5 A's Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter providing compassion and care to abused, unwanted and abandoned animals.
Catty Shack a cat rescue focused on maintaining feral colonies, and finding loving homes for strays.
Hope Animal Rescue An all volunteer rescue who saves dogs on their last day of life for animal controls.
Madison County Animal Control a shelter for animals found in Madison County
Metro East Humane Society is no-kill shelter that provides medical treatment, education, vaccinations, and spay/neuter services. Volunteers can walk dogs, socialize, or assist with bathing, grooming, and cleaning. Children 15 years or younger must be accompanied by guardian. Call or stop by shelter 618-656-4405.
Partners 4 Pets open Saturdays from 11-3 for scheduled curbside adoptions at 9136 Lower Marine Rd
Accepts donations of Purina One dry food products for both cats & dogs. Donors can leave food at the front door of the shelter.
Pound Pets Inc. Rescue finds adopters or rescues to save animals in Granite city.
Spencer Pet Rescue is dedicated to placing homeless dogs and cats into permanent, loving, and responsible homes.
Warren Billhartz Animal Shelter an animal control and adoption shelter. To volunteer, call or stop by. Open to public for adoptions 7 days a week from 11- 4PM. controls.
Habitat for Humanity helps build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Build homes!
Rebuilding Together Southwest Illinois rehabilitates houses for low-income, elderly, and handicapped homeowners, so they can live independently and safely.
Restore Decor rescues, repurposes, and resells donated items. Proceeds from the sales go directly to help families and groups in our community! Volunteers paint and move furniture. They also assist with sales at one of the two retail locations. No experience or skill is required. Groups are usually scheduled on Wednesday nights with up to 10 people.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Always looking for volunteers to build bunks, go on bed deliveries, be vocal advocates for our mission, and start new SHP chapters in unserved communities.
Heartland Conservancy engages people with nature while restoring natural areas to a healthy, resilient state. If you would like to do something nice for nature volunteer for HLC! For more information on volunteering, visit the website or contact: Sarah Vogt Conservation Manager (618) 566-4451 ext. 23 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also seeking: Chainsaw Operators, licensed Pesticide Applicators, prescribed Fire Experience, birders, photographers, Master Gardeners, master Naturalists, wildlife Biologists, entomologists, Conservationists, arborists, horticulturists, botanists
St. John's Mission Garden offers fresh vegetables to low income families in the Metro East. Volunteers are needed for planting, weeding, watering, picking, and delivering vegetables to pantries. Call (618) 656-1853 or email email@example.com to learn more about how you can help.
Willoughby Heritage Farm (Collinsville) Every Wednesday from 8am to 3pm volunteers are needed to repair, paint, garden, help with animal care, build, work on the trails and more. There is something for all ages. For more information call (618) 977-2430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castelli's Mustang and Horse Sanctuary Castelli's Rescues and trains mustangs and burros and finds loving homes. They also educate on equine neglect and abuse.
Cornerstone Farms Volunteers help with daily chores, projects, parties, group events, photography, and web development. Volunteers also serve children and adults with developmental disabilities providing FREE lessons to participants.
Happy Hooves Equine Rescue Volunteers (age 16 and up) help with daily chores, projects, parties, group events, fundraisers, grant writing, and gardening.
Amazing Grace at Logan Place is a mentoring program teaching life skills in the home, professional life, and in relationships. Every Saturday volunteers come to help with renovation of the mansion.
Big Brothers Big Sisters community-Based Program fosters educational, social and relationship development by matching child Littles ages 7-14 with a positive adult mentor. If you are interested, please reach out by calling 618-239-4076 or by visiting our website.
Boy Scouts is a youth-led, youth-run program, but the youth must be trained to be leaders. Adult role models in Scouting provide an ideal learning experience for all youth. Every adult volunteer has something valuable to offer.
Christian Activity Center (Fairmont City) Offers classrooms, a computer lab, and kitchen area. We offer after school tutoring and activities to all children grades K – 12. Volunteers help with tutoring and run movie nights, game nights, and crafts.
Dream Center of Alton offers services and referrals to “Returning Citizens” from state, local, and government facilities. They work with the family members affected through incarceration with faith-based wraparound services.
Edwardsville Children's Museum has exhibits with varying themes to allow for creative play. Including a market, art studio, florist, custard cart, and hospital. Outdoor play areas includes a garden, play stage, paint station, slide, and more!
Equipping the Called provides clothing, undies/diapers, and toiletries for children through foster parents, those in Safe Families, children identified by law enforcement, school administrators, medical staff or clergy in Southern Illinois. Volunteers can sort clothes, act as a personal shopper, prepare items for pick-up, and do light housekeeping.
Homework Help and Hoops (Collinsville) helps students finish their homework and be tutored one-on-one in the subject areas where they need help. Homework help and hoops helps 50 children during the school year and 86 children a day at Summer Camp.
Kellsie’s Hope Foundation provides hope to families that have children suffering from cancer by offering support for trips and gifts that might otherwise be unattainable. Also raises awareness and funds to support research and education of healthcare providers with a nursing scholarship.
Mid-Town Moms helps children who are living in shelters with an age appropriate wrapped gift on their birthday. We may also help with School supplies, school clothes, Christmas toys, and we events for families throughout the year. Local shelters and outreach programs provide them with the first name, age, gender and birthdate of the child in need. A few days prior to the child's birthday, a birthday gift is delivered to the director of the shelter or outreach facility and in turn given to the child..
Refuge is a trauma-informed, holistic program provided out of Riverbend Family Ministries for families with children ages 0-11 who have experienced the trauma of violence, abuse, and neglect.
Bread of Life Food Pantry Monday from 9-10:30AM at the New Life parking lot. 549 Cimarron Drive. Containers for drop off are at DKs and Dollar General. You may also drop items at the Pantry on Monday mornings. All will receive food during the pandemic, without financial-assistance documentation or residency restrictions. Contact Dave 618-656-4828 to volunteer, ask for help, or make donations.
Collinsville Food Pantry Tues & Fri, 9 to 11 am. Tues Evening 4 to 6 pm. Provides food to residents of Collinsville. Also provides financial assistance, temporary housing assistance, back to school supplies, Christmas food baskets, and Christmas toys. Daytime and evening hours available when needed.
Community Hope Center Offers groceries, clothing, toiletries, household items, meals, haircuts, and other services free of charge.
Community Care CenterSack lunch: Mon–Thurs. 11am to 12pm. Pantry: Mon-Thurs. 9am-3pm. Soup Kitchen: Tues- Thurs. 11am-12pm. Recipients must be in Granite city, Madison, Mitchell, Pontoon Beach, or Venice. Food baskets, clothing, provide school age children in with a back to school outfit including shoes. Provides Christmas toys and food. Loans medical Equipment.
Glen Ed Food Pantry Mon & Weds 3- 5:30PM and Tues, Thurs, & Fri: 9-11:30AM. Distributes food and provides services to families in need. Serves residents of School District #7.
Good Samaritan House Enriches the lives of women and children who are experiencing homelessness. Volunteers are needed for desk assistance, tutoring, mentoring, Organizing, Cooking, and other jobs. To volunteer, call 618-582-0501. ext 1001.
Helping Hearts Grow (East Alton) a non-profit that serves those facing homelessness or experiencing a time of need. Provides a mobile outreach program.
Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (Highland) Tues. & Thurs. 9am-12:30pm, 1st & 3rd Sat. Each 9am-12:30pm The service area includes the Highland School District plus the area east of State Rt 4 in Madison County. Rent, Utilities, Gas Vouchers and other programs may be limited to the Highland School District, Marine & St. Jacob.
Making a Difference Helps homeless & those in need. Provides outreach & help with food, clothes, basic necessities, & resources. Volunteers help with sorting, street outreach, office work, and more. Does not help financially nor pay rent or bills.
Operation Blessing 18 E. Lorena Ave, Open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays. Distributing only food until further notice. Appointments not necessary. People requesting food must bring proof of address for all adults in the household. For more information, contact Executive Director Karen Wilson at (618) 251-5683.
Outreach Center 504 E. Division St., Maryville. Operates a Blessing Box, Food Pantry, and a thrift store called Grandma's Attic. Grandma's Attic is open Tues-Sat. from 10-noon and Tues. evenings from 5:00-7:00. Donations can be dropped off any time the Attic is open. The Resident Assistance office is open Tues. evenings from 5:30-7:00. The food pantry is serving clients by appointment. Give a call, leave your name and number and pickup. If you have questions, please call us at 345-9693.
Overnight Warming Centers provides a safe and warm place for our unhoused neighbors on nights that are 20 degrees or colder. Without our volunteers, the Center would not be able to run properly. We have volunteer positions available for just about anyone looking to volunteer their time.
Riverbend Community Food Bank Friday from 11AM–3PM. Signature Desserts!
Salvation Army 525 Alby Street. Pantry is open Tues. 9am - 11:30am and Friday 1 -3pm. (618) 465-7764 or Stephen.Reinier@usc.salvationarmy.org
Salvation Army 3007 East 23rd Street. Pantry: Mon.-Thurs. 1-3:30pm (618) 451-7957.
SOS Spirit of Sharing Soup Kitchen Open to anyone in need of a warm meal. No qualifying factors. To volunteer, contact Dana Callahan at 344-2526.
Soup and Share Outreach Wednesday 11am-12:45pm, Friday 3- 4:30pm. Hot meals 12-1pm each Friday. (except 4th Friday) Distributes food, clothing, and diapers to families.
3 Little Birds 4 Life Enhances the lives of young adult cancer patients, ages 18-40, one wish at a time.
Allison’s Angel Gowns takes gently used wedding gowns and transforms them into gowns for angel babies. Gowns are offered free of charge to anyone who loses a child. Allison's Angel Gowns usually accepts gently used wedding dresses that are no more than 20 years old. They could use sewing materials or monetary donations. They are looking for skilled seamstresses to help.
1820 Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House a historical home with activities for all ages. Guides, are dressed in period clothing and explain what life might have been like in that area in 1820.
Lewis and Clark Swim Classes offers year-round swimming lessons using red cross certified instructors and water safety instruction for children ages 6 months and up in the heated Olympic-sized pool.