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JOURNEYS | The Road Home

Nonprofit
At Shelter Sites

JOURNEYS provides emergency shelter located in the facilities of faith communities in our service area and at various interim housing sites. These sites provide clients with a safe place to sleep at night as well as dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch the next day. Volunteers work in shifts throughout the night in order to provide a positive experience for clients experiencing homelessness. Check website for more information.

Please call 847-963-9163 for hours of operation.
Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Families for Children

Nonprofit
Family Friend

A Safe Families for Children "Family Friend" volunteer will be connected with an at-risk family that would benefit from a healthy support system. A "Family Friend" volunteer can also support Host Families by providing meals, respite care, transportation, etc. As a Family Friend, you will: provide friendship and encouragement, share helpful information about parenting and life, support parents who have children staying with Host Families, advocate for families seeking resources for their children, such as schools or mental and physical health services

Counties Served: Cook County, DuPage County, Elk Grove Township, Lake County, Palatine Township, Schaumburg Township, Wheeling Township

Please call 847-361-4078 for hours of operation.
Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Families for Children

Nonprofit
Host Family

Host families voluntarily take in children for short-periods. Host Families serve as the backbone of the Safe Families movement.

Counties Served: Cook County, DuPage County, Elk Grove Township, Lake County, Palatine Township, Schaumburg Township, Wheeling Township

Please call 847-361-4078 for hours of operation.
Volunteer Opportunities

SPECIAL GIFTS THEATRE

Nonprofit
Peer Mentoring Opportunties

Peer Mentors are needed for the Palatine/Rolling Meadows location to support our Musical Theatre students. Classes start November 9th at Conyers Learning Academy in Rolling Meadows from 4:30pm to 6pm through April. Seeking teens to young adults to help our students shine on stage!

Counties Served: No Boundaries

Please call (847) 564-7704 for hours of operation.
Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Families for Children

Nonprofit
Resource Friend

"Resource Friends" assist Host Families and Families in Crisis with goods and services they may need. This help may come in the form of gently used equipment, children’s furniture and clothes. A Resource Friend can also donate their professional services when needed, especially if they are healthcare providers, day care providers, barbers or stylists.

Counties Served: Cook County, DuPage County, Elk Grove Township, Lake County, Palatine Township, Schaumburg Township, Wheeling Township

Please call 847-361-4078 for hours of operation.
Volunteer Opportunities

Shelter, Inc.

Nonprofit
Volunteer at Shelter, Inc.

Volunteers play a vital role at Shelter, Inc.! Many volunteers give of their time at special events, fundraising opportunities, serving on committees and by providing clerical assistance in our office. By giving of your time, you will help ensure that Shelter, Inc. will continue to touch the lives of families and children in our communities and help them thrive. Learn more: https://www.shelter-inc.org/get-involved/

Monday-Sunday (24 Hours)
Volunteer Opportunities

Ignatian Volunteer Corp

Nonprofit
Volunteer Opportunities

IVC places mature volunteers with partnering organizations to help stretch their budgets and serve more people in need.

Please call 201-407-6052 for hours of operation.
Volunteer Opportunities