Do you have a flair for communicating? Can you help with technical writing, PR, facilitating groups, greeting, teaching or fundraising? Look here for ways you can help the projects that serve our community.
African Vision of Hope
Donate a few hours of your time to help at the African Vision of Hope office in Maryville, Illinois. A few ways to get involved are: sorting and packing supplies that will be shipped to Zambia and used in all 5 African Vision of Hope schools; running errands; preparing mailings; calling volunteers; organizing storage; and much more. You may also consider going on a mission trip to Zambia for a life-changing experience where you will help children living in one of the most vulnerable, impoverished countries in the world.
Community Hope Center
We are a faith-based non-profit organization that helps those in need with food, clothing, household items, one-on-one ministry time, and educational classes at no charge. We are completely supported by local churches, individuals and businesses.
We need assistance in sorting, packing and distributing donations; praying & providing spiritual care for clients; and office workers and greeters.
When: variable, usually 9-1 weekdays
Where: 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills, IL
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Friends of the Library – Glen Carbon – Adults
The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month. The Friends are a group of volunteers who share a common belief that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community. The members of this non-profit organization work to increase public awareness of all library services and assist in bringing funds to the library for special needs.
When: second Wednesday of each month, 6:30-7:30
Where: Community Room, Glen Carbon Library, 198 S. Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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(main library number) 618-288-1212
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. You can shop, donate, or volunteer to work in the store!
Hospice Volunteers – Unity Hospice
Are you ready to make a difference? If so, Unity Hospice wants you! Volunteers are needed to visit terminally ill patients and/or perform office duties. We are also searching for pet-companion volunteers with at least a canine good citizen certification. There are no time requirements; we provide opportunities based on your schedule. Social or church groups, families, retirees, and students— all are welcome. Help us to bring families support and compassion when they need it most.
Junior Friends of the Library – Glen Carbon
The Jr. Friends of the Library meet the first Thursday of each month and consist of young adult volunteers (ages 12-18) who meet at the Library to perform community outreach projects. JFOL members organize fund-raising activities. The proceeds from the fund raisers are donated to the Library and other charitable organizations that the JFOLs believe are helping to make a difference in our community. They also provide a safe environment within the Library for young adults to meet and socialize. Membership forms are available in the Youth Services area.
Main Street Community Center
Main Street Community Center is committed to providing a broad range of group and individual activities and services that respond to the needs and interests of the community, focusing on individuals aged 50+.
Volunteers are always needed at the Community Center to help deliver meals, to assist with maintenance and gardening, and to help at the front desk.
Where: 1003 N. Main Street Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Maryville Food Pantry / Grandma’s Attic
The Food Pantry and Grandma's attic are staffed by volunteers from local churches. Volunteers are always needed during operating hours. You can choose your hours, days and tasks. Occasional help is needed to pick up groceries or to help disposing of items no longer needed for resale.
Volunteers are needed to occasionally to pick up bread at the Schnuck’s grocery store in Collinsville on Fridays.
Extra help is always needed to put together special baskets for food pantry clients for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Mosaic Pregnancy Center
Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Center empowers women, men & teens to make life-affirming pregnancy & sexual health decisions by providing free health services, education & Christ-centered support. We need volunteers with many skills to accomplish this:
DRIVERS for the our C2 mobile unit, taking service out into the community. Must have a Class B or CDL license.
CLIENT ADVOCATES and CHURCH LIAISONS to communicate with the community, or to connect directly with clients.
OFFICE/ ADMINISTRATIVE volunteers to organize supplies, answer phones, and enter data
"FIRST STEPS" LEADERS to prepare clients for pregnancy, delivery and beyond
DISCIPLESHIP LEADERS and PRAYER WARRIORS to pray for needed requests and lead Bible study groups
Where: 2019 Johnson Rd. Granite City, IL 62040
Project AVA – Called for Kindness
Project AVA’s mission is “To support at-risk children and parents by aligning with established community agencies, providing financial resources and a community of dedicated volunteers."
We are looking for AVA Ambassadors to:
Raise awareness – we need people to know we exist and understand what our mission is!
Share social media updates
Invite friends to “like” our page
Promote project AVA events and projects
Raise money – we need funds to help others!
Help promote our fundraising efforts via social media and both personal and professional networks. where applicable.
Collaborate with the fundraising committee to create and implement fundraising ideas.
Volunteer at project AVA fundraising events in your community.
Where: Edwardsville, IL
Rebuilding Together provides home repair and renovation services free of charge to those in need.
We need volunteers to assist in construction projects, as well as people with communications skills and event planning to help with organizing our projects, fundraisers, and maintaining our website.
Restore Decor – Sales
Restore Decor is a nonprofit resale shop that paints, repairs and re-purposes donated furniture and sells it back to the public to raise money for many worthy causes in our area.
We need volunteer to assist with sales on Saturdays(8-1 during the summer; 10-3 during winter). This is a great way to get involved in the community, meeting new people and introducing them to the mission of Faith Coalition, while learning about all of the great organizations we support.
When: Second & Fourth Saturdays 10-1 (Second St.) and 10:30-1 (Main St.)
Where: 111 Second St AND 223 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL
Teen Advisory Board – Edwardsville Public Library
Teen Advisory Board
Teens - make a difference at your library! Board members will share ideas for future teen activities, help decorate the Teen Section of the library, and will have opportunities to volunteer at children's programs!
Visit website to print off application.
When: every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.
Where: 112 South Kansas Street, Edwardsville IL 62025
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Watershed Nature Center
The Watershed Nature Center is dedicated to providing environmental education, passive recreation, and enjoyment of native habitats for Edwardsville and surrounding communities.
We welcome enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to maintaining our native habitats and enhancing our community. We need helpers to staff the Welcome Center, facilitate educational programming, and assist with event planning. In addition, we need gardening volunteers every Monday morning from late spring until September, to improve the local habitats by removing invasive species and replacing native plantings.
Where: 1591 Tower Ave