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 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.