Good Causes

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to get involved? Take a look at the following list of upcoming volunteer opportunities with these local service organizations that need your help! 

  • Find your special interest
  • Do something with the whole family
  • Give back to the community


September 2016

  • Ecological Restoration Work Days in the COD Russel R. Kirt Prairie: Volunteers are needed to help restore our natural areas on campus. Activities include invasive plant removal, brush cutting and stacking, planting, seed collection and trail maintenance. There are several days to choose from. Contact Prairie Manager Remic Ensweiler for more information.
  • Support advancements in brain tumor research and honor the memory of Ryan J. Hanrahan, 30-year old son of COD web and graphic designer Kym Hanrahan, by volunteering for the first annual Grabowski Scramble Friday, September 16 at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago.  Donate, participate or volunteer.  Get involved here.

October 2016

Ongoing Service Opportunities:

  • Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center needs summer tutors to help children from low-income families acquire and maintain academic and social skills to succeed in grades k through 12. To become a summer volunteer tutor at Lincoln School or Hadley Junior High in Glen Ellyn, email
  • The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Addison is welcoming volunteers to help with customer service, warehouse loading and unloading, and deconstruction of sellable items. To volunteer, call Amanda Muransky (630) 517-2080.
  • Enrich your life by helping others through a difficult time as a hospice volunteer with Compassionate Care Hospice.  Read, play music or listen to favorite stories as you assist patients and their families. Learn more here.
  • 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 volunteers now. Visit to 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.


Please note that COD Cares compensated service hours are only applicable to group service activities listed on the monthly calendar and, therefore, are not applicable to the above list of events.

*COD Cares About What You Care About

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.

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Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823