Our goal last year for volunteer hours was 240 hours, we managed to collect around 450! This year, we want to be bigger and better! Help us get to our new goal for 2019, 500 hours! You can contribute by logging your hours HERE! Below you can find information on upcoming ways you can help give back and contribute! (New opportunities are at the bottom of the page).

Opportunity #1: Jeremiah Development Community Garden. Saturdays, 9-10 am

Project Goals

The Jeremiah Development garden aims to provide an opportunity for community residents, church members, and board members to work together each Saturday to plant, weed, and harvest together.  Garden volunteers are also willing and able to provide garden advice to anyone interested in starting their own garden or looking for a great recipe for eggplants or okra!

Garden located at the SE corner of Park Ave & N Court St. To learn more about the project, click here

For those interested, they can contact Sue Kanthak, [email protected]

Opportunity #2: Midway Village 

Midway Village has quite a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

There is a “volunteer connection form” that can be completed by anyone interested in volunteering in general. Once completed, Midway Village will send emails as there are volunteer needs.

If you are interested in volunteering at specific events at Midway Village, you can check out their sign-up sheet, fill it out and turn it in with the volunteer connection form.

All forms can be sent to: 
Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Rife
[email protected]
815.397.9112 Ext. 111

Midway also now offers an insurance policy for their volunteers. Click herefor more details. 

Opportunity #3: Midway Village Bridal Suite Painting! Tuesday, 9/10/2019

Midway Village is looking to refresh their bridal suite to help keep their brides smiling as they get ready for their big day! They are looking for volunteers to join them Tuesday, 9/20 beginning at 8:00AM. Midway Village appreciates any time that can be donated to this project!  If interested in learning more, contact:

Nancy Rife

Volunteer Coordinator

Midway Village Museum

815.397.9112  Ext. 111

[email protected]

Opportunity #4: Midway Village Grounds Clean Up Day! Wednesday, 9/11/2019

Midway Village is requesting help to “spruce up” the museum grounds prior to their busy fall season and keep it looking inviting for the public.  Duties would include pulling of weeds, raking fallen twigs from flower beds, clearing pathways of debris, etc.  They are looking for some volunteers to join them Wednesday, 9/11, 10:00AM until completed.   Midway Village appreciates any time that can be donated to this project!  If interested in learning more, contact:

Nancy Rife

Volunteer Coordinator

Midway Village Museum

815.397.9112  Ext. 111

[email protected]