Home of the Sparrow takes great pride in improving the lives of individuals within the community.  Whether you are working directly with our residents at our shelter, working in one of our 6 thrift stores, or working in our administrative office, your contributions will impact the overall success of our agency.



The mission of Home of the Sparrow is to provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  Through the accomplishments of our volunteers and recognitions of their efforts, we believe Home of the Sparrow will accomplish the goals of its mission while giving each volunteer a sense of pride in the work that they do.  We hope that you enjoy volunteering for Home of the Sparrow, and that your contributions to the agency are rewarding to you.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”


~Mahatma Gandhi~

 Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Group and Business Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application

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.


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.

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Senior Woman Working In Home Office

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