Local Volunteer Organizations

Turn your passion into action.

Harper strives to provide students with opportunities to serve in the local community and beyond. By providing these opportunities to be part of something that is bigger than oneself, we aim to instill the idea of lifelong active citizenship in the students of Harper College.

If you would like assistance email studentleadership@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6242.

 
Resource Type Organization Name Organization
Telephone Number

Athletics/Sports

Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association

847.870.0081

Adult/Children Disabilities

Northwest Special Recreation Association

847.392.2848 ext. 233

Adult/Children Disabilities

Little City Foundation

815.955.1401

Art/Theatre

Prairie Center Arts Foundation

847.776.3560

Child Care

Northwest Suburban Daycare Center

847.299.5103

Child Care

IL Action for Children

312.823.1100

Child Care

Children's Advocacy Center of North and NW Cook County

847.885.0100

Child Care

Children's Home and Aid Society of IL-Community Child Care Center of Palatine

847.991.1030

Child/Young Adult Care

OMNI Youth Services

847.353.1536

Child/Educational Care

City Year Chicago

312.216.7212

Child/Disabilities Care

Gigi's Playhouse

847.885.7529

Child/Disabilities Care

Palatine Park District/I Compete Youth Program

847.496.6303

Child/Family Care

Rainbow For All Children

847.952.1770 ext. 312

Child/Family Care

Palatine Township Community Outreach Palatine

847.358.6161

Child/Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & NW Indiana

224.207.9250

Clothing

Salvation Army - Elgin Corps and Community Center

847.741.2304

Clothing

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division Headquarters

773.205.3502 or 773.205.3532
METVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org

Dental

Harper Dental Clinic

847.925.6534

Dental

Northwest Community Mobile Dental Clinic

847.358.6700

Disabilities

Alzheimer's Association

800.272.3900

Disabilities

Special Olympics IL-- Lincolnshire

 

Domestic Violence

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA)

847.806.6526 ext. 19

Domestic Violence

WINGS

847.519.7820 ext. 216

Domestic Violence

Between Friends

847.818.8900

Drug Abuse Health

Ignite Hope

847.630.2255

Educational

National MS Society

312.423.1139

Educational

Plum Grove Junior High School

847.963.7605

Educational

The Greater Wheeling Area

224.800.1539

Educational

Ladder Up

312.630.0288

Educational

Community Education: District 214 Arlington Heights

847.718.7799

Educational

Harper Educational Foundation

630.473.8183

Educational

JPRC (Job Placement @ Harper)

847.925.6400

Educational/Child Care

Best Buddies

312.828.9313

Educational/Disabilities

Icompete

847.496.6303

Family/LGBTQ Care

Parent, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays of Northern IL

630.415.0622

Food/Shelter/Clothing

Americorps

 

Food/Shelter/Clothing

Community Threads

847.358.3710

Food/Shelter/Clothing

Feed My Starving Children

847.984.3849

Food/Shelter/Clothing

G.R.E.A.T.( Good Reading Event At TJ) Hoffman Estates

847.963.8272
847.705.6247

Food/Shelter/Clothing

Habitat for Humanity ( North fox valley) Carpentersville

630.940.8137

Food/Shelter/Clothing

Home of the Sparrow

815.271.5444 ext. 244

Food/Shelter/Clothing

Heartland Alliance and Care Services - Ending Poverty

773.894.2427

Food/Shelter/Clothing

The Night Ministries (Homeless Youth Services, Chicago)

773.506.6004

Food/Shelter\Clothing

Northwest Compass

847.392.2344 ext. 412

Government

AARP Foundation TaxAide

847.398.6265

Government

Kiwanis Club of Palatine

 

Health

Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity (PHD) Inverness

847.359.4967

Housing

Fellowship Housing

847.380.8867

Housing

Faith Community House

847.342.0846

Housing

The Harbour

847.297.8540
general@theharbour.org

Housing

Housing Forward

708.338.1724 ext. 220

Housing

Habitat for Humanity (North Fox Valley) Carpentersville

630.940.8137

Immigration

National Immigrant Justice Center Chicago

312.660.1300

Immigration

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

312.332.7360

Immigration

HIAS Chicago

312.357.4666

Immigration

Hispanic American Community Education and Services (HACES)

