Volunteering in Oak Park

A group for sharing volunteer opportunities in Oak Park.

Location: Oak Park
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jul 2

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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 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!


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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. 

Comment by Sarah Abboreno Corbin on April 30, 2013 at 7:50pm


I admit- it' requires a lot of time.  But as a Girl Scout leader with my 8 year old daughter we have had a bevy of volunteer opportunities together: Food drive, water conservation project, and just this past weekend we made lunches for one of the PADS overnights.  (also we made some long term food packs for PREVAIL).  Of course, those opportunities are in large part because of the way my co-leader and I direct the activities the girls can choose.   

There is also the Neighborhood Giving Project which has some fantastic opportunities.  

And the YMCA if you belong or don't often has a lot of service projects they direct through their facility.  We made sandwiches there for a long time and also participated in the Thanksgiving feast for folks by providing muffins that we made. My daughter was too young to "serve" but not too young to help mix the muffins. 

Good luck and have fun. 

Comment by Norma Mayer on April 30, 2013 at 12:51pm

Hey there!  Looking to teach my daughter a bit about community and want to find something we can volunteer to do together.  She's 8.  Any ideas?

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Comment by Becca on February 5, 2013 at 12:27am

Hi everyone. Does anyone know of any organizations in the area that might be looking for volunteers to teach basic computer skills to adults? I've found a few places in the city or in the northern burbs, but I was trying to find something closer to home. Thanks! 

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Comment by Becca on August 30, 2010 at 8:40pm
Here are the details about the Fall/Winter Parenthesis Consignment Sale. They're looking for volunteers.

Comment by Rob Breymaier on August 11, 2010 at 4:09pm
The Housing Center is the Doughnut Day charity for Saturday August 28 at the Farmer's Market and we could still use a few more volunteers. If anyone is interested, please send me an e-mail or reply here. No one works the whole time (except me and a few board members). It's a bunch of 3 hour shifts. So, it's not a big commitment. Thanks!

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