Become an SOS Volunteer

Volunteers* play a vital role in the development of our children. By sharing your time and talent, you can help change a child’s life. We offer flexible volunteer schedules and work closely with you to provide assistance and education. Are you ready to make an impact?

To learn more about becoming a volunteer at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, please send an email to with “Volunteer Inquiry” in the subject line.

*Our volunteers undergo extensive background checks, screenings, and comprehensive training to ensure the well being of our children.

Volunteer Opportunities

Emerging Leaders Board

The SOS Children’s Villages Illinois Emerging Leaders Board is a group of motivated and philanthropic, young professionals that seek to promote the mission of SOS Illinois through networking and volunteering. Activities include garden work days, holiday parties, and providing educational support, in addition to social gatherings.


Foster children are typically at a distinct academic disadvantage resulting from frequent disruptions and placement changes. Tutors play a critical role in providing targeted one-on-one tutoring, giving children the instruction, support, and attention they need to improve academically.