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We are looking for volunteers to help agencies in the following areas:

  • Free transportation services for seniors needing rides to medical appointments, routine errands
  • Companionship services for seniors needing friendly visits.
  • Food delivery services to seniors through programs like meals on wheels and volunteering at area food banks and pantries.
  • Tutoring services for local students though schools and after school programs.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of public parks and trails like Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria Park District, etc.
  • Other services to area hospitals, libraries, social services, and others to increase an organizations capacity to continue the work outlined in their missions.

Our current list of volunteer opportunities include:

Camp Big Sky

      • Administrative Volunteer and/or Camp Volunteer
      • Assist with clerical and office duties at the Peoria office or volunteer at the camp itself assisting with campers, clearing trails, assisting campers with activities.

Intouch Home Care (Lutheran Social Services of Illinois)

      • Volunteer Clerk/Receptionist
      • Provide receptionist and general clerical support at their office in West Peoria. Assist in scheduling employee training opportunities and work with Supervisors on Home Care Assistants for clients.

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions

      • Friendly Visitor Program Volunteer
      • Help vulnerable seniors who are lonely or in need of some assistance to continue living in their own home or apartment. Volunteers will be matched to a senior and provide regular visits, assist senior by providing transportation to the store, doctor visits, etc., assist with answering your mail or in paying your bills, etc.

Heart of Illinois Harvest

      • Harvest Volunteer
      • Assist on the delivery truck picking up donated food and delivering it to food pantries and organizations in the area who serve those in need. Volunteer Drivers are also needed to drive the truck for pick-ups and deliveries. A background check would be completed for those volunteers who want to drive.

Peoria Open Door (SAL Child Care Connections)

      • Receptionist Desk and Subsidy Supply Office Volunteer
      • Assist at the Receptionist Desk during break times or lunch. Assist in Subsidy Supply Office by stocking shelves, bagging food for clients, assembling referral packets, updating referral lists.

Red Cross Blood Services Division

      • Blood Drive Greeter or Canteen Server
      • Greet blood donors and enter them into the system as they arrive for their donations. Prepare Canteen area and serve refreshments to donors while they are in the canteen.

Peoria Friendship House of Christian Services

      • Volunteer Tutor and Mentor
      • Provide tutorial instruction and support to children in the After School Program between 3 and 5:30 pm during school days. Assist After-School Program Teachers on programming for children between the ages of 5 to 12 years of age.

Family House     

      • Family Advocate Volunteer to help families settle in while staying at Family House to visit their relatives in local hospitals.
      • Volunteer to assist in food preparation for families staying at Family House.

American Cancer Society

      • Provide transportation to cancer treatment appointments to individuals with cancer.
      • Provide Office assistance answering phones and greeting clients.

Call RSVP of Peoria and Tazewell Counties at 309-323-6620 today to inquire!

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Download the CYFS & RSVP Volunteer Application (Word Doc) or CYFS & RSVP Volunteer Application (pdf) here and mail to:

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
2610 W. Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604
attn: Jeff Turnbull

or for a faster response, fill out the online form below.

RSVP Volunteer Application

Online application for people interested in volunteering with CYFS or through RSVP.
    Please check the appropriate box (es)
    Check the box to indicate how you wish to be contacted about volunteer opportunities
    Check the box to indicate your veteran status
  • Please list any interests or hobbies that might help us match you with a volunteer opportunity
  • Please list any special skills or languages spoken that might help us match you with a volunteer opportunity
  • Please list any volunteer experience you may have
  • Please list your employment history
  • Please list the day(s) you're available for volunteer opportunities
  • Please indicate the time of day you will be available to volunteer
  • Please check the box(es) for your desired volunteer opportunities at CYFS
  • Please list three personal and/or professional references (not including relatives), with their contact information
  • By entering your full name here, you are giving us permission to contact the references listed above
    Please check all areas of interest.
  • Designate your top two volunteer preferences
  • Volunteer Opportunities for RSVP: I understand that I am not an employee of the RSVP project, the sponsor, the volunteer station for the Federal Government and agree to serve without compensation. I further agree that if I use my personal automobile to drive to and from my volunteer station or during my service, I will keep in effect automobile liability insurance equal to or greater than the minimum require by the state.
  • For RSVP Volunteers Only
  • Your full name in this field indicates your acknowledgement of your participation in RSVP.
  • This portion is voluntary and the information will be used by the sponsor for statistical purposes only. It will only be used in the aggregate, and will not be compiled or disseminated in ways that will identify the individuals. This information will not be used in evaluating assignments or placements. Completion of this section is strictly voluntary. Failure to respond will in no way affect your consideration for available volunteer opportunities.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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