Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: May 21, 2015

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


Egyptian Theatre

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following events, please contact with the shifts you are available to volunteer. You will receive an email confirmation for the shifts that can utilize your help.

Saturday, May 23th (6:00 - 10:00pm)
Jo Dee Messina - Live in Concert
16 volunteers needed

 Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Saturday, May 30th 
9:00am - Noon
Roscoe, Rockton, and Rockford locations 

Help is needed in the planting of annuals and shrubs around the FPWC Golf Course clubhouses and tee boxes. Assistance is also needed for ongoing maintenance of these plants. No experience is necessary! Please contact Kim O'Malley, Volunteer Coordinator, at (815) 877-6100, or e-mail


NIU's Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic

Sunday, June 13th
Literacy on the Lawn Family Fun Fest
3100 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

The Literacy Clinic is looking for volunteers to run booths and interact with the kids. Volunteers are encouraged to explore the event before or after their shift! Download the volunteer registration form to see the available shifts. For more information, please contact Jo Lyn Augesen at  

Bike MS

Saturday, June 27th - Sunday, June 28th

Bike MS 2015 Volunteer Information


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


To submit a volunteer opportunity to be advertised on this page, please fill out this form.

Don't have transportation?

Try one of these bus lines!

NIU Huskie Bus Line
(free to NIU students)

Voluntary Action Center’s 
Green Line Bus
(50 cents per ride)