Want to give back? Several local organizations offer volunteer opportunities for seniors, including those that use seniors’ career expertise and rich life experiences in multi-generational programs.
Community Radio Watch volunteer citizens supplement the police force as observers of suspicious or criminal activity and provide additional Police Department supervised security at special events including parades, triathlons, city fairs and activities.
DuPage Children’s Museum Senior Volunteer Opportunities
TEL: (630) 637-8000 ext. 4680
TEL: (630) 778-7529
GiGi's Playhouse is a Down syndrome achievement center that offers free educational and therapeutic programs to individuals with Down syndrome. Opportunities for senior citizens include:
- Literacy tutors- GiGi's Playhouse provides the training; this is a time commitment of at least 1 hour a week for each student. This would be a great experience for a former teacher.
- Gratitude committee - help to write acknowledgements to donors
- Programming- write reminder emails/phone calls for programs, create materials for literacy tutoring
TEL: (630) 407-6458
An organization that exists to connect volunteers with opportunities to get involved in local agencies and organizations throughout the county as well as provide helpful tips on volunteering and giving.
Naperville Community Unit School District 203’s HURRAH (Happy, Upbeat Retirees (& other) Residents Actively Helping) Program
TEL: (630) 420-6475
People’s Resource Center responds to hunger and poverty in DuPage County by offering nutritious food and other basic necessities, such as clothes and rent assistance; opportunities to learn Microsoft Office, ESL, and art; and job-search mentoring. PRC offers more than 70 different volunteer jobs, including food pantry worker, food rescue driver, job search coaching, resume writing and more.
A site to help connect you with potential volunteer opportunities.