Volunteer Opportunities

The following are a few of the current or ongoing volunteer opportunities.  If you are interested in a specific opportunity or don't see an opportunity that interests, you please call the RSVP office at 217-641-4961.  We will discuss your skills and interests and try to find a match for you.    

North Adams Home – NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!  Many different ways to help. Friday morning manicures, music, bingo and other game buddies, cooking demonstrations/projects, escorts, 1:1 visits, clerical help.  Call Vickie Tipton at:     217-936-2137 Ext. 27

Salvation Army – Emergency Disaster Services/team members to go out on fire calls to serve from canteen, Family Services/Emergency Shelter/ sit at front desk to greet and direct visitors and answer phone, Family Store/sort donations, Youth Development Ministry/drive buses for after school programs or chaperone youth programs.

Madonna House – Food pantry 4th Monday and/or 4th Thursday to help put food on shelves for about 1 hour.  No heavy lifting.

Boy Scout Office – help with office duties

Cheerful Home – Decide on your own schedule.  Help do laundry any days and assist in kitchen once or twice a month to help with special meals.

Quincy Museum on the Square – Sit at desk to greet people and direct them to displays.

Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc. – animal rescue center helping with a variety of tasks – options 7 days a week morning or evening shifts

John Wood Community College – Sustainable Local Foods Program - Help maintain demonstration farm at 48th & Harrison.  During working hours M-F 8-5.

Blessing Hospital – Blessed Beginnings, Discharge Team/M.E.N. of Blessing, Emergency Department Advocate, GI.Surgery Center 1118 Hampshire, Hospitality House, Flower/Mail Courier, Tea Room, Hospice.

United Way of Adams County – Monday, May 30-Tri State Pro-AM Spring Lake Country Club,Marshals, Hosts/Hostesses, Hole Spotters. 

Volunteer Voices – practice Friday mornings at Senior Center and perform Friday afternoons at area nursing homes. 

Meals Plus for Seniors – Deliver Meals on Wheels any day 7 days a week or as a substitute. Pick up meals at 10:45a.m. delivery takes about 1 hour, receive 2 meal tickets for the Senior Center. 

RSVP – Transport clients to medical appointments at local doctor offices or Blessing  Cancer Center.  

Illinois Veterans Home -  Needs volunteers to accompany and stay with residents when they are transported to downtown appointments so they do not have to be alone until they are picked up for return trip.  Volunteers would meet with the resident at the IVH, ride with the resident to the appointment, and then ride back to the IVH. 

Disaster Activation Team (DAT)  - Volunteers are trained and then called to assist with the Emergency Operations Center when opened to answer questions and field information to the public in the event of a large scale emergency.