Do you have a flair for communicating? Can you help with technical writing, PR, facilitating groups, greeting, teaching or fundraising? Look here for ways you can help the projects that serve our community.



African Vision of Hope



Donate a few hours of your time to help at the African Vision of Hope office in Maryville, Illinois. A few ways to get involved are: sorting and packing supplies that will be shipped to Zambia and used in all 5 African Vision of Hope schools; running errands; preparing mailings; calling volunteers; organizing storage; and much more. You may also consider going on a mission trip to Zambia for a life-changing experience where you will help children living in one of the most vulnerable, impoverished countries in the world.

When: Varies
Where: 8 Professional Park Dr. Maryville, IL 62062

Want to help? Contact...
618.288.7695
info@africanvisionofhope.org
http://africanvisionofhope.org/get-involved/



Community Hope Center



We are a faith-based non-profit organization that helps those in need with food, clothing, household items, one-on-one ministry time, and educational classes at no charge. We are completely supported by local churches, individuals and businesses.

We need assistance in sorting, packing and distributing donations; praying & providing spiritual care for clients; and office workers and greeters.

When: variable, 9-1 weekdays
Where: 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills, IL

Want to help? Contact...
(618) 259-0959
hopecenters@gmail.com
https://communityhopecenteril.org/



Friends of the Library – Glen Carbon – Adults



The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month. The Friends are a group of volunteers who share a common belief that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community. The members of this non-profit organization work to increase public awareness of all library services and assist in bringing funds to the library for special needs.

When: second Wednesday of each month, 6:30-7:30
Where: Community Room, Glen Carbon Library, 198 S. Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Want to help? Contact...
(main library number) 618-288-1212
friends@glencarbonlibrary.org
http://glencarbonlibrary.org/friends-of-the-library/



Habitat for Humanity ReStore



Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. You can shop, donate, or volunteer to work in the store!

When: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 101 E. Clay St.(Rear), Collinsville, IL

Want to help? Contact...
618-223-1711
collinsvillerestore@yahoo.com
http://www.lchabitat.org/restore.html



Hospice Volunteers – Unity Hospice



Are you ready to make a difference? If so, Unity Hospice wants you! Volunteers are needed to visit terminally ill patients and/or perform office duties. We are also searching for pet-companion volunteers with at least a canine good citizen certification. There are no time requirements; we provide opportunities based on your schedule. Social or church groups, families, retirees, and students— all are welcome. Help us to bring families support and compassion when they need it most.

When: varies
Where:

Want to help? Contact...
618-346-1111
smcginn-corona@unityhospice.com
http://www.unityhospice.com/volunteers/



Junior Friends of the Library – Glen Carbon



The Jr. Friends of the Library meet the first Thursday of each month and consist of young adult volunteers (ages 12-18) who meet at the Library to perform community outreach projects. JFOL members organize fund-raising activities. The proceeds from the fund raisers are donated to the Library and other charitable organizations that the JFOLs believe are helping to make a difference in our community. They also provide a safe environment within the Library for young adults to meet and socialize. Membership forms are available in the Youth Services area.

When: third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Carbon Library, 198 S. Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Want to help? Contact...
(618) 288-1212
gle@glencarbonlibrary.org
http://glencarbonlibrary.org/friends-of-the-library/



Main Street Community Center



Main Street Community Center is committed to providing a broad range of group and individual activities and services that respond to the needs and interests of the community, focusing on individuals aged 50+.

Volunteers are always needed at the Community Center to help deliver meals, to assist with maintenance and gardening, and to help at the front desk.


When: variable
Where: 1003 N. Main Street Edwardsville, IL 62025

Want to help? Contact...
(618) 656-0300
info@mainstcc.org
http://mainstcc.org/



Maryville Food Pantry / Grandma’s Attic



The Food Pantry and Grandma's attic are staffed by volunteers from local churches. Volunteers are always needed during operating hours. You can choose your hours, days and tasks. Occasional help is needed to pick up groceries or to help disposing of items no longer needed for resale.

