Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: April 3, 2015

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


Destination ImagiNation

Saturday, April 11th 
NIU Convocation Center

Destination ImagiNation is looking for 150 student volunteers to help with a tournament that will be hosted on NIU's campus on April 11, 2015. Destination ImagiNation is a volunteer-led organization where teams of students (K-12) work together to develop a solution to one of 7 open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Through challenges, students learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.

Students will assist with directing foot traffic, help with set-up and take-down, act as score runners, and help families navigate campus.

For more information, email Sara at

Great Strides Walk

Saturday, April 11
Hopkins Park, DeKalb, IL
7:30am – 12pm

On Saturday, April 11st, local residents will lace up their running shoes and pound the pavement towards a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Great Strides 5K Run/Walk, being held in DeKalb. The event will be a day full of fun and entertainment, with food and beverages, music and many other exciting activities. Great Strides encourages corporate and family teams to gather at Hopkins Park to walk and celebrate their fundraising efforts over the past several months. The community is uniting through Great Strides to continue building momentum and generating the funds that allow advances in cutting-edge CF research and care.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Morning set-up
  • Unload truck
  • Hang signs
  • Set out balloons
  • Set out breakfast
  • Registration
  • Breakfast Distribution
  • Hand out t-shirts
  • Be cheerleaders for walkers
  • Lunch Distribution
  • Help with clean-up

Please contact Emily at (312) 236-4491 or if you’d like to volunteer!

DeKalb Park District: Mother-Son Night of Fun!

Saturday, April 11th

Mother - Son Night of fun, featuring as the Highlight, Bubble Soccer. We are looking for about 10-15 volunteers to help run games, competitions, hand out pizza and beverages, take entrance tickets, collect prize tickets, etc. for the night. Assistance with set up and clean up before and after the event is also needed. The check-in time for volunteers would be 5:45pm. At this time, the volunteer coordinator will give instructions.

Please conatact Colleen Belmont at 815-756-8560 or if you would like to volunteer for this fun event!

Egyptian Theatre

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

Tuesday, April 7 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Documentary: @Home at 7pm
3 Volunteers Needed

Saturday, April 11 - 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm 
Billy Riggs at 7:30pm
11 Volunteers Needed

Thursday, April 16 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
Documentary: The Hunting Ground at 7pm
3 Volunteers Needed

Saturday, April 18 - 9:45 am - 1:30 pm 
OCB Spring Naturals Prejudging at 11am
4 Volunteers Needed

Saturday, April 18 - 4:45 pm - 10:30 pm 
OCB Spring Naturals Finals at 6pm
6 Volunteers Needed

Friday, April 24 - 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm 
Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm
3 Volunteers Needed

Saturday, April 25 - 2:45 pm - 7:00 pm 
IL Stepping State Championships at 4pm
6 Volunteers Needed

Monday, April 27 - 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm 
NIU Athletics The Victors at 8pm
1 Volunteer Needed

Thursday, April 30 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
Movie: Throne of Blood at 7:00pm
3 Volunteers Needed



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Creando Caminos Tutoring Program 

Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm 
Littlejohn Elementary


Tutors are paired up with students for the duration of the semester with the hope that they build a trusting relationship. Through this experience, tutors become mentors and contribute to the success of the students. Volunteers undergo a brief training to help them prepare. It is not required for volunteers to be bilingual, however, many of the students are considered English Language Learners. For more information please email Jim at

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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