847.244.0300 ext. 213

Legal

Legal Assistance Foundation

312.347.8338

Legal

Life Span Center for Legal Services

877.863.6338

Medical

Muscular Dystrophy Association

312.260.5981

Medical

Amita Health St. Alexis Medical

847.252.5469

Medical

Access to Care

708.531.0680

Medical

Access Community Health Network

847.342.1554

Medical

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington

847.842.3192

Medical

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

312.334.0929 ext.397

Medical

Alexander Leigh Center

847.922.3470
alcavolunteer@gmail.com

Medical

Alzheimer's Association, Greater IL Chapter

847.933.2413

Medical

American Cancer Society

630.932.1157

Medical

American Red Cross

312.729.6222

Medical

Heartland Hospice Palatine

847.241.5016

Medical

Public Health

 

Medical

Sweat for Tiny Hearts

847.780.4869
sweat@savingtinyhearts.org

Medical

AMITA Health-Alexian Brothers

847.437.5500 ext. 4766

Medical

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

 847.723.6194

Medical

Hope Palliative and Hospice Care

 847.803.0400

Medical

JOURNEYS | The Road Home

847.963.9163 ext. 121
volunteer@journeystheroadhome.org

Medical

Northwest Community Healthcare

847.618.4455

Mental Health

The Josselyn Center

847.441.5600

Mental Health

Kenneth Young Center - Outpatient

847.524.8800 ext. 182

Mental Health

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

847.952.7460

Mental Health

Hoffman Estates Dept. of Health and Human Services

847.781.4866

Mental Health

Lutheran Social Services

847.640.7954

Mental Health

Northwest Community Hospital

847.618.5500

Multiple Services

Catholic Charities

312.655.7700

Multiple Services

Palatine Township

847.358.6140

Multiple Services

Wheeling township

847.259.7730 ext. 39

Multiple Services

Elk Grove Township

847.437.0300

Multiple Services

Schaumburg Township

847.884.0030

Multiple Services

Village of Mount Prospect

847.870.5680

Multiple Services

Arlington Cares

847.368.5791

Multiple Services

Willow Creek Care Center

224.512.2600

Multiple Services

Palatine Opportunity Center

847.776.9500
palatineopportunitycenter@gmail.com

Multiple Services

Holy Family Catholic Community

847.907.3400

Multiple Services

Travelers Aid Chicago (with Heartland Alliance)

773.894.2427
tacvolunteer@heartlandalliance.org

Multiple Services

The Bridge Youth & Family Services

847.485.3083

Multiple Services

Palatine Park District

847.496.6212

Museum

Elk Grove Historical Museum

847.439.3994

Museum

Morton Grove Historical Society

847.965.0203

Museum

Naper Settlement Museum

630.420.6010
nsvolunteer@naperville.il.us

Nature/Environment

Barrington Area Conservation Trust

847.387.3149

Nature/Environment

Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards

847.836.7443

Nature/Environment

OTIS Fresh Farms

 

Other

Friends of Cycling Elk Grove

630.473.8183

Other

Palatine Emergency Management Agency

847.359.9056

Other

Prairie Center Arts Foundation

847.923.3608

Other

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

312.906.2350

Other

Unearth the World

612.590.0812

Other

Northwest Suburbs Organizing for Action

847991.1863

Other

St. Huberts Jobs & Networking

 

Pets/Animals

Almost Home Foundation

630.776.3822

Pets/Animals

Buddy Foundation

847.290.5806

Pets/Animals

Chicagoland Dog Rescue Schaumburg

847.290.6458
info@chicagolanddogrescue.org

Pets/Animals

Mercy for Animals

773.971.3895

Pets/Animals

Second City Canine Rescue

847.807.5364
volunteer@sccrescue.org

Pets/Animals

Fetching Tails Foundation

847-975-4563

Senior Citizens

Addolorata Villa

 

Senior Citizens

Arlington Heights, Senior Center

847.253.5532

Senior Citizens

Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA)

847.381.5030
info@bacoa.org

Senior Citizens

Center for Disability and Elder Law

312.376.1880
volunteer@cdelaw.org

Senior Citizens

Clearbrook

847.385.5016

Senior Citizens

Emeritus at Prospect Heights

262.757.1643

Senior Citizens

Friendship Village

847.884.5539

Senior Citizens

ManorCare Northbrook

847.795.9700

Senior Citizens

Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

847.991.1112

Senior Citizens

Seasons Hospice

847.867.0956

Senior Citizens

Solstice Senior Living

847.991.4700
palatinevld@solsticesenior living.com

Senior Citizens

Heartland Hospice

847.272.7338

Women

Northwest Suburbs Organizing for Action (NWSOFA)

847.991.1863

Women

League of Women Voters Palatine Area

224.655.2485

 Also reference: handsonsuburbanchicago.org for current, local volunteer opportunities.