Volunteers are needed to occasionally to pick up bread at the Schnuck’s grocery store in Collinsville on Fridays.
Extra help is always needed to put together special baskets for food pantry clients for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hours of Operation
Tuesdays: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 12 Noon

When: Varies
Where: 504 E. Division, maryville, IL

Want to help? Contact...
618.345.9693
maryvilleoutreach@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryville-Outreach-Center/533753343310312?sk=timeline



Mosaic Pregnancy Center



Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Center empowers women, men & teens to make life-affirming pregnancy & sexual health decisions by providing free health services, education & Christ-centered support. We need volunteers with many skills to accomplish this:

DRIVERS for the our C2 mobile unit, taking service out into the community. Must have a Class B or CDL license.

CLIENT ADVOCATES and CHURCH LIAISONS to communicate with the community, or to connect directly with clients.

OFFICE/ ADMINISTRATIVE volunteers to organize supplies, answer phones, and enter data.

"FIRST STEPS" LEADERS to prepare clients for pregnancy, delivery and beyond.

DISCIPLESHIP LEADERS and PRAYER WARRIORS to pray for needed requests and lead Bible study groups



When: varies
Where: 2019 Johnson Rd. Granite City, IL 62040

Want to help? Contact...
618-451-2002
give@revealmosaic.com
http://supportmosaic.org/volunteer/



Project AVA – Called for Kindness



Project AVA’s mission is “To support at-risk children and parents by aligning with established community agencies, providing financial resources and a community of dedicated volunteers."

We are looking for AVA Ambassadors to:

Raise awareness – we need people to know we exist and understand what our mission is!

Share social media updates
Invite friends to “like” our page
Promote project AVA events and projects

Raise money – we need funds to help others!

Help promote our fundraising efforts via social media and both personal and professional networks. where applicable.
Collaborate with the fundraising committee to create and implement fundraising ideas.
Volunteer at project AVA fundraising events in your community.

When: Flexible
Where: Edwardsville, IL

Want to help? Contact...
contact@project-ava.org
http://project-ava.org/ava-ambassador/



Restore Decor – Sales



working Saturdays 10-3 (which involves meeting people, selling neat stuff, and being an ambassador for Faith Coalition). Restore Décor is a resale shop for used/ refurbished furniture; all profits go to support Faith Coalition ministries.

When: Saturdays 10am - 3pm
Where: 111 Second St, Edwardsville, IL

Want to help? Contact...
618-980-2018
restoredecoredwardsville@gmail.com



Teen Advisory Board – Edwardsville Public Library



Teen Advisory Board
Grades 6-12

Teens - make a difference at your library! Board members will share ideas for future teen activities, help decorate the Teen Section of the library, and will have opportunities to volunteer at children's programs!
Visit website to print off application.

When:
Where: 112 South Kansas Street, Edwardsville IL 62025

Want to help? Contact...
http://edwardsvillelibrary.org/index.php?id=18



Watershed Nature Center



The Watershed Nature Center welcomes enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to maintaining our native habitats and enhancing our community. Volunteers have a direct impact on our mission and goals; they participate in dozens of projects that help to preserve our wetlands, prairies, and forests. We value the skills, abilities, and time of all our volunteers, and hope to provide each one with a rich and rewarding experience.

Restoration Monday's - Late Spring - September
Join an elite group of volunteers that include Master Naturalists and Master Gardners every Monday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am s in helping help improve Watershed’s local habitats. Long pants, sturdy shoes required, and long sleeves recommended. Bring gloves & loppers if you have them. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and all minors under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Contact the Watershed Nature Center office 618-692-7578 with any questions.

Plant Native Species
Occasionally the addition of native plants is necessary to preserve our habitats. We always appreciate the help of anyone with a green thumb.

Remove Invasive Species
Work off some stress, get a great workout, and help maintain our three native habitats, all at the same time.

Help at an Event
Do you like to meet people and interact with the public? Greet people, serve refreshments, and help with crafts at one of our events.

Serve on a Committee
If you are passionate about the environment, sustainability, or native habitats, please consider serving on one of our committees.

Lead a Wildlife Walk
Are you a naturalist with expertise in wildflowers, trees, amphibians, reptiles, or any other area of nature? Ask us about leading a program or workshop.

Assist with Mailings
From time to time the Watershed sends out large mailings. Assistants are always welcome to help with folding, labeling, and stamping.

When: varies
Where: 1591 Tower Ave

Want to help? Contact...
618-692-7578
http://watershednaturecenter.org/volunteer/