Non-Profit & Volunteer Organizations
100+ Women Who Care of Oswego, Montgomery and Yorkville (O-MY)This nonprofit organization meets four times a year, to pool resources and contribute to local worthy non-profits. All donations will be given to local area charities, non-profit, or worthy causes serving the local area only. The contributions stay 100% in the community. To get more information visit the 100+ Women Who Care website.
Angel Food Ministries
This nonprofit organization works with local churches to distribute quality, nutritious and affordable units of food for $30. Participation is without income limits or prequalifications. Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church needs volunteers to help with ordering, organizing and distributing the food units. To volunteer call 630-385-8135 or visit the Cross Lutheran website.
Association for Individual Development
This nonprofit, community-based organization, serves 3,000 individuals throughout Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties and works to enrich the lives of individuals with diverse disabilities by promoting individual achievement and community inclusion. For volunteer opportunities call 630-966-4450 or visit the Association for Individual Development website.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties is a mentoring organization for children predominantly residing in single-parent families. Call 630-844-9090 or visit the Family Counseling Service website to get involved.
Caring Hands Thrift Shop
The Caring Hands Thrift Shop is a ministry of Cross Lutheran Church North Campus and relies on volunteers to help sort and stock shelves of donated items. Located in Yorkville's downtown area, Caring Hands provides assistance to people in financial duress or in emergency situations. To volunteer, call 630-553-1847.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
CASA Kendall County serves as a voice for abused and neglected children in court and helps these children transition into a safe, nurturing and permanent home. There are many opportunities to get involved. Call 630-553-8660 or email the organization for volunteering information.
Cornerstone Young Women's Learning Center
Cornerstone Young Women's Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that helps single moms between the ages of 18-24, pregnant or with a child (ages 0-3) grow a vision to succeed. The program provides assistance for food, housing, and child care in order for the single mother to go back to school to earn a degree. The 2-year residential program needs many volunteers in the home for 3-hour shifts throughout the day helping with tutoring, mentoring, helping around the house, etc. Volunteers will go through a training session and have background checks done. Visit the Cornerstone website for more details.
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
You don't have to be a painter, carpenter or plumber to get involved. Behind the scenes volunteers are needed for fundraising, building coordination, public relations, and office assistance. To get involved, call 630-859-3333 or visit the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity website.
Kendall County Department of Health & Human Services
This organization provides population-based programs and services to promote personal and mental health, protect community health, and prevent disease. For information call 630-553-9100 or visit the Kendall County website.
Kendall County Fair Association
Kendall County Fair Association volunteers run and maintain the fairgrounds located at Route 71 and East Highpoint Road in Yorkville. For information, call 630-553-2860 or email the association.
Kendall County Food Pantry
Volunteers work with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to purchase food and provide personal hygiene items for those less fortunate. In its new location at 1204A Deer Street in Yorkville, families in need can now shop for a variety of items. To volunteer, call 630-553-0473.
Kendall County Forest Preserve District
This organization protects open space, restores natural areas and provides educational programming to county residents. Volunteers assist with the maintenance of the Laws of Nature Center, and aid with programming and special events. For information call 630-553-4131 or view the Forest Preserve District (PDF) document.
Kendall Count Historical Society
The Historical Society offers volunteers the opportunity to explore and share interests and skills at Lyon Farm, at the museum, doing research or helping at one of the many special events. For information call 630-553-6777 or visit the Kendall County Historical Society webpage.
Kendall County Public Action to Deliver (PADS)
Kendall County PADS is dedicated to providing temporary, safe shelter and nourishing food to the men, women, and children within Kendall County who are homeless or in need. Seven shelter sites are staffed each night in four hours shifts. Men and women, ages 18 and older, as well as 16-17-year old youth with a parent, may volunteer at a shelter of their choice. In order to keep the overnight shelter program operating each winter, a total of 600 volunteers are needed to cover all the shifts each month. A volunteer will serve just one time a month, for a total of six times over the fall and winter months of the year. For more information on volunteering visit the PADS website or call 630-334-8180.
Rover Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit group dedicated to giving homeless dogs a happy future. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Call 630-897-7454 or visit the Rover Rescue website.
Veterans Assistance Commission
The Veterans Assistance Commission networks with veteran's organizations on the local, state and federal level to insure the rights and benefits of veterans. To volunteer call 630-553-0003.