With the help of professional staff, alliances with outside agencies and 6,000 volunteers from 70 area churches, almost 1,000 individuals (including 188 children) are served each year through Hesed House’s shelter and three housing programs.
Hesed House is heavily dependent upon its valued volunteers which generally are categorized as follows:
- Groups that are willing to make long-term commitments. The primary foundation for feeding and serving individuals and families at Hesed House is composed of many faith-based groups in the Fox Valley area, followed by civic organizations and businesses who sign on to prepare and serve food in the PADS shelter on an ongoing basis.
- Individuals or families who would like to volunteer in our programs on an as-needed or as-available basis. Opportunities are matched with an individual’s areas of interest, experience and availability.
- Groups that would like to help with specific building-related projects (painting, landscaping and minor repair and construction projects).
Volunteer Application Process
How do I begin the process for volunteering?
Please contact our Director of Volunteers at: 630–897–2165 ext. 538 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb maintains the schedule for individual volunteers, volunteer groups, open dates where extra help is needed and all volunteer–related projects.
Applications can also be requested by phone which will then be mailed or faxed to you.
Please remember that Hesed House is not able to accept requests for court ordered service. And in cases where volunteer projects involve interaction with children, background checks of applicants will be conducted prior to approving volunteer service. Hesed House and the Kane County Health Department require all volunteers to register in advance of, or upon arrival at Hesed House, for their volunteer service. The contact information you provide will be used for emergency notification purposes, and not shared with outside sources.
To learn more about volunteering at Hesed House, please review our Volunteer Guidelines Summary.
Thank you for your interest in wanting to help change lives at Hesed House. We look forward to having you with us.
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Whether your company would like to hold an employee challenge event, or a group-sponsored car wash, bake sale or holiday gift collection, there are a multitude of ways that your talents and efforts can impact the men, women and children at Hesed House.