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Lawrence Hall

2019-10-29T13:49:15-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Healthcare, Domestic Abuse, Children, Teens, Mental Health

Types of Help Needed: Fundraising

Service Opportunity Details: Lawrence Hall’s biggest challenge is fundraising. Volunteers needed to help plan fundraising initiatives and execute fundraising events. Join our Fall Fete Event committee to work on event sponsorships, networking with both businesses and individuals.

Location: Chicago-Ravenswood

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Periodic meetings and work to be done during several months leading up to the event.

Contact Info: Staff: Moira Tuffy

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Family Promise

2019-10-29T13:50:13-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients, Food Preparation and distribution

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to help host Host homeless families at one of the north shore congregations. This is perfect for families with children at home. It also works very well with couples (friends or sharing the same house). This includes welcoming the guests as they arrive for their evening. Providing dinner and sharing with the guests. If you have children they can play with or read to the guest children after dinner. It is a wonderful experience. Doing God’s work no more than 20 minutes from home. See the video of Kenilworth Union Church families reporting on their experience on the kuc.org look for Family Promise.

Location: Various North Shore communities

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children, Families with teens, Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: One-time, periodic

Frequency Details: This commitment can be for one evening and require as little as 2 hours of time. Scheduled in advance.

Contact Info: Liaison and Board Chair: Richard Day, 847 722 4714

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Christopher House

2019-10-29T13:50:20-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Christopher House’s food pantry focuses on providing staple food items for our families in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables that are often out of reach due to higher costs. You can support our food pantry through cash donations or by organizing a food drive. It only takes $1,500 to stock our food pantry every month and support our families. Your support would ensure hundreds of children and adults don’t go hungry.

Location: Chicago-Belmont Cragin, Logan Square

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Food pantry is run twice a month throughout the academic year.

Contact Info: Staff: Judith O’Callahan, 773-922-7500

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Christopher House

2019-10-29T13:50:26-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: In-kind Donations

Service Opportunity Details: Each year, Christopher House spends more than $30,000 on diapers, wipes, and formula for their infants and toddlers. With every donation, they can reduce this expense and impact more families. Please consider helping us provide these essentials for our youngest learners: diapers size 6, pull-ups, wipes, and Enfamil formula are most in need.

Location: Chicago-Belmont Cragin, Logan Square

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Diapers, wipes, and formula donations are accepted year-round.

Contact Info: Staff: Judith O’Callahan, 773-922-7500

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Casa Central

2019-10-29T13:50:41-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services, Adult Wellness

Types of Help Needed:

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers can join Casa Central’s Adult Wellness Center to play games, dance, and do arts/crafts with its older adults. Spanish speakers are encouraged for this program, and we welcome groups to have a pre-planned activity.

Location: Chicago-Humboldt Park

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going, Periodic

Frequency Details: Casa Central appreciates volunteers that are able to come on a regular basis. Especially for groups, however, they also welcome one-time volunteers.

Contact Info: Staff: Andrew Ten Eyck, 773-645-2465

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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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St. Leonards Ministries

2019-10-29T13:51:39-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition, Support for formerly incarcerated individuals

Types of Help Needed: Building, repairing, painting

Service Opportunity Details: Groups: St. Leonard’s would design a service experience for a group that (depending on needs and the season) could entail cleaning, organizing, painting, and/or landscaping. Skilled individuals: we can design a project with your skills in mind that could involve carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, etc.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: This is a commitment of three to eight hours during a weekday.

Contact Info: Staff: Volunteer Coordinator, 312-780-3196

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Sarah’s Circle

2019-10-29T13:52:08-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution

Service Opportunity Details: Provide a meal for 50 program participants. Meals can consist of a main dish, vegetable side/side salad, bread/rice, and dessert for lunch or dinner. Sarah’s Circle does not adhere to any dietary restrictions, but we ask you to please make staff aware if your dishes include nuts, shellfish, or other common allergens. If needed,Sarah’s Circle’s kitchen can be used for preparation, but volunteers may need to supply their own equipment in some cases. Volunteers must provide all ingredients needed for the meal preparation. Please discuss your meal plans with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to serving to ensure you will have the necessary materials. Serving materials, such as plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided by Sarah’s Circle.

Location: Chicago-North Side

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Call the volunteer coordinator to schedule a date.

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

Other Information: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

 

Sarah’s Circle

2019-10-29T13:52:35-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and projects, In-kind Donations

Service Opportunity Details: Sarah’s Circle readily accepts donations of toiletry kits. These kits supplement the services and items provided at Sarah’s Circle, as women often rely on them when they are not in our space. Sarah’s Circle accepts toiletry kits in quantities of 25 or more. These must include: soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion (all travel sized). Other items may (but are not required to) include: toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, q-tips, Kleenex, cough drops, etc. All kits provided should include the same items.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children, Families with teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Volunteers can provide toiletry kits on a one-time basis or periodically.

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

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Cara

2019-09-04T04:40:27-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Adult Job Readiness

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Cara welcomes members of Kenilworth Union Church to participate in a service day with Cara. Activities often include sorting through Cara’s clothing room, or conducting mock interviews with participants. We have also conducted speed networking sessions with service groups—similar to speed dating—where participants get to share resumes, career goals, and interests in a rapid-fire setting. For those who are comfortable with public speaking and fielding questions, volunteers who work in various professional industries can share their knowledge and professional backgrounds with participants through an arranged speaker panel.

Location: Chicago-West Loop

Volunteer Ages: Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Cara offers several one-time opportunities. We encourage guests to start with Motivations, Cara’s unique morning activity, from 8:25-9:00am, followed by a quick tour of Cara’s Downtown Campus. The day would conclude with the group activity, typically ending by noon. Date would be mutually agreed upon.

Contact Info: Staff: Audrianne Coffer, Individual Engagement Manaer, 312-798-3321

Other Information:  This would be an appropriate activity for a smaller volunteer group of three-seven.