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Humble Design

2019-10-29T13:49:24-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Homelessness

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer opportunities are broken into two categories – warehouse and deco days. (1) Warehouse volunteers sort, reorganize and pull furniture and goods for our upcoming families. (2) Deco volunteers meet at the family’s home in Chicago (typically south or west side) from 9:30–3 p.m. and clean, furnish, decorate then greet the family when they return to see their transformed home.

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

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: (1) Warehouse volunteer times are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The warehouse volunteer times are open for signup about one month out. If a volunteer is not able to commit for the full four-hour time frame, we just ask volunteers to make a note when signing up. (2) Deco days are Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Sign-up for these days are listed the week beforehand.

Contact Info: Alicia Enriquez,  773-285-2800

Other Information: Volunteers must sign up online here for specific dates. They can volunteer as their schedule allows. First time volunteers are asked to sign up for a warehouse day before signing up for a deco day. This serves as a volunteer training and orientation. Groups can arrange to do a sponsored Day of Service farther in advance.

 

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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Christopher House

2019-10-29T13:50:20-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Christopher House’s food pantry focuses on providing staple food items for our families in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables that are often out of reach due to higher costs. You can support our food pantry through cash donations or by organizing a food drive. It only takes $1,500 to stock our food pantry every month and support our families. Your support would ensure hundreds of children and adults don’t go hungry.

Location: Chicago-Belmont Cragin, Logan Square

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Food pantry is run twice a month throughout the academic year.

Contact Info: Staff: Judith O’Callahan, 773-922-7500

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Casa Central

2019-10-29T13:50:41-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services, Adult Wellness

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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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St. Leonards Ministries

2019-10-29T13:51:39-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Building, repairing, painting

Service Opportunity Details: Groups: St. Leonard’s would design a service experience for a group that (depending on needs and the season) could entail cleaning, organizing, painting, and/or landscaping. Skilled individuals: we can design a project with your skills in mind that could involve carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, etc.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: This is a commitment of three to eight hours during a weekday.

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

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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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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

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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

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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.