BHS: 616 W. Main Street • Barrington, IL 60010

BHS Student Volunteer Program

(see Mrs. Bauer in the GRC for more info or to sign up)




(Please sign up by contacting theorganizations directly. Don’t forget to take a volunteer time report in orderto document your volunteer hours. Here is a link to the form online:  )

  • Roslyn Road Summer School Assistants; volunteers needed to assist teachers in primary classrooms (grades K-2) or assist with programs in music, art or wilderness adventure; summer school dates are June 9th-July 2nd from 8:00am-12:00pm Mon.-Fri.; contact Principal Paul Kirk,
  • Roslyn Road School Field Day Set Up; Mon., June 2nd and/or Tues. June 3rd, at 3:45 for one or two hours, as long as you can stay; help fill water balloons and help with general set up; contact Ms. Kathy Brodin,

·       Camp SOAR (Special Outdoor AdaptiveRecreation) One-On-One Counselors; sponsored by Children’s Research Triangle, an overnight campfor special needs children held at Wesley Woods Camp, Williams Bay, WI; campopen to children/teens 7-19 with physical and/or cognitive special needs suchat autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, cerebral palsy; we are stillaccepting COUNSELOR applications for guys available to volunteer Week Two, July6-11, 2014.; must be 15 or older; link to information:; link to application:

  • Barrington Area Council on Aging Senior Lunch Program; must sign up at least a week in advance; 9:00am-1:00pm most Mondays (except holidays) at Langendorf Park in Barrington; help set up, serve and clean up lunch and socialize with senior citizens; contact Kitty Quarfoot, or 847-381-5030
  • Barrington Park District “Family Campout in the Park;” Sat., June 14th at Citizens Park in Barrington, 4:45-8:30 pm; contact Kim Sweeney, or Jodi Krause,
  • The Community Meal; Thurs., June 19th, Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main St.; The Community Meal is a free meal hosted once a month at various churches and community centers in and around the Barrington area; volunteers are needed to help set up (3:30-5pm), serve food (5-7pm) and clean up (7-8pm); contact
  • Barrington Run For the Arts; Fri., July 4th, 6:00am-9:00am; help with set up, registration, course, water stations, clean up; contact Jaclyn Silvestri,

·        The Community Meal; Thurs., July 17th,Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main St.; The Community Meal is a freemeal hosted once a month at various churches and community centers in andaround the Barrington area; volunteers are needed to help set up (3:30-5pm),serve food (5-7pm) and clean up (7-8pm); contact  

  • Barrington Giving Day 2nd Annual “Back To School” Event; invited families in District 220 will receive an outfit for school (shoes, socks, pants, shirt) for each child in the family; opportunities to volunteer start May 12th, sorting clothing at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Dundee Ave. in Barrington, Mon., Tues. & Wed. afternoons 2-5pm or Thurs. evenings 6-8pm; help needed with set up on Fri., Aug. 8th and with the event itself on Sat., Aug. 9th; sign up to volunteer online at ,  follow the link on the left “To volunteer for the Back to School event click here;” if you have a group who would like to volunteer together, please call the church office to arrange that, 847-382-7002; donated items are also needed:  new or gently used jeans, sweatshirts/hoodies, t-shirts and tops, new socks; collection box outside the GRC at BHS, at St. Matthew Church, and local businesses with a Barrington Giving Day collection box; cash donations also needed and welcome (go to “Click here to donate today”)
  • JourneyCare Duck Race & Pool Party; (formerly Hospice of NE IL) Sat., Aug. 9th at Langendorf Park in Barrington, 3:30-7:30 pm;; help with the Duck Race and many children’s activities; contact Alana Subleski, Development Coordinator, , 224-770-2416


