Volunteering in Oak Park

A group for sharing volunteer opportunities in Oak Park.

Location: Oak Park
Members: 39
Latest Activity: Aug 6

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Volunteers Needed for Nonprofit's Annual Fundraiser 2 Replies

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services is a nonprofit in Oak Park that has been helping both children and adults with developmental disabilities reach their highest potential in nearby communities for…Continue

Tags: fun, help, local, event, park

Started by aplomin. Last reply by aplomin Oct 3, 2013.

Opportunities for Children to Volunteer 1 Reply

Hi- I'm interested in opportunities to volunteer with my son (7 years old) and would appreciate suggestions. Thanks!! Continue

Started by Kristi Sampson. Last reply by The Shaun Sep 10, 2013.

Volunteer at your library

Have time or a talent to share? Support your community and volunteer at your library. We're looking for a graphic design intern, and have all our opportunities listed at…Continue

Started by Oak Park Public Library Feb 20, 2013.

Great Article on Volunteering in Oak Park on Trib Local

These is a great article today on Trib Local looking at volunteering in Oak Park. Some great quotes from livehereoakpark contributors Teresa Powell and Jim Kelly.Oak Park always short on…Continue

Tags: Volunteer, Village, Park, Oak

Started by Jassen Strokosch Oct 20, 2010.

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Comment by Lyn on October 18, 2014 at 9:04pm
Thanks everyone for these great suggestions.
Comment by Pleasant Home Foundation on October 18, 2014 at 3:42pm

There is a pretty good Facebook page that lists volunteer opportunities as well:

Comment by Sarah Abboreno Corbin on October 18, 2014 at 2:47pm

Lyn,  Rainbow Hospice. John Schumacher is really nice. They are kind - caring.

And they have frequent training sessions for volunteers.  

Your Host
Comment by Becca on October 18, 2014 at 9:56am
Hi Lyn, you might want to look on Volunteer Match.
Comment by Lyn on October 17, 2014 at 12:55pm

I would like to start volunteering with a non-profit Hospice organization.  Does anyone know of a Hospice that works in the Oak Park area that has a good reputation?

If anyone does know of a new website that collects volunteering needs for our Oak Park area, feel free to share this as well.  

Your Host
Comment by Becca on July 25, 2013 at 9:34pm

Aw, I wish I could help walk the dogs but I think it would make me sad. 

Comment by robin akers on July 25, 2013 at 4:22pm

There are many opportunities for volunteering at the Animal Care League in Oak Park.  Check out our website:

We can use any help including dog walking, socializing with animals, laundry, helping with fundraising events, and off site adoption events.

Comment by Pleasant Home Foundation on July 24, 2013 at 11:00pm


There are a lot of great non-profits in the area that could use volunteers, including Pleasant Home! If you're interested in being a historic home tour docent, or helping out at special events, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

Other thoughts are West Suburban PADS, OPRF Food Pantry, Animal Care League, Park District of OP, just to name a few. Hope this helps!


Your Host
Comment by Becca on July 24, 2013 at 6:07pm

Hi Kyle, you might want to try contacting the library. I reached out to them when I was looking for volunteer opportunities and they were pretty responsive. 

I wish there was an easier way to find volunteer opportunities around the Village. I also ended up checking VolunteerMatch but couldn't find anything nearby. Good luck. 

Comment by Kyle William Stephens on July 16, 2013 at 11:51am

Is there a place either in print or online that has a list of volunteering opportunities in the area? I'm young, hale and hearty so I'm down for anything from picking flowers to moving boulders if it helps people. 


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