Non-Profit Volunteer Stipend Program

Non-Profit Volunteer Stipend Program

As one of the leading not for profit organizations in Downers Grove, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove would like to share with you an exciting revenue-generating opportunity. Each year, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove relies on volunteers from the community to fill over 600 volunteer shifts. This is a huge task, made easier when we partner with local not-for-profits to help recruit and secure volunteers.

The Rotary Club redistributed thousands of dollars back to the community in 2023 in the form of scholarships, direct donations to non-profits and stipend payments to non-profits for volunteer shifts worked at Rotary GroveFest. We couldn’t do it without our volunteers and we were pleased to support this list of nearly 40 non-profit organizations for 600 volunteer shifts worked at GroveFest!

Here’s a list of the groups that benefited from generous sponsorships and donations within our wonderful community:

  • AAUW Downers Grove Branch
  • American Wind Band
  • Bishop Fitzgerald Knights of Columbus
  • Boy Scout Troop 157
  • Boy Scout Troop 57
  • Boy Scout Troop 80
  • Boy Scout Troop 89
  • Community Adult Day Center
  • Cub Scout Pack 227
  • Cub Scout Pack 57
  • DGPL Foundation
  • Diveheart
  • Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry
  • Downers Grove Choral Society
  • Downers Grove Panthers
  • DuPage Pads
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Friends for DG Township Seniors
  • Girl Scout Troop 55722
  • grit2
  • Hope’s Front Door
  • Illinois Spina Bifida
  • Interfaith Community Partners
  • Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove
  • Knights of Columbus, Fr. Ernie Norbeck Council 16062
  • Knights of Columbus St. John Council 3738
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • PEO Chapter GH
  • PEO Chapter CK
  • Sharing Connections
  • Sinfonietta Bel Canto Chamber Orchestra
  • Take Steps for Crohn’s
  • West Suburban Community Pantry
  • West Suburban Humane Society
  • Woodridge Volunteer Corps
We would like to invite your organization to earn a $40.00 stipend for each volunteer you recruit to a shift at Rotary GroveFest.


Here’s how to become eligible…

1Sign up in advance and commit to a minimum of five shifts. The maximum stipend per not-for-profit is $1000.

2Complete and submit the form below.

3Be a Non-Profit organization based in Downers Grove or serving Downers Grove Residents and be approved by the Rotary GroveFest Committee Chairs (mission is consistent with the work and beliefs of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove).

4Invite your staff, friends and volunteers to volunteer at Rotary GroveFest. Share with them this exciting stipend offer. In your communication piece, you instruct volunteers to a) Register at b) Follow all instructions to select a shift (c) List the name of the non-profit organization in the non-profit name/comments section.

5After the event, the Rotary GroveFest Volunteer Committee will tally up the total number of shifts covered by your organization. A check for $40 per shift will be sent to the address on your registration form (see Step 1).

Volunteers must sign-in at the information booth in order for the not-for-profit to receive the stipend.

Thank you for your interest. Hopefully your role in helping secure ample volunteers will ensure that Rotary GroveFest runs smoothly and remains the Downers Grove “event of the summer.” If you have questions, please feel free to email us at