Special Announcement Area

Explore our Opportunities

This strategic and dynamic group of leaders work with Helping Hand’s CEO to ensure the continuous growth of our organization. Board members provide an essential connection to the community and advocate for the people we serve to be equally valued.

CONTACT
Bill Dwyer
President & CEO
bill.dwyer@helpinghand-il.org

Help create and participate in fundraising, volunteering, and advocacy opportunities while networking with other young professionals who are passionate about making a difference in our community.

CONTACT
Lauren Weigand
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
lauren.weigand@helpinghand-il.org

Helping Hand has three mission-driven events:

      1. An Evening of Transformation (Annual Gala)
      2. Gallery Night
      3. Annual Golf Outing

These fundraising events provide critical funds that support our mission and require a team of staff and volunteers to make them a success. There are many ways to engage in the planning and execution of these events.

CONTACT
Erika Vavrik
Vice President of Advancement
erika.vavrik@helpinghand-il.org

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by parent/guardian or an adult leader within a group.

Questions about volunteering?

CONTACT
Emily Mantucca
Director of Advancement
emily.mantucca@helpinghand-il.org

Spruce up one of the yards of our residential homes, participate in an art project with our clients, conduct mock interviews for our clients looking for jobs in the community, and much more! Align your day of caring with your passion and skills.

Residential Living Services provide over 70 adults the opportunity to live in community-based homes with 24/7 staff support. Residents receive complete and individualized residential services under the direction of a community support team. Each resident works with a dedicated Case Manager, whom assists them with setting and achieving goals.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Beautify residential properties
  • Provide household essentials
  • Decorate for holidays throughout the year

Community Day Services provide 220 individuals a place to continue developing skills through a variety of groups that promote lifelong learning and education. Our dynamic groups have both on-site and virtual content allowing for engagement, connection, and learning from afar.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Participate in a fun game activity
  • Decorate a program space with motivational messages
  • Work on an art project with our clients

Employment Services provide vocational training, job placement services, and employment consultation to more than 130 individuals. These individuals are preparing for, finding, and maintaining jobs in the community based on their career interests and skills. Vocational Counselors and Specialists provide support to both the employer and employee throughout the hiring, training, and employment process.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Tour HH clients through your workspace
  • Practice writing skills through a pen pal program
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If you are interested in volunteering on a weekly or monthly basis, let us know! We have a variety of ongoing needs and can help you find your fit.

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