Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:50:26+00:00

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. Open meal dates are listed on breakthrough.org/manna

Contact Info: Staff: Tony Daniels at manna@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1719

Other Information: Teens, depending on age, need to be accompanied by an adult.

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:49:11+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Partner with the Sports and Fitness Academy to help coach and train 5-18 year olds in specific sports such as basketball, baseball, running club, fitness class, volleyball, and more at Breakthough’s Family Plex.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens Young adults Adults

Frequency: On-going Periodic

Frequency Details: The seasons are 8-12 weeks long. Practices and games are in the evening. During the season volunteers seve 1-2 times a week.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

Other Information:

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:47:36+00:00

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: Volunteers will help teach and facilitate classes agency’s Arts and Science Academy. Classes are for all age groups K-12, in the culinary arts, robotics and coding, ceramics, and digital art and photography.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens Young adults Adults

Frequency: One-time On-going Periodic

Frequency Details: Classes run weekly during evenings and weekends for an 8 week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

Other Information: Teens should be 16 and older.

Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:37:16+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education and Job Readiness

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

Service Opportunity Details: Association House of Chicago’s Workforce Development program provides trainings and classes to help participants gain skills to help them seek employment or advance their careers. We are seeking Microsoft Office Instructors facilitate our Saturday Microsoft Office Workshops. Instructors will assist adult learners in learning the fundamental and intermediate skills in the suite of Microsoft Office 2010 products. The instructor will be provided and use curriculum from the MS Office Study Guide and developed by Association House to instruct students in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Outlook.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Saturdays; the schedule is very flexible and would require a commitment of 2-3 consecutive Saturdays with breaks in between courses as needed.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

Other Information:

Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:35:52+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education

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

Service Opportunity Details: This agency provides Adult Basic Education classes to help participants develop their writing, reading and mathematics skills. Association House also offers courses to help participants prepare for the GED examination. The tutor’s role is to help the adult learners with their reading and writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and background knowledge about basic subjects. In order to be a successful volunteer, you do not need to be a certified teacher or even college educated. Effective tutors approach the tutoring as learner-centered and exhibit patience, understanding, creativity, humor, organization, enthusiasm, and knowledge in tutoring.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: The Adult Education Programming is provided in 8 week sessions with 12 hours of classes per week, (Monday through Thursday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.) Tutors do not need to commit to being available everyday, but tutors do need to commit to a regular schedule during the 8-week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

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Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:34:22+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: The agency has an on-site Food Pantry to help their food insecure clients. Volunteers can help unload and stock food deliveries into the pantry, prepare and deliver pantry food bags during open hours, and help staff clean and maintain the pantry.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young adults Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Mon., Wed. or Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Food deliveries are on Wed.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

Other Information:

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

2018-10-04T13:39:53+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers are trained in how to be a 1:1 Economic Coach and then work with a low income client toward simple financial goals (eg., budget creation, savings, etc.)

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Vounteers meet with client weekly over a 12 week period. The relationship can continue if the coach and client so choose.

Contact Info: Staff: Shannon Callahan, scallahan@ywcae-ns.org, 847-864-8445 x101

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Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

2018-10-04T13:39:24+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to serve as academic tutors and activity leaders in their elementary afterschool programs. Activities may include providing tutoring during homework hour or leading an enrichment group, based on the volunteer’s professional skills or personal hobbies.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 1 hour per week during our afterschool program, which runs from approximately 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The afterschool program follows the academic school year, running from September, 2018 to May, 2019.

Contact Info: Staff: Becky Moore, Resources and Volunteer Coordinator, bmoore@youthopportunity.org, 847-866-1200, ext. 223

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WINGS

2018-10-04T13:39:00+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Safe House Hostess: The WINGS domestic violence Safe House has capacity for up to 45 adults and children a night. In addition to shelter, it provides counseling, case management, referrals, career
services, and meals. Hostesses will assist in this effort by warming up, setting out, and putting away a previously prepared lunch for anyone in the house. Volunteers are encouraged to eat with the residents and to promote constructive and friendly conversations with and between the residents who are there. They also help the clients with their daily tasks, including checking and signing off on the chore chart, filling requests for needed items from the supply closet, etc. Volunteers also promote constructive conversation and a positive environment by lending a
listening ear to someone who wants to talk, engaging more hesitant residents in conversation to help them feel welcomed and comfortable, even suggesting or facilitating simple activities to adults or parents trying to entertain children.

Location: Northwestern suburban Chicago and Midway Airport area in WINGS Domestic Violence Safe Houses

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Requires willingness to commit to a weekly shift for at least 1 year.Most volunteers cover 1 or 2 meal shifts a week. The lunch shift is Monday – Friday from 11:30am to 2pm and the dinner shift is Monday – Friday from 4:00- 6:00pm. Occasionally, some other timeslots may be available based on the needs at the house. Advance notice is requested in the event of a cancellation so we can schedule a substitute.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb, bsrb@wingsprogram.com KUC: If interested in this opportunity, you can also contact Chris Cole, cecole100@gmail.com, to get more detailed information about whether this may be a good fit for you.

Other Information: Requirements: Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training provided by WINGS 3 times a year; A willingness to keep the location confidential; Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two (2) years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity.

WINGS

2018-10-04T13:38:45+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Other: Retail Store Positions

Service Opportunity Details: Retail Store Volunteer – Cashier: The cashier is welcoming and greeting customers, answering basic questions about the stores and the program, and ensuring that customers have a pleasant shopping and sales transaction experience with us. Training for the cash register will be provided. Retailer: Retailers usually begin as Donation Sorters and have learned the way the backroom works. They then take particular interest in a specific area of the store (usually clothing, housewares, or accessories). They learn more about tagging, pricing, displaying, and recovery in that section. Usually working on a day when the store is especially busy, the Retailer will work in their particular area of the store to replenish merchandise when it is getting low, return unpurchased items to the correct place, and assist customers in that area by giving recommendations and other assistance.

Location: Arlington Heights Niles Schaumburg

Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Most volunteers come once a week for about four (4) hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance, and schedule openings vary by location.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb, bsrb@wingsprogram.com

Other Information: A volunteer orientation and training is providedto equip volunteers with the information they need. Because of this, the agency asks for a commitment of at least 40 hours. (i.e. once a week for four (4) hours at a time for 10 weeks.)