Step Up for Kids
Kids Above All offers volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of all sizes.
We are happy to work with you, or your organization, to provide a meaningful experience for your volunteers that makes a difference in our kids’ lives.
Contact Zulma Colon, Vice President of Resource Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 867-7361 to learn more about volunteering.
Beautification projects: Bring a group of employees to volunteer at one of our DuPage County group homes for teens who have experienced trauma. Activities can include: removing weeds, planting flowers, mulching, painting (interior and exterior), installing new curtains, and building bookshelves and tables. Please note: these projects are usually available twice per year at each location.
Collections/Kits: Assemble kits to provide the children and families in our programs with the essentials they need to build a strong foundation for the best possible life. Kits vary based on programs.
Mentor: Make a positive impact in the life of a teen in our group homes or formerly homeless young adult in our Emerge program by providing academic or career guidance.
Activity sponsor: Fund a monthly outing or an evening of fun for the teens in our group homes.
Share your expertise: Host a workshop or seminar for our early childhood moms, group homes youth or young adults in Emerge, educating them on a particular topic or teaching them a skill. Topics may include online job searching, resume writing, financial literacy, budgeting, etc.
Sponsor a Child: Make sure the holiday wishes of a child in our care come true by donating new toys, clothes, and books during our Holiday Gift Drive in early December.
Toy Room Volunteer: Assist with sorting, organizing and packaging presents for the children in our programs during KAA’s Holiday Gift Drive. Weekend and evening hours are available.
Blanket-Making for Babies — Make flannel or plush blankets that babies can use for tummy time during visits from an early childhood educator or with their family as they start to grow up. A lot of babies in Kids Above All’s programs live in low-income apartments so a warm, clean blanket to play on is a big help!
To learn how to make blankets, please visit: https://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/eblanket.html
Make a Valentine, holiday stocking, Easter basket for Babies – Create a Valentine card with a positive message to show our children you care. Provide a basket or stocking filled with items needed for a baby, like a pacifier, onesie, baby board book, baby wipes, diapers, and a small stuffed animal. You can even decorate the stockings or baskets for additional fun.
Brown Bear Bags – Fill a gift bag with a brown bear book and a matching picture game. Create the game by coloring and cutting all the images: brown bear, red bird, yellow duck, blue horse, green frog, purple cat, white dog, black sheep, gold fish!
Baby Bathtime Basket — Build a basket for babies coming into our foster care or early childhood programs. Baskets can include: baby shampoo, hooded towel wrap, lotion, key ring rattle, and a baby brush comb set.