Sharing Connections

Organization Address:

5111 Chase Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Ryan Varju, Operations Director

Phone Number:

(630) 971-0565

Email Address:

Website Address:

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon

Description of Organization:

Sharing Connections is a non-profit agency that provides furniture and household items to low-income families and individuals. They serve the entire Chicagoland area.

Description of Service Learner Role:

Volunteers are needed to receive and stock donations, work with clients to choose furniture and other items, give information to clients about services available to other organizations. The work volunteers do is necessary and valuable, but the experience volunteers get while observing the miracles that happen here is priceless.

Organization Requirements:

Volunteers need to be friendly and courteous. Must be able to work with people from a variety of economic and social backgrounds. Warehouse workers should be able to lift 25 pounds. Good verbal skills needed for communicating with clients. Ability to speak Spanish a plus but not required.

Volunteer application and waiver available on under "how to help". Ongoing training provided

Number of Placements Available:



Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

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

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