YWCA Evanston/North Shore


Service Opportunity Details: Coordinate a “day of service” with a group of volunteers to improve an area of Mary Lou’s Place, or contract with the Adopt-A-Room Program to maintain a room or space for a period of two years.

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Contact: Staff: Trimmy Stamell, Dir. of Corp. and foundation relations tstamell@ywcae-ns.org 847-864-8445

Urban Initiatives


Service Opportunity Details: Engage in various activities with participants in Take the Lead Program, a leadership development program for alumni of the Work to Play program. These middle school students attend all-day Saturday retreats throughout the program year.

Location: Chicago

Contact: Staff: Kaitlyn Klapperich at kaitlyn.klapperich@urbaninitiatives.org

Urban Initiatives


Service Opportunity Details: The agency provides children in grades K-4 with the chance to belong to a soccer team, regardless of skill level. TheWork to Play program has games every Friday during the season. Volunteers needed to help with game days.

Location: Chicago

Contact: Staff: Kaitlyn Klapperich at kaitlyn.klapperich@urbaninitiatives.org

Sarah’s Circle


Service Opportunity Details: Meals: Prepare and serve a meal for 50 women (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) at Sarah’s Circle facility. Sack lunches: provide 50 or more bagged lunches to Sarah’s Circle

Location: Chicago-North Side

Frequency Details: Dinners: Breakfast 8 am; 10 am on weekends; lunch 12 noon; dinner 6 pm

Contact: Staff: Mary NeCastro, 773-751-7454 mnecastro@sarahs-circle.org

Other Information: If serving, must be 12 years of age or older.



Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to welcome new refugee families, to make social visits to help the members settle into this country. Volunteers can gather as a group to “adopt” a Refugee family – this is a minimum of a 6 month commitment.

Location: Chicago

Contact: Staff: Kathy Amstutz, Volunteer Coordinator, kamstutz@refugeeone.org 773-989-5647 Sara Spoonheim Amit, Dir. of Dev. sspoonheim@refugeeone.org 773-423-9811

Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago


Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed once/year in a group effort to help repair and improve homes of low income individuals.

Location: Chicago

Frequency Details: One day a year on or around their Annual Rebuilding Day, the last Saturday in April

Contact: Liaisons: David Hanold, davehanold@comcast.net and Eric Groff, eric.groff@comcast.net Rebuilding staff: Sharon Riley, sharonrileyrt@gmail.com and Don Trieschmann, dcranet@sbcglobal.net, 847-501-4031