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CURRENT Service Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Freezer Cleaning at Corpus Christi Elementary

What:Students to help unload, clean and reload their walk-in freezer.  This work would need to be done on a Saturday and would take approximately 2 hours if there were 4-5 students.
Where: Corpus Christi Elementary
When: A Saturday in February for about two hours
Contact: Mr. Vogel - he will contact Corpus Christi and set it up

KidSpot - 
St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna 
What:  KidSpot was designed with 3, 4 and 5 years old in mind.  It is Lectionary-based, age appropriate, hands on, community building program.  Give a child the opportunity to make "church friends" and experience the Gospel story through creative drama, music, art activities, games and so much more!  You can volunteer for every other Sunday or help set up on Thursdays.  There are also opportunities for creative drama roles on December 6th and 13th.  This is a great opportunity to give back to your parish!
Where:  St. Patrick Church of Merna
When:  During the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses or Set-up on Thursdays (30 min)
Contact:  Becky Skibo (work-662-7361 ext. 22, cell-826-4407) becky@stpatrickmerna.org

Nursery - St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna 
What:  St. Patrick's is looking for assistance with their Nursery during the 11:00 am Sunday Mass.  You will be volunteering once a month.  If you are 18 years old or older, you must complete the Protecting God's Children to help out.
Where:  St. Patrick Church of Merna
When:  During the 11:00 am Mass
Contact:  Becky Skibo (work-662-7361 ext. 22, cell-826-4407) becky@stpatrickmerna.org

Holy Trinity - St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
What:  Help with the mobile food pantry of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry that operates out of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  You will help load 2 vans with food and then deliver the food to the residents of the Phoenix Towers.  These hours will count toward the Fall of 2106.  Please email Megan if you have an interest or would like more information.
Where:  St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Holy Trinity Parish Hall (South End)
When:  2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 3:00 PM 
Contact:  Megan Bevilacqua, megan_gary@msn.com, or at the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry (Holy Trinity Church)

Epiphany Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLoW)
What:  
Epiphany Children’s liturgy of the Word needs teen volunteers!  We hold CLoW during the 9:00 am Mass.  Volunteering is fun and easy.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word allows all participants (kids and leaders) to fully participate in Mass so there is no worry that you are missing Mass to attend CLoW.  For more information contact Joan Hartman at jahartman@chestnut.org or attend our informational meeting in the Cenacle at Epiphany Church on College Street following the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday 9/7.  We are looking for people willing to commit to one Sunday per month.
Where: Epiphany Catholic Church
When:  Sundays during the 9 am Mass
Contact:  Joan Hartman at jahartman@chestnut.org

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Sunday Mass Nursery
What: 
Holy Trinity Catholic Church is looking for assistance with their Nursery during the 10:00 am Sunday Mass.  If you are 18 years old or older, you must complete the Protecting God's Children to help out.
Where: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
When:  Sundays during the 10 am Mass
Contact:  Maggie Jefferson at 309-319-0876

Bickford House
What: 
​Assist residents with dinner and other duties / Only 2 per night and you sign up with your Theology teacher
Where: Bickford House Assisted Living
When: Weekdays from 4-7pm / No weekends
Contact: Sign up with your Theology teacher and work with Brandi Espeland at Bickford House itself

McLean County Nursing Home
What: 
​Assist residents with different activities.  Especially good for anyone interested in going into Nursing.  You would get a chance to work 1:1 with the residents.
Where: McLean County Nursing Home
When: Flexible - see the Contact below
Contact: Ginny Ramlow, Volunteer Coordinator - ginny.ramlow@mcleancountyil.gov or call her at tel:309-888-5316