Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Service Project Recommendations

Barrington Area Conservation Trust

Barrington Area Conservation Trust is devoted to preserving our community’s rare and exceptional open space for current and future generations
Contact: Kat Gertz – Administrative Director 847-387-3149 or

Community Meal

Christian Hospitality offered at local churches

Wednesday afternoon or evening
Interdenominational organization which serves community members in need of companionship or food. Help set up, serve food or clean up after the event
Contact: Activity Director 847-525-8004 or

Deer Park Village Senior Living

Assisted Living for senior citizens with dementia or Alzheimer’s

Located at 21840 West Lake Cook Road, Deer Park
Friday afternoons & evenings; all day Saturday
Assist in social time for residents. Play games, musical instruments, art projects. Will modify activities to fit your interests
Contact: Activity Director 847-438-8200

Encore Memory Care of South Barrington

Assisted Living for senior citizens with dementia or Alzheimer’s

Located at 215 Bartlett Road South Barrington
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons; Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon
Assist in social time for residents. Play games, do art projects, play music instruments, sit and visit, bring your talents and interests. Activities that fit your hobbies and interests
Contact: Activity Director 847-844-1205

Fair Trade Sales

Quarterly, sale of fair trade products. Creating awareness of the justice issues surrounding labor and trade between people living in this country and those living in the developing world

Located in the Saint Anne Gathering Space
Before and after Sunday Mass on specified Sundays
Assist with the set up and sale of goods
Contact: Paul Kalmes 847-344-1869 or

House of Hope

Resale Store where proceeds benefit Saint Anne’s Project Hope community outreach ministry

Located in Deerpath Commons, 955 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich
Saturday morning or afternoon shifts
Help in the store, whether it is sorting clothing, moving furniture to people’s cars or any number of other tasks
Contact: 847-550-2000

GIGI’s Playhouse

Achievement center for people with Down’s Syndrome

Located at 2350 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates
Thursday evenings or Saturday morning or afternoon
Assist with classes and social time. Must attend a training session.
Contact: Alison 847-885-6149 or

Lake Barrington Woods

Assisted living for senior citizens Located at 22320

Classic Ct. Lake Barrington
Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon Socialize with residents, play games
Contact: Activity Director 847-842-8900

Night Ministry – Soup Suppers

Soup Supper for the homeless

Transported by Parish van from Saint Anne to the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago
Wednesday afternoon into evening shifts
In conjunction with “The Night Ministry” we help in the Curbside Soup Kitchen which serves a hot soup meal to Chicago’s homeless, people on the verge of homelessness and those in need of food assistance
Contact: Kim Burns – or 847-345-6441
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Special Olympics

Sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities

Located at high schools in Lake, McHenry, and North Cook 00County
Sunday morning or afternoon
Help at sporting events

Walk on Farm

Therapeutic riding center for children with special needs

Located at 26665 W Cuba Rd, Lake Barrington
Must be 15 years of age to volunteer
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons/ evenings; Saturday morning or afternoon
Assist with sessions and care of horses. Must attend a training session
Contact: Activity Director 847-381-4231 or

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