Volunteering Opportunities for Students
Volunteering Mission Statement
Volunteering benefits the individual, the agency and the community. Volunteering gives students the opportunity to gain experience for a possible future job, a letter of recommendation, and build connections with the communities. Kishwaukee College strongly encourages their students to volunteer to gain valuable and gratifying life experiences. Below are list of agencies students may contact to volunteer. Any questions can be directed towards Allison von Ende, Coordinator of Student Activities at Allison.vonende@Kishwaukeecollege.edu or 815-825-2086 ex. 5390.
All agencies listed below welcome Kishwaukee College volunteers.
|Agency||Kishwaukee College Adult Literacy Program|
|Description||The Literacy Program offers free tutoring, provided by trained volunteers, for adults (16 years and older) who need assistance with basic reading, math or English language skills. Learning materials are provided. Meeting time and place are set to fit your needs.|
|Volunteer Activities||• Free training in reading or English as a Second Language.
• Instructional materials provided.
• Flexible scheduling for training and tutoring.
• Tutoring (one-to-one or small group) in your own community.
• Community or class site tutoring.
• Opportunities to attend workshops and conferences.
• No second language ability needed (although Spanish is an asset).
• Tutors need to be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
|Contact Information||815-825-2086 ex. 3200|
|Description||Organization celebrating the world of art.|
|Volunteer Activities||Assistance with several art shows and craft fairs throughout the year, and also general volunteer opportunities.|
|Contact Information||Susan 815-899-9440
215 West Elm
|Agency||Barb City Manor|
|Description||Retirement center for senior citizens|
|Volunteer Activities||Host card or game parties for residents, present entertainment or educational programs for residents.
Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-12, 1pm-5pm, and 6 pm-8pm. Individuals are only able to volunteer 90 minutes at a time within the time increments given.
|Contact Information||Maureen Gerrity 815-756-8444 M-F 9am-4:30 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
680 Haish Blvd
|Agency||Ben Gordon Center|
|Description||Alcohol and drug use prevention, and peer assistance programs|
|Volunteer Activities||Clerical assistance with mailings. When students contact the agency they should inform the operator of their volunteer interests who will then direct them to who they need to speak to.|
|Contact Information||8157568501 ask for Michelle LaPage
12 Health Services
|Agency||Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County|
|Description||One on One tutoring and mentoring of school aged kids.|
|Volunteer Activities||Positive, stable role models for the children who want and need a friend.|
|Contact Information||Courtney Denison 815-758-8616 ex. 204 or email@example.com
Laura Nolan 815-758-8616 ex. 206
14 Health Service Drive
|Agency||Byron Museum of History|
|Volunteer Activities||Tasks include exhibit research and development, special events, guiding tours, and maintenance.|
|Volunteer Hours||Tuesday-Saturday, morning or afternoon|
|Contact Information||Kira Halvey, Volunteer Coordinator 815-234-5031
Office Hours 10 am-4pm Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday
110 North Union Street
Byron, IL 61010
|Agency||Children Home and Aid Society (Health Families Illinois Programs)|
|Description||Support for expectant mother, newborsn and early parents|
|Requirements||Students need to volunteer for at least one semester|
|Volunteer Activities||General office and clerical work|
|Contact Information||Angie Hodges 815-720-2162
1430 DeKalb Ave
Sycamore, IL 60178
|Agency||Children’s Learning Center|
|Description||Low-income family and child preschool and before/afterschool program|
|Requirements||Students will need to get a background check|
|Volunteer Activities||Reading books to kids and helping develop writing skills|
|Contact Information||Shannon Alamia, Curriculum Director 815-756-3506|
|Agency||Community Coordinated Childcare (4-C)|
|Description||Parent skills education, and financial assistance for child-care|
|Requirements||Be able to speak Spanish|
|Volunteer Activities||Spanish translation needed for parent education courses. Volunteers will be asked to put into writing what they hope to gain from their experience|
