Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: November 13, 2015

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


Christopher House
Sunday, November 22 & Tuesday, November 24
Chicago, IL 


Volunteers are needed on Sunday, November 22 from 9:30am-1:30pm to set up tables, sort food, unload food donations from vehicles that will drop off donations. Volunteers are also needed on Tuesday, November 24 to help load and unload turkeys and bags of food to other Christopher House locations in Chicago. For more information please contact Judith O'Callahan at or 773-558-2456. 

IHSA State Football Championships 
November 27 & 28

IHSA state champ logo

Assist with game day operations during the championship weekend! Volunteer positions include ticket scanners, ushers, and parking attendants. For more information or to register to volunteer click here

Egyptian Theatre
135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
Egyptian Theatre

Egyptian Theatre has a number of films and fun October events this month. Join them in celebrating the Halloween season!
Take a look at the schedule below and email <> with the shifts that you are available for and want to sign up for. Egyptian Theatre will email you back to confirm your shifts.

Saturday, November 14 (9:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Kids Concert
2 volunteers needed

Monday, November 16 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
DeKalb Area Arts Council - Arts Summit
2 volunteers needed

Tuesday, November 17 (6:15 PM - 9:30 PM)
Movie: F is for Fake
2 volunteers needed

Thursday, November 19 (5:45 PM - 9:30 PM)
NIU STEM Horror Night
3 volunteers needed

Friday, November 20 (6:45 PM - 10:30 PM)
Rocky Horror Picture Show
2 volunteers needed

Saturday, November 21 (9:45 AM - 2:00 PM)
OCB Midwest States Bodybuilding Prejudging
6 volunteers needed

Saturday, November 21 (4:30 PM - 11:00 PM)
OCB Midwest States Bodybuilding Finals
6 volunteers needed

Friday, November 27 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Free Movie: Paddington
3 volunteers needed

Friday, November 27 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Free Movie: Paddington
3 volunteers needed

A few reminders:
All volunteers who are volunteering at an event are required to wear a white dress top (dress shirt, blouse, or polo), black dress pants or dress and black shoes & socks. Writing, logos, and images of any kind are not allowed on anything visible to the public.

Please make sure that you are able to stay the entire time frame for your shift


Creando Caminos - Tutoring/Mentoring Program
September 2015- December 2015
Wednesday's from 3:30-4:15pm

Creando Caminos is a tutoring/mentoring program that builds bridges for 5th grade elementary school students. Volunteers meet every Wednesday at Littlejohn Elementary School from 3:30-4:15 pm. While at Littlejohn, volunteers build relationships through tutoring. As these relationships grow, tutors are able to mentor students by modeling academic and personal success as well as being a caring adult students can look up to. This is a great opportunity to serve, learn, and grow in our community. For more information e-mail or call James McGuire at or 507-458=1957. There are opportunities for 10-15 volunteers.

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 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?

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! 

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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