Did you know that the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative is 100% volunteer-based? This means that every service and program at IFI happens because of our volunteers. We are so proud of their dedication. And, as a 501(c)(3) organization, all proceeds go directly to our programs and services that connect fathers in the lives of their children.

Participate in IFI Programs!

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IFI Board of Directors

Did you know our trusted advisors all started as Volunteers?

FOUNDER - David Hirsch

PRESIDENT- Scot Marcotte


SECRETARY - Stan Dembouski

Join a Committee

Joining a committee is a great way to support a special cause.

Event Helpers

Are you social? Do you like a fast pace? You may enjoy volunteering to support an event!

How Can Dads get more involved?

We’re looking for more Dads to join!

Become a Watch D.O.G.

WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a safe school initiative of the National Center for Fathering. It involves fathers and father-figures lending their physical presence to help create a more safe and secure learning environment in our nation’s schools.

Click here for more details.

Join a Boot Camp

Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, hospital based and community-based workshops that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

Click here to learn more.