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  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Adult Education - Project Read Community Literacy Program

    WANTED — adults who would like to read and volunteers who want to assist them!
    Be part of the change! For more information, view the flyer and contact Jenny Margarida: 618-222-5462 or mary.margarida@swic.edu.

    Alzheimer's Association

    The Alzheimer's Association is always looking for people to join their committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Visit our website for more information!

    American Cancer Society

    If you'd like to volunteer for the Relay for Life of Troy Event or if you have a few hours a month to spare and want to make a difference in your community, please download and complete this form, then send it to us and we will contact you. Make a difference in someone's life today!

    Relay for Life volunteers needed. If interested in volunteering, please contact the American Cancer Society at 618.288.2320 or visit cancer.org.

    Anderson Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity?  Contact Anderson Hospital Auxiliary (288-5711) for more information.

    Call for Help Internship Opportunities

    Do you have a passion for helping people in crisis, engaging communities, or speaking out about social change?
    Call for Help offers internships that allow students to develop professional skills while making a difference in their community.

    We offer internships in
    •    Advocacy
    •    Counseling
    •    Education and Training
    •    Resource an Volunteer Development

    All of our interns are required to complete a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault crisis intervention training.
    24HR Crisis Hotline 618-397-0975

    Cambridge House of Maryville Seeking Volunteers

    Resident Services Coordinator Kathy Tammen is asking for members of the public who might be interested in assisting with or leading certain activities with our residents.
    Examples of activities include bingo calling, leading arts & crafts groups or various interest groups.  Anyone with a special skill, hobby, or talent is also encouraged to volunteer.  
    Volunteer hours are flexible, and are available during weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and holidays.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome, especially those who are in need of volunteer service hours for school districts or local churches.

    For additional information or to inquire about becoming a volunteer, please contact Resident Services Coordinator Kathy Tammen at 618-288-2211 or by email.

    Edwardsville Children's Museum

    Edwardsville Children's Museum
    722 Holyoake Rd
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
    (618) 692-2094
    Volunteers always welcome – contact executive@edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org

    Girl Scout Volunteer Opportunities

    Adult Members - Volunteer as troop leaders, troop helpers, robotics coaches, day camp volunteers, and more!
    Contact: Maureen Johnson 
    4 Ginger Creek Parkway
    Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    Phone: 800-345-6858
    Girl Scout Event Flier
    View the flyer for annual events that need volunteers

    Hospice of Southern Illinois

    Our volunteer programs are as varied as the needs of the patients and families. As a friend who pledges to be with them through the uncertainties of the weeks ahead, hospice volunteers offer patients and families a listening ear, a hand to hold, and the presence of a caring heart. https://hospice.org/VOLUNTEER/
    Hospice of Southern Illinois Volunteer Day

    Jarvis Senior Center

    Volunteer is needed to call bingo on Friday's from 12:15 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. (You can pick a Friday or do them all). Businesses are welcome to sponsor Bingo. A Volunteer is also needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. to ride Senior Van and assist carrying groceries into homes.
    Call Sherry at 667-2022 for more information.

    Ministries Unlimited

    Ministries Unlimited will need volunteers to help deliver Christmas boxes and gifts on December 21st at 9:00 A.M. The delivery location this year is the Troy United Methodist Church. Boxes will be packed December 17th - 20th at 9:00 A.M. daily, volunteers are needed for this as well. 
    A cash donation goal of $40,000 has been set for this Christmas season.

    For more information call the pantry at (618-505-5053).

    Partners 4 Pets

    Partners 4 Pets
    Contact: Jennifer Daugherty
    Phone: 618-540-PETS
    Email: partnersforpetsvolunteers@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.partnersforpetsil.org/

    Special Olympics

    Volunteers are the core of the Special Olympics program and we could not exist today without the time, energy, education and commitment of our volunteers. Special Olympics Illinois relies on people of all ages to help in every aspect of the program – both at the local and state level. Anyone 10 years or older can be a general Special Olympics volunteer and coaches must be at least 14 years of age or older. For more information, reach out to Steve Whitlatch at swhitlatch@soill.org or 618-654-6680.

    Salvation Army

    We are in desperate need of a volunteer to help with our food pantry.  We need someone preferably that can lift, and pack food orders.  Pantry hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 1pm - 2:45pm and we do Pizza and Produce distribution on Friday from 1 pm - 2 pm.  We do prefer someone to be here to help sort product and pack prepacks in the morning hours from 9am - Noon.  Lunch is provided every day of work. If you know of anyone that can help, please send them our way.
    Dennis Rutter, Office Manager, Salvation Army, Granite City, IL 62040
    618-451-7957 Phone or 618-451-7960 Fax


    The Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit (SAVCU) is in the process of starting a Sexual Assault Response Team in the SW IL region - all in the counties of Madison, Monroe, Randolph, Jersey, and St. Clair. We are currently looking for:
    Law enforcement partners
    Emergency medical service partners (EMTs, paramedics, etc.)
    Firefighting professionals
    Juvenile justice professionals
    Medical office professionals (Family doctors, nurse practitioners, etc.)
    State's attorneys
    Defense attorneys
    Education professionals (Superintendents, representatives from Boards of Education, social workers; primary, secondary, and higher education)
    Church representatives
    Crime labs
    Domestic violence shelters
    Immigration lawyers
    Family law lawyers
    Mental health centers
    Substance abuse treatment professionals
    Correctional facilities
    Bilingual folx
    Other organizations and public institutions (Chamber of Commerce, Libraries, YWCA/YMCA)
    State and local elected officials
    Folx who work with those who have different abilities
    Anyone from the research community
    Survivors of sexual violence
    If you have anyone in mind, please feel free to connect them with me! awhite@callforhelpinc.org or 618-667-3350 or 618-397-0975 (24-hour hotline/main office number)

    Southwestern Illinois Volunteer Center

    Need volunteers? Want to volunteer? Visit our website and see what opportunities are waiting for you!

    St. Jacob Meals on Wheels

    We are seeking volunteer drivers for St. Jacob Meals on Wheels route.  MOW also serves Highland, Marine and many surrounding areas. We would be open to drivers who are available once a week, one a month or as a substitute driver when needed. Meals are picked up at the hospital in Highland and delivered to homes in St.. Jacob.  It usually can be completed in about 1 hour. Please contact Mary Redshaw at 314-277-9296 for additional information or to volunteer.