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Lawrence Hall

2019-09-14T23:06:55-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Education/Child and AdolescentDevelopment, Healthcare, Domestic Abuse, Children, Teens, Mental Health

Types of Help Needed: In-kind donations, Events and projects

Service Opportunity Details: In-Kind initiatives currently organized internally by Lawrence Hall have the opportunity to be led by volunteers, either in helping to plan or execute them. They include: Back to School Supply Drive: Ensuring all 600+ of the youth in school (Kindergarten-College) receive a backpack filled with supplies needed to succeed at the start of the school year. Turkey Drive: Ensuring all Lawrence Hall families in critical need receive a Thanksgiving box filled with all food items to prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner. Coat Drive: Ensuring all of our youth have a warm coat during the cold months. Holiday Gift Drive: Ensuring all 700+ of the youth in our programs have a gift to open during the Holiday Season. Foster Care Holiday Party: Volunteers are needed to help provide food, beverages, decorations and cookies for the annual Lawrence Hall Foster Care Holiday Party hosted for our Foster Care families and children each December.

Location: Chicago-Ravenswood

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Generally occur September through December.

Contact Info: Staff: Laryssa Sykes; Hailey Nicewanner, Youth and Volunteer Engagement Supervisor, 773-769-3500.

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La Casa Norte

2019-09-14T22:47:22-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects In-kind Donations

Service Opportunity Details: All year round La Casa Norte partners with individuals and groups who want to organize a drive, fundraiser, or activity/events to support the youth and families experiencing homelessness.

Location: Chicago-Humboldt Park, Logan Square

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic, On-going

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Contact Info: Staff: Jasmine Hernandez, 773-276-4900 x254

Other Information: Examples of needed items include new socks and undergarments, men’s professional clothing, home ac cleaning supplies, toiletries/personal hygiene items, coats*, toys*, and back-to-school items*. (*seasonal needs)

Holy Trinity High School

2019-09-14T21:30:29-05:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Tutor a student: In the school’s Resource Learning Center, work one-on-one with students to help them with English, Math, Science, and other subjects as well as developing strong study skills.

Location: Chicago-Noble Square

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

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Meet with student weekly during school year (late August – June)

Contact Info: Staff: Deborah Clair, 773-278-4214, ext. 3131.

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Hillside Food Pantry

2019-09-14T20:44:39-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: “The agency has a variety of volunteer opportunities available: (1) Working on days when it receives food items, typically 2-3
hours. It requires sorting, bagging, lifting or carrying items and placing them in the refrigerators/freezers, and breaking down boxes. (2) Working on distribution days, volunteers work on the assembly line or at the car line for about 2 to 2-1⁄2 hours. On the assembly line, the volunteer stays in one position, removes items from the refrigerators and places them in the bags on the conveyor table. They must be able to stand for two hours. If a volunteer is distributing the bags, they must be able to carry a bag of food a short distance and place the bag in the patron’s car. (3) Check-in and greeting during food distribution (2-1⁄2 hours). Greeting requires someone who is personable and helpful. Check-in requires computer skills and training. Both areas are more sedentary than in the area where the food is actually distributed. (4) Picking up food from the Evanston Farmer’s Market (2-6 people) between mid-May and early November. It is physically demanding work that involves loading large bins onto hand trucks and into the pantry truck for 1 to 1-1⁄2 hours. (5) During Farmer’s Market season (typically late May/early June through late October), volunteers are needed to bag produce for distribution on Saturday afternoons. ”

Location: Evanston

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going, Periodic

Frequency Details: Our volunteer coordinator speaks with the individual to determine the best possible fit for both the individual and the pantry. This is based on the volunteer’s ability and schedule, and our needs at the time.

Contact Info: Staff: Susan Gottlieb, Volunteer Coordinator, 847-251-6717

Other Information: To work in the food pantry, a volunteer must be in high school or older. During Farmer’s Market season, we allow middle school youth to help bag the produce, as long as they are with a parent.

Haven Youth and Family Services

2019-09-14T20:39:46-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Healthcare, Mental Health

Types of Help Needed: Fundraising Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to help in planning and executing the agency’s fundraisers

Location: Wilmette

Volunteer Ages: Families with teens, Young adults, Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Paddle Party in November and Annual Benefit end of April/early May

Contact Info: Staff: Charley Smith, 847-251-6630

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Family Matters

2019-09-14T19:38:52-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Fundraising

Service Opportunity Details: Agency’s Annual Walk-A-Thon (in October) and Annual Gala (in March) offer many opportunities for volunteer involvement including committee participation, planning, soliciting financial support, donating auction items/experiences, and attendance at events. Groups can support the events by organizing a team for the Walk-A-Thon or purchasing a table at the Gala.

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going

Frequency Details: Depends on the type of participation volunteer chooses.

Contact Info: Staff: Gretchen Nord, Director of Communications and Special Events, 773-465-6011 ext. 114, gretchen@familymatterschicago.org

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Christopher House

2019-09-04T05:37:58-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers for annual Turkey Tuesday will meet one of Christopher House campuses to gather and sort groceries for Thanksgiving meals that they provide to families.

Location: Chicago-Belmont Cragin, Logan Square, or Uptown

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

Frequency: One time

Frequency Details: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Contact Info: Staff: Ruth Perret-Goluboff, Associate Director of Special Events and Communications, 773-922-7544

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Casa Central

2019-09-04T04:53:27-05:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Casa Central’s School Age Program is an after school program for elementary school students ages 5–13 which provides the children recreation, homework help, and dinner. The program runs from 3–6: p.m., Monday–Friday. Volunteers can provide homework assistance, reading activities, and arts/crafts projects.

Location: Chicago-Humboldt Park

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

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Casa Central appreciates and encourages volunteers that are able to come on a regular basis. However, they also welcome one-time volunteers, especially for groups.

Contact Info: Staff: Andrew Ten Eyck, 773-645-2465

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