Community Service Opportunities

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Last Updated: February 3, 2016

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

FEBRUARY

EGYPTIAN THEATRE
135 N. 2nd St, DeKalb

Egyptian Theatre Photo

 

Saturday, February 13 (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Gaelic Storm Live in Concert
14 volunteers needed

Friday, February 19 (6:15 PM - 10:00 PM)
The DIO Trio
5 volunteers needed

Friday, February 26 (6:45 PM - 10:30 PM)
Rocky Horror Picture Show 
2 volunteers needed 

Saturday, February 27 (5:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Parachute Live in Concert
14 volunteers needed

A few reminders:
1) DRESS CODE:
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.

2) SHIFTS:
Please make sure that you are able to stay the entire time frame for your shift when you confirm.

 

Batavia Park District
327 W. Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510

Batavia Park District Volunteer Fair

Volunteers are a vital part of the success of any organization and truly make a difference in the community. In parks and recreation alone, more than a quarter of a million people nationwide donate their time and expertise annually, saving agencies and taxpayers millions of dollars. Learn about local opportunities to volunteer at the Batavia Park District's Volunteer Fair. Local organizations will be on hand with information about volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit www.bataviaparks.org or contact Katie Drum at katied@bataviaparks.org.

MARCH

Southeast Elementary Fun Fair 
Sycamore High School Field House
555 Spartan Trail, Sycamore
March 5 - 2:30-6:30 PM

Help is needed for set-up, tickets, food, games, and clean up! For more information contact Susana at southeastfunfair@gmail.com  or 815-751-6583

JUNE

Naper Settlement - Naper Nights
523 South Webster Street, Naperville
June 17 & 18 - 4:30-9:30 PM

Rock out to great music while helping out at this beautiful outdoor historic museum! Help greet guests and direct them where to go, sell drink tickets, pour beverages, and sell memberships. For more information contact Amanda Martinelli at martinellia@naperville.il.us or 630-420-6010

ONGOING

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

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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 nbrokaw@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext. 103. Visit www.tailshumanesociety.org 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 jmcguire1@niu.edu.  

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 http://www.firstumc.net 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 vickiboone59@gmail.com 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

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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 http://www.huskiesstudentfoodpantry.org/page04.html to register to volunteer or email huskiesstudentfoodpantry@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

DeKalb County 4-H 
Contact: Nicole Groezinger

groezing@illinois.edu 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 

*VOLUNTEER HOURS WILL RESUME THIS SPRING 2016 ONCE THE GROUND HAS THAWED*

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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! 

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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 Elle.budano@mymisscarriagematters.com.

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