Open Door is frequently in need of the time and skills of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please fill out our volunteer application today. Volunteer opportunities are available both in Aurora and Elgin.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Client Supply Pantry Needs: Household & Personal Items
Open Door continually stocks a pantry for clients and their families that allow access to essential personal and household items.  Donations are needed to keep the pantry full, please consider donating items to provide essential personal and household products to those experiencing financial hardship.
Items needed include:
• Shampoo & Conditioner
• Bar Soap & Body Wash
• Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, & Dental Floss
• Deodorant
• Adult Diapers & Pull-Ups
• Pads; Female & Adult
• Tampons
• Paper Towels
• Laundry Detergent
• Toilet Paper
• Dish Soap & Sponges

Volunteers are needed to solicit donations from area churches and stores so clients are able to have items they need as they work towards health.

Packet Makers
Help Open Door promote the use of condoms to decrease the spread of sexually transmitted infections by volunteering to make up packets. Open Door receives a variety of condoms and other supplies twice a year from the Chicago Public Health Department. In an effort to promote the use of condoms to decrease the spread of sexually transmitted infections Open Door provides free packets filled with a variety of condoms, lubricants, and instructions on how to properly use a condom. Packets that are distributed in both Health Centers, Elgin and Aurora, as well as and in the community. Open Door needs a volunteer to help create the condom packets at our Elgin office, or in your own home to distribute to clients and the community.

Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

3rd Party Event Fundraiser
A 3rd Party Event Fundraiser is a company, organization or individual that wishes to hold a promotion, event, or sale to benefit Open Door. We are grateful for dollars raised through events – they help the Open Door provide programs and services as a Patient Centered Medical Home to provide quality, comprehensive and cost-effective health care to our community. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact us!

All Things Chocolate
Open Door’s signature event, All Things Chocolate, is held every Spring in the Fox Valley Area. 2017’s event will be April 29. Join the committee to help choose chocolatiers and bring more chocolate to the event, find and organize silent auction items and choose awesome entertainment to wow the participants year after year! All Things Chocolate volunteering opportunities are available beginning February through April.

Stomp Out Stigma – Join the Open Door Walk Team 

By joining the Open Door Health Center Walk Team, you will help to raise awareness of the importance of stigma free healthcare. Your walk team commit includes raising at least $200, walking with the team at any or all of 4 walks & promise to wear the provided Open Door T-Shirt while walking all summer through fall!!

Walk team members will receive Open Door Walk/Run team swag including a shirt and other goodies! Please consider joining the Walk/Run team to not only stay active and healthy, but to help educate the community about Open Door and our mission to eliminate HIV once and for all.

Back to School Drive
Open Door does our best to support our clients and their families whenever we can! Every Summer Open Door hosts a school supply drive to fill our client’s kid’s backpacks for the start of a new school year. We collect everything from folders, calculators, USB drives, to rulers. Please consider filling a child’s back pack by purchasing school supplies or helping Open Door stuff backpacks. This opportunity is available July through August.

Christmas Wishes Program
Every child deserve a memorable holiday season. Open Door’s Christmas Wishes program aims to fulfil two gift wishes of any client’ child that participates in the program. Children up to the school age of a Senior in high school are eligible to participate in the program. Most wish lists range from $25-$75 with requests asking for a new winter jacket to Lego sets or art supplies! This opportunity is available November through December.

To volunteer for any of the listed projects, please contact Christine at 847-695-1093 ext. 225 or email her at volunteer@odhcil.org



Upcoming Events

  1. National HIV Testing Day

    June 24 - June 30
  2. Join Us For Dinner

    July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Painting with a Purpose

    July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Annual Client Picnic

    August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. AIDS Run/Walk with Team Open Door

    October 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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