• Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers!  

     DID YOU KNOW: You are not limited to the volunteer opportunities listed here. We will grant credit for any volunteering that helps others that you did not get paid for. Don't forget to log your service hours.  

    DID YOU KNOW: Each time you volunteer with Unity in Community your earn a raffle ticket for their service scholarship!

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    Volunteer Opportunities

     Please check back to see what opportunities are available and sign up right here on this page! Always remember to social distance, wash or sanitize hands, and wear a mask while working with others.
     Volunteers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once filled, the form and/or contacts will stop accepting responses.

    It is VERY important that if you sign up for an event you honor your commitment and SHOW UP!
    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Frank Holthouse at 847-451-3031 or fholthouse@leyden212.org.


  • River Grove Date:    Thursday,  September 30, 2021  5:00pm - 10:00pm

                Friday, October 1, 2021  5:00pm - 11:00pm 

                Saturday, October 2, 2021  1:00pm - 11:00pm 

                Sunday,  October 3, 2021  1:00pm - 9:00pm 

    Where:   River Front Park, 2650 Ditka Dr., River Grove, IL 60171

    Contact: Michele Obaya,   708-779-8240

    What:  River Grove is hosting a four day festival and needs volunteers. Duties will include helping with pop and water tents. 2 hour time slots available or more if you are able.  Please arrive 15 minutes early and meet at the pop and water tent. 

    If you can help out with this great cause...please fill out the form below. WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR HELP! Once you fill this out, I will get back to you with more details!


    River Grove

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  • River Grove

    When:  Saturdays, September 11, 2021 through November 6, 2021

    Time:   9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Where:  Rhodes School, 8931 Fullerton Ave, River Grove

    Contact:  Katie Muellner,  kmuellner@rivergroveil.gov

    What:   Coaches and referees needed for Flag Football. Coaching begins 9/11 for 9 weeks and referees start 9/18 for 8 weeks.  6 volunteers are needed.

          Coach                                                referee                                                                               SIGN UP HERE


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  • Pumpkin   


                                Franklin Park  Pumpkin Fest


    When:  Sunday, October 03, 2021

    Time:   12:00pm - 4:30pm

    Where:  North Park, 10040 Addison Street, Franklin Park 

    Contact:  Tim Skladzien,  tskladzien@fpparks.org

    What:   Volunteers will help setup the festival and help with the activities such as pumpkin painting, (refilling washable paint cups, rinsing brushes, and help moving pumpkins to drying area). Supervise lines for inflatable attractions and other activities at the festival.  2-10 volunteers are needed.






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    Leyden Township

    Halloween Bash & Trunk or Treat scarecrow


    When:  Friday, October 15, 2021

    Time:   6:00pm - 8:00pm (Volunteers are needed from 5:30pm-8:30pm)

    Where:  Westdale Park

                3045 Sandra Ave.

                Melrose Park, IL  60164

    What:   We are in need of volunteers in the Corn maze and the Scarecrow making stations (No students with allergies to hay please). We need help in the goody bag handout station and various other stations. We also need help setting up and cleaning up after the party.  Volunteers should plan to be at the park 30 minutes before and after the event. 

    Come help out at this fun event!

    Contact: bwhite@leydentownship.com or 847-451-5148.



    Sign Up Here!  



    Halloween Bats

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  • Franklin Park Trick or Treat in the Park


    When:  Saturday October 30, 2021 

    Time:   9:30am - 12:30pm

    Where:  North Park,  10040 Addison, Franklin Park 

    Contact:  Tim Skladzien, tskladzien@fpparks.org 

    What:  Help with children's games, hand out candy, direct patrons to the event. 


    Trick or Treat  


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  • Teen


    Franklin Park Teen Nights 

    When:  Fridays, October 29, November 19 and December 17

    Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Where:  Community Center 9560 Franklin Ave., Franklin Park, IL 

    What:  Supervise Junior High Dances

    Contact:  Sabrina Rivera, srivera@fpparks.org




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  • rgpld

    River Grove Library Volunteering 

    When:  Ongoing

    Time:  Any 

    Where:  River Grove Public Library, 8638 Grand Ave., IL  60171

    Who/Contact:  Yuli Melnyk, 708-453-4484 or ymelnyk@rivergrovelibrary.org

    What:  You will be preparing craft kits, organizing books, cleaning shelves, helping set up/tear down programs, and moving books for our future shelving projects.

    If you can help out with this great cause.....WE ALWAYS APPPRECIATE YOUR HELP!


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  • Franklin Park Polar Express Events


    When:  Saturday, December 11, 2021  2:00pm - 5:00pm and/or 

                 Saturday, December 18, 2021  2:00pm - 5:00pm


    Where: Franklin Park Metra Train Station, 3148 Rose St. (25th and Franklin), Franklin Park, IL 60131 

    Who/Contact: Tim Skladzien, tskladzien@fpparks.org 

    What: The Franklin Park Park District has 1 possibly 2 Polar Express events in December.  Volunteers ride the "Polar Express" train from Franklin Park to Elgin, where we pick up Santa and he rides with the families on the train back to Franklin Park. Volunteers will sign in participants, distribue and collect song books at the end of the event and help Santa to keep the event running smoothly.   WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!




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    Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry & Clothing Closet


    When: Ongoing Saturdays

    Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM (exceptions can be made)

    Where: 2825 Hawthorne St., Franklin Park (little blue house)

    Who/Contact: Lois Sullivan (708) 638-2320 lsullivan@wolve.com

    Help out at the Interfaith Outreach food pantry and clothing closet.  Help in fulfilling guests’ shopping orders, bagging groceries, carrying items to cars, searching for specific clothing needs and various pantry/closet needs as they arise.  Guests are not currently allowed within the pantry house, so your help is needed more than ever to help ensure a smooth process.  Directly helping those in our community then helps earn you service hours.  A Win for everyone!  Thank you.



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