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Youth Volunteer Opportunities


JourneyCare’s Kids Who Care youth volunteer program offers opportunities for children as young as first grade to make a difference in their community through meaningful activities that benefit our patients, their families and community seniors. Through this volunteer experience, JourneyCare’s youth volunteers will learn about how we help our patients and families while gaining understanding and empathy towards the populations we serve. These young people will hopefully be on their way to becoming compassionate, life-long volunteers! Are you interested? Then please read on . . .

For the 2017-18 school year, the Kids Who Care program will see youth volunteering in Barrington, Glenview and the South Suburbs. In each area, volunteers will be working towards the same goal:

Help our patients and community seniors. Learn about JourneyCare. Make a difference.

Take a look at the following groups to see where you/your child fit:


JourneyCare Juniors (Barrington only)

In their seventh year, the Barrington Juniors are 4th – 8th graders who meet monthly for education and hands-on service projects that benefit our patients, their families, caregivers and community seniors.

History of the the Juniors

Youth Advisory Board (Barrington only)  

  • For high school students in 9th – 12th Grade
  • Meets once a month (during the school year) for education, planning and service
  • Focuses on developing leadership and life skills
  • Opportunity to support the JourneyCare Foundation and agency events, interacting with JourneyCare staff and Board members
  • Potential opportunities to “job shadow” JourneyCare professionals
  • Requires additional formal application and letter of recommendation


Drop-In Events

Students in 1st – 12th grade (and interested parents) will have the opportunity to support JourneyCare’s mission by doing meaningful, fun service projects at monthly Get Creative events, donate needed items, and/or socialize with community seniors at intergenerational events and Game Nights – all while earning service hours.  The weekday after school Get Creatives will occur at the following locations:

Glenview Area:
Started Winter 2017!
JourneyCare’s Glenview Administrative Office
2050 Claire Court, Glenview

South Suburban Area:
In its 17th year of serving south suburban patients & seniors at over 30 events each school year!
Faith Church Fellowship Hall
18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood

If you have questions about any of the Kids Who Care programs, contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@journeycare.org.

Apply to JOIN! (and get the Events Calendar for your area)

No matter where you would like to volunteer – the Barrington Juniors, the Youth Advisory Board, or with the Kids Who Care Drop-in Group in Glenview or in the South Suburbs – an online application is required.

No new applications for the Barrington Juniors or the Youth Advisory Board will be accepted for the 2017-18 school year.

Applications for one of the KWC Drop-in groups are accepted throughout the school year. When we receive your application, we’ll send along a calendar of events for the group you’re requesting.

Apply to join Kids Who Care: