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YWCA Evanston/North Shore

2019-10-29T13:51:11-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer assistance needed with landscaping, organizing, cleaning, or sorting at YWCA’s domestic violence shelter.

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic, On-going

Frequency Details: Depends on activity

Contact Info: Staff: Trimmy Stamell, 847-864-8445 ext. 121

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WINGS

2019-10-29T13:51:31-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Safe House Lobby Volunteer: The WINGS domestic violence Safe House has capacity for up to 45 adults and children a night. Responsibilities for this position include: ensuring the safety of the Safe House by allowing only appropriate people to enter, utilizing the intercom and camera systems to confirm identities; interacting with clients as they come in and out of the shelter and Safe House; assisting clients with basic daily living skills; explaining the basic Safe House policies and procedures to clients; other duties assigned based on volunteer interest and current shelter needs.

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Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: One time a week for 3- 4 hours, between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Requires willingness to commit to a weekly shift for at least one year.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb, Kenilworth Union: If interested in this opportunity, you can also contact Chris Cole, to get more detailed information about whether this may be a good fit for you.

Other Information: Requirements: Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training provided by WINGS three times a year; A commitment to keep the location confidential; Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity.

Sarah’s Circle

2019-10-29T13:52:02-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse, Food Insecurity

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution

Service Opportunity Details: This volunteer position is responsible for supporting Sarah’s Circle staff members during meal service in the Daytime Support Center or Interim Housing programs. The kitchen support volunteers should be willing to complete a variety of tasks to assist staff in preparing, serving, and cleaning up the meal. Kitchen support volunteers help expand the resources and services available to the women we serve beyond the limits of the budget. Volunteers also gain a deeper knowledge of the work of the organization and the women served, often becoming our best advocates in the community.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: For 2 hours, weekly. Daytime Center volunteers needed Monday through Friday during business hours. Interim Housing volunteers needed during business hours, evenings, and weekends. Minimum 3 months required.

Contact Info: Staff: Dakota Chisholm, Volunteer Coordinator, 773-728-1014 ext. 314

Other Information: Volunteers must attend an orientation training session and agree to Sarah’s Circle’s volunteer guidelines and policies.

 

Samaritan Counseling Center

2019-10-29T13:52:41-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Mental Health

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Work with other volunteers, SCC staff, and board members to plan and implement various types of fundraisers and special events. Willingness to work on an event sub-committee(s) including but not limited to: venue, food, decorations, sponsors, marketing, promotion, live/silent auction, entertainment and printing. Attend event planning meetings.

Location: Winnetka

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Several months before the event

Contact Info: Staff: Anita Scott, 847-446-6957 ext.16

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2019-09-04T04:18:12-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Community Services,  Food Insecurity

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: Provide, cook and serve meals at agency’s homeless centers . After serving the meals, volunteers eat with guests and build relationships over a meal.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Families with teens Teens Young adults Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time, On-going, Periodic

Frequency Details: Assistance needed regularly. Agency serves 3 meals a day with most help needed at dinners and weekends at its men’s center. There are many open dates for groups to help. Open meal dates are listed on breakthrough.org/manna

Contact Info: Staff: Tony Daniels, 773-346-1719

Other Information: Teens, depending on age, need to be accompanied by an adult.

Association House of Chicago

2019-09-03T06:03:31-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education and Job Readiness

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching, and Mentoring

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers in the TechnologyCenter at Association house will assist in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for adult participants from all cultures. Volunteers will help with learning the basic computer skills, navigating online job applications and searches, writing resumes and cover letters, and other computer related tasks. Proficiency with Internet navigation and Microsoft Office required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Once or twice a week during open lab shifts. Day and evening hours available.

Contact Info Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, 773-772-8137

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Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

2019-09-15T03:20:41-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Children, Teens

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching and Mentoring

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed for out of school time: (1) Academic tutors: Support high school youth (grades 9-12) with one-on-one tutoring in advanced subject areas such as English, Algebra, Calculus, Biology, and Chemistry; Homework helpers: Guide youth in elementary (grades 3-5) or middle school (grades 6-8) through their day’s homework assignments; Out-of-school time program volunteers: Commit at least one day a week during the school semester to encourage youth development and knowledge on subject areas such as Math, English, and Reading Comprehension.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one hour per week for a minimum of one academic semester.

Contact Info: Staff: Donovan McKinley, Volunteer Coordinator, 847-801-0281

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WINGS

2019-09-15T02:49:32-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Safe House Hostess: The WINGS domestic violence Safe House has capacity for up to 45 adults and children a night. In addition to shelter, it provides counseling, case management, referrals, career
services, and meals. Hostesses will assist in this effort by warming up, setting out, and putting away a previously prepared lunch for anyone in the house. Volunteers are encouraged to eat with the residents and to promote constructive and friendly conversations with and between the residents who are there. They also help the clients with their daily tasks, including checking and signing off on the chore chart, filling requests for needed items from the supply closet, etc. Volunteers also promote constructive conversation and a positive environment by lending a
listening ear to someone who wants to talk, engaging more hesitant residents in conversation to help them feel welcomed and comfortable, even suggesting or facilitating simple activities to adults or parents trying to entertain children.

Location: Northwestern suburban Chicago and Midway Airport areas in WINGS Domestic Violence Safe Houses

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: One time a week for a few hours. Requires willingness to commit to a weekly shift for at least one (1) year. Advance notice is requested in the event of a cancellation so we can schedule a substitute.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb, Kenilworth Union: If interested in this opportunity, you can also contact Chris Cole, to get more detailed information about whether this may be a good fit for you.

Other Information: Requirements: Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training provided by WINGS 3 times a year; A committment to keep the location confidential; Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two (2) years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity.

WINGS

2019-09-15T02:55:15-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

Types of Help Needed: Other: Resale Store Positions, Fundraising

Service Opportunity Details: Resale Store Volunteer – Cashier: The cashier is welcoming and greeting customers, answering basic questions about the stores and the program, and ensuring that customers have a pleasant shopping and sales transaction experience with us. Training for the cash register will be provided. Retailer: Retailers usually begin as Donation Sorters and have learned the way the backroom works. They then take particular interest in a specific area of the store (usually clothing, housewares, or accessories). They learn more about tagging, pricing, displaying, and recovery in that section. Usually working on a day when the store is especially busy, the Retailer will work in their particular area of the store to replenish merchandise when it is getting low, return unpurchased items to the correct place, and assist customers in that area by giving recommendations and other assistance.

Location: Arlington Heights Niles Schaumburg

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Most volunteers come once a week for 4 hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance, and schedule openings vary by location.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb

Other Information: A volunteer orientation and training is providedto equip volunteers with the information they need. Because of this, the agency asks for a commitment of at least 40 hours. (i.e. once a week for four (4) hours at a time for 10 weeks.)

WINGS

2019-09-15T02:56:44-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects, Fundraising

Service Opportunity Details: Donation Sorter: Each day WINGS receives new and gently used items through the generosity of local merchants and community members. We sell these items to the public with all proceeds going to support our shelters, counseling, and other services. These stores are a vital part of our organization because they provide the largest and most consistent source of funds for our program. All merchandise is also available to our residents, at no cost, as they rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of domestic violence and homelessness. To minimize the risk of injury, close-toed shoes are required.

Location: WINGS Logistics Center, Elk Grove, IL

Volunteer Ages: Families with teens, Teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, On-going

Frequency Details: The center is open 9am to 4:30pm Monday – Saturday. Groups come for about 2-4 hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance with Bruna Srb.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb

Other Information: Volunteers must be 14 years or older to volunteer individually. Volunteers ages 10 to 13 must be accompanied with a parent or guardian.