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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2019-09-04T04:33:38-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Support and volunteer at any of Breakthough’s annual events. Greater Food Depository Hunger Walk: gather a group and walk to help Breakthough earn money for its food pantry. Annual Benefit: host a table. Christmas Store: organize a gift drive or volunteer at the event.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children Families with teens Teens Young adults Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: The Hunger Walk—9/7/2019, 7–11:30 a.m., Annual Benefit—10/25/2019, Christmas Store—12/14/2018

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

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A Just Harvest

2020-03-04T16:55:04-06:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers plate, serve and bus tables in restaurant style service. Donations of food for dinner are also welcome.

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park

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;
Kenilworth Union Volunteer Coordinator: Betsy Moerschel

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WINGS

2019-09-15T02:56:44-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects, Fundraising

Service Opportunity Details: Donation Sorter: Each day WINGS receives new and gently used items through the generosity of local merchants and community members. We sell these items to the public with all proceeds going to support our shelters, counseling, and other services. These stores are a vital part of our organization because they provide the largest and most consistent source of funds for our program. All merchandise is also available to our residents, at no cost, as they rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of domestic violence and homelessness. To minimize the risk of injury, close-toed shoes are required.

Location: WINGS Logistics Center, Elk Grove, IL

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going

Frequency Details: The center is open 9am to 4:30pm Monday – Saturday. Groups come for about 2-4 hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance with Bruna Srb.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb

Other Information: Volunteers must be 14 years or older to volunteer individually. Volunteers ages 10 to 13 must be accompanied with a parent or guardian.

Three Angels Children’s Relief

2019-09-15T02:12:51-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services, Education/Child and AdolescentDevelopment, Other, Early Childhood, Children, Agricultural work

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, tutoring, coaching, and mentoring, Building, repairing and painting

Service Opportunity Details: Three Angels consists of a primary school (K-6), medical clinic, orphanage, and small farm. More than 40 Kenilworth Union members have travelled to Haiti to do service work. Volunteers and Mission Team groups are always welcome and encouraged. There are opportunities for: (1) Vacation Bible school in the summer (great for teen age volunteers); (2) Many projects at the Three Angels site for all levels of skill; (3) English instruction in the school; and (4) “Christmas Chicken Dinner” annual fundraiser and volunteer event. One of the happiest times of the year at Three Angels!

Location: Haiti

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Because of Three Angels’ location in Haiti, Mission Trips are a stand-alone service project but we encourage multiple visits from year to year.

Contact Info: To discuss mission trips, contact: Herb Jordan, Liaison and Three Angels board member, 224-216-9005 or Jane Rouse, Three Angels Operations Manager, 661-476-9729

Other Information: A rare opportunity to learn about how a successful faith-based NGO serves people in great need in a Caribbean country. Christmas season (week or 2 prior to Christmas) would be an ideal time for a service trip – beautiful weather and an opportunity to be a part of holiday celebrations at Three Angels, including a one of a kind “chicken dinner” ceremony and gift exchange.

St. Leonards Ministries

2019-09-15T01:38:23-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Field Trip Coordinator: This volunteer would contact various cultural and educational organizations in Chicago to arrange for complimentary tickets for St. Leonard’s residents. The coordinator would coordinate dates for the field trips with St. Leonard’s staff, and communicate the upcoming events to St. Leonard’s residents. Field Trip Chaperone: Single volunteers or groups of volunteers would attend various field trips with St. Leonard’s residents to cultural and educational organizations in Chicago. The volunteer would travel in St. Leonard’s vehicles or provide their vehicle for transportation, and would serve as a point of contact for residents at the venue. This could also include participating in sports-related field trips, such as a softball or basketball game.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going, Periodic

Frequency Details: Field Trip Coordinator: This would be a weekly commitment of a few hours every week for 3-6 months. Can mostly be done telecommuting. Field Trip Chaperone: This would be either an ongoing commitment for 3 months for field trips, or a one-time experience.

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.

St. Leonards Ministries

2019-09-15T01:47:07-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: In-kind donations

Service Opportunity Details: An individual could organize a supply drive or reach out to businesses to ask for donations of specific items. A wishlist can be found here. Many of the items are for when new residents arrive. Volunteers could assemble welcome care packages for a new resident (or a year’s worth of new residents!) from the suggested items. These could include new sheets and towels, new comforter, PJs, toiletries, a shower caddy, and a backpack. Approximately 35 women come to Grace House each year, and 80 men come to St. Leonard’s.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: This can be a one-time project, or a commitment to once every 6 months, or once a year.

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.

St. Leonards Ministries

2019-09-15T01:49:36-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: A group or family prepares a meal for a dinner for St. Leonard’s House (20-30 people) or Grace House (10-15people), serves it to the residents, visits with them during the meal, and cleans up. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit and share a meal with someone who might at first seem very different than you. It is a chance to see how much you actually have in common.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: The evening would need to be mutually agreed on by St. Leonard’s and the volunteer group, ideally at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or Sunday. Holiday luncheons are also welcome (New Year’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, etc.)

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

2019-09-15T01:08:26-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: Provide bagged lunches for 50 women. Sarah’s Circle only accepts 50 or more sack lunches. These should consist of a variety of meat sandwiches and at least 5 vegetarian sandwiches, healthy snack, optional fruit, and optional healthy beverage. Each pre-bagged lunch can have a different item, we just ask that each includes a balanced meal. Please scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance with the volunteer coordinator.

Location: Chicago-North Side (4750 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 220)

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children, Families with teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Volunteers can provide lunches on a one-time basis or periodically.

Contact Info: Staff: Dakota Chisholm, Volunteer Coordinator, 773-728-1014 ext. 314

Other Information: If serving, must be 13 years of age or older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago

2019-09-15T00:04:31-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Other

Types of Help Needed: Building, repairing, painting

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed once/year in a group effort to help repair and improve homes of low income individuals.Typical tasks include light landscaping, gardening, cleaning, painting, and helpers for skilled tradesmen.

Location: Chicago

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: One day a year (5-8 hours) on or around their Annual Rebuilding Day, the last Saturday in April.

Contact Info: Liaisons: David Hanold, 847-769- 0283; Eric Groff; Staff: Donald Trieschmann, 847-501-4031 or cell: 847-510-3914

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The Night Ministry

2019-09-14T23:50:58-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution

Service Opportunity Details: KUC gathers a group of 6+ volunteers to prepare and serve dinners throughout the school year.

Location: Chicago-Uptown, Ravenswood or Humboldt Park

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

Frequency: Kenilworth Union groups serve once a month

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Liaisons: Robin Roberts, or Julie Danilek,  or Karen Tzanetopoulos

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