More than 120 volunteers help keep our thrift store running each week. We offer several ways to volunteer in our shop. Whether you’re a teen interested in community service, or an adult looking to provide retail support, we’d love to chat with you. Click below to fill out the volunteer form to denote your interest.
Domestic Violence Volunteers
Domestic violence volunteers may assist with the Domestic Violence hotline, children's program, outreach/awareness events, on-site medical advocacy at local hospitals/health centers, and other daily tasks at our domestic violence shelter, Constance Morris House. Forty (40) hours of domestic violence training is required for these direct service opportunities. Stay tuned to our calendar for available trainings, or click below to indicate your interest on the volunteer form. Individuals and groups who are unable to commit to the 40-hour training can still support the program by volunteering with Connie's Kitchen or The Hope Chest (see below).
Hope Chest: The Hope Chest is an upscale resale shop in La Grange (a separate nonprofit) that donates all proceeds our domestic violence shelter. They offer opportunities for volunteers ages 16 and older. To learn more, contact Hope Chest directly.
Donate a Meal to Our Shelter: Provide a Wednesday or Saturday dinner for the adults and children living at Constance Morris House (our domestic violence shelter) through our Connie's Kitchen program. We do ask that any new group fill out the volunteer application here prior to picking a date to provide a meal. Previous donors, please access the calendar here.
Sexual Assault Advocates
Sexual assault advocates provide medical and criminal advocacy to individuals and families affected by sexual violence at local emergency rooms and police departments. Volunteers must complete a 40-hour training and commit to a certain number of hours or shifts. Trainings happen throughout the year; stay tuned to our calendar for available trainings, or click below to fill out the volunteer form to denote your interest.
Buddy’s Place Volunteers
Help grieving children, teens, and their families through Pillars Community Health’s Buddy’s Place program. You could help as a greeter or group facilitator or with child care. Programs take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings so it is important for volunteers to have availability at those times. Volunteers must also complete training to participate. Trainings happen throughout the year; stay tuned to our calendar for available trainings, or click below to fill out the volunteer form to denote your interest.
Click below to learn about volunteering at our largest annual fundraising event, The Ball.
Once you complete the form, Pillars Community Health will be in touch to let you know if there is a match between your skills/preferences and current volunteer needs. Some volunteer positions require formal background checks.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Host a Fundraiser: Create your own Community Connections event. Learn more on our Donate page.
Miscellaneous Support: From time to time, we may also seek volunteers for special events, clerical support, and maintenance work. Fill out the volunteer form to denote your interest.