Time is a Gift That Empowers.

When you volunteer with Little Friends, you’re filling essential roles for our agency’s success, so we can help those we serve & their families lead fulfilling lives. Your support, your dedication and your time is powerful.

Program Volunteers

All volunteers must take part in an extensive training program to get better-acquainted with those with whom we work, and program volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. If a volunteer will be working directly with an individual served by Little Friends, they must complete an application, interview and background check.

Respite Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed in our Respite Opportunities program. Please contact Becky Pundy at 630-204-0224 or becky@respiteendowment.org for more information. 

Event Volunteers

Little Friends recruits volunteers for numerous events including The Little Friends Benefit Auction, Krejci Academy Family Picnics, The Little Friends Parade of Lights and other events throughout the year. The success of these events relies heavily on the involvement of our volunteers. Event volunteers should be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers ages 14 to 16 can be welcomed with an adult volunteer.

Group Opportunities

Community-based service clubs, youth groups and businesses work with Little Friends on various projects throughout the year. These projects must be planned in advance and with the assistance of the Vice President for Agency Advancement.

Court-Mandated Community Service

In some cases, Little Friends can accept individuals who need to complete court-mandated service hours. These opportunities are supervised by Little Friends’ Maintenance Department. As such, all applicants must be at least 18 years of age and available for periods of time during operational hours—Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There are no after-hour or weekend opportunities for court-mandated service.

Serendipity Resale Shop

Serendipity Resale Shop is a program of Little Friends.  Located at 12 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville, all proceeds from sales benefit Little Friends.  This shop is staffed entirely by volunteers and   numerous opportunities exist.  Contact Arlene Klucina, 331.228.1378 for more information about volunteering at Serendipity.


For more information, please contact

Beth Praetz
Marketing & Events Coordinator