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Connection of Friends

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Volunteer with Connection of Friends

Volunteers motivate our participants to use their developing social skills and offer support as they build a network of friends while actively participating in cooking, art, music, gardening and volutneering in the community. On Saturday Nights, volunteers spend their time socializing, playing games and dancing with our participants.

We are in need of volunteers, for the following times:

Saturday Night Socials---5:30-9:00 pm (Pizza is included!)

Wednesday---3:00-6:00 pm

Thursday---3:00-6:00 pm

We encourage volunteers to share their own unique skill set, creativity and enthusiasm. Students in need of service hours are welcome!

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About Connection of Friends


1771 S. Wiesbrook Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, US

Mission Statement

Connection of Friends has been created to enrich the lives of teenagers and adults with special needs with an emphasis on social, life skill, volunteer and fitness activities. Our primary purpose is for participants to engage in meaningful ways within the community and create lasting relationships.


Connection of Friends is a community-based program that provides a place for teens, age 16 and older, and adults with special needs to gather socially with an emphasis on life skill, volunteer and fitness activities on a daily basis and Saturday evenings. Our primary purpose is for participants to engage in meaningful ways within the community and create lasting relationships.

COF operates Monday through Thursday with varied options of Noon-6:00 pm or Noon-3:00 pm or 3-6:00 pm. Fridays we are open from 9 am-3:00 pm. Our Saturday Night Socials are held from 6-9:00 p.m. Participants sign-up for 13-week sessions and select the specific days and time options. Connection of Friends is only closed on traditional holidays.

Week-day programming includes the planning and preparing of a daily meal; volunteering at a food pantry and nursing home; volunteering for SCARE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling Composting Education); music; art; gardening; fitness/yoga/nutrition; product creation and community lunch. Dinner & Dancing with Friends is offered on Mondays each session.


We'll work with your schedule.


Connection of Friends1771 S. Wiesbrook RoadWheaton, IL 60187



  • Mental Health
  • Special Needs
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three hours per section of programming

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