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Local Volunteering-Specialized Care

Almost Home Kids

Providing transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families, and respite care. Recreational Volunteers engage the children with play activities such as reading, puzzles, and sensory toys. See more >>

American Cancer Society

You can choose to volunteer in areas that match your interests and allow you to learn new skills. Some volunteer areas include education and advocacy, patient services and support, and clerical. See more >>

American Diabetes Association

Support those with diabetes by volunteering as a camp counselor, get involved in awareness education, and help with event organization tasks. See more >>

Amita Health

Providing bereavement support services to those dealing with loss. Student volunteers are needed to support these programs and camps. See more >>

CNS Home Health and Hospice

CNS is always looking for volunteers to help enhance the quality of life for hospice patients. A kind word, a gentle touch and other compassionate gestures can make the world of difference in someone’s final days. See more >>

DuPage Convalescent Center

Volunteers play an integral role in the daily life of the residents. They provide an array of services from delivering the mail, transporting residents to therapy programs, participating in activities to leading religious programs, friendship visiting or sharing their musical talents for the residents' entertainment. See more >>

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice

Make a valuable contribution to the community and enhance the wellbeing of individuals who are in need. Volunteer opportunities include bereavement support to patients and their families, children’s group facilitators, and hospitality to patients undergoing cancer treatments. See more >>

Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities

Providing therapeutic horseback activities for people with disabilities. Individuals are needed to lead a horse on a lead line during class, sidewalk next to a rider during class for safety, clean and maintain facility. See more >>

Marklund

Volunteers at Marklund’s Geneva and Bloomingdale locations make everyday life possible by helping with therapeutic, recreational and educational activities, assisting with art projects, or reading a favorite story. Volunteers provide many daily life experiences while freeing up staff to provide 24-hour specialized care. See more >>

STARS Disability Ministry (College Church)

There are many service opportunities to minister to children and adults in the STARS program on Sunday mornings as well as weekday evenings. There is also a cooperative program between College Church and the Office of Christian Outreach at Wheaton where college students buddy up with adult and teen STARS to attend campus events. See more >>