Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: April 22, 2015

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


Blood Drive Help Needed

Saturday, April 25th

Crossview Church, 150 Bethany Road, DeKalb, IL

Heartland Blood Center is looking for volunteers to help check in donors. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Camille Piazza at

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.

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


Chana Auction Barn: One-Stop-Shop for Tornado Relief

Set-up: Friday, May 15th from 9am-5pm
Help during the event: Saturday, May 16th from 8am-5pm
Tear-down: Saturday, May 16th from 5pm-?

Chana Auction Barn, 620 Stone Hill Road, Chana, IL

The Chana Auction Barn is holding an event to help tornado survivors begin the process of rebuilding their homes and lives. Many volunteers are needed to help set up the "store" as well as work the event and assist with tear-down. For more information or to volunteer,please call 815-222-7001or visit the Chana Auction Barn Facebook page.

Civil War Re-Enactment 

Sunday, May 17th
Naper Settlement, 523 South Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Assist at Civil War Days, Naper Settlement's annual Civil War re-enactment event. Naper Settlement is a history museum in Naperville, IL. Volunteers will have a four hour shift and assist with greeting visitors, monitoring crowds, or taking tickets. 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Josh Chartier at or | 630-305-5266



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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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