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Volunteering Opportunities

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!

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!


Current Opportunities

River Grove Fall Flannel Fest 9/30/2023

Date:    Saturday, September 30, 2023 

Time:   2:00pm - 10:30pm (Volunteer Hours 1:30pm - 10:45pm)           

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

Contact: Katie Muellner, 708-779-8056

What:   River Grove is hosting a Fall Flannel festival and needs volunteers. Duties will include helping with inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting. 



Franklin Park Pumpkin Fest 2023

When:  Sunday, October 01, 2023

Time:   2:00pm - 4:00pm  (Volunteer Hours 1:30pm-4:45pm)

Where:  North Park, 10040 Addison Street, Franklin Park 

Contact: Liz Strack,

What:   Volunteers will help in the pumpkin patch, insuring one pumpkin per child. Help with crowd control at the photo booth, inflatables, face painting, and balloon artist lines. Assist in paint supplies by refilling paint into cups, rinsing off brushes and placing pumpkins on tables to dry. Assist marketing table by walking around and passing our flyers and brochures to families in attendance. 15 volunteers are needed.


Park District of Franklin Park Teen Nights

Franklin Park Teen Nights


When:  Friday, October 20, 2023

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm   (Volunteer Hours 5:45pm - 8:15pm)

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

What:  Supervise Junior High Dance, help with check-in, and man the bathrooms.  We need about 10 Volunteers.

Contact: Sabrina Rivera 



Franklin Park Trick or Treat at the Park

Dress up in your Halloween costumes and head over to North Park!

When:   Saturday October 28, 2023 

Time:    10:00am - 12:00pm  (Volunteer Hours 9:30am - 12:30pm) 

Where:  North Park (10040 Addison Ave, Franklin Park) 

Contact:  Liz Strack, 

What:  We need about 10-15 volunteers to help run carnival games such as bean bag toss, ring toss and more. We will need help with cleanup after the event also.   

SIGN UP HERE!               

Healthy Kids Running Series Northlake

When:  Sunday    September 24

                               October 1

                               October 8

                               October 15

                               October 22

Time:   2:00 pm 

Where:  CenterPoint Preserve   400 N. Wolf Rd. Northlake 

Contact:  Sign up to volunteer with this    LINK  

or reach out to Stefany Castellan at

What:  Come join the fun spreading the Healthy Kids mission to our community! Volunteers are needed for 5 race days to assist in a variety of simple tasks. The local Community Coordinator will send details via email as the race gets closer.

We always appreciate your help!

Northlake Public Library District "TRUNK OR TREAT"

When:  Saturday  October 28, 2023

Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where:  Northlake Public Library District Parking Lot,  231 N. Wolf Rd, Northlake, IL 60164 

What:  Volunteers need to decorate their car and fill their trunk with 500 pieces of candy and stay the entire event passing out candy.  You will receive 10 volunteer hours.

Guidelines for participating Trunk or Treat Vehicles:

  • Fill out this form  
  • Family friendly Halloween Decorations only 
  • No vehicles larger than a pick-up truck or van
  • No trailers or buses
  • No live animals
  • Only pre-wrapped candy or alternative treat (small toys or trinkets) may be provided. 
  • Vehicles may start arriving by 11:30am and must be set up and ready to go by 12:30pm
Village of Schiller Park Halloween Howl EventĀ 

When:  Saturday,  October 21, 2023
Time:   1:00pm - 3:00pm (Volunteer Hours 12:00pm - 4:00pm)
Where:  Kennedy Park, 4001 Scott Street, Schiller Park 

Contact:  Randy Splitt at or 847-671-8580

What:  The Recreation Department is looking for approximately 15-20 volunteers to work the Halloween Howl event by assisting with children's games, attractions, and wearing character costumes provided by the Recreation Department.   Please wear your Leyden High School ID.  Information will be emailed to volunteers on their arrival time and parking locations for the event.

We always appreciate your help for a great cause!


Franklin Park Community Member needs help with chores around her house.

She needs help walking her dog and a few other tasks. 

Helping her out,  will help you earn some volunteer hours.

If you are interested in helping please come to East Leyden room 161 or email  for more information.

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. You MUST contact Ms. Sullivan to coordinate your volunteer hours after you sign up and BEFORE you show up for your volunteer hours

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.

SIGN UP HERE - Interest Form