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RefugeeOne

2019-09-15T00:18:07-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching, and Mentoring, Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer mentors needed to help newly arrived refugee adults become self-sufficient and acclimate to a new culture. Mentors help by making a home visit once a week to teach English, play games, show refugees how to ride public transit, and be a supportive teacher, advocate and friend.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Mentors are expected to visit their refugee mentee in their home for approximately 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

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.

Northwestern Settlement

2019-09-14T23:56:02-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Northwestern Settlement’s Early Childhood Education program provides children ages 2-5 with full-day, year-round preschool education. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help with classroom activities such as reading, arts and crafts, fitness, etc. No special skills are necessary.

Location: Chicago-West Town

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 11:30 AM and from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. The program operates year round.

Contact Info: Staff: Katy Taylor,  773-969-5533

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The Night Ministry

2019-09-14T23:35:44-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Healthcare, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Physical Health

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Individual volunteers are needed to help with three of the agency’s programs: The Crib emergency overnight shelter, the Health Outreach Bus, and the Open Door Shelter.

Location: The Crib is in Wrigleyville. Health Outreach Bus travels all around Chicago. The Open Door Shelter is in West Town

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteers needed throughout the week. We ask for a twice a month commitment however we can be flexible.

Contact Info: Staff: Andrew Hart, andrew@thenightministry.org, 773-506-6033

Other Information: A one time training is required for individual volunteers. They must be at least 21 years old.

Holy Family Ministries

2019-09-14T20:54:37-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to assist teachers within the classrooms, on field trips, and during school assemblies at Holy Family School (K-8) and Little Learners Academy (ages 3-5).

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

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Deborah’s Place

2019-09-14T19:29:09-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed at Deborah’s Place onsite Learning Centers for social-emotional development opportunities with DP participants. Homelessness creates powerful social isolation, and part of the agency’s work is creating a “sense of belonging” for the women living here. Volunteer opportunities are largely open-ended and could include computer literacy, arts & crafts, bingo nights, workshops, bringing a meal, or other interactions.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: Periodic

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Contact Info: Staff: Tenille Johnson, Events and Volunteer Coordinator, 773-638-6538

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Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)

2019-09-14T19:10:47-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Direct Service Volunteers work with staff as a team to provide a safe and supportive environment for victims of domestic violence and their children served through CAWC’s programs. Volunteers provide significant support to our children’s programs at the Humboldt Outreach Program and the Greenhouse Shelter Program. In addition, volunteers at Greenhouse Shelter aid residents, perform general office work, respond to hotlines and other calls, and help with maintaining safety of the shelter facility.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: A commitment of at least 6 months of 4 hours per week (a total of 100-120 hours) is required.

Contact Info: Staff: Direct Service Volunteer and Education Coordinator, 773-489-9081 ext. 222

Other Information: Direct Service Volunteers are required to complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Training Program, which is offered twice a year (fall and spring) to new volunteers.

Community Health

2019-09-14T18:52:35-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Physical Health

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients, Interpreting

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to act as Spanish and Polish interpreters. Medical interpreter training is provided. Interpreters must be bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish or Polish, but need not be fluent in medical terminology.

Location: Chicago-West Side

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Clinic volunteers commit to at least two 4-hour shifts per month for at least one year of consecutive service.

Contact Info: Staff: Ava Zeligson, 773-969-5923

Other Information: Agency has other clinic support opportunities listed on its website as well.

Community Health

2019-09-14T18:56:22-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Physical Health

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Community Health has several openings for varying health care provider roles, including volunteer physicians, physical therapists, dental assistants, lab technicians (phlebotomy), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Location: Chicago-West Side

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Scheduling is flexible and health care providers can commit to as little as one, four hour shift per month. We ask for at least one year of consecutive service.

Contact Info: Staff: Ava Zeligson, 773-969-5923

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Christopher House

2019-09-04T05:47:13-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: At the beginning of each year, Christopher House invites you to join a classroom to share your love of reading with their students and support their literacy growth. As their Rockstar Reader, you will join a classroom for 45 minutes to share and read your favorite childhood book with the class, answer questions, and take a group photo.

Location: Chicago-Belmont Cragin, Logan Square, or Uptown

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: This is a one-time opportunity (1–2 hours) that can be arranged to fit your schedule. Read-a-Thon takes place during the late February and early March.

Contact Info: Staff: Ruth Perret-Goluboff, Associate Director of Special Events and Communications, 773-922-7544

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Chicago Child Care Society

2019-09-04T05:26:42-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Group volunteering events: Literacy Event: Students, parents, and volunteers, are able to learn during story time, play games, and create great works of art with the students! Volunteers use the story book to create fun games to play during the event to incorporate the story. Art Event: Host an Arts and Craft event where you choose a specific craft to teach the kids or supply activity packets and let kids explore their creativity.Parent Meeting Workshop: Coach or work with our preschool parents on a topic which you might have a particular interest or knowledge. For example: healthy eating, financial literacy, yoga, etc. Toy and Coat Drives: Most of the children and families we serve come from low-income families. We always welcome in-kind donations of gently used toys, coats, clothes, shoes, boots and other items needed for daily life in Chicago.

Location: Chicago-Englewood Chicago-Hyde Park

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Volunteers would have the option to help out in our classrooms at a date and time that would work best with their schedule. Volunteer opportunities would be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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