Connection of Friends

Organization Address

1771 S. Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Name and Position of Contact Person

Alexis Zola, Program Leader

Phone Number

(630) 260-0922

Email Address

Website Address


Days and Hours Available for Service Learners

Service Learners can get in contact with COF Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, available volunteer hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday, Noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.

Description of Organization

Connection of Friends is a non-profit, community-based program for teenagers and young adults with special needs. We offer an environment designed for socialization, with an emphasis on life skills and creating lasting relationships. Our holistic approach includes, music, art, yoga, gardening and nature as well as volunteer opportunities.

Description of Service Learner Role

Volunteers motivate our participants to use their developing skills and offer support as they build a network of friends. They interact with our participants while playing games, during group discussion and engaging in all program activities as a peer model.

Organization Requirements

All volunteers must submit the designated Connection of Friends application, schedule and engage in an interview process at Connection of Friends, and pass a background check. Additionally, volunteers must remain in program for the 3 hour session.

Number of Placements Available



Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258

Service Request Form

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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