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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

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

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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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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Christopher House

2019-10-29T13:50:26-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: In-kind Donations

Service Opportunity Details: Each year, Christopher House spends more than $30,000 on diapers, wipes, and formula for their infants and toddlers. With every donation, they can reduce this expense and impact more families. Please consider helping us provide these essentials for our youngest learners: diapers size 6, pull-ups, wipes, and Enfamil formula are most in need.

Location: Chicago-Belmont Cragin, Logan Square

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Diapers, wipes, and formula donations are accepted year-round.

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

2019-10-29T13:52:35-05:00

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.