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Challenge your limits and Change the lives of people with disabilities!

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New Star serves over 650 children and adults each day whose lives are impacted by mild to profound disabilities. Our service area reaches those living in and around the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana. New Star has opportunities for people who are passionate about helping those we serve to create meaningful days, productive years, and, ultimately, more fulfilling lives.

Become a New Star volunteer and help challenge limits and change lives by being you. Your skills, experience, and personality are bound to be a perfect fit.

We have both virtual and in-person volunteer and internship opportunities. Find your fit today!

Here are just a few of the many ways to make a difference:

Adopt -A -Home (Illinois South Suburbs)

Administration (All areas)

Cricut Crafter Coach (Chicago Heights)

PEERS(r) Coach for young adults wanting to work on social skills (Currently Virtual Illinois/Indiana)

Virtual Friendships (Illinois/Indiana)

Crafters (All areas)

Gardeners (All areas)

Photography (All areas)

Drama (All areas)

What are your hobbies and skills?

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About New Star


1005 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, US

Mission Statement

To provide choices and opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through a culture of innovation and caring to enrich their lives and maximize their independence.


New Star is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit community organization dedicated to challenging the limits and changing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We serve more than 650 children and adults each year throughout the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.

We are a restless organization - driven by our passion to create new and innovative vocational, educational, therapeutic, and social opportunities for the amazing people we serve. From launching our new e-recycling facility, to creating a nationally-known advocacy program, to leading the way in innovative models of residential care, we continue to break down barriers and blaze new trails through our life-changing programs and services.


People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Community, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


33 W. Lincoln Hwy, Ste. 115WSchererville 4637, IN 46375



  • Youth Services
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Landscaping
  • Administrative Support
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • varies based on the assignment and the volunteer
  • Certain positions have individual age or skill requirements. Your skills and passions could be just what we need!

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