilitating Support Groups, and Teaching Education Classes.
Whether you can volunteer once a week, once a month or once a year; individually or with a group of friends, family or colleagues, whatever your commitment, every hour of assistance helps us ensure our hungry neighbors will have access to food in their time of need.
Nearly 30,000 DuPage residents rely on PRC for help each year. With a team of over 2,400 volunteers, they offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. They also connect people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.
There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers at SCARCE. You can volunteer on a regular schedule or choose to come in for a few hours one day. Volunteers typically unload vehicles, organize supplies and books, and help with recycling. There are also seasonal opportunities to assist with our educational programs and events.
A mission guiding lives with the word of God toward a shining light of hope and fruitfulness. Throughout their six divisions they witness the transforming power of the gospel at work in the hearts and minds of individuals and families as they receive the skills and training needed to lead a productive, Christ-centered lives.
Provides people with disabilities the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives and to train and work in a supportive, safe and caring environment while producing and providing products and services to the community..Individuals with disabilities work with volunteers and greenhouse employees, learning the business and developing a variety of work skills.
The West Suburban Community Pantry offers food for the hungry and resources to empower persons to improve their quality of life. Whether you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity for a group or an ongoing opportunity for yourself, they have an array of volunteer opportunities available.