Get Involved

  • Compressed americancancersociety
    • Road to Recovery Programs Volunteers: For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to treatment, volunteers donate their spare time and the use of their personal vehicle to give cancer patients in their community a much-needed ride. REQUIREMENTS = Driver's License Needed, Background Check, Must be at least 18, Orientation or Training Required, Reliable car, auto insurance and driver's license, empathetic, high level of customer service.
  • Blessingsinabackpack

    815-939-4433 |

    To sign up for a packing team, visit our sign up genius. For any of the other volunteer opportunities, please contact Rev. Robert Bushey at (815) 939-4433 or email:

    • Packing Volunteers: Help pack the bags, distribute the bags to the schools, pick up grocery orders stock, and organize the pantry help with fundraising to create public awareness.
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    • Senior Companion Program Volunteers: Offers adults, 55+, the opportunity to support and interact with their homebound peers through regularly scheduled home visits. Income eligible Senior Companion volunteers receive a modest tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and generally volunteer 20 hours per week.
    • Long-term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteers: Volunteers provide advocacy and support for residents of long-term care facilities. The volunteers act at the direction of the resident to resolve his/her concerns and complaints.
    • Money Management Program Volunteers: Offers adults the opportunity to serve and advocate for low-income older adults who have difficulty budgeting, paying routine bills and keeping track of financial matters. Money Management volunteers have the opportunity to work directly with clients or serve in the program by assisting with quality assurance monitoring and program support.
    • Telephone Reassurance Program Volunteers: Volunteers make friendly telephone calls to older adults who are isolated, reside alone, or just need encouragement or reminders throughout the day.
  • Compressed centerofhope

    395 N Schuyler Ave, Kankakee | 815-937-4277

    • The Center of Hope serves our county on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. We have 2 shifts available each of those days; 1st shift is 9:00-11:30, and 2nd shift is 11:30-2:00. Volunteers are needed to help through donations. 
  • Compressed childnetwork

    171 N West Ave #1 | 815-936-7372 |

    • CASA Volunteers: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) must go through a training with Child Network in order to volunteer. You will be assigned to a foster child who is in the court system, and you will be their advocate until the case is closed. Click here to fill out a CASA Volunteer Application.
  • Compressed easystreettheater

    For more information, contact Director Monica Brigham at or 815-697-2665.

    • Acting Buddy/Learning Buddy Volunteers: Adults 18 years and older who are not considered to be on the special education spectrum are invited to join us on stage or in the classroom to assist our actors/artists. Acting experience is not necessary for our theater program. 
  • Compressed fortitude

    815-546-3271 | Kankakee, IL

    • To learn about volunteering opportunities:
    • email:
  • Compressed fostergrandparentprogram

    710 North Chicago Avenue, Kankakee | 815.802-4921

    • Foster Grandparent Volunteers: Foster Grandparents are persons aged 55 and over. The Foster Grandparent program pairs a "Foster Grandparent" with a child who has exceptional or special needs. The Foster Grandparents serve as tutors, mentors and caregivers at 12 volunteer sites in Kankakee and Livingston Counties. For more information or to get involved, call the number listed above.
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    Girl Scouts

    Iroquois County call: 888.623.1237 | Kankakee County call: 855.456.8347 |

    Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate and need to complete a background check. All volunteers must complete an orientation training.

    • Program Volunteer: As a volunteer with Girl Scouts you'll help introduce girls to new experiences that show them they are capable of more than they ever imagined. You'll be their cheerleader, guide and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last long after their time with Girl Scouts. Be the role model she'll always remember at
  • Clovenetwork

    1440 W Court St, Kankakee | 815-932-7273 | Email:

    • Trained Crisis Interventionist Volunteers: Trainees respond in crisis situations, including serving on our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline. A Hotline Advocate is often the first point of contact for those affected by sexual violence. You can make a difference by offering non-judgmental emotional support, crisis counseling, and resource information to victims of sexual assault and human trafficking and other interested parties. All volunteers must complete KCCASA + ISAS's comprehensive Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training program. 
    • Community Ally Volunteers: Even if you do not feel you can serve in crisis situations, there is plenty of other work to be done. Our Board of Directors and staff serve on several committees that keep KCCASA + ISAS going. We want your help! As a Community Ally, you can assist with: Fundraising and Marketing, Building Maintenance, Audit, Finance. Community Allies will receive 1.5-2 hours of training to familiarize you with the topic of sexual violence. It will prepare you to engage in conversations that may arise when people know you volunteer with KCCASA + ISAS.
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