Good Causes

Event Volunteers Needed:

(COD Cares compensated service hours are only applicable to group service activities listed on the monthly calendar and, therefore, are not applicable to the following list of events.)

June 2015

  • S.C.A.R.C.E. (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) just received loads of books and school supplies and need volunteers to unload cars, sort items, and get the supplies onto their shelves. To volunteer, call 630-545-9710.
  • Downers Grove Park District Concert Series is looking for volunteers to help host the concerts held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. from June 2 to August 25.  Click here to volunteer for one or several concerts.
  • Downers Grove/Woodridge Relay for Life needs volunteers to set up, work the walk, and clean up on Fri. June 26. at McCollum Park. To volunteer, email
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers for the Bike MS 2015: Tour de Farms June 27 & 28 in DeKalb.  Sign up to cheer, help with photography, staff a rest stop or be part of the check-in crew.  To volunteer and for more information, click here.
  • Course marshals are needed for the Downers Grove 5Miler Sunday, June 28 at 6 a.m.  Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and breakfast. To sign up or for further information, email Kari at

August 2015

  • Bike to the Lake with pim-africa on Mon., Aug. 8 and help fund the construction of a S.T.E.M. Center at the Kamwenge School in Uganda. Ride from Glen Ellyn to Lake Geneva, WI.  Call 312-551-0900 for details.  


Ongoing Service Opportunities:

  • Ray Graham Association is looking for a few do-it-yourselfers to help assemble grills, exercise bikes and furniture to be used in the many group homes throughout the County.  If interested, please email Linda Gurgone, or call her at 630-620-2222..
  • DuPage Pads is committed to ending homelessness in our community. Their Interim Housing Program needs your help.
  • Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton provides transitional housing programs and supportive services to U.S. Veterans of any era to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives. They are currently looking for assistance with serving meals, painting and landscaping the shelter.


COD Cares About What You Care About

Which charity calls you an "Action Hero"? Email to tell us about your favorite national or local District 502 organization and why it is special to you!  We can include it on this page or add it to our growing list of monthly group service activities.


Contact Information

Ami Chambers, Community Relations Coordinator, (630) 942-3823