Volunteer

We depend on our volunteers to help us achieve our mission.

At Bacoa, we have many different ways to serve older adults and the community, so we welcome your time and energy. Whether you can commit a few hours a month or a few hours a week, Bacoa has opportunities for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: Hours for volunteer opportunities are generally limited to our office hours. Some programs have been suspended or altered because of COVID-19.

Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers for our “Easy Riders” transportation service drive older adults to the grocery store, pharmacy or to personal care appointments.

This program provides a respite for caregivers who are providing care and support for someone who is struggling with mild memory loss. Volunteers are trained to work with participants and help with activities and socialization.

Bacoa offers a hot noon meal at the Barrington Park District on Monday. The program’s activities include bingo, music, games and presentations on health and nutrition. Volunteers serve lunch, prepare and clean up table and kitchen areas, and check in program participants.

Volunteer drivers deliver a healthy, hot noon meal to persons who are unable to shop or prepare their own meals. The meals, prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian, are delivered Monday through Friday.

SHIP counselors are trained by the Illinois Division of Insurance to organize and assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims and analyze Medicare supplement and long-term care policies. Counselors also educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare and other health insurance issues. Volunteers must be 55 years and older.

Older adults can often use a helping hand with home maintenance work such as yard work, removing snow or minor home repairs. Volunteers can provide help on an occasional basis or commit to a regular visit.

Volunteers can work at Bacoa’s office, assisting with answering phones, computer work and special mailings.

Send us a message below if you are interested in our volunteer opportunities or call Cindy Schaar at (847)381-5030 for more information.