The Ark’s Peterson offices close Feb. 28. We will reopen on Mar. 11 at 6450 N. California Ave. and in Northbrook. Learn more.

Adults and Professionals

Make a Difference

Volunteer for The Ark as a community member or a professional with skills that will make a difference.

Join Us for a Range of Meaningful Opportunities

Do you have some extra time, and would like to give back to the community? Are you looking for a way to utilize your training or skills in a meaningful way? We’d love to talk to you about volunteering at The Ark.


There are ongoing volunteer opportunities for adults and specialized volunteer roles for professionals.

We have a wide variety of options for volunteers, including opportunities that can be done on site at The Ark, out in the community, or from home.   


We welcome professional volunteers to increase the capacity of programs and services that can be offered to our clients and their families.  Some professional roles include but are not limited to: 

  • Administrative professionals  
  • Attorneys – family law 
  • Attorneys – tenant law and contracts 
  • Attorneys – wills and trusts 
  • Certified yoga or mindfulness instructors 
  • Employment counselors 
  • ESL tutors 
  • Event planners 
  • Hair stylists 
  • Licensed therapists to assist with individual or group support 
  • Licensed medical and dental professionals 
  • Musicians 
  • Teachers 

Fill out our Volunteer Application

Contact us to learn more