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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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Holy Family Ministries

2019-10-29T13:49:32-05:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: There is always a need for tutors at Holy Family School (K-8th grade) and Little Learners Academy (3-5 year olds) during regular school hours. We match tutors with children based upon student needs and each tutor’s expertise/interest.

Location: Chicago-North Lawndale

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Tutors are generally asked to commit to one afternoon a week for a period of one school year.

Contact Info: Staff: Cynthia Schmidt, Dir. of Outreach, 773-273-6015, ext. 405

Other Information: Tutors are an invaluable gift to Holy Family students. They not only play an important role in helping them to excel academically, but also serve as a special adult role model in their lives.

 

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

2019-10-29T13:49:52-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Board and Committee Service, Communications

Service Opportunity Details: Family Promise seeks a communications professional to serve on the Board or on the Communications Committee. Ideally, the person will have a broader understanding of the communications process (including social media and website design), as well as a particular expertise. and be able to help coach others in this area. Depending on one’s skills and experience, the person could do some of the work and and some tasks could be committee-based.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Monthly meetings. Much of the other work can be done at home.

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

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Family Promise

2019-10-29T13:49:59-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Board and Committee Service, Fndraising

Service Opportunity Details: Need someone to serve on the Board or on the Development Committee who understands the many components of financial development or who has experience in one or more of its components. This is a working board and working committee.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Monthly meetings. Much of the other work can be done at home.

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

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Family Promise

2019-10-29T13:50:06-05:00

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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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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