Get Involved


The GIVING BACK Program engages skills-based volunteers, associate volunteers, community service volunteers and corporate groups to successfully deliver the organization’s mission. As a Service Enterprise certified by the Points of Light Foundation, Northwest Compass volunteers supported the delivery of more than 35,000 units of service in fiscal year 2016.

Our Vision is that our volunteers will use their passion, skills, and knowledge to be a seamless extension of our portfolio of services and will become our best advocates and ambassadors of our Brand and Mission.

Want to get involved? Volunteers are needed for the following positions (training provided as needed):

  • Career Coaching and Job Readiness Consulting
  • Small Group and Individual Projects Available
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Data Entry​
  • Event Photographer Associate
  • Food Pantry Support
  • Fundraising & Development Assistant
  • Fundraising Committee Members
  • Greeter, First Client Contact
  • Cookbook Creator​
  • Maintenance and Groundskeeping

Your interest in becoming a Northwest Compass Volunteer is appreciated! In order that your time and talent be best utilized, please complete the Volunteer Application and return it to [email protected].

Looking for a group volunteer activity (perfect for clubs, employee day of service, teams and organizations or just a group of friends)? Please complete the Group Volunteer Application and return it to [email protected].

Prefer to organize your own Fundraiser? We welcome Community Fundraising! Northwest Compass supporters are writing Cookbooks, making jewelry and baked goods, hosting parties and more! For more information on Joining Our Crew, visit NWC Compass Crew or contact us today to discuss your fundraising ideas!

We Offer Internships!

Northwest Compass offers a comprehensive BSW/MSW and Administrative Internship program including Supervision (one hour per week) and work with professional staff on daily assignments and client assistance.

We currently collaborate with several prestigious institutions in and around the community. Please contact us to inquire if your school participates in our internship programs.

We offer flexible schedules during our work hours.

Please check our Careers & Internships page to see available positions. For more information about Northwest Compass Education and Intern programs, please contact:

Sonia Ivanov
Executive Director
+1 847 305 2764
[email protected]

Have a great idea to help support your neighbors in and around the Northwest suburbs? Whether you want to cook spaghetti, sponsor a 5K or host a community food drive, Northwest Compass Supporters are passionate about using their interests to help raise funds and awareness to turn Crisis into Opportunity. Organize or participate in a Fundraiser today!

Looking to join a great event in your area to show your commitment to helping raise funds and awareness to turn Crisis into Opportunity? Support an event!



#NorthwestCompass is currently hiring. Please do not wait to join our outstanding team! We are always looking to hire dedicated, creative-driven new staff for the following positions (as of 01/2023):

  • Program Manager (7+ Years of Experience) [Full-Time]
  • Case Manager(s) – Youth, Housing/Homelessness Prevention Teams [FT or PT]
  • Food Pantry Associate [Part-Time]
If interested, please send your resume to [email protected]

or contact directly:

Sonia Ivanov
Executive Director
+1 847 305 2764
[email protected]

Northwest Compass is committed to fair treatment in employment. We will not discriminate, or permit discrimination, against anyone because of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status, disability or handicap, or any other reason prohibited by law. We are committed to affirmative action and the employment and advancement of minorities, women, and qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era. It is Northwest Compass’s policy to hire, train, evaluate and provide promotions and advancement opportunities to all of our employees based solely on qualifications, quality of work and performance.

Please note, Northwest Compass can only accept applications for open positions. If you would like to help out but don’t see an open position that’s right for you, check our Volunteer Opportunities.


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