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Chicago Child Care Society

2019-10-29T13:50:33-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Early Childhood, Adults

Types of Help Needed: Board and Committee Service

Service Opportunity Details: Becoming a member of the CCCS Junior Board or Board of Directors, where your expertise in supporting our mission and fundraising would be welcomed.

Location: Chicago-Englewood Chicago-Hyde Park

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: Periodic

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Contact Info: Deb Schlies, Chief Development Officer, 773-643-0452, ext. 2457

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Casa Central

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

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

Types of Help Needed:

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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Breakthrough Urban Industries

2019-10-29T13:50:47-05:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer to help in the one of Breakthough’s After School classrooms as an assistant ot the teacher. You will work alonside students in grades K-8 with academic and enrichment activities.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Young adults and Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteer once a week for an 8 week session. Can choose any day Monday through Friday 4:30–6:30 pm.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, 773-346-1772.

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore

2019-10-29T13:51:01-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Resale Shop for Good

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer at YWCA’s Resale Shop for Good.

Location: Wilmette

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Requires a commitment of a weekly two hour shift.

Contact Info: Staff: Gina Griffin-Hill

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore

2019-10-29T13:51:11-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer assistance needed with landscaping, organizing, cleaning, or sorting at YWCA’s domestic violence shelter.

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic, On-going

Frequency Details: Depends on activity

Contact Info: Staff: Trimmy Stamell, 847-864-8445 ext. 121

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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

2019-10-29T13:52:02-05:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution

Service Opportunity Details: This volunteer position is responsible for supporting Sarah’s Circle staff members during meal service in the Daytime Support Center or Interim Housing programs. The kitchen support volunteers should be willing to complete a variety of tasks to assist staff in preparing, serving, and cleaning up the meal. Kitchen support volunteers help expand the resources and services available to the women we serve beyond the limits of the budget. Volunteers also gain a deeper knowledge of the work of the organization and the women served, often becoming our best advocates in the community.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: For 2 hours, weekly. Daytime Center volunteers needed Monday through Friday during business hours. Interim Housing volunteers needed during business hours, evenings, and weekends. Minimum 3 months required.

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

Other Information: Volunteers must attend an orientation training session and agree to Sarah’s Circle’s volunteer guidelines and policies.

 

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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RefugeeOne

2019-10-29T13:52:47-05:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Refugee Resettlement

Types of Help Needed: Family Support, Activities with Agency Clients, Interpreting

Service Opportunity Details: RefugeeOne seeks short-notice volunteers and interpreters. Short-notice volunteers assist RefugeeOne staff and clients by providing transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, or in-office meetings. Volunteers also assist with other miscellaneous needs such as helping refugee families move, setting up apartments, receiving and organizing in-kind donations, and showing newly arrived refugees how to use public transportation, access the bank, and more. Volunteers are called on an as-needed basis. Flexible day-time availability and a car is helpful, but not required. Volunteers with language skills are highly encouraged to apply.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Short-notice volunteers are called on an as-needed basis to see if they are available to support. Volunteers may be contacted as often as once per week or only every few months depending on the need.

Contact Info: Staff: James Corliss, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers can apply online through Refugee One’s website

Other Information: A volunteer orientation and background check is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult.