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: 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 #2: Discovery Center Museum Volunteer Opportunities

Discovery Center Museum is always looking for volunteers! Volunteers can help out at a one-time, special event or provide ongoing assistance in the museum whenever it fits into their schedule!

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Assist at a special event!

o   “Countdown to Fun” Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Volunteer shifts are 11:30 am-2:30 pm and/or 2:00-5:00 pm. Be a part of this fun, annual event by helping ring in the New Year, as Discovery Center Museum counts down and showers guests with confetti every hour! Volunteers will assist visitors with activities, help staff prepare confetti and clean up, and more. If interested in helping, please reach out to Amanda Gray-Orlando, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 815-972-2839.

Become a part of the Adult Volunteer Program!

o   Adult volunteers provide ongoing assistance in the museum, but you set your own schedule—you can volunteer as much or as little as you would like! Some of the things adult volunteers might help with include: assist with classes and special events, exhibit maintenance including cleaning/organizing exhibits, prepare materials for upcoming classes and events, assist with mailings or other office work and more! To find more information about the Adult Volunteer Program, and to fill out an application, go to www.discoverycentermuseum.org

Opportunity #3: Goodwill

Tax Heroes Wanted: Help Make Life Easier for Individuals During Tax Season

We need you to help hardworking families prepare their taxes.

Goodwill is in search of volunteer tax preparers and customer service specialists to help families get ahead this year.

Sign up for a rewarding volunteer opportunity with food, fun and incentives for volunteers – and it looks great on your resume!

No experience needed – Goodwill provides the free training
Sign up today – 3 easy ways:
Call (815) 987-6227
Email [email protected]

Sign up online