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.

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.

    Click here to fill out the volunteer form,

  • Volunteer News

    A Volunteer You Should Know

    Jeff Esat and his wife Jamila have been volunteers for DSCC's Chore Days Program since 2012. Jeff was an accountant for individual contractors prior to working for Marian Joy. His wife Jamila is a retired school teacher and they have two children, a son and a daughter. Jeff was inspired to help others 14 years ago after he had a debilitating stroke at the age of 44. The stroke left Jeff with disabilities of double vision and impaired leg and arm mobility. Jeff shared, "Since my stroke I realized how fragile life is. What good you can do in life is very important and life is not permanent."

    Jeff first inquired about delivering meals to homebound seniors but decided that helping seniors with yard work would be a better fit for him and  Jamila. Jeff and Jamila live in a condominium and do not have a back yard. They enjoy doing yard work and wanted to help seniors.The Chore Day's Program was a perfect fit for this couple. Jeff shared, "The Chore Days Program provides us with the outdoor activity that we wanted in addition we help seniors who really need help with yard work. This program is a win/win for us and the senior receiving the yard work."

    Jeff has volunteered for other organizations including Marian Joy, homeless shelters, food pantries and the Feed My Starving Children organization.

    Thank you Jeff and Jamila for helping homebound seniors with yard clean up and than 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

    Our winning volunteers will be recognized at our 15th Annual Volunteer Celebration, “Volunteers Are Superheroes” on Sunday, July 19th, 2015.  The event will take place from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Diplomat West in Elmhurst.

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