|Contact Information||Susan Petersen 815-758-8149 ex. 232
155 North Thrid Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
|Description||To provide a connection for service to the Lintino(a) community by offering information, education, resources, and services.|
|Volunteer Activities||Provide assistance and support with economic/community development, education, health/human services, and legal issues.|
|Contact Information||Kristina Garcia, Board President 815-758-2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
637 North 11th Street,
DeKalb IL 60115
|Agency||Court Appointed special Advocates (CASA)|
|Description||Non-profit organization which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children|
|Requirements||Must be 24 years old; Training and background check are required|
|Volunteer Activities||Assist and support child through their court case. For more detailed information of responsibilities visit Casa Dekalb volunteer|
|Contact Information||Jill Olson 8145-895-2052|
|Agency||DeKalb America Youth Soccer Organization|
|Description||A youth soccer program that promotes the following philosophy: open registration, everyone plays, balanced teams, positive coaching, good sportsmanship, and player development.|
|Volunteer Activities||Coaching a team-you can choose the team you would like to work with or you can have the team chosen for you. If you know the rules you can start with a younger team. Coaching manuals are also provided, training sessions are also provided and with other resources to help you get started. Coaches receive a tem shirt, coach gift, a team plaque, and complimentary professional photo.
Assistant Coach-you can partner with a friend to help coach a team. All assistant coaches need to be registered with the AYSO.
|Contact Information||Kristie Radtke 815-593-0680 email@example.com|
|Agency||DeKalb Area Women's Center|
|Description||A safe, supportive environment that celebrates women, promotes women's culture, and encourages the empowerment of women|
|Volunteer Activities||Volunteer coordinator, event helpers, gardeners, publicity-email and flyer distribution
|Contact Information||Anna Marie Coveny, 815-758-1351, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1021 State Street, DeKalb|
|Description||Upscale thrift store where all proceedsw go to "Hope for Ogle County" To help end domestic violence.|
|Volunteer Activities||A variety of tasks or activities depending on what is needed.|
|Contact Information||Contact: Tammy Jennings
Address 411 Lincoln Highway, Rochell IL
|Description||Provides meals and shelter to the homeless, to help individuals move into stable housing, and to advocate for the rights of homeless individuals and families|
|Contact Information||Lesly D. Wicks, 815-758-5765, 1145 Rushmore Dr., DeKalb|
|Agency||Kishwaukee Family YMCA|
|Volunteer Activities||Play with little kids, Plant flowers, Make copies, Send out letters, Teach kids about sports|
|Contact Information||Dionne Horne, Human Resources Director 815-756-9577 ext. 15 or email@example.com|
|Requirements||Students need to volunteer for at least the one academic year|
|Volunteer Activities||Visitor's desk team|
|Surgery and OB lounges|
|Patient orientation to hospital rooms|
|Cancer Care Center|
|Community Cares Clinic|
|Other departments as needs arise|
|Contact Information||Phone: 815-758-8676, ext. 153372|
|Description||Passages Hospice is now closed|
|Volunteer Activities||Food pantry, Christmas Red Kettle Campaign, Annual School Supply Program, Community Wide Thanksgiving Food Basket Program, Christmas Toy Program|
|Contact Information||Phone: 815-756-4308|
|Description||A nonprofit organization providing quality childcare services|
|Contact Information||Contact: Larna Bedenk
|Agency||We Care Pregnacy Clinic|
|Description||Description: Provides free and confidential education, support and services to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Services include pregnancy testing, ultrasound to confirm the test results, education about all options, pregnancy & parenting education, infant clothing and equipment.|
|Volunteer Activities||Volunteer Activities: Put up posters and help with information tables on campus; administrative tasks such as mailings, help with fundraisers; sorting donations of infant clothing & equipment.|
|Contact Information||Contact Info: Ellen Cowles, Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbi Stevenson, Client Services Director, email@example.com|