Help wanted: Nonprofits are in need of volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month. We hope you were inspired by the stories of the four volunteers we shared on Page 5. In case you were, we’ve compiled a list of volunteer opportunities at the six largest nonprofits in Hinsdale. Many also have junior boards open to teens.

Candor Health Education

The nonprofit organization educates students, their trusted adults and communities on the topics of puberty, sex and substance abuse prevention.

Like all nonprofit agencies listed here, Candor relies on volunteers to serve on its board. Occasionally the organization needs people to help with projects, such as packing materials for the menstrual supply drive going on now to help low-income girls and women. Visit

HCS Family Services

The agency provides emergency food for people in need living through its two pantries in Hinsdale and Willowbrook. More than 400 people seek the agency’s help each week.

Volunteers greet pantry guests, pick up donations for local retailers, unload deliveries, sort food, stock shelves and assist pantry guests at distribution events. Visit

Hinsdale Historical Society

The nonprofit bridges the past, present and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture.

Volunteer positions include museum greeters and docents, administrative assistants, event photographers, archivists, program presenters and more. Visit

Hinsdale Humane Society

The Hinsdale Humane Society operates the Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center, providing innovative care and adoption services for all animals. The nonprofit also works to educate people about pets and advocate for animals.

Adult volunteers are needed to walk dogs, socialize cats, clean kennels, serve as foster families, welcome guests, help plan fundraising events and work with their own pets in pet therapy.

Youth volunteers can participate in the Pawsitive Impact or Teenternship programs. Visit

The Community House

The Community House offers community recreation and quality social services to people of all ages and walks of life, providing local opportunities for athletic, arts and culture, counseling, education services and community connections.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those who are interesting working with seniors, helping at after-school programs, playing music at events, writing, taking photos and other jobs. Visit

Wellness House

The nonprofit offers programs that educate, support and empower participants who are affected by cancer as a complement to medical treatment.

Wellness House is currently looking for people to volunteer at the reception desk and to serve as Wellness House Ambassadors at various events such as health fairs, networking events and third-party fundraisers. Visit