  • Animal House Shelter; help socialize animals by playing with and walking them; you must be 16 yrs. old; open seven days a week, 11am-7pm, choose your own hours; located in Huntley, 20-30 min. drive; for driving directions; to volunteer, visit the shelter and fill out paperwork, set up your start date
  • Alden Estates Nursing Center; help with regular organized activities:  “Night Spa” Wed. 4-7pm, Wii Bowling Thurs. 4-7pm, Bingo Fri. 4-7pm and Sat. & Sun.1:30-4pm, Baking Class Sat. 9-11am; also one-on-one activities such as reading aloud, playing music, painting nails, running errands, or just visiting; special events e.g. parties/celebrations; contact Lilly Escareno, Activities Director, or 847-382-6664
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Peer Tutors; help your peers during one of your free periods in any subject except Math and World Language; application available from Mrs. Lawson in the ARC, room E-269 next to the Art Gallery
  • Barrington Area Conservation Trust; if you are interested in a career in environmental/conservation-related areas or just working to improve the health of our local environment, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities:  web sire and tech support, office work, special event planning & assistance or outdoor conservation work; contact Lisa Wolford, 847-387-3149 or
  • Barrington Area Library Local History Project; volunteers age 16 and older are needed in the Adult Services Dept. to help with a long-term local history project. You will be scanning, creating documents and generally using computer skills. You must fill out their online volunteer application:
  • Barrington Area Library Community Makerspace and Maker Programs; got a passion for making DIY projects, designing your own stuff, or learning the newest technology? The library is putting together a makerspace and maker programs for the community. We need high school volunteers to help us brainstorm and test these projects. They will range from simple, hands-on crafts to high tech application. Specific skills are not required. We really need people who like to experiment, tinker and create. Your feedback and ideas will help us bring exciting, creative programs to our community. You won’t need to put in a lot of hours, but we hope you can make a commitment of 1-2 hours, every other week. Interested? Fill out the online volunteer application: complete and save it to your computer and email it to
  • Barrington Area Tennis Association; help teach/coach elementary school aged children (6-10 years old); help with skill development, assist in coaching a group of 6-8 children for team competition; volunteers chosen to coach will receive training from the U.S. Tennis Association; contact Mary Beth Bowman, 847-868-BATA,
  • BHS Lunch Buddies; help students get connected and feel included with the social scene at BHS and learn how to navigate social situations with peers, taught by peers; looking for students who can spend one day/week with a peer during your lunch hour; it can be from half the lunch hour to the whole lunch hour, depending on your buddy’s schedule; earn volunteer hours while doing it; see Mrs. Bauer for an application
  • Barrington Youth & Family Services “Pathways” Middle School Mentor Program; for sophs.-seniors only; Barrington Youth & Family Services provides training for this once a week mentor program for social emotional learning in which you’ll be paired with middle school student for one-on-one and group activities; Mondays and/or Thursdays after school; all semester/year long; optional field trips and one in-service per month from 4-5pm on Mondays
  • Citizens For Conservation; habitat restoration, every Sat. 9-11am, meets at CFC headquarters at 459 West Hwy. 22, the white farmhouse with a silo across from Good Shepherd Hospital; bring work gloves and drinking water, dress for the weather, tools provided; activities may include sowing seed, cutting invasive brush and rescuing native plants; questions? call 847-382-7283 or visit 
  • Cuba Marsh/Ela Prairie; 9:00am-12 noon on the second Saturday of each month; help remove invasive species, help with seed collection; call or email BEFORE you go to confirm the date; contact Daniel Saunders, volunteer site steward , 847-304-1021
  • Cuba Township Food Pantry; help sort & organize donated food; contact Cheryl Tanaka or Kate Formichella, 847-381-1924
  • fitMS Neurobalance Center; a non-profit resource for people with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and other neuromuscular conditions that affect balance and mobility; our nutritionist, chiropractor, social worker, personal trainer, nurse and group fitness instructors work together to provide a “one roof” collaborative approach; volunteers are needed year round to serve as office assistants, to provide timing and assistance for adaptive fitness evaluations, set up equipment for classes and assist in classes such as adaptive fitness and yoga; this is a great opportunity for any student and particularly for those interested in health care related fields including physical therapy, occupational therapy and adaptive fitness training; located on Hart Rd. near BHS; contact Joy Wagner, director, , 847-800-6162
  • Fur Keeps Animal Rescue;  must be 16 or older; help with exercising & socializing dogs; cleaning barn & stall area; taking care of the cats & playing with them; assisting with pet adoptions; photo students needed to photograph animals for website; fundraising activities; adoption events at PetSmart; flexible days/times; contact 847-3881-6458; volunteer application at
