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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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Bottom Line Chicago

2019-10-29T13:50:53-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: In Bottom Line’s Go Far Network, volunteers provide students with valuable opportunities to interview with professionals, build confidence, and help them become more comfortable promoting their personal brand through informational and mock interviews. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are experienced (3+ years professional experience with a bachelor’s degree); able to communicate openly and share your work experiences and career path as an informational interviewer, and/or give constructive feedback to students as a mock interviewer; and are positive and enthusiastic professionals who can help students feel comfortable and receptive in professional conversations.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Jenna Monell, 312-637-3171

Other Information:Volunteers may sign up through this link: https://www.bottomline.org/content/volunteer-registration-form

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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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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RefugeeOne

2019-10-29T13:52:47-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Refugee Resettlement

Types of Help Needed: Family Support, Activities with Agency Clients, Interpreting

Service Opportunity Details: RefugeeOne seeks short-notice volunteers and interpreters. Short-notice volunteers assist RefugeeOne staff and clients by providing transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, or in-office meetings. Volunteers also assist with other miscellaneous needs such as helping refugee families move, setting up apartments, receiving and organizing in-kind donations, and showing newly arrived refugees how to use public transportation, access the bank, and more. Volunteers are called on an as-needed basis. Flexible day-time availability and a car is helpful, but not required. Volunteers with language skills are highly encouraged to apply.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Short-notice volunteers are called on an as-needed basis to see if they are available to support. Volunteers may be contacted as often as once per week or only every few months depending on the need.

Contact Info: Staff: James Corliss, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers can apply online through Refugee One’s website

Other Information: A volunteer orientation and background check is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult.

West Side Forward

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

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Adult Job readiness, Business assistance

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to serve as mentors to participants in its the agency’s Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP).

Location: Chicago-Austin, 1140 N. Lamon Ave.

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Mentors meet with their mentees in the ETP program once or twice a month over a 6 month period.

Contact Info: Staff: Curt Roeschley, Dir. Small Business Dev. Center
773-473-7874

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A Just Harvest

2019-10-29T13:52:59-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Building, repairing, painting

Service Opportunity Details: Occasionally we need repairs, maintenance, upgrades to the property.

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park (delivery location)

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

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Maggie Williams 773-262-2297, ext. 23;

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A Just Harvest

2019-10-29T13:53:08-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: There are opportunities for planting, harvesting and producing food in green spaces.

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park (delivery location)

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

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Maggie Williams 773-262-2297, ext. 23;

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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.