Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: June 16, 2016

A complete list of all on-going volunteer opportunities is available here.


Friday, July 22 - Mike & Joe (90s pop & rock)
Saturday, July 23 - Landslide (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
Volunteer shift: 4:30-9:30 pm
Email or call 630.305.5256 to sign up!


Friday, August 19 - 16 Candles (80s Theme Night)
Saturday, August 20 - Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
Volunteer shift: 4:30-9:30 pm
Email or call 630.305.5256 to sign up!


Ellwood House Museum
509 North First Street 

Volunteers are essential to creating an enjoyable and informative visit for the thousands of guests to Ellwood House! Volunteers conduct tours and engage with visitors. Each volunteer will work with the education staff to determine which responsibilities are best suited to their skills and interests. For more information contact Tricia at 815-756-4609 or

Children's Home + Aid

1430 Dekalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178
Mondays from 4:00-5:30PM 

Parents Care + Share is a program through Children's Home + Aid that provides support groups for parents and caregivers. These support groups give parents and caregivers an opportunity to learn new skills, engage in meaningful conversation, and expand their support networks all in an effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. An important part of these support groups is CHILDCARE. By providing childcare, parents and caregivers are able to fully engage in a group that is beneficial for themselves and their families.
We are seeking experienced childcare for our groups.

This is a PAID POSITION. You get $20 for each session of childcare. This is a great way to volunteer your time and an easy way to make some extra money! To get started, you can contact Darci Thompson at 309-834-5240 or to schedule an interview. 

University Village Tenants Association
722 North Annie Glidden Road
Feb. 6 & 27, March 5 & 26, April 2 & 30
1-4 PM

Volunteers will aid in engaging participants (ages 5-16) in program activities. Activities are based on the themes: February is visual arts, March is drama, and April is music and movement. For more information please contact Tiara Huggins at 815-501-5764 or

TAILS Humane Society
2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb 
9-11 AM or 4-6 PM


Brooms and Brushes Volunteer Opportunity:
Volunteers aid in general shelter duties, including but not limited to, washing windows, sweeping and mopping, cleaning dishes, rotating laundry, cleaning and sanitizing hard plastic items, organizing and cleaning shelter rooms, refilling water bowls throughout the shelter, spot cleaning dog/puppy runs, opening and shredding newspaper, organizing donations, emptying the garbage and recycling, etc.
Commitment: 2 hours each shift, 6 hours each month
Availability: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday either 9-11AM or 4-6PM.

For more information on the volunteer opportunity, contact Nicole Brokaw, Director of Volunteers & Outreach, at or 815-758-2457 ext. 103. Visit for more information on Tails Humane Society.

Creando Caminos

Volunteer with this after school program for students of Littlejohn Elementary School. Creando Caminos provides academic support and mentoring through one-on-one and small group activities. For more information about this semester's schedule please contact James "Twigz" McGuire at  

The Homework Club
First United Methodist Church of DeKalb
321 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL (corner of 4th & Oak Streets— Bus Route 7, 2 blocks from Locust Street stop)
Wednesdays, September 16, 2015 -May 18, 2016
2:45-4:00pm or 4:15-5:30 pm

First United Methodist Church of DeKalb is in search of volunteers to serve as tutors for local DeKalb students who could use some assistance with homework and study strategies. This volunteer position begins Wednesday, September 16, 2015, and will continue on until May 18, 2016. The shifts are listed below:

  • Grades 1-5: 4:15-5:30 pm
  • Grades 6-8: 2:45-4:00 pm

To sign-up as a volunteer, fill out a volunteer form online at or at First United Methodist Church of DeKalb. If you have any questions about The Homework Club and this volunteer opportunity, contact Vicki Boone at or Darlene Orth at 815-756-6301. Download this flyer for more information. 

Huskies Student Food Pantry
Grace Place Campus Ministry Building- 401 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL

Huskies Student Food Pantry Logo

Volunteers are always needed at the Huskies Student Food Pantry. Students and/or student groups can volunteer to work when the pantry is open, help stock the shelves, unload food, etc.  Visit to register to volunteer or email with any questions you may have.

DeKalb County 4-H 
Contact: Nicole Groezinger or 815-758-8194

Share your time and talents while gaining real-world work experiences. Try something new and different. 4-H is seeking mentors to lead DeKalb County youth in various project activities. Make a difference in your community by being part of a new adventure. DeKalb County 4-H is recruiting mentors to teach short-term Special Interest clubs on subjects that are interesting to both the mentor and the 4-H member. Photography, Cooking, Art, Theater, Gardening, Robotics and Dogs are just a few examples of potential clubs that can be offered with your help. Youth Development training and support will be provided so no prior teaching experience is needed. Volunteer around your busy schedule and invite your friends to be a mentor with you. Everyone has something to offer. What kind of adventure do you want to take this year?

iGlow Mentoring
233 S. Wacker Drive 84th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606

iGlow Mentoring

At iGlow Mentoring, our mission is to effect change in young girls by renewing their minds and restoring values. However, we can’t accomplish this task alone. We need you! Volunteers are a vital part of our success. By donating a small portion of time, you can make a big impact in the lives of the young girls we serve.  Together we can Inspire Girls to Lead Our World! For more information please email us at

Current Volunteer Positions Available:
  • Event Coordinator for girls nonprofit
  • Social Media intern
  • Administrative Assistant for boys nonprofit
  • Administrative assistant for Girls nonprofit

DeKalb County Communiversity Gardens
Various volunteer time slots available 



The Communiversity Gardens began in 2014 with three gardens – the Huskie Service Scholar Gardens, the Native Plant Garden and the Sandra Streed Memorial Garden. In their first growing season, the gardens raised about 500 pounds of food to donate. The Communiversity Gardens are unique among DCCG plots in that DCCG provides ongoing support, but NIU students and staff take the lead in maintaining the gardens. Volunteer to help the gardens today! 

Bethany Health Care
3298 Resource Parkway, DeKalb, IL 60115

Bethany Health Care is look for volunteers to help in assisting residents and running activity programs. For more information please contact Allison Hutchinson by phone at (815) 756-5526 

Miscarriage Matters, Inc.
Volunteer hours are flexible. Make your own schedule


This web-based community offers support to the survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss. Members are offered a one-on-one support and mentoring program that is tailored to their individual needs. Volunteers are needed to serve on the Women of Empowerment and Miscarriage Matters 2 Men teams and are also needed for Live Chat Operators and Social Media Assistants. For more information about Miscarriage Matters volunteer opportunities please contact Elle Budano at


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