  • The Garlands of Barrington Senior Citizens Activities; volunteer to work with senior citizens on various activities such as Brain Games, helping out in the computer lab or the digital camera lab after school; videographer needed for fitness project; musicians needed to play background music for events or to entertain residents; AP art students wanted to show their work in the art gallery for a month at a time; contact Jill Lund, Director of Activities, 847-756-3200 or
  • Good Shepherd Hospital Volunteen Program; must be 15-18 years old; volunteer a 2-3 hours shift once a week; you must serve 80 hours before leaving the program; work in many different areas of the hospital, depending on what is open during the time you are available; print an application from the website or pick up a hard copy from Mrs. Bauer; applications must be returned to the hospital
  • Grove Avenue School Homework Club; sophomores-seniors only; help children with homework after school once or more a week; flexible time frame, you don’t have to commit to the entire semester, only to six weeks or more at a time; 3:30-4:45 (3:00-4:15 on Wed.); see Mrs. Bauer for an application
  • Habitat For Humanity Elgin ReStore; a resale store of new and gently used building materials, appliances and furniture, open to the public, with all proceeds going to build Habitat For Humanity homes in the area; work in receiving, merchandise processing or on the selling floor assisting customers; visit our website , click on “Register;” 800 N. State St. in Elgin, 847-742-9905, extension 6
  • Henize Observatory Student Docent Program; located at Harper College in Palatine; learn of operate telescopes, assist with hands-on learning activities, learn about the universe and share that knowledge with students & adults, help create multimedia educational materials; every other Saturday from March through November; design a schedule that works with your other activities; must submit application and letter of recommendation; contact
  • Home of the Sparrow; a transitional shelter program that provides housing & comprehensive supportive services for women & children who are homeless. There are volunteer opportunities for childcare in our shelters in Crystal Lake & McHenry or volunteer work at our thrift stores in Palatine, Cary or McHenry. We also need volunteers to work on committees and fundraising projects/events; you must 16 or older; contact Sophia DeVries, 815-444-1660, ex. 26, ; link to volunteer application is
  • JourneyCare/Hospice Teen Group; choose the activity you are interested in; serve on the Birthday Brigade, Petals For Patients, make & deliver pillows, Tree of Lights Ceremony, special events, serve as jr. counselor at summer camp, office assistance, landscaping at our facility, yard clean up at patients home, playing music in the hallways for the inpatient families (e.g. violin) and miscellaneous projects; after school or during the summer on a regular basis; contact Brian Rothas, volunteer coordinator,
  • Lake Barrington Woods Senior Community; help with daily tasks, such as wheeling clients to meals; help with regular organized activities, such as bingo or crafts; special events such as parties or celebrations; contact Nadine Facher, activities director, 847-842-8900
  • Little City; activities assistant for children and/or adults with disabilities; contact Katherine Nelson, 847-221-7804,
  • Math Peer Tutors; help your peers during one of your free periods at school; see Mrs. Kelly Springer in the Math Department,
  • Smart Farm of Barrington; Smart Farm is an educational vegetable/fruit garden for the Barrington area to promote organic farming, the slow food movement, and best practices for leading ‘green’ sustainable lives; last season 7,000 lbs. of fresh produce was donated to local food pantries; workdays every Saturday 9-11am; located on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital; contact Katherine Gabelman at
  • St. Alexius Medical Center Volunteen Program; must be 14 years old and in high school; for information and online application go to
  • St. Mark’s Day School; various needs throughout the year such as summer camp counselors, after school tutors, office assistance, special events; contact Mrs. Jane Smith, Director, 847-381-9172,
  • STAR World Language Peer Tutors; help your peers during one of your free periods; contact Mrs. Quinlan in the World Language Dept. office,
  • Village of Barrington Archiving Project; assist with electronic archiving project in the Development Services Department and with administrative database entry in the Village Clerk’s office; ongoing project with flexible hours and days of the week, available year-round; Village offices are open Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm; must be able to work in a professional environment; interest in construction, engineering and/or urban/regional planning is a plus; training provided; contact Jennifer Tennant,
  • Walk On Farm; a therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities; new volunteer orientation session is required, no experience necessary; located in Barrington; contact the Walk On Farm office to register at 847-381-4231 or email
  • Wellness Place; Wellness Place is a cancer support/education/resource center in a homelike, non-clinical setting located in Palatine; after school receptionist, mailings, weekend outreach programs. special events; contact Annette Wegener, volunteer coordinator, 847-221-2400,
  • WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger); child respite care, moms night out, thrift shop, landscaping; contact Beth Lye, 847-577-4668, ext. 302,