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 Saturday 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!
Resource Center Assistant
Welcome visitors and help 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!
Book Courier
Deliver books to local stores and nonprofit agencies approximately one time per week (flexible). Help us get even more books reused.
Community Collection Leader
Collect items for SCARCE at community recycling events. On Saturday mornings in the spring and fall seasons, we need volunteers to help us gather supplies and transport them back to SCARCE.
Upcoming Opportunities

HELP NEEDED THIS SUMMER! Mon – Fri 9am – 4:30pm – We need volunteers to sort supplies, unload cars, and help with recycling. We also need people to assist teachers signing in and checking out. Volunteers should be 14 and older, so this is a great opportunity for high school students, college students, teachers, or anyone who wants to lend a hand while learning about sustainability. No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Saturday, August 10 8:45am – 12:15pm – Help recycle electronics at the Village of Wheaton’s monthly event. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Saturday, August 10 9:00am – 12:00pm – Join the SCARCE team as we sort items and assist teachers visiting our facility to get books and school supplies. Let’s reuse and recycle together!

Saturday, August 24 9:00am – 12:00pm – Help us sort items and assist teachers as they prepare their classrooms. You will make a difference by creating a brighter future for people and the planet!

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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