Become A Volunteer

Spero Friends GroupAn organized body dedicated to improving the lives of the residents of Spero Youth Homes in Mt. Vernon. The Friends Group is full of compassionate men and women, willing to participate directly and indirectly with the youth. Monthly meeting held on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 am at Spero Main Campus. No meetings Jan, Feb, July & Aug.

  • Any Church Affiliation Welcome
  • Faith Based Group
  • Compassionate Men and Women
  • Motivated about helping children.
  • Estimated volunteering committment-1-2 hours a month

Seasonal or Annual ActivitiesChurch groups, 4-h clubs or youth groups volunteering for a single activity with the Spero Youth

    • Spiritual Life Events (Bible Studies, Worship Services, Drama Performances, etc.)
    • Holiday Parties
    • Game Nights

Special Event Volunteersjoin a committee or help at one of our annual fundraisers.

    • Trick-or-Trot 5k
    • Festival of Trees
    • Live Nativity
    • Annual Golf Classic

Maintenance and Landscaping Serviceschurch groups, clubs, youth groups volunteering their time and skills to make Spero Campus beautiful!

    • Landscaping
    • Carpentry


    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Dance

Skill-based Instruction

    • Cooking
    • Interviewing & Job Skills
    • Tutoring
    • Painting

For safety purposes, volunteers must be 21 years old and in some cases willing to submit to a background check (child welfare & criminal) and fingerprinting through the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.


For more information call 618-242-1070 ext 278 or marketing@sperofs.org.


Contact us about additional information or questions you may have.

Although Spero Family Services is a faith-based agency, programs are open and available to anyone fitting the service criteria without discrimination and regardless of faith or denominational background.