Volunteer at SCARCE

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Join the SCARCE Team!

There are plenty of ways to volunteer at SCARCE.  You can volunteer on a regular schedule or you can volunteer for a few hours one day.  SCARCE is open on the weekdays from 9am to 4:30pm and on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 9am to noon.  Volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Everything you do at SCARCE will help protect our air, soil, and water.  To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, call us at 630-545-9710 or send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org.

To apply to volunteer, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

There’s something for everyone.  Click each title below to see a sampling of what you could do.  No experience necessary!
Greeter
Welcome visitors by helping them sign in and check out.  You will have fun working with the SCARCE team and meeting the community members who visit our facility.  You can volunteer for one time or you can sign up to volunteer at the same time each week.
Rescue Project Rockstar
Sort supplies and organize them on our shelves.  With your help, we can keep more useful items out of the landfill and provide materials to those in need.
Library Clerk
Organize and shelve fiction and non-fiction reading books. Teachers, librarians, or avid readers wanted!
Warehouse Warrior
Unload vehicles, move boxes of books, recycle paper and cardboard. This is a position for those who like to keep moving and think on their feet!
Crayon Captain
Supervise volunteer groups that want to make Super Crayons.  View more details
Book Courier
Deliver books to local stores and nonprofit agencies approximately one time per week (flexible)
Community Collection Leader
Collect items for SCARCE at community recycling events (Saturdays)
Upcoming Opportunities

Friday, April 26  9am – noon &
Saturday, April 27  7:30 – 11:30am – It’s planting season!  Assist with the Village of Wheaton’s Native Plant Sale.  Volunteers are needed to label plants and load cars.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Saturday, April 27  9am – 12pm – Greet visitors, sort supplies, and recycle items at our facility in Glen Ellyn.S

Sunday, April 28  10:45am – 6:00pm – Help us set up and assist visitors at the Earth Day Fair at beautiful Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn. You can see the available shifts and sign up using the Earth Day Fair Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Saturday, May 4  7:30am – 12:30pm – Collect items for SCARCE and provide recycling information at a community recycling event in Itasca.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Saturday, May 4  8:30am – 12:30pm – Collect items for SCARCE and provide recycling information at a community recycling event in Burr Ridge.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Saturday, May 11  7:30am – 2:00pm – Kick-off the growing season at our annual Growin’ Green Garden Market. Volunteers are needed to help us set-up for the market, shovel food-scrap amended compost into containers, and assist teachers who are picking up supplies for their classrooms.

Saturday, May 11  7:30am – 12:30pm – Collect items for SCARCE and provide recycling information at a community recycling event in Woodridge.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

SUMMER HOURS Mon – Fri 9am – 4:30pm – It’s not too early to make plans for volunteering this summer. We are looking for high school or college students who can help during the mornings (9am – 1pm) and/or afternoons (12:30pm – 4:30pm). You can volunteer for the same time slot each week or you can volunteer for one shift on a particular day. Just let us know when you are available.

Volunteering with a Group

Call 630-545-9710 or send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org to learn more about group opportunities.

Get Started! Fill out our volunteer registration form below.

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