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 for a few hours one day.  You can volunteer as an individual or with a group.  There are many opportunities, but we always need help sorting items, unloading cars, and recycling.  Call us at 630-545-9710 or send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org to learn more about opportunities or to schedule a time to volunteer.

We ask all volunteers to fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page.



We especially need help on these days:

Summer (Jun – Aug)  Weekdays between 9am and 4:30pm

Greeters:  Assist teachers visiting SCARCE to get books and supplies by helping them sign in and check out.  You will have fun working with the SCARCE team and meeting 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.  Just let us know when you are available!

Rescue Project Assistants:  Help us organize supplies and get them on our shelves.  With your help, we can keep more useful items out of the landfill and help people who need supplies.



We also need volunteers at these annual events, so save the date and let us know you want to help!

Garage Sale, Glen Ellyn – August 23rd-25th: Assist with pricing and set-up

Back To School Fair, Wheaton – Tuesday, July 31st & Wednesday, August 1: Provide books to DuPage County children

SCARCE Green Fair, Wheaton – Saturday, September 15: Assist visitors attending our annual Green Fair


 If you are looking to make a regular commitment, here are some of our needs:

Crayon Captain: Supervise volunteer groups that want to make Super Crayons

Warehouse Assistant: Unload vehicles, move boxes of books, recycle paper and cardboard

Book Courier: Bring books to a local Half-Price Books store one day per week (day is flexible)

Book Rescue Greeter: Assist teachers visiting SCARCE to get books and supplies (Weekdays)

Library Stock Person: Organize and shelve fiction and non-fiction reading books

Community Collection Leader: Collect items for SCARCE at community recycling events (weekends)

Restaurant Fundraiser:  Partner with local restaurants to raise funds for SCARCE

Fundraising Committee Member:  Help us brainstorm and organize fundraising events, such as brunch, 5K race, trivia night

If you have a skill and want to support SCARCE in a specific way — marketing, graphic design, home repairs — call us at 630-545-9710 or send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org and let us know how you can help.


Volunteering with a Group

SCARCE works with student, corporate, and non-profit groups seeking to give back to their community. Call 630-545-9710 or send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org to arrange your visit.


Get Started! Fill out our volunteer registration form below.


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