Volunteer and Help Others

Volunteers play a critical role at PLOWS Council on Aging and there are many ways to make help make a real impact in our community. Sign up and learn about different volunteer opportunities that tap your interest, skills and availability. 

Ready to make a difference? Volunteer Today
Examples of Volunteer Opportunities

Advocacy – Counsel older adults about benefits they are eligible to receive and assist with applications. We'll train you about government guidelines and special enrollment criteria so you can educate individuals and families about savings and discounts.


Clerical/Administrative – Send out reminders about events, help us organize files, and update community records in our computer system.


Events – Assist our caregiver and community relations staff at various education events.


Fundraising – Develop creative ideas with us and help inspire giving to support our mission.

Home-Delivered Meals – Brighten someone’s day by delivering meals to older adults in the morning one day a week Monday through Friday.


Marketing – Help us build awareness of our great work in 20 communities and/or share your story about the role of PLOWS Council on Aging in your life, the life of a friend or family member


Professional Skills – Put your skills to work for us on our Advisory Council or a committee.


Programs/Education – Volunteer to teach a seminar, lead a fundraising effort and/or educate our staff about a new resource in the community.



Click "sign up" to fill out the volunteer form! 

Ready to make a difference? Volunteer Today

Check out this feature about Merri Fefles and her work as a volunteer with us. This Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown news article kicked off a series about people who are “the change they want to see in this world.” 

Good Neighbors: Merri Fefles has a soft spot for seniors

By Donna Vickroy

Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown | Dec 20, 2019 | 2:08 PM


Here is another article about our meal delivery program. Call us at 708-361-0219 if you know someone who might need daily home-delivered meals or if you'd like to join our team of dedicated volunteers. 

What to do in retirement? ‘We can do something for our neighbors,’ says this Palos couple

DAILY SOUTHTOWN | DEC 06, 2019 | 1:45 PM