Volunteer Services

KCCDD offers individualized training for adults with various developmental disabilities. The organizations' mission is to create opportunities and provide choices to individuals to help them maximize their independence and optimize their potential to live within the community.

The Head Start program is a national program that promotes school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social, family, parent involvement and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary.

Bridgeway, Inc is a comprehensive human services organization providing a wide array of services for people of all ages and all abilities so that each and every individual that we serve can improve their quality of life, can achieve their dreams and achieve their goals.

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future.

U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas:
Energy and environmental stewardship
Food safety and security
Economic development and workforce preparedness
Family health, financial security, and wellness
Youth development

OVER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE: Since the successful referendum passed in 1992 the Knox County Health Department has grown and expanded over 20 years. These accomplishments are the result of commitment and dedication of the staff past and present.
1992 Voters pass referendum to form KCHD
1992 First Board of Health Meeting
1993 Health Department opens at 2320 Veterans Drive, Galesburg
1993 Shigella outbreak in Galesburg
1993 First Flu Immunization Clinic conducted
1993 First Board of Health Budget with Health Fund Levy adopted by Knox County Board

Eligibility: Older persons 60 and over and persons with disabilities.
Area Served: McDonough, Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren Counties.

Services Provided: Services available include: Information and Assistance, Outreach Services, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Transportation, Senior Health Assistance Programs, and information for family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a non-profit organization that connects people age 55 and over to volunteer opportunities. We network with a wide variety of non-profit organizations to help recruit people for meaningful positions throughout the county. We work with members to find a good fit for their skills, their abilities, and their available time. The many volunteer opportunities use the life experiences and skills of our members to improve the lives of others and to strengthen the community.