"Volunteer"

Are you interested in finding a place to volunteer near where you work or live? Do you want to know about group projects available throughout Eastern LaSalle County? You've come to the right place.

United Way is your expert partner for community volunteerism. The lists below will help you find the opportunity right for you.

Need Help? If you can't find what you need, we will send you information and/or try to match you with something you might be interested in.

ADV & SAS

  • Participate in our hospital response; volunteers and staff are on call to meet a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault at the hospital 24 hours a day. Volunteers complete a 60 hour training program that prepares them to offer assistance and information to victims.24-hour medical response
  • Assist with community awareness and education programs throughout the communities we serve.

Interested volunteers should contact ADV & SAS at (815)672-2353.

ALTERNATIVES FOR THE OLDER ADULT

  • Volunteers are needed for the Money Management Program and are trained to assist low-income seniors in managing their finances.

For more information or if you would like to volunteer for this program, please contact (309)798-0988 or (815)431-8034.

CENTER FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY SOLUTIONS

  • The building which houses the counseling program is in need of attention. Any assistance with painting both inside and outside would be appreciated.

Anyone interested in volunteering may call our LaSalle office at (815)223-4007 for further information.

ILLINOIS VALLEY CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

  • Volunteers to assist teens with disabilities during agency functions, such as teen groups/outings.
  • Volunteers to assist youth with disabilities with personal care during group events.
  • Volunteers to assist at deaf/hard-of-hearing support group meetings/outings(requires signing skills).
  • Volunteers with basic computer skills to assist with word processing tasks, as well as entering information into Access database.
  • Volunteers to assist with clerical tasks such as typing, copying, filing, mass mailings, and answering the phones.

For further information on how you can help, please IVCIL at (815)224-3126.

LABOR OF LOVE

  • All volunteers must be over 14 years of age, and those under 18 must have a volunteer form signed by their legal guardian.
  • All volunteers must complete and sign a volunteer sign-up form
  • Experience not necessary.
  • Skilled building trades people will lead each team of volunteers.

For further information on how you can help, please contact our United Way office at (815)434-4003 or in September download the Volunteer Sign Up Form which can be from the Labor of Love Web Page and return it to the United Way of Eastern LaSalle County.

OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL

  • Volunteers needed for nature playground, seasonal maintenance and minor equipment repair.

Anyone interested in volunteering may call (815)433-2731.

Y.M.C.A. OF OTTAWA

  • We are looking for volunteers interested in coaching in our youth sports (soccer, football and basketball). Also Pee Wee sport coaches and referees.
  • Volunteers who are swim/gymnastics instructors.
  • Volunteers to be preschool teachers and aids.

For more information or to volunteer please call (815)433-2395.

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU OF ILLINOIS VALLEY

  • Volunteers who would be willing to conduct focus groups with the young people who participate in the program to determine their feelings about the service and ways to improve it.
  • Screened volunteers with reliable vehicles could help facilitate trips to court, therapy & medical appointments, and supervised visits with parents, in both the Foster Care program and the Family Advocates program..

For further information on how you can help, please call (815)433-3953.