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Local Area Volunteer Opportunities

A collection of volunteer opportunities throughout the area.

Looking to do something nice for others?

Check out our list of volunteer opportunities in the area. Most were found via volunteermatch.com.

If you or your organization is in need of volunteers for an upcoming event or project, please add them in the comments below.

Little Elves Holiday Shopping Event at Old Post School

When: Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Old Post Elementary
What: A great opportunity for your children to shop in a safe and fun environment.  We will have elves available to guide the children with their choices, keep them on budget, and even help them wrap up their gifts.   Please come and join in on the fun! As always, volunteers are greatly needed (junior high age or older). 
Contact:  Colleen Scaramuzzi at Michael_J_Scaramuzzi@yahoo.com or phone at(630) 554-9551

TriCity Family Services' 4th Annual Snowflake Shuffle 5K!

When: Dec. 1, 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Mill Creek Clubhouse and Subdivision, 39W525 Herrington Dr., Geneva
What: Volunteer roles include but are not limited to: Check-In, Food setup, Marking the course, Working finish line, Directing people and cheering on the course, Helping with award ceremony, Driving the clean-up vehicle, Helping Santa Claus with his line of cute children.
Contact: Hallie Hudson 630-232-1070 ext. 125 or email hhudson@tricityfamilyservices.org. 

The Humanitarian Service Boxing Project

When: Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream
What: Help us sort and box up donated gifts to needy children and senior citizens!
Notes: Request volunteers stay the entire time and be 18 years or older.  

Brunch with Santa

When: Dec. 8, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Where: 150 W. Illinois Ave, Aurora 
What: Arrive 10:30am, help with cleanup until about 1pm, Seeking Food Servers, Craft Leaders, People to help run games.

Kendall County Food Pantry

When: As needed (call to see available opportunities). 
Where: 1204A Deer Street, Yorkville
What: 
Volunteers help organize, gather and provide food and clothing to our clients.  They help raise funds and awareness about the Kendall County Food Pantry.
Contact: 
(630) 553-0473

Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry

When: As needed (Call to check distribution dates and availability)
Where: 22525 W. Lockport St., Plainfield
What: 
Food pickup, receiving scheduled food deliveries, local food pickup (vehicle required), small items/food drive pickup, stocking and rotating food and dry goods, packing bags/boxes for client distribution, computer data entry, interpreting/translating, traffic control on distribution days, receiving/sorting donations, maintenance, cleaning, assisting with carrying food to cars on distribution dates
Contact: 
(815) 439-8394. Call for more information and to schedule an introductory visit. Volunteers are also asked to complete a volunteer application (click here).

Know of a volunteer opportunity that isn't listed here? Tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the roundup.

Amy Jo Steinbruecker November 16, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Hi Natalie, The American Cancer Society needs adult drivers all year around that have a clean driving record and are willing to volunteer time taking cancer patients to their treatments. For more information they can call Valerie at 630-879-9009. Thanks!

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