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One person can make a difference and influence the course of a child, an individual, a family, and a community. We have individual volunteer days and corporate volunteer days as well. Choose from one of our three different volunteer programs. We do not require a time commitment or membership dues. Learn about our volunteer opportunities and donation opportunities to get started. Regardless of the type of contribution you make, each can be measured in real value to the organization. You can make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

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Corporate Volunteering

Corporate partnerships have increased Community Action Partnership of Lake County's capacity to serve low-resourced individuals and families on their path to self-sufficiency. These partnerships may be event sponsorships or any of the following:

  • In-Kind Donations
  • Monetary Donations To Specific Programs
  • Grants
  • Volunteer Days

Why Consider Corporate Volunteering?

According to David Warshaw, principal at Vistas Volunteer Management Solutions, "There is a business case for investing in an employee volunteering program." Corporate volunteering may help:

  • Build a Company's Reputation
  • Improve Employee Morale
  • Offer Team Building Opportunities
  • Employees Gain Business Skills
Corporate Volunteering


Head Start and Kids Club STEAM goals are to address the widening Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics educational gap between lowresourced communities and communities with enrichment activities for its children. Our STEAM programs use fun activities that challenge children in problem solving, team building and critical thinking in a preschool classroom or summer day camp setting. Parents are introduced to the importance of STEAM education as essential for the success of their children.

We welcome volunteers and contributions to expand our STEAM programs.


Changing Lives Upscale Resale Shop

Volunteers will assist customers; ring sales in cash register; sort, stock, price, tag, organize and hang merchandise on racks and shelves; and/or assist with packing seasonal items for storage area.

Affordable Housing Rehab Projects

Volunteer crews or individuals are needed to rehab vacant properties. Finished housing units will be available for lease, at below market rental rates, to low-to-moderate income Lake County, IL residents. (US Military Veterans with children are a priority for housing.)

Program Office Support

Volunteers will be assigned to assist departments with clerical support, such as data entry, phone calls, filing.

Food Pantry - Annual Holiday Basket Give-Away

Each December, volunteers are needed sort groceries and pack holiday baskets for Lake County families in need. Youth volunteers welcome.

Holiday Basket Volunteer Information 2018

Annual Anti-Poverty Walk

The 1st Saturday in May, volunteers load and unload tables and chairs, set-up & breakdown tents and check-in walkers at registration. Other volunteers are needed along the 5K route to man water stops and finish-line concession stands.

National Days of Service

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Volunteers will read selected books to Head Start children ages 3-5 years old at various Head Start Lake County locations as part of National Day of Service and the National Day of Racial Healing.
  • 911 and Veterans Day of Service: The CAP Volunteer Program in conjunction with the Army Retiree Office at Fort Sheridan distributes red donation boxes to collect donations for Veterans living at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Volunteers will be assigned to a donation box.

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