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Summer Volunteering


Below is a list of volunteering opportunities in our community.  To sign up for a shift, please contact the person listed for each date and shift. Please do this at least one week in advance before the volunteering date.  All the items in this list are organized by DATE.  Remember, you represent YLA!  That means all of the following:

Wear your YLA shirt

Be on time

Be respectful and curteous

Have fun!

Location Name Location Address Contact person  Contact phone number Event / Job Day of the Week  Date(s) Time  Dress Code
Food for Greater Elgin 1553 Commerce Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 Isabelle Bourgeois 847-931-9330 Offering food distributions 5 times per week allows for flexibility in scheduling volunteer time:
Monday and Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
See event information Whatever date works for you! See event information YLA shirts, jeans and tennis shoes OK
Habitat for Humanity Locations vary depending on date and project Jenny Ackerman, 847-836-1432 Habitat has a house build project somewhere in the Fox Valley area every Saturday of the year. Volunteers must be age 16 or older.   Saturdays   8:30 am - 4:00 pm YLA shirt, jeans and tennis shoes (or other work shoes) OK - dress for hands on construction work!