Serving Local at Willow Huntley

From stocking groceries and staffing an emergency shelter, to education, employment services, and legal consultation, the Willow Creek Care Center and special initiatives at all 8 Willow locations are serving people in need.

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Local Engagement at Willow Huntley

Contact: Shannon Swift 

Local Compassion & Justice Opportunities at Willow Huntley

Contact: Shannon Swift

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Kids Hope USA

The heart of KIDS HOPE USA beats with the vision of "one hour, one child, one adult, one church, one school." When kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to learn, grow, and succeed. As such, this program links one caring adult as the mentor of an at-risk child one hour every week. KIDS HOPE USA is a church-based model where churches provide mentors for a specific school. Because it's provided free of cost for schools, it meets the urgent need of educators for intervention for kids who need the additional attention and care. Be a mentor. Be a prayer partner. Be part of the team that brings kids hope! Learn more at

Prison Pen Pals

Our Prison Pen Pal ministry reaches out to incarcerated men and women. Most of the inmates requesting pen pals have already accepted Jesus or are already seeking God. All of them are lonely, discouraged, rejected - in need of a caring friend. You can make a difference in someone's life!

Safe Families

Since 2005, Safe Families for Children has offered sanctuary to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. The ultimate goal is to strengthen and support parents so they can become Safe Families for their own children.


Beginning Mondays this November and continuing through the winter season, Willow Huntley will send teams to The Crystal Lake Willow Campus where shelter from the weather is provided to people without a home. If you'd love to make a difference in their lives by preparing lunch, helping with laundry, or donating supplies, please join us. We'll train you and provide ongoing support.

Community Garden

Do you have a passion for gardening? this community garden donates 1,000 lbs of fresh produce the families around the area! If you like the outdoors and are looking for a way to love your neighbors this is the perfect serving opportunity for you.

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Habitat for Humanity McHenry County 

In 2016, Willow Creek Huntley is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide more homes for local families in need. Be part of a team that is rehabbing a home and building hope for a family! Many volunteers and many hours of work needed for Wednesday and Saturday serves! No experience required. All are welcome to serve!
ContactHabitat McHenry, (815) 759-9002 or register on the VolunteerUp site
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Global Serving Opportunities

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Food Pantry - Grafton

Help is always needed at our local food pantry in Grafton. Consider donating food or gift cards to local grocery stores for people who don't otherwise has the resources to feed themselves.


Refuge for Women

Refuge for Women is a non-profit, faith based organization that provides long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. Refuge for Women offers safe housing with 24-hour-a-day staffing. If you are looking for a way to connect and care for women who have been through a lot in their lives, this is a great serving opportunity for you.

Community Helpers 

Change the landscape of our community! Spend time with your team doing yard work and simple home repairs for members of our church family and for neighbors in need.