“I live in Peotone, IL and I usually volunteer at events and the Center when I am in Joliet. When I volunteer I know I am helping others and that feels good. It also gives me something to do.”

– Donna H., 71

We think most people would agree that volunteering is a great thing.

A life of meaning is a life of giving. Volunteers help make so many of our services possible on the limited budgets which operate senior services. The bonus is the joy each volunteer has in participating.

Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change people’s lives, including your own. It gives you the satisfaction of playing a role in someone else’s life, helping people who may not be able to help themselves. Volunteering is a way of giving back to your community while developing important social skills and gaining valuable work experience all at the same time.

Without volunteers, Senior Services of Will County would simply not be able to serve our community successfully.

Volunteering is important for the people that take part in it. Getting involved in volunteering offers different things to different people. For some, this is the opportunity to learn new skills, build confidence, and move closer to the job market, for others it’s a route to improved health and well-being, and for many, it is the simple pleasure and satisfaction gained from helping others or simply  “giving something back”.

We hope that all people in our community will want to be involved in serving our aging population.


There are many tasks for volunteers who wish to help with projects from time to time without making a large commitment.

  • Newsletters
  • Envelope stuffing
  • Organizing
  • Painting

There are opportunities for volunteers who would like to help on an ongoing basis but want to keep the work simple and easy.

  • Receptionist
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Hypertension tests
  • Vaccination
  • Senior Scams
  • Facebook Class
  • Financial Literacy
  • Healthy Eating
Public Programs

For those who would like to do some very meaningful but more public volunteer roles we have several choices.

  • Ambassador Club – Our representative at local fairs and senior expos
  • Advisory Council – Serve with other regular participants to offer suggestions
  • Program Host – Handle check in for various activities
Volunteer Appreciation

All our volunteers receive a gift package for signing up and are also invited to attend our annual volunteer appreciation luncheon.

Volunteer Requirements
  • Minimum Age 16 Years
  • Minimum of 2-6 months commitment
  • English Proficiency
  • Bi-lingual Proficiency
  • Two References

Get Involved

To find out how you can get involved as a volunteer, click on each section below to discover the right opportunity for you, please contact our team.

After filling out an application, you will attend an interview to figure out the best suitable placement. Upon placement, you will go through an orientation session and program training.