Volunteer Opportunities


CSS Community Support Services

CSS is a private, nonprofit agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

 

 


Aging Care Connections

The mission of Aging Care Connections is to enrich the quality of life in our community by providing older adults and their families with guidance and support that enhances the ability to age well. Please click here for information regarding volunteer opportunities, and we invite you to learn more by viewing our Mission Brochure.


BEDS Plus 

Together with our faith community partners, BEDS will conduct our fourth year of transitional summer shelter for select clients from mid-June to mid-August. We are looking for volunteers to sign-up for shifts and other once-a-week needs.

There are three shifts per night with a minimum of two volunteers per shift, laundry once a week, breakfast supplies for a week, and simpler meals supplied for 20 clients each evening. You can sign-up for one shift or as many different shifts that will work with your summer schedule as you would like.

You can also sign up for a meal, laundry, or supplies. This program will automatically send you reminders two days prior to your shift.

Click here to register to volunteer or to find out more regarding this extremely valuable volunteer opportunity.

Finally, if you are interested in organizing a “Stock a Shelter” drive, click here.

For more inforation regarding volunteer opportunities contact Erin Molek, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@beds-plus.org or 708-354-0858 ext. 113.


Interfaith Community Partners

Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults and individuals with disabilities in the Lyons, Proviso, and Riverside Townships.

Over 100 volunteers provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, and church. We also take our clients with disabilities to their places of employment. There is no cost to our clients, and we rely solely on private donations, grants, special events, and church support for funding. And we need you! Please consider becoming a Volunteer driver – we will work around your busy life. Contact us at 708-354-9328 for an information packet, visit our website, and like us on Facebook.

Petal Pusher volunteers needed! They are looking for volunteers to arrange donated flowers and deliver them to our older adult clients on the first Thursday of the month. Call the office (708-354-9328) for info or to volunteer!

Volunteer drivers needed!  Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults in the Lyons, Proviso, and Riverside Townships. Over 95 volunteers provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, and church. There is no cost to our clients, we ask for them to donate, if able. We rely solely on private donations, grants, special events, and church support for funding. Contact us at 708-354-9328 for an information packet, visit us on the web at InterfaithCommunityPartners.org, and like us on Facebook. Can you spare an hour a week? We will work around your busy life!

Attention Moms with kids! Are you looking to volunteer in the community over the summer with your children? Interfaith Community Partners has opportunities to deliver flowers to our older adult clients, take an older adult grocery shopping, or just visit with them for a half hour or so. Call our office at 708-354-9328 for details!


Did you know that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? You can help. Attend this 40-hour training on domestic violence crisis intervention. The training will prepare you for possible volunteer opportunities, such as assisting with our 24-hour hotline, providing crisis intervention, providing presentations to our children’s group, or assisting with day-to-day tasks at Constance Morris House, Pillars’ domestic violence shelter.

Training Dates: Monday, January 8, 2018, 9 am-4 pm; then Mondays and Wednesdays, January 10-January 31, 10 am-4 pm

Cost: Training is FREE with a 6-month volunteer commitment (and free for current Pillars employees/sexual assault volunteers); cost is $250 without volunteer commitment (to cover training materials)

For more information: Register online at pillarscommunity.org or call 708.995.3649 or 708.995.3805.


For 16 years, The LeaderShop has hosted the La Grange Rocks 5K Run/Walk, a family fun event for local area residents and all interested runners. On the evening of Friday, June 8, this year, The LeaderShop will welcome the La Grange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE), the Helping Hand Center and Community Support Services as its partners in sponsoring the race for participants of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs or with special needs. Registration for La Grange Rocks 5K is now available online at www.theleadershop5k.org.


Back on My Feet needs 50 volunteers to come get colorful at Soldier Field on Sunday, June 17th! The Color Run donates $40 per volunteer to Back on My Feet so this is a great opportunity for team building, fundraising and to meet our members. Help out with race day check in from 6am-12pm, or sleep in a bit and help with race day clean up from 10am-2pm. Make sure you select Back on My Feet when asked “What organization are you volunteering on behalf of?”  To register to volunteer click here.


Breakthrough Ministries

Breakthrough is hosting a Trunk Party Aug 4, 2018, for 50 high school graduates from their community. A trunk party is a celebration for someone who is getting ready to head off to college.  At the party, guests fill the student’s “trunk” with essentials for college such as bedding, towels, toiletries, laundry supplies, and more.  We are asking our Breakthrough donors and volunteers to help us throw this party and provide the items our students need as they head off to college. We hope to send them to college with everything they need as well as lots of love.  To participate or for more information click here.  


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