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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

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Maggie Williams 773-262-2297, ext. 23;

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Cara

2019-09-04T04:40:27-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Adult Job Readiness

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Cara welcomes members of Kenilworth Union Church to participate in a service day with Cara. Activities often include sorting through Cara’s clothing room, or conducting mock interviews with participants. We have also conducted speed networking sessions with service groups—similar to speed dating—where participants get to share resumes, career goals, and interests in a rapid-fire setting. For those who are comfortable with public speaking and fielding questions, volunteers who work in various professional industries can share their knowledge and professional backgrounds with participants through an arranged speaker panel.

Location: Chicago-West Loop

Volunteer Ages: Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Cara offers several one-time opportunities. We encourage guests to start with Motivations, Cara’s unique morning activity, from 8:25-9:00am, followed by a quick tour of Cara’s Downtown Campus. The day would conclude with the group activity, typically ending by noon. Date would be mutually agreed upon.

Contact Info: Staff: Audrianne Coffer, Individual Engagement Manaer, 312-798-3321

Other Information:  This would be an appropriate activity for a smaller volunteer group of three-seven.

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.

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

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Maggie Williams 773-262-2297, ext. 23;
Kenilworth Union Volunteer Coordinator: Betsy Moerschel

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Youth Guidance

2019-09-15T03:14:33-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Evens and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Youth Guidance’s @Work events offer career exploration through a curriculum that aligns with its BAM (Becoming A Man) and WOW (Working on Womanhood) core values for students enrolled in those programs. Youth Guidance has a series of large-scale events where volunteers are critical participants. Volunteers serve as mentors to our students, share their career journeys, and help students build their job-readiness skills. These events are planned annually to fit into @Work program milestones. Youth Guidance provides workshops and curriculum to support volunteers in having critical conversations with our youth.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Contact Corporate Liaison for specific event dates and times.

Contact Info: Staff: Lauren Pais, Corporate Liaison, lpais@youth-guidance.org, 312-994-8117

Other Information: Orientation will be provided to volunteers prior to the event.

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.

Urban Initiatives

2019-09-15T02:34:47-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Kenilworth Union volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer at one of Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play game days. UI’s Work to Play program is its health and education elementary school program. Work to Play runs in two separate seasons, one in the fall (October to December) and one in the spring (March to May). Each Friday, students from various schools are bused to a central location to participate in game days where they can play soccer in a group setting. Volunteers are needed to help referee games, coach students, and manage field rotations. This is a very fun and casual setting and no soccer experience is needed. We just like to have volunteers join our game days to provide a supportive and fun environment for students.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Typically, game days run from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Contact Info: Staff: Taryne Moore, Development Coordinator of Corporate Relationships, 925-918-3342

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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.