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three children in Santa Claus hatsWithout the help of dedicated volunteers, the Project NOW could not begin to deliver the many needed services we offer.

Volunteerism preserves a sense of community, brings people of different backgrounds together to achieve common goals, and promotes understanding, relationships and caring.

Please consider one of our volunteer opportunities listed below:

Rock Island County Senior Center

The Rock Island County Senior Center relies on volunteers to help deliver hundreds of meals daily to home-bound seniors.  For more information or to volunteer, call (309) 788-6335.

Home-Delivered Meals: Volunteers drive a designated route in the Illinois Quad City area Routes usually take about an hour to complete. Routes are run during the noon hour.  A home delivered meal gives homebound seniors, a chance to interact and a hot meal. Volunteers may chose a steady one day a week assignment or chose a more open schedule.

Congregate Meal Sites: Many seniors enjoy volunteering at one of our meal sites. If this interests you please let your meal site manager know.

Good Things NOW Quality Used Clothing Stores

Individuals who are enthusiastic about working directly with customers will love volunteering at one of our thrift stores.  Volunteers will receive and sort donations, arrange store displays, assist with community outreach, provide customer service, and assist with general store operations.  Hours of service are 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mon-Fri.  Volunteer hours are flexible. 

Head Start

A key component of Head Start is parental involvement through volunteerism, parents can find a variety of ways to help at Project NOW Head Start including:

                             Bus Aide
                             Classroom Helper
                             Field Trip Aide
                             Food Assistant
                             Bathroom Helper
                             Kitchen Assistant
                             Literacy Aide
                             Maintenance Helper
                             Music Helper

Project NOW Head Start has locations in Moline, East Moline, Carbon Cliff, Silvis, Colona, Aledo and Kewanee.

Homeless Services

Guest Speakers: Do you have expertise in such topics as cooking, household budgeting, household management or employment/job seeking skills? Homeless Services provides classes in life skills to clients on a regular basis.  Share your knowledge by volunteering to lead a class!

Click here for the volunteer application

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