Volunteers at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions. make a difference every day in the lives of children, seniors, and families. Our volunteers have a true spirit of generosity and bring hope to those in need. Whether teaching a child to read or visiting a lonely senior, our volunteers are an essential part of the work we do. Volunteering is a way to share your gifts, gain experience, meet new friends, and give back to your community.

Did you know that volunteering is actually good for you?  Research indicates volunteers live longer, due to a culmination of benefits discussed in the guide, How to Volunteer as a Senior, sponsored by the National Council on Aging Care.  To read their guide, click here.

Who are our Volunteers? As an agency with several different programs, our volunteer core serves clients aging from newborn to seniors. Among those volunteers are approximately 30 from New Day Senior Services Friendly Visitor Program who provide companion services to the older adults in the community. Our volunteers also help our agency with tasks such as providing childcare to children so that their foster parents can attend meetings, mentoring kids in our youth services programs, cleaning toys in out foster care visitation rooms, painting and remodeling our lobbies and visitation rooms, and working on fundraisers and projects as needed. There is truly something for everyone when it comes to our volunteer needs!“Year after year I am deeply moved by the generosity of time and dedication to helping others that the volunteers of The Center for Youth and Family Solutions offer,” says Volunteer Coordinator Sue Hirschman. “Our volunteers make a difference every day, and we want to thank them all for helping us fulfill our mission.”

To see some of the types of volunteer opportunities available click here Volunteer Opportunities.

For more information, contact, Sue Hirschman, Volunteer Coordinator at (309) 323-6632.

To get the process started, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteer Interest Form


Please list three (3) professional and/or personal (not including relatives) references with complete address and phone below. References remain confidential. By completing this form you are giving The Center for Youth and Family Solutions permission to contact the references listed.

Thank you for submitting your request.