Cav Cord Opportunities


Cav Cord/Community Service opportunities now available:  (updated 12/30/20)


St. Margaret’s Gift Shop – Volunteers needed

  • Work as little as one, 4-hour shift per week
  • Great for retirees and students needing service hours
  • Flexible 4 hour shifts: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Saturdays are also available during peak holiday season)
  • 20% off discount in the Gift Shop
  • Free lunch or dinner from the cafeteria during work shift
  • Annual volunteer recognition dinner
  • Friendly environment
  • Be a part of the St. Margaret’s family.



If you are interested, please call Cindy Dalzot at (815) 664-1130 and let her know you’d like to join the Gift Shop “team”!


Illinois Valley PADS:  Call Stacy (store manager) to schedule a time at 224-7970.  Work will involve pricing, cleaning, sorting, etc.  To serve meals, you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.


Grace United Methodist Church, 1345 Chartres Street, LaSalle,  223-1001.

Students can call or text Gina at Grace United at 815-223-1001 if interested.  They have the following opportunities open:

Assist with tech on Sunday mornings (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Assist in cleaning the office, lobby and sanctuary


Send letters/cards to nursing homes or Veteran's home.


Assist local elderly and people in need such as raking leaves, shovel their driveway, housework, etc.


Donate clothes to local non-profit organizations such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, or shelter.


Pick up non-perishable food items to donate to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry, 122 Wright Street, LaSalle.  Call first- 815-224-3658.


CAV CORD OPPORTUNITIES:  (some are limited in person at this time)

Illinois Valley YMCA


Nursing Homes

Senior Citizens Centers

Salvation Army

United Way projects



Preschool volunteer (Little Kids Place)

Daycare volunteer (Little Kids Place)

Homeless Shelters

Food pantries

Church projects

4-H work

Scouting projects

Performances for the community (outside of L-P)

Helping shut-ins (housework, letter writing, yard work)