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Josselyn Center


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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Family Promise


People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Administrative/Office Support

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer needed for help with data entry and preparing correspondence (e.g. thank you notes). Not complicated but needed and necessary. Appropriate for anyone who is detail oriented and reliable.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Initially, time commitment would be 10-12 hours a week, and later it likely will be 5-10 hours/week

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

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St. Leonards Ministries


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

Types of Help Needed: Administrative/Office Support

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer needed to assist in St. Leonard’s Administrative offices. Having some experience in databases and administrative tasks would be necessary. Tasks would include scheduling, database entry, correspondence, filing (digital and paper), and general organizing. If you like to create order and keep things in order, we could really use your help.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: This would be a commitment of at least one half day a week for three months.

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

Other Information: St. Leonard’s volunteers often remark that they receive more from the experience than they give. We invite you to experience this first-hand.

Sarah’s Circle


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

Types of Help Needed: Administrative/Office Support, Activities w/Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Front desk assistant: This volunteer position is responsible for supporting Sarah’s Circle program staff members at the front desk in either the Daytime Support Center or Interim Housing programs. This role provides key programmatic support and directly supports women facing homelessness or in need of a safe space. Responsibilities include: Greet all incoming visitors; Inform new clients about available services, using the Daytime Support Center Brochure; Answer telephones and redirect calls as appropriate; Control entrance access; Distribute toiletries and other resources to clients; Assist women who are in need of services from other agencies, using the Community Resource Brochure; Help maintain a calm and welcoming atmosphere; Assist women with laundry.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours. Minimum 3 months required. Daytime Center volunteers needed Monday through Friday during business hours. Interim Housing Volunteers needed anytime including evenings and weekends.

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


People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Mental Health

Types of Help Needed: Communications Administrative/Office Support

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers neeeded in SCC’s Business Office in Winnetka. Those interested might help with assignments including but not limited to creating new client folders, organizing files and supplies, data verification and entry, and proofreading. Familiarity with Word and Excel would be helpful.

Location: Winnetka

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, 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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Family Matters


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

Types of Help Needed: Administrative/Office Support

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed for administrative tasks such as assisting staff with mailings, data entry, or grant searches.

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, On-going, Periodic

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Contact Info: Staff: Devon Lovell, Academic Director, 773-465-6011 ext. 115

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