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.

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

To get started, please fill out the registration 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!


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 a local stores and nonprofit agencies approximately one time per week (flexible)

Community Collection Leader

Collect items for SCARCE at community recycling events (Saturdays)


Let us know if you are interested in volunteering on one of these days.  Just send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org or complete the volunteer application at the bottom of this page.

Winter Break – We need help sorting supplies and greeting teachers on these days between 9am – 4:30pm:

Thursday, Dec 27

Friday, Dec 28

Wednesday, Jan 2

Thursday, Jan 3

Friday, Jan 4

Saturday, January 12  9am – noon – Help us greet visitors, sort supplies, and recycle items at our facility in Glen Ellyn

Monday, January 21  9am – 4:30pm – Celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. by making the world a better place!  Join the SCARCE team in keeping usable items and recyclables out of landfills.  You will help protect the environment while providing much needed supplies to teachers and students.


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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