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DONATION NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE – HESED HOUSE IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF CLOTHING, FURNITURE/STROLLERS/HIGH CHAIRS/CRIBS OR TOYS, AT THIS TIME. PLEASE EMAIL DONATE@HESEDHOUSE.ORG WITH QUESTIONS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING!

With the help of professional staff, alliances with outside agencies, and 7,500 volunteers from 90 area churches, businesses, and organizations, over 1,000 individuals (including hundreds of children) are served each year through Hesed House’s shelter and three housing programs.

Hesed House is heavily dependent upon its valued volunteers. Due to COVID-19, on-site volunteer activities have been temporarily suspended.  

To support our current efforts, we invite you to consider checking out our “Current Needs” list or making a financial contribution in lieu of serving.

Under typical circumstances, we utilize groups to help serve meals and help with various projects. Individuals/Families are encouraged to see if there is a group you are already connected with and to join them when they serve.

 

  
 

 

Volunteers play an important role at Hesed House, helping us care for our neighbors while providing hope and dignity! As our volunteer Fannie shared, “I’m glad [Hesed House] is here, because you never know what one night can bring.” At Hesed House, people know they are surrounded by people who care.

 

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› Volunteer Manual

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.

Over 7,500 volunteers help Hesed House every year – both inside and out!

Volunteer Application Process

Please note: Hesed House is not able to accept requests for court-ordered service. Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended on-site volunteering.

How do I begin the process for volunteering?

To begin, please fill out a volunteer profile on our new system by clicking on the “New Volunteers: Apply Now” button on this page. If you already have an individual volunteer profile on our system and want more information about what volunteer opportunities are available, click on the “Returning Volunteers: Get Started” button. There are button links for group volunteering requests and children’s volunteering ideas also on this page.

Our volunteer director, Bruce maintains the schedule for individual volunteers, volunteer groups, open dates where extra help is needed and all volunteer–related projects. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Bruce at volunteer@hesedhouse.org, or call him at 630-897-2156 ext. 538. Before volunteering at Hesed House, please check out our general volunteer guidelines and volunteer orientation video, both found on this page.

Thank you for your interest in wanting to help change lives at Hesed House. We look forward to having you with us again in the future!

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