Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@dupagepads.org if you are able to fill any of the listed shifts.

Open Interim (Overnight) Housing Shifts

Sign Up for Interim Housing Shifts Here

Overview of Adult Volunteer Opportunities

  • Interim Housing Site Monitor

    When: 365 nights a year; various shifts 9:00pm-5:00am

    Time Commitment Required: Monthly

    Location: Interim Housing sites throughout DuPage County

    Description:  Provide overnight volunteer support to ensure a safe environment for families and individuals to rest when they have no where else to turn. Responsible for actively monitoring the common areas: sleeping area, hallways, bathrooms; responding to client needs, emergencies, phone calls and insure clients are adhering to rules and regulations.

    Sign Up for Overnight Monitor Shifts Here

    • Client Service Center Supply Room Volunteer

      Days of the week: Tuesdays or Thursdays; 8:30am-11:30am

      Time Commitment: Weekly

      Location: Client Service Center, 703 W. Liberty Drive in Wheaton

      Description: Provide volunteer support at our Client Service Center in the Supply Room; sort and organize incoming donations and distribute donations to clients.

      Contact: DuPagePads Volunteer Coordiantor, volunteer@dupagepads.org

      Supply Room Volunteer

      • Volunteer Photographer

        The Volunteer Photographer will:

        • Provide their own camera and other photographic equipment
        • Follow DuPagePads policy and procedures for capturing, editing and storing photographs
        • Obtain Photo Release forms from all subjects and have good organizational skills and ability to catalog photographs
        • Involve volunteers and clients in the process of creating photographic opportunities
        • Share knowledge of photography and creative approaches
        • Maintain confidentiality and work sensitively with people being photographed
        • Good communication skills both written and verbal
        • Work flexibly, on own initiative and as part of a team

        Photographs will be exclusively used in DuPagePads materials, such as: website, leaflets, brochures, posters, social media platforms, reports and presentations, or news bulletins.

        Contact: DuPagePads Volunteer Coordiantor, volunteer@dupagepads.org

        • Special Volunteer Opportunities

          Days of the week: one-day events throughout the year

          Time commitment: 3 to 4 hours

          Location: Various locations throughout DuPage County


          • Assist DuPagePads with a variety of hands-on projects throughout the year.
          • In the past, these projects have included: DuPagePads Client Service Center Storage organization, DuPagePads Career/Employment Solutions Clothing Closet organization, Housing Holiday Meal in a Bag, Children’s Items Bags, etc.


          • Assist DuPagePads at a variety of fund raising and special events throughout the year.
          • These events include: DuPagePads Run/Walk (September), Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast (November), the Taste of Hope (March), Naperville Ribfest (July) and other community fundraising events for the agency.

          DuPagePads Taste of Hope! Thursday, March 5th

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          • Learning Through Lunches- Donation

            Provide nutritious bagged lunches to feed families and individuals at our Interim (Overnight) Housing sites.

            For Instructions, Available Dates and to Register Click Here