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Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to enrich the lives of others . . . and your own.

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Hello!  My name is George Columbus, and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Cantata Adult Life Services.

If you'd like to speak with me about Cantata's Volunteer Opportunities, please call me at 708-387-8366 or contact me via email at  I look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteering rewards you in so many ways. Every day, you'll come away with the special satisfaction that comes from having a real, positive effect on the life of another person. It's no small accomplishment. You'll make lasting friendships in the process of making someone's day better. Volunteering with Cantata will add many colorful threads to the fabric of your life's tapestry.

It's a prescription for positivity.

Recent studies have shown volunteering helps you:

  • Stay physically healthy
  • Combat depression
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Lessen chronic pain and symptoms of heart disease

Okay, but why Cantata?

We're on a mission.

Cantata is a vibrant, ever-evolving organization whose mission is to orchestrate innovative solutions, services and connections for adults and their families to achieve their best lives. Time spent here will make a difference in your life too.

We're Volunteer-centric

For decades, we've relied on volunteers to accomplish our mission, so we value your presence and know just what sort of work is best suited for each volunteer.

"The rewards are endless!" - Volunteer Jim Conway

Gain insight into aging

As each of us passes the half century mark, it's natural to pay more attention to what lies ahead, what we can control, what's possible and for how long. Spending time working in the world of Cantata will provide a fuller understanding of how rich and full life after 50 can be. And you may find yourself test-driving your next career. 

The work is varied and flexible

We're able to take into account your interests, strengths and needs in assigning any of a wide range of things to do:

  • Office work
  • Event assistance
  • Marketing support
  • Person-to-person contact
  • Recreational activities
  • Teaching life enrichment classes
  • Volunteer leadership

You're in control of your hours, and opportunities range from one-time to on-call, from seasonal to ongoing. Plus, don't discount the discounts on Fitness Center memberships and Lifelong Learning classes to expand your strength and flexibility-or your horizons.

Current Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Please submit your adult volunteer application for any of the following opportunities. 

Healthcare Center Receptionist

The Volunteer Receptionist attends to visitors and deals with inquiries on the phone and face to face. Supplies information regarding Cantata to the general public, clients and customers. Provides general administrative and clerical support. Hours are flexible.

Life Enrichment Assistant

The Life Enrichment Assistant works with the Life Enrichment Staff and assists clients with completing crafts projects. Hours for this volunteer opportunity are 9:00am to 11:00am or 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Custom Shopper

Assist clients on their monthly shopping trip. Held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, ride on our private bus with us to local stores. Push a cart or wheelchair and help clients shop, find items, place them in carts, etc.