Resources for teens looking to volunteer locally.
Last Updated: May 7, 2013
Resources for teens looking for local volunteer opportunities.
The Junior Volunteers (teens entering grades 7-11) Program is currently full and not accepting applications. Older teens need to be 18 years old to volunteer in the Adult Services Department.
Organizations for Senior Citizens
- VolunteerMatch – Where volunteering begins
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.
- United Way of Lake County
United Way of Lake County creates opportunities for a better life for all right here in our own community. We are a volunteer led organization that advances the common good by concentrating on three key issues that are the building blocks for a better life: education, income and health. (847) 775-1000
- Northern Illinois Food Bank
Whether you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity for a group of 30 or an ongoing opportunity for yourself, Northern Illinois Food Bank needs your help. The Food Bank has an array of volunteer opportunities at each of our facilities. (847) 336-3663
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
We provide food for nearly 500,000 hungry people each year with the support of our volunteers. (773) 247-3663
- Winchester House
Winchester House has been providing long term health care for the residents of Lake County for over 150 years. Whether your goal is short or long term volunteering, we welcome a chance to talk with you. (847) 377-7200
- Condell Medical Center
We invite you to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout Condell Medical Center. Our select team of dedicated volunteers provide assistance to patients, to the professional and medical staff and to members of the community. (847) 990-5268
- St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church Furniture Ministry
Would You Like to Help? Both adults and teens with strong backs are invited to assist in this most gratifying ministry. If you are a teen who needs some service hours, or an adult or teen who just wants to help, please contact the parish office. (847) 362-1005
- Catholic Charities of Lake County
Catholic Charities offers a broad range of services from locations throughout Cook and Lake counties through 160 different programs. Volunteers are certain to find a place that corresponds to their social interests. (847) 782-4126
- Tikkun Olam Volunteers– Monthly Teen Volunteering
Every month, TOV MTV gives Jewish teens a chance to make the world a little better. Whether you want to help the environment, brighten a senior’s day, fight hunger and poverty, or lend a hand to people with disabilities, there’s an opportunity waiting for you.
- Save-A-Pet Adoption Center
Volunteers are always needed to help with daily shelter life and our many projects. No specific experience or vocation is required to help Save-A-Pet. (847) 740-7788
Learn about different kinds of volunteering, reasons why people volunteer, and organizations that you can join to get involved.
Ways to Help in Your Community
Volunteers of all ages improve communities by making them cleaner, safer, and more fun to live in. From hosting a block party to helping an elderly neighbor to serving at a soup kitchen, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. What are you waiting for?