Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Companions Journeying Together. Volunteers are a vital part of our organization; currently, we have over 50 active volunteers across all of our programs. If you are interested in contributing your time to our organization, please fill out the form below. We will respond at our earliest convenience. Please note that prospective volunteers must have own form of transportation. In addition, volunteers must be open to working with diverse and justice-involved populations.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Facility Volunteering

Randolph County Jail: Chester, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution once each month to help incarcerated fathers and mothers read to their children. We are looking for folks who are available on the third Monday of each month from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM.

Kane County Jail: St. Charles, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution once each month to help incarcerated people read to their children. We are looking for a few people who are available on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM.

DeKalb County Jail: Sycamore, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution once each month to help incarcerated people read to their children. We are looking for one person who is available on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM until around 1:00 PM.

Kendall County Jail: Yorkville, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution once every other month to help incarcerated people read to their children. We are looking for one person who is available on the third Thursday of every other month (March, May, July, September, and November) from 12:45 PM until 3:00 PM.

Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Organizing/Inventorying Books: Kane County -or- Will County area
Help out by receiving a collection of books from Aunt Mary’s Storybook staff. From home, using our online database, enter the books’ ISBN number and find relevant information such as retail price of book, publisher, etc. Print inventory labels (using provided labels) and affix them to the back of each book. Volunteer must be organized, detail oriented, and computer/internet savvy. While this opportunity can be done from home, the volunteer must also have a form of transportation to meet with staff to exchange books. Finally, volunteer must have their own computer, high-speed internet connection, and printer.

Social Media Marketing & Engagement: Illinois
Help out by keeping our social media channels updated, ideally on a daily basis, and increasing the number of people following our posts via Facebook and Twitter. We are particularly looking for those with some prior experience in corporate, civic, or nonprofit organization social media marketing/engagement. Volunteer must have their own computer and high-speed internet connection. Finally, volunteer must be organized, have excellent writing and communication skills, and has an interest in the intersection of corrections, literacy, and families of incarcerated people.

Volunteer Application