Volunteer and Get Something Back
It is estimated that about 1 in 4 Americans volunteered their time to an organization last year. That is a formidable workforce that speaks to the importance of volunteering for both the recipient organization and the individual volunteer. We often hear how our volunteers feel they get back so much more than they give when they volunteer.
Metropolitan Family Services relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers to help us serve our clients and support our programs. With seven centers throughout the city and suburbs, volunteers help us in many ways, such as serving on our community and governing boards, and donating professional services for special projects.
For individuals looking to make a longer-term volunteer commitment, our MetroMentors youth mentoring program, and In-Home Senior respite program out of our DuPage Center welcomes you. MetroMentors matches adult volunteers, one-on-one, with at-risk youth ages 7 to 14 for staff-supervised programs and activities. The In-Home Senior Respite program provides screened and trained volunteers who offer families a break from caring for an elder loved one in their home.