For Volunteers

Volunteering says a lot about who you are. Our volunteers are helpful, patient and compassionate. If you are not already a DSCC volunteer, today’s a good day to sign up.

Our volunteers bring more than a meal. They bring happiness, conversation and purpose and break the monotonous silence that is ever present in solitude for a senior.

Did You Know?
For some of our participants, the volunteer who delivers their meal is the only person that senior will see all day.
 

  • Become a Volunteer

    Volunteering can change your life, and will undoubtedly change the lives of others. Whether you can give five hours a week or five hours a year, the time you give will be more than worth your while. Don’t hesitate – become a volunteer today!

    Meal Drivers needed to deliver fresh nutritious meals to homebound seniors. Meals are available for pickup Monday – Friday between 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Routes only take about 1 hour and directions are provided.

    Kitchen Assistants needed to sort food in preparation for pickup by the Meal Drivers and serve lunch to diners. Meals are packaged Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 10:30 am and lunch is typically served at 11:30.

    Home Maintenance Volunteers (Chore Days) are needed the first three weekends in May and November to help seniors clean up their yards.

    Office Assistants are sometimes needed for rush or special projects.

    Fundraising & Event Planning Volunteers Needed for Wine Tasting Benefit!

    Aging Gracefully Wine Tasting & Benefit Auctions is on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn. We are looking for Committee Members to help Find Corporate Sponsors, Gather Auction Items, Promote Event Tickets Sales and Share Ideas. No experience is needed. Meetings are held on select Mondays from 4-5pm, bi-weekly, starting in July 2015. Meeting location is at the DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s (DSCC) office at 1990 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148 

    For more information or interested in volunteering contact Aubrey Van Reken, Event Chair at avanreken@hiffman.com or Marylin Krolak, Executive Director at marylin.krolak@dupageseniorcouncil.org or 630-620-0804

    Click here to fill out the volunteer form

  • Volunteer News

    A Volunteer You Should Know!

    Byron Krause has been a volunteer for the Du Page Senior Citizens Council since 2009.  Byron was a CPA and retired 3 years ago.  He has been married to his wife Nancy for 44 years and has 2 daughters.

    Byron’s mother and father received meals from the Meals on Wheels Program years ago.  His mother turned 100 years old in January, 2015 and he shared “It was very helpful for my parents to receive meals knowing that they would get a nutritious meal and a well-being check.”  Byron wanted to give back to his community by delivering meals to homebound seniors in memory of his parents.

    What makes Byron a unique and special volunteer?  Byron is a very avid and successful gardener.  In late spring and early fall Byron not only delivers meals to homebound seniors but he is a traveling Fresh Vegetable Stand, delivering a variety of fresh vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, and potatoes from the trunk of his car to the seniors home with their meals.  “Seniors are so appreciative to receive fresh vegetables from my garden.  At first when they receive the vegetables they want to pay me for them but I tell them all that is required as payment is a “Big Smile” at the door!  It’s a great way for me to give back to the community!”

    Thank you Byron for sharing your garden harvest with homebound seniors and thank you for your dedicated volunteer service to DSCC!

  • Honor Roll

    DSCC Congratulates Volunteers of the Year!
     
    Each year, DSCC honors Volunteers of the Year in several categories, recognizing exceptional individuals and organizations who have given their time and talent to DSCC and the elderly.  “Volunteers are our lifeblood,” said Marylin Krolak, Executive Director, “they not only help provide meals, safety checks, minor home repairs, and yard services, but also help with fundraising efforts.”

    This year’s Volunteer of the Year Award Winners in each category are:

    2015 Volunteer of the Year
    Jack Jones

    Nutrition Site Volunteers of the Year 2015

    Addison Park District Site: Bob Kozel

    Addison VSM Temple Site: Padma Patel

    Bensenville Castle Towers Site: Fran Wenig

    Bloomingdale Senior Center Site: Myron Wilson

    Downers Grove Peace Memorial Manor Site: Diana Smith

    Glendale Heights Center for Sr. Citizens Site: Josephine Vocalino

    Lombard Shahi Nihari Site: Lata Choksi

    Lombard York Township Site: Catherine & Stan Janusz

    Naperville Park District Site: Byron Krause

    Roselle MAFS Site: Haribhai Thakker

    Westmont Park District Site: Charles Fultz

    Wheaton Marian Park Site: Alice Link

    Well Being & Safety Volunteer of the Year 2015
    Jennifer Don

    Chore Days Volunteer of the Year 2015
    Marcy Chartrand – Elmhurst Chief Enterprises
    Jeff Esat

    Fundraising Volunteer of the Year 2015
    Madeline Holstrom

    Corporate Volunteer of the Year 2015
    Aubrey Van Reken – NAI Hiffman

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