Looking for a volunteer opportunity for yourself or a group? We can help you find the best way to connect! Here are just a few examples of ways to get involved.

Become a Study Buddies tutor and help children in grades 1st through 8th grade with their homework Mondays and/or Wednesdays evenings. Adults and high schoolers can be tutors for a semester or two. Build a rewarding relationship with kids in this academic support program.

Prepare and serve a Study Buddies dinner to the children participating in the Study Buddies Program on Monday and Wednesday evenings. We all know how hard it is to concentrate on an empty stomach, which makes a meal so vital to the success of this program and the well-being of the children.

Prepare a summer lunch for the children enrolled in our summer programs where they are given the opportunity to participate in educational and recreational activities in the community.

Fundraising events are especially important to the agency as it enables us to provide our programs. Volunteer to support these events by obtaining items for raffle or auction, mailing event announcements and participating in day-of-event activities.

We host a number of special events throughout the year. Help decorate for our Halloween haunted house in October or help wrap gifts in December for hundreds of families who are associated with Youth Services.

Provide your professional talent and skills. Areas of expertise include administration, accounting, web design and maintenance, human resources and IT support.

Contribute to the beauty of our property and help with the seasonal landscaping needs of planting, mulching and weeding. Come for an afternoon or several visits. The vegetable garden needs care too.

Your scout project may find a home at Youth Services. We are happy to discuss your idea.

Please note that some of these activities may be paused or adapted based on the current situation. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Fitch, at 847-724-2620 or Jennifer.fitch@ysgn.org. If you are looking for court-ordered community service for a student, please check out our Juvenile Diversion Program.