DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Our Volunteer Department Vision Statement  To connect the community with rewarding volunteer opportunities at Marklund and to support our staff in its mission to make Everyday Life possible for our clients with profound disabilities.

Are you looking to make a difference in someone’s life, while adding a new meaning to your own?
Be a Marklund volunteer.  Volunteers are an important part of our service to individuals with developmental disabilities. Whether you provide support to our residents, community clients or students on site at our Geneva, Elgin and Bloomingdale campuses, help with office duties or work at a fundraising event, you are an integral part of the Marklund team. Through our volunteers, we are able to enhance the care of our residents, community clients and students, and help help Marklund make everyday life possible for them. Volunteers assist with therapeutic, recreational and educational activities, doing art projects, reading a favorite story, or just being a new face to see during the day. They provide many daily life experiences while freeing up staff to provide 24-hour specialized care.

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Additional volunteer opportunities include:  community outing assistants; special events; Speakers Bureau, and support services. All of our volunteers can find a place for themselves, no matter what their interests, where they live or how much time they can donate.

Marklund began with many dedicated and compassionate volunteers helping to care for Mark William Lund, our first resident, back in the 1950s, and the many others since then.

If you are interested in volunteering, but are not sure in what capacity, Marklund’s Volunteer Department staff can help you learn about the many options. No matter what your gift, talent or skill…no matter what your age, Marklund’s staff needs you, and those we serve need you too.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Want to learn more about volunteering with your group?

If so, please fill out and submit our Group Request form and we will get back to you.

For more information about volunteering at one of our sites, please contact:
Cathy Nikrandt, Manager of Volunteer Engagement
Geneva location, cnikrandt@marklund.org
Phone: 630.593.5468
Lisa Esposito, Volunteer Engagement Specialist
Bloomingdale and Elgin locations, lesposito@marklund.org
Phone: 630.397.5661