Help Others Prosper

Check out the opportunities below to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others in our community!


Volunteer with Students


Willowbrook High School Volunteer


About this opportunity:

You can serve High School students by assisting in developing confidence and leadership skills. 

When and Where?

  • Weekly at Willowbrook High School at
    1250 S. Ardmore Ave in Villa Park

What will I do?

You can mentor students in these programs:

  • Willowbrook Initiative on Leadership, which is a community-based leadership training series, takes place throughout the school year at Willowbrook High School. These sessions take place monthly and feature trainers, who speak with Willowbrook student leaders about the core value topics of accountability, balance, interdependence, leverage, and empowerment.

  • The Male Mentors, which is a program designed to train upperclassmen to mentor underclassmen through being mentored by adult men. The group meets once a week during lunch, and community members provide motivational and educational presentations.

  • The Ladies Lunch Squad offers support and ongoing motivational clinics for female students in an effort to help members gain confidence and realize their true potential. This group meets once a week during lunch.



Friday Night Connect


About this Opportunity:

Friday Night Connect is a partnership between Willowbrook High School, the local clergy, the Villa Park Police Department and local governmental officials to provide students with safe, positive activities. All students grades sixth through eighth are invited to join Friday Night Connect. They will be mentored by Willowbrook High School students. 

What will I do?

Adult volunteers will provide supervision.

When and Where?

  • Friday evenings*

  • Friday Night Connect will take place at the following locations:

    • Calvary United Methodist Church
      136 E. Highland Avenue in Villa Park

    • York Center Church of the Brethren
      1S071 Luther Avenue in Lombard

    • Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church
      206 W. St. Charles Road in Villa Park

      *For more information, call 630.832.5580 or email



Kids Hope Student Mentor

About this organization:

Kids Hope is a strong nationwide organization of public school-church partnerships dedicated to providing mentor relationships for children.

When and Where?

  • Mentors will meet weekly at York Center School, Stevenson Elementary School, or Madison Elementary School.

  • Both schools are in District 45 and are located near Westmore/Meyers Road and Roosevelt Road.

  • Contact for more details.

What will I do?

Christ Church members Ellen Jurkonis and Ruth Vanderlaan are looking forward to leading a group of volunteers into the important roles of mentoring elementary-aged school students or being a prayer partner to a mentor. Additional volunteers are needed for mentoring and being a prayer partner to a mentor. Prayer partners will not meet with students weekly but will provide important spiritual support for their mentor. 



York Community Resource Center Volunteer

About this organization:

York Community Resource Center (YCRC) restores hope and provides opportunities for children, youth, and families to reach their fullest potential. Through after school programs, tutoring, and parent groups, YCRC strives to advance the academic skills of youth and increase opportunities for all.

When and Where?

  • Villa Park and Lombard

  • Contact for more details.

What will I do?

You can serve our community and make a lasting impact at YCRC by becoming a tutor or a classroom aide. Join the arts and recreation team or assist with special events and field trips. Find joy by sharing your time, talents and energy. After registering, a representative from York Community Resource Center will contact you to further explore your desire to serve.


Volunteer with Children


When and Where?

  • York Center School | TBD

  • Stevenson Elementary School | TBD

What will we do?

Assistance with childcare is needed at each York and Stevenson PTA meeting on Wednesday nights throughout the school year to allow parents to play a more active role in their child's education. Help our neighbors by serving at one or more PTA meetings.

Those who wish to serve must complete our volunteer application process before serving. To apply and find out more details, click the button below.


Volunteer with the
Food Pantry



When and Where?

  • Second Saturday of every month*
    8:00am-12:00pm | 1 S. 415 Summit Ave, Oak Brook Terrace

  • The Wednesday before Saturday's Food Pantry
    5:45-6:45pm | Life Storage at 953 S. State 83 in Elmhurst (frontage road on the east)

  • The Friday before Saturday's Food Pantry
    3:00-5:00 pm | Salvation Army in Oak Brook Terrace

    *Not available during the month of December.

What will we do?

  • On Saturdays, we will distribute food to guests, help carry groceries out to cars, and help clean up.

  • On the Wednesday before, we will load donations on to our truck.

  • On the Friday before, we will help set up for Saturday's
    Food Pantry.



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