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Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store & Donation Centers

– Help with sorting donations, pricing items, and merchandising on floor.
– Store locations: Algonquin, Cary, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine and Woodstock.

HOS Ambassadors

– Ambassadors represent Home of the Sparrow in the community by presenting to church, civic and school groups, and attending volunteer expos, and collection/sorting events. Training will be provided.

Event Committee Members

– Help plan our fundraising events, request donations for silent auctions, and assemble raffle baskets.

Event Day Volunteers

– Help at our events with decorations, registration, raffle ticket sales, and the silent auction.

For more information about Individual Volunteer Opportunities, please contact: 

Jennifer Kolarczyk, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 815-271-5444  x60 or email her at jkolarczyk@HOSparrow.org.

Event Day Volunteers

– Provide event day volunteers for major fundraising events.

On-Site Donation Drive and Sorting Event

– Host a donation drive at your business. Then, we will help you organize and lead an on site sorting event at your place of business.

Resident Internships

– Develop internship programs for our residents to provide exposure/job experience in entry level positions.

Employee Giving

– Develop an employee giving/match program for employees to donate to Home of the Sparrow.

Corporate Service Days/Group Projects:

– Power washing exterior of our shelter and housing units.
– Yard work – brush cleanup, gardening, weeding, spreading mulch, and raking leaves.
– Staining play equipment and fences.
– Patching and painting interior rooms.
– Writing thank you notes to donors.
– Addressing and stuffing envelopes.

Community Awareness

– Invite us to speak to your company, church, school or group to raise awareness about our organization, and share our current volunteer opportunities.

Benefit Event

– Host your own event/fundraiser to benefit Home of the Sparrow

For more information about Group and Business Volunteer Opportunities, please contact:

Michelle Lusmann, Volunteer Program Manager at 815-271-5444  x24 or email her at MLusmann@HOSparrow.org.

Are You Interested in Volunteering for Home of the Sparrow?