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.    

Advocacy Network for Children needs CASA volunteers in Adams and McDonough County. CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for abused or neglected children in the court system.  Volunteers receive 30 hours of training prior to case assignment.  Training includes courtroom procedures, working with social service agencies and the special needs of abused and neglected children.  Training is free with training manuals and materials provided.  Once trained, CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys and social workers from case inception to its completion.  CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and no special experience is required.  Trained volunteers will represent abused and neglected children in the Adams and McDonough County court system.  Currently there are children waiting for a CASA to be assigned.   

 Blessing – open volunteer service areas  Animal Assisted Activities, Blessed Beginnings, Blessing Cancer Center, Emergency Department Advocate, Hospitality House, ICU Waiting Room, M.E.N. of Blessing, Nurse Server Replenisher, Radiation Oncology Waiting Room, Safety Volunteer, Surgery/GI Center Discharge Transporter, Tea /Room.   

                                                                                                                                Blessing Hospice  Needs volunteers to complete the following: 1.Tuck in Calls: Making calls to patients and possible caregivers on Monday’s and Thursdays. Calls are made from our 936 Broadway office. Questions are provide to volunteer to ask our patients to assist our staff in providing quality of care to our patients.  2. Patient Care can involve the following: Visiting with Patients ~ This may include sitting at the bed side simply listening and talking with the patient, or assisting with life review. Respite Care ~ This allows caregivers to attend their own appointments, run errands or simply to just rest. 3. Administration: Clerical assistance, phones, and data entry.  4. Special events: Memorial Service –usually held in May.   

 Sunset Home – coffee/ice cream shop Help needed taking and filling orders in the shop and also extra hands needed for special events at the Home.

 Friends of the Log Cabins Volunteers willing to act as guides to a cabin during group tours of the village.  Guides are provided information telling about the cabin and life in the 1800’s.  Friends of the Log Cabins is also looking for grant writing assistance.                                                                                                                                

The District   Looking for volunteers who love Quincy and would like to meet and greet people visiting the city. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a week staffing the front desk at The District office give Meg a call at (217) 228-8696. This is a great opportunity to share your love of the city, meet people from other places, and maybe even learn things about Quincy you didn't know!

 American Collectibles Museum   The museum needs help with scanning sheets of stamps.  Stop by the Business & Technology Center 301 Oak Street Suite 4-3 Monday – Friday 10-12 or 1-5.

 Villa Kathrine   Seeking volunteers to help with the Tourism Information Center.  We offer flexible scheduling.  Volunteers work in shifts of 9:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm.  Our volunteer hosts greet visitors and offer maps and brochures.  Tours of the Villa are also available to visitors.  To volunteer or for more information, please call 217-224-3688.  The Villa Kathrine is located at 532 Gardner Expressway in Quincy.

 YMCA   Rock Steady Boxing at the Quincy Family YMCA is a program geared toward individuals with Parkinson's Disease. They are in need of volunteers to help run the class. Hours are: Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:30 and Tuesday/Thursday 10:30am-12:00pm.

 Illinois Veterans Home   If you love popcorn, they have a job for you!  Popcorn poppers needed on Mondays   7:30am-10:30am.  They also need assistance with wrapping 800-900 hotdogs on Friday, May 26 for their Memorial Day Family Picnic.  They will also need volunteers to help serve food to approximately 300-400 people. 

 Sunset Home volunteers to work in Ice Cream & Coffee Shop 2-4 p.m. Monday-Sunday, serving milk shakes, popcorn, ice cream cones and sundaes and 8-10 a.m. Monday-Friday, serving coffee, donuts, soda, etc. 

 American Red Cross - volunteers urgently needed for blood drives in Quincy on a regular basis.

 The District - is looking for volunteers who love Quincy and would like to meet and greet people visiting the city. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a week staffing the front desk at The District office give Meg a call at (217) 228-8696. This is a great opportunity to share your love of the city, meet people from other places, and maybe even learn things about Quincy you didn't know!  

 American Collectibles Museum - is an amazing place full of amazing collections.  Right now the museum would love to have help with scanning sheets of stamps.  Stop by the Business & Technology Center 301 Oak Street Suite 4-3 Monday – Friday 10-12 or 1-5.