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.

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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.

Bethel New Life, Inc.

2018-10-04T12:41:58+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Adult Job readiness Business assistance

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to serve as mentors to participants in its the agency’s Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP).

Location: Chicago-