Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Board Member.

TriCity Family Services’ Board of Directors accepts the responsibilities of governing the agency and helping to fulfill its mission.


Become a Helper with Heart.

The opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life is at the heart of the volunteer experience.

We recognize that volunteers are invaluable resources and our best ambassadors to the community. By giving of their time, they are not only helping our clients but the community as a whole.

TriCity Family Services’ Helpers with Heart, officially named in 2017, is a network of dedicated volunteers supporting the agency in a variety of ways.  Most notably, our Helpers with Heart plan and execute a number of major fundraising events throughout the year, including the Annual Gala, 5K, Golf Outing, Trivia Night, Fall Fashion Show, and more. In addition, our volunteers step forward to fill individual client needs such as donating household items and clothing. The time commitment can vary based on personal availability.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit skills, interests, and availabilities.

For more information about Helpers with Heart, contact Sarah Russe at 630.232.1070, x125, or by e-mail.

Our Helpers with Heart are scent-sational, especially after a two-year hiatus from volunteering. That is why National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2022 was so important, to celebrate with them for standing by during tumultuous circumstances. The volunteers met at Scentcerely Yours in Geneva to create their own signature scents. 

National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2019 was a fantastic occasion to recognize our “gems” …   and what better place to gather for that celebration than K. Hollis Jewelers! 


Our Helpers with Heart love to have fun! Check out the photos taken at our July 2017 Country Western volunteers social:


Join the Advisory Council.

The Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion of TriCity Family Services. Members of the Advisory Council share their gifts in service to our mission but have no governing function within the organization. For long-time supporters, those with limited time, and those who may consider Board Membership in the future, members of the Advisory Council create a direct link to our community with their:

  • professional and technical expertise
  • diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives
  • connections to local and statewide resources, colleagues or peers
  • philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance

Click here for an Advisory Council job description

Get Your Student Group Involved.

TriCity Family Services has been helping teens in our community for more than four decades. If your student group or club is looking for volunteer service projects, TriCity Family Services has opportunities. For more information, contact Sarah Russe at 630.232.1070, x125, or by email.

Become a Board Committee Volunteer.

If being a board member is more than you can commit to, be a Board Committee Volunteer for TriCity Family Services and help the board perform its critical responsibilities. No financial contribution is required and your time commitment can vary based on your availability.

Board Committee Volunteers commit to:

  • Support the organization and mission of TriCity Family Services and share that understanding with friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
  • Assist with one of our standing board or advisory committees or play a lead role in one of our fundraising events.
  • Help the organization reach out to individuals, organizations, governments, foundations, and corporations for donations.

Make an Online Donation

Monetary donations of any amount help TriCity Family Services provide a range of counseling and other mental health services to more than 4,000 clients and their families each year.

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