Give More Hope... and Volunteer at FVHH!

Volunteering is an integral part of Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Each volunteer is valued and respected for their efforts to make a difference in the lives of those we serve, by providing hope to those experiencing loss of life or life-threatening illnesses.

Read below to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities available. Scroll to the bottom of the page to fill out an application! 

Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides extensive and ongoing training programs for its volunteers, with orientation sessions scheduled regularly. For more information, contact our Manager of Volunteer Services Adriana Torres at 630.232.2233, ext 1227, or email


Volunteer Opportunities

Our ambassadors educate local churches, clubs and companies about our organization through speaking engagements. Ambassadors also represent Fox Valley Hands of Hope at a number of community and special events.

Our volunteers are trained to provide individual emotional support to grieving adults in the community.

Our facilitators are trained to lead support groups for children who have suffered a loss of life or who are experiencing anticipatory grief.

Our facilitators are trained to lead support groups for adults who have suffered a loss of life or who are experiencing anticipatory grief.

Our clerical support volunteers spend time at the Fox Valley Hands of Hope facilities in Geneva completing a range of duties including answering phones, data entry, typing, photocopying and assembling packets. Special projects are also available at times.

Training is provided to prepare volunteers to provide a healing presence and hospitality to patients and their family members who are either waiting for or undergoing treatments at two community cancer care centers

Our patient and family care volunteers often serve as catalysts for hospice patients and families, listening and then encouraging the family to finish unfinished business, to heal old wounds in relationships and to prepare the family for life without the dying person. Volunteers often provide respite care to allow the primary caregiver to rest or take a social break.

Our volunteers provide support to the Supportive Care residents and their families through companionship in a caring, encouraging and respectful way. Fox Valley Hands of Hope volunteers will be assigned to help with resident activities or to provide one-on-one companionship.

Bilingual individuals are trained to provide interpretation during training and support groups.

Bilingual volunteers are needed to translate written material from English to Spanish.

Our bakers bake bread for grieving individuals and/or cookies for supportive care clients.

Volunteers to reach out to the community through correspondence and presentations to area clubs, churches and organizations.

Our volunteers help maintain the Fox Valley Hands of Hope facilities in Geneva by weeding, pruning and watering, as well as quarterly landscaping.

Our volunteers deliver gifts or food items at special times of the year.

Professional individuals such as hairstylists, manicurists, massage therapists, chaplains and music/art therapists assist patients in their homes. To participate, professionals must be credentialed and must provide their services at no charge. Training may be required.

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