My Joyful Heart

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Become A Volunteer

At My Joyful Heart, we highly value the contribution of each of our volunteers! There are a number of volunteer opportunities available in our organization for individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of Chicagoland's children in need.

My Joyful Heart welcomes and encourages committed individuals to apply as volunteers within all levels of our organization. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term to long-term assignments. We welcome individuals and groups to volunteer in our warehouse, support our organization with fundraising and help from home.

Safety is an essential part of any warehouse operation. Due to the nature of our location, we are unable to accomodate volunteers under the age of 13. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but encourage you to contact us regarding projects that can be done at your home, church or social organization.

In order to match your skills, abilities and interests to the needs of My Joyful Heart, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Our volunteer coordinator will contact you shortly with options for getting involved.

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

If you'd like to start helping immediately, you can by using GoodSearch, GoodShop, GoodDining and the GoodToolbar to help My Joyful Heart raise funds for our program! Simply click the GoodSearch logo to open a new window and get started.

My Joyful Heart Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

Click here to access our Newsletter Archive. If you'd like to receive our monthly newsletter sent directly into your InBox, please sign up to our Email List (sign up form is to the right). We generally send one email per month so that your InBox doesn't get overloaded.

Help with Fundraising

My Joyful Heart's foundation is built on sponsors, volunteers and our fundraising events and campaigns. Throughout the year we have various events to help support the children in our program who do not have sponsors.


Donate Items to My Joyful Heart

My Joyful Heart accepts all NEW unwrapped items that are appropriate for children under the age of 13. If you'd like some ideas on what to donate, please check out our Wish List for our most needed items.