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!


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)


Here are a few days students and working professionals can volunteer.  If you are available, just send a message to Rose at rose@scarce.org or complete the volunteer application at the bottom of this page and indicate when you would like to volunteer.

Monday, February 18 (Presidents’ Day)  9am – 4:30pm – Join the SCARCE team in keeping usable items and recyclables out of landfills.  Protect the planet while providing much needed supplies to teachers and students.

Saturday, March 9  9am – 12pm – Help us greet visitors, sort supplies, and recycle items at our facility in Glen Ellyn. You will be amazed at how much we reuse and recycle!

Saturday, March 9  8:45am – 12:15pm – Assist at the Village of Wheaton’s monthly electronics recycling drop-off event.  You will unload electronics from cars and provide useful recycling information to visitors. Volunteers must be 14 or older.

Saturday, March 23  9am – 12pm – Help us greet visitors, sort supplies, and recycle items at our facility in Glen Ellyn. You will be amazed at how much we reuse and recycle!

Spring Break – Make a difference during your break!  SCARCE is open Mon – Fri between 9am and 4:30pm and we need volunteers to help us reuse books, crayons, and school supplies.  Reusing and recycling has never been such fun!


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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