• 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.



  • Winter

    When: Saturday December 4, 2021

    Where: Schiller Park Metra Station Parking Lot (Ruby Street)

    Time: 1:30pm - 6:15pm

    Contact: Randy Splitt (847) 707-0333 Day of the Event

    What: Schiller Park Residents will be invited to drive through a festively decorated "Winter Wonderland" at the Metra Station on Ruby Street and see Santa Claus and other seasonal characters from 2:00pm until 5:30pm. Volunteers will be involved with wearing character costumes that will be provided, assist with running the holiday theme games, and line attendants up for the hay ride. 10 volunteers are needed. This is an Outdoor Event, dress accordingly




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  • When:  Saturday December 4, 2021

    Time:  9:00am - 11:00am (Volunteers report by 8:40am)

    Where:  Community Center 2620 N. Mannheim Rd. Franklin Park)

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

    What:  Volunteers will be assisting in running game stations and helping take pictures of families with Santa




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  • Teen


    Franklin Park Teen Nights 

    When:  Fridays, October 29, November 19, December 17, January 28, February 18, March 18 and April 22

    Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

    What:  Supervise Junior High Dances

    Contact:  Sabrina Rivera, srivera@fpparks.org




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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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  • New Years Eve                         New Year's Eve Drop & Pop Celebration!

    When:  Friday  December 31, 2021

    Time:   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Where:  Leyden Township Community Center                   

                  2620 N. Mannheim Rd.

                  Franklin Park, IL   60131

    We are looking for Student Volunteers to assist with various carnival games & food stations for this special event for children.

    Contact:   Ben White

                   847-451-5148 or bwhite@leydentownship.com


    Balloon Drop

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    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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    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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