Palatine Area Service Opportunities

This page contains service opportunities in the greater Palatine area (northwest suburban Chicago). Follow the links below to see more detailed information about the organizations and specific opportunities available.

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Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (more info)

The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is a non-profit, faith-based organization of staff and volunteers called to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of all individuals and communities affected by immigration detention, deportation, and post-detention through pastoral care, advocacy, public witness and other activities.

Kathy Murtha, Business Manager
773-779-6011 x3846

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Kenneth Young Center (more info)

The Kenneth Young Center is a not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and older adults’ support services. Service Opportunities include:

  • Administrative and Clerical Volunteers assist business operations staff with a variety of tasks or special projects like bulk mailings, data entry, and administrative projects.
  • Home Delivered Meals Drivers deliver hot meals to older adult clients once a week over the noon hour, ensuring good nutrition, social contact and wellness-checks for frail persons home alone.
  • Special Events Volunteers work on committees to plan and execute fundraising projects (i.e., Fashion Show Luncheon, Golf Outing and 5K Run/Walk). Committees can include: Fashion Show Luncheon, Golf Outing, 5K Run/Walk, and independent fund-raising projects.

Colette Young, Coordinator of Volunteer Services
(847) 524-8800, x182

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Northern Illinois Food Bank (more info)

Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors in Northern Illinois. Solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will & Winnebago counties. Service Opportunities include:

  • Food Sorting & Packing (Geneva, IL Warehouse)
  • Skills-Based Volunteers (Geneva, IL Warehouse)
  • Occasional Off Site Opportunities

Volunteer Contact: (630) 443-6910

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Partners for Our Community (more info)

Partners for Our Community is a Palatine-based not-for-profit agency that coordinates a variety of services for persons of low-income in Palatine. POC operates a center in which various agencies have satellite offices that can be accessed by their clientele. These include direct services, such as after-school educational services for youth, a library, and medical services and a number of other services.

Rachel Lara, Community Engagement Coordinator

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Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care (more info)

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides comfort and dignity for individuals dealing with advanced, complex illness. We are proud to be one of the oldest and largest non-profit organizations serving Chicagoland. Through our services, staff, volunteers, bereavement programs and LIFE Institute of Learning, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care empowers people to live with hope and resilience throughout the journey with illness and loss.

Daisy Vargas

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ReStore (Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley) (more info)

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that uses volunteers to build homes for low-income individuals. The local Habitat for Humanity c, that serves a region which includes Palatine, is located in Elgin, IL. The RESTORE center sells donated construction materials, furniture and appliances to fund the building of the homes. Proceeds from RESTORE have financed the construction of 56 homes in the last 11 years.

Lance Dailey, ReStore Volunteer Coordinator
847-742-9905 x6

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WINGS Program (more info)

WINGS is now one of the largest domestic violence service and housing providers in the state of Illinois. Single women and women with children are able to receive temporary safe shelter through WINGS housing. Staff provides on-on-one, individualized assistance that allows women to set personal goals that will enable them to work, continue their education, and care for themselves and their children.

Bruna Srb, Manager of Volunteer Services
847-519-7820 x216