Time is valuable. Volunteering is invaluable.

Volunteers are an important part of enabling LCFS to transform lives. Your time, talent and energy will make a difference. You can be an important part of helping LCFS ensure that those we serve have the chance to reach their potential.

Support Social Workers

Social workers and child welfare workers at LCFS promote social justice and help stabilize and restore families dealing with the consequences of issues such as poverty, addiction or domestic violence. Their role can be stressful, overwhelming and emotionally draining. By adopting an LCFS office, you or your organization can boost the spirits of employees who truly work on the front lines. This may include providing a meal or treats to an office, decorating an office for a holiday or donating gift cards that can be used to reward employees for their efforts.

Contact our Community Engagement Manager, Mandy Widtfeldt at 630-470-3853 or Mandy_Widtfeldt@lcfs.org for more information.


Contribute your time, expertise and energy to help those in need. Volunteer opportunities can be program-specific or administrative, ongoing or for a single day. Currently, we are recruiting volunteers for the following positions at our offices throughout the state.

Volunteer Receptionists

LCFS is looking for people to serve as volunteer receptionists at each of our offices statewide. The volunteer will greet and direct guests upon arrival, answer phones, distribute mail and carry out other clerical duties. If you are looking for an impactful way to spend your time, have a welcoming spirit, and a desire to use your skills to engage, uplift, and coordinate front line communications, this is the perfect volunteer position for you. Volunteers can work full or half day shifts on one or multiple days each week.

Volunteer Case Aides

Volunteer case aides will provide direct and indirect case aide services, working with children and families (mothers and fathers) to link them with community resources and assist the case worker. As a volunteer case aide you will become a member of the circle of support for a foster child that ensures he/she feels safe, protected, and connected.  Duties will include: transportation to visits, court and medical appointments, assisting with paperwork, and big sister/brother recreational activities.

Volunteer Office Coordinators

LCFS is need of a volunteer at each of our offices statewide to manage that office’s volunteers. This position includes recruiting new volunteers, on-boarding volunteers, plus monitoring their hours and progress at the office, including scheduling reviews.

Contact our Community Engagement Manager, Mandy Widtfeldt at 630-470-3853 or Mandy_Widtfeldt@lcfs.org for more information.

Become a Changemaker

Help us to spread the word about LCFS as we work to engage and identify a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to helping those in need reach their potential. Take a tour of our mission at a See the Change event and then host one of your own.
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Host a drive or collection

From youth leaving foster care who may need starter-home supplies to Christmas gifts for foster children, those with little can benefit from those who have something to give. Click on the link below to see what items are currently needed and if you might be the answer to someone’s prayer.
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