Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!

Currently, open volunteer opportunities include the following:

  • Optimism Walk Committee
  • Fundraising/Resource Development Committee
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Office/Admin Volunteer

If interested please contact the Midwest Chapter at

Volunteer Office Assistant

Summary: The Office Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on project deadlines in the APDA office. This will include answering phones and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Program Director. This position helps to extend the resources in the APDA to better assist and direct the needs of our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering phones
  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Maintenance of office space
  • Other duties specifically around coordination of special events, or as assigned


  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of APDA volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Computer skills are desired, but not necessary
  • Training & Supervision
  • Attends volunteer orientation
  • Completes office orientation which includes training on the following items:
    • Phone System Tutorial
    • Database Tutorial
    • Filing System
    • Training and supervision conducted by Program Director or designated trainer
    • Evaluation: All volunteers complete a 60-day evaluation
    • Once per week for 3 hours

Fill out the form below to apply.

Volunteer Application - Illinois Chapter

  • Please include any skills that may be beneficial to the chapter. If you have skills that are not below that you feel would be beneficial to the chapter, please include this information below in the other field.
  • If you are interested in working on a special project please indicate below.

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