Volunteer Opportunities

Kids' Korner is a great place to volunteer in Lake County!

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Lake County or Waukegan? Volunteers are needed to serve as caregivers in Kids’ Korner. Hours are flexible. All volunteers undergo an extensive training program before they are assigned to work a shift as a caregiver. If you are interested in volunteering you can view our flyer here, please call Kids’ Korner at 847-377-3825. A Program Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating the volunteers as well as for monitoring the overall operation of the program. The expenses of the program are funded through civil court filing fees and donations from the community.

*Volunteers may not have a criminal or custody case before the courts, may not be referred by the courts for community service, and may not be involved in a work release program.

For more information, visit the Kids' Korner page.

Court Services & Probation Support Volunteer Program

The Lake County Court Services and Probation Support Volunteer Program has been an important feature of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court for more than 30 years. In order to explore new volunteer opportunities and enhance those already existing, Cristian Gonzalez, Volunteer Coordinator of the Court Services and Probation Support Program, has begun a new recruitment campaign through the College of Lake County. 

Volunteers will now be able to provide support to departments within the Court and assist various departments and personnel with Lake County Probation, including Adult and Juvenile. The Court Services and Probation Support Volunteer Program is seeking individuals who are looking to make an impact with their time, skills, and experience. 

If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities or are willing to share your skills, please call Cristian Gonzalez at 847-543-2748. He can also be contacted though email at cgonzalez35@clcillinois.edu. Cristian will be happy to accept your application and your generous gift of volunteerism. If you know of anyone else who is looking for a chance to serve their community, please pass this information on to them!

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

  • A Safe Place: A Safe Place provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence - women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused. Please call us at 847-731-7165 is you need any assistance.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Lake County: CASA are trained volunteers who are appointed by the Circuit Court Judge to advocate for the best interests of the child in court.
  • United We Serve - United We Serve is a corporation for national and community Service. This website is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use this website to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time, and it starts with you.
  • Lake County Cares: Volunteering isn't always an easy process to begin. It takes time and effort to think through how, exactly, you wish to spend these precious hours of your life. Often, it takes a conversation, with a knowledgeable and caring individual, to help you navigate the plethora of opportunities available. With the help of the United Way, and many generous residents, Lake County Cares (formerly the Volunteer Center of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff) has been matching interested people with interesting volunteer opportunities for more than 40 years.
  • Volunteer Match: Volunteer Match is the nonprofit, online service that helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States. Volunteers enter their ZIP code on the Volunteer Match website to quickly find local volunteer opportunities matching individual interests and schedules. This simple, effective service has already generated hundreds of thousands of volunteer referrals nationwide.
  • Youth Service America (YSA): Youth Service America (YSA) is a resource center and premier alliance of over 300 organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally.