Meeting our Community's Needs - Neighbor to Neighbor

Changing Lives

Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

About Volunteering

Every year, more than 2,600 dedicated volunteers help People's Resource Center serve 30,000 of our neighbors in need. And the needs are growing. Right here in DuPage County, poverty rates have doubled over the past decade.   PRC is serving 50% more people than it did just a few years ago, with 36% of them children.


PRC Volunteer Philosophy:

PRC volunteers are a valued and essential part of our work.  Volunteers are:

Our Foundation 

PRC volunteers are the front line in every program we offer.

Our Ambassadors

Volunteers are our grassroots outreach network and our partners in building the community and sharing the PRC story.

Our Advocates for Those in Need

Volunteers are advocates for those who deserve a stronger voice, spreading awareness of the struggles of our neighbors in need.

Our Solution

We believe that mobilizing local resources is a critical piece of the challenge of solving poverty in America.

Through PRC, volunteers are able to use their time, skills and energy to be “neighbors helping neighbors.” Every volunteer is making a difference in the lives of others and the life of our community. Join us!

What Do Volunteers Do?

As a PRC volunteer, there are dozens of ways to get involved.  You can work  in the food pantry or sort clothes in the clothes closet.  Or, you can receive training for more specialized jobs, such as tutoring or teaching computer classes. Because PRC offers so many varied services, you can be sure there is an opportunity here for you.  Learn more about volunteer opportunities at PRC.  

Who Can Volunteer?

Adults over 18 years of age may volunteer individually  or as part of a group, such as a congregation, service organization or family. Youth between the ages of 13 – 17 may also volunteer individually  or as a part of a group/family. While children age 8-12 may volunteer, they must be  part of a group/family with adult supervision, and must have prior approval from PRC. Decisions to accept children ages 8-12 as volunteers are made on a case-by-case basis.