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.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
Aunt Mary’s Storybook

Cook County Jail: Chicago, Illinois
Help out by going inside Division 11 of the Cook County Jail once each month to help incarcerated fathers read to their children. We are looking for one person who is available on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Volunteer must have own form of transportation. In addition, due to Division 11 being a maximum security division, volunteer must have at least one year of experience working directly with justice-involved individuals.

DuPage County Jail: Wheaton, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution once each month to help incarcerated mothers read to their children. We are looking for one person who is available on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Volunteer must have own form of transportation.

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. Volunteer must have own form of transportation.

Kendall County Jail: Yorkville, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution to help incarcerated mothers and fathers read to their children. We are looking for one person who is available on the following dates from 12:45 PM to 3 PM: 15 June, 17 August, 19 October, and 16 November 2017. Volunteer must have own form of transportation.

Sheridan Correctional Center: Sheridan, Illinois
Help out by going inside the institution once each month to help incarcerated fathers read to their children. We are looking for one person who is available on Sunday 9 July 2017, Sunday 12 November 2017, as well as four Sundays in 2018 to be determined. Prior experience interacting directly with justice-involved individuals preferred. Volunteer must have own form of transportation.

Volunteer Application