Be the gift

Over a thousand volunteers work with BEDS Plus Care to end homelessness in our communities. Whether you have a few hours on a weekend to spare or want to help year-round, there is a place at BEDS where you can make a difference.

Shelter Volunteer

Volunteers staff emergency overnight shelters seven nights a week.

Meal Team

Meal teams prepare a breakfast, lunch or dinner for shelter guests and Support Center clients.

Laundry Helper

Laundry helpers save over $30,000/year for BEDS Plus by laundering shelter linens.

Support Center Volunteer

Volunteers help with 24/7 coverage of the La Grange Support Center front desk.

Group Service Projects

Group donation drives stock the shelters, set up new apartments with basic supplies — and more.

Fundraising and Events

Volunteer committees help organize and staff large and small fundraising events.

I’m not sure which role is right for me?

Want to learn more about other volunteer opportunities? Have a volunteer idea you’d like to share? Reach out to us at

Volunteer Adam Higgins’ story

Watch this video and learn why volunteering with BEDS is a true passion for Adam Higgins.

Training and Volunteer Support

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation is now held via Zoom. For more information, email

BEDS Plus Care
9601 E. Ogden Ave.
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-0858

Volunteer Tool Kit

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Front Desk Manual
Volunteer Manual
Volunteer Satisfaction Survey
Summer Shelter Manual