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Juvenile Protective Association

2020-02-21T17:34:25-06:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Groups of volunteers participate in WeROCK (We Reach Out to Chicago’s Kids) throughout the school year. They spend a class period with 2nd–3rd graders presenting and then doing a simple project with the children developed by JPA. For example, groups have presented about young entrepreneurs and then helped the children think of and draw their own business ideas. The children then present their ideas to the class. We usually arrange to have 2–3 classrooms for each WeROCK, with 4–5 volunteers per classroom. The classrooms are located in the schools and neighborhoods JPA serves through its programs, and at least one JPA staff person is part of the group. Sometimes WeROCK sessions involve reading to/with the children.

Location: Chicago-West Loop

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time or more

Frequency Details: We arrange WeROCK sessions based on classroom and volunteers’ schedules. Some groups have done WeROCK more than once in different schools.

Contact Info: Staff: Selma Walker, Organizer, 312-440-1203

Other Information: WeROCK has proven very enjoyable for all participants, who get to meet some great children from neighborhoods that are usually portrayed negatively. They are lively, eager, full of ideas (edible school supplies, for example!), and enjoy meeting and working with the WeROCK volunteers. Total time commitment (not including travel to the site) is about 2 hours per session. We meet beforehand to review the presentation, we have about 45–55 minutes with the children, and then meet briefly afterwards to share reactions, observations, etc.

Josselyn Center

2019-12-13T10:21:51-06:00

People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Mental Health

Types of Help Needed: Front Desk Receptionists

Service Opportunity Details: Provide phone and walk-in reception for the clients, staff, and center visitors. Duties include: Operating a multi-line phone, screening phone calls, transferring calls to appropriate staff, providing basic information about the organization, assisting clients with initial check-in needs, and assisting front desk staff with miscellaneous tasks.

Location: Northfield

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: time commitment of three hour shifts

Contact Info: Staff: Nina Cerda

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Lawrence Hall

2019-10-29T13:49:07-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Communications

Service Opportunity Details: Lawrence Hall has done life-changing work for over 150 years. We need help telling our story and getting it out to a wider audience. Skills needed: creative writing, journalism, storytelling, video storytelling, photography, graphic design, web design, annual report experience, SEO optimization, proofreading. We are also actively seeking resources that will help us with our visibility problem pro bono.

Location: Chicago-Ravenswood

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Young adults

Frequency: Periodic

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Contact Info: Staff: Juila Guettler

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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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Humble Design

2019-10-29T13:49:24-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer opportunities are broken into two categories – warehouse and deco days. (1) Warehouse volunteers sort, reorganize and pull furniture and goods for our upcoming families. (2) Deco volunteers meet at the family’s home in Chicago (typically south or west side) from 9:30–3 p.m. and clean, furnish, decorate then greet the family when they return to see their transformed home.

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

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: (1) Warehouse volunteer times are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The warehouse volunteer times are open for signup about one month out. If a volunteer is not able to commit for the full four-hour time frame, we just ask volunteers to make a note when signing up. (2) Deco days are Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Sign-up for these days are listed the week beforehand.

Contact Info: Alicia Enriquez,  773-285-2800

Other Information: Volunteers must sign up online here for specific dates. They can volunteer as their schedule allows. First time volunteers are asked to sign up for a warehouse day before signing up for a deco day. This serves as a volunteer training and orientation. Groups can arrange to do a sponsored Day of Service farther in advance.

 

Holy Family Ministries

2019-10-29T13:49:39-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Various roles at Re-sale Shop

Service Opportunity Details: There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at Holy Family’s resale store called “Lucille”. Volunteer roles include: backroom help to prepare merchandise for sale; salespeople and cashiers; online sales; photographer/copywriter for Craigslist and online sales; online researchers for pricing; community relations assistant; estate sale visits; picking up on-the-spot donations.

Location: Chicago-North Lawndale

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going, Periodic

Frequency Details: The frequency would depend upon the volunteer role and the availability of the individual.

Contact Info: Staff: Cynthia Schmidt, Dir. of Outreach, 773-273-6015, ext. 405; Margaret Flanagan, 773-273-6013, ext.407

Other Information: All net proceeds of Lucille go to Holy Family Ministry programs. Location of Lucille Resale, 1101 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

 

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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Chicago Child Care Society

2019-10-29T13:50:33-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Early Childhood, Adults

Types of Help Needed: Board and Committee Service

Service Opportunity Details: Becoming a member of the CCCS Junior Board or Board of Directors, where your expertise in supporting our mission and fundraising would be welcomed.

Location: Chicago-Englewood Chicago-Hyde Park

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: Periodic

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Contact Info: Deb Schlies, Chief Development Officer, 773-643-0452, ext. 2457

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