Volunteer

We are most successful when we have support from the community. Our office is able to generate impact because of those who generously give their time, resources, ideas, and expertise. You have ability to create lasting change in your community. 

Live United and see your impact uplift Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.

United Way has seasonal volunteer needs that you may inquire about. Call 815.932.7476 or email info@myunitedway.org

Several of our partner agencies have ongoing volunteer needs. See below:


Center of Hope Food Pantry

395 N Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, IL - 815.937.4277

Catholic Charities

249 S Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, IL - 815.933.7791
Ombudsman Program: Be an advocate and companion for senior citizens who are in long-term nursing care facilities
Money Management Program: Assist senior citizens with the basic tasks of managing their monthly bills and expenses
Other Special Events: Catholic Charities hosts many other events and programs to benefit the community.

Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.

657 E. Court Street, Kankakee, IL - 815.933.7883
Club Boomer Volunteers: A program that provides social activities for senior citizens. Volunteers are needs to help run games, crafts, bingo, classes, etc.

Options Center for Independent Living

22 Heritage Drive #107, Bourbonnais, IL - 815.936.0100
Assist individuals with all types of disabilities, helping them stay as independent as possible. If you are handy and able to help build wheelchair ramps or other similar devices, Options CIL could utilize this.

Kankakee Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)

1440 W Court Street, Kankakee, IL - 815.932.7273
Sexual Assault Hotline: Volunteer to be on-call the sexual assault hotline. Volunteers are required to go through a training with KC-CASA.

Salvation Army

148 N Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL - 815.933.8421
Community Thanksgiving Meal
Christmas Toys for Children and Food Baskets: begins at the end of November. Call early to get involved.
Red Kettle Drive

Child Network

171 N West Avenue #1, Bradley - 815.936.7172
CASA Volunteers: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) must go through a training with Child Network in order to volunteer. You will be assigned a foster child who is in the court system, and you will be their advocate until the case is closed.

KCC Alive Literacy & Baby Talk

815.802.8100
Alive: Assist adults with improving their reading and literacy skills
Baby Talk: Visit the local hospitals and give books to parents who just had a baby. Also provide information on programs available for young children in the community.

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