Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of the Niles Senior Center. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out our Senior Center Volunteer Application.

*NEW* Telephone Reassurance:

The Telephone Reassurance Program provides a daily safety check phone call to an older adult or adult with disabilities to offer a sense of security and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. The service is available to any older adult or disabled resident, who live alone. Not only does this service provide peace of mind to the person that lives alone, but also to the family and friends of that person. Reassurance will be provided by: * Phone calls made between 10:00am-12:00pm. * If calls remain unanswered, a procedure is implemented by NSC Staff to locate the individual and make sure he or she is safe. If you or a loved one would like to receive a free phone call every day, Monday through Friday, or would like to volunteer, please call the Niles Senior Center.

Friendly Visitor Program

Friendly Visitor Program volunteers provide companionship and friendship to isolated adults who are homebound. The program pairs an older adult with a friendly visitor who provides friendship and support through weekly visits.

Snow Shoveling Assistance

If you are a Senior and/or a disabled Niles resident and in need of assistance, please contact the Niles Senior Center at (847)588-8420 to register. By registering for the program, we will do our best to match you up with an available volunteer within your neighborhood. Volunteers will be asked to remove snow from public walkways and front sidewalks. After the conclusion of a 3" or greater snowfall, volunteers will visit their assigned home within 48 hours to remove snow.

Tax Volunteers Needed

AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. It is the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service offered to taxpayers with middle and low income, with a focus on individuals over the age of 50. 
Good with the fine print? Be a volunteer tax preparer.
You’ll work with taxpayers directly; filling out tax forms and helping them seek a refund. Free training is provided in January, experience isn’t necessary. 

Love working with people? Be a client facilitator.
You’ll schedule appointments, welcome taxpayers, help organize their paperwork and manage the overflow of service. 

Have a knack for running things? Be a leadership or administrative volunteer.
Track volunteer assignments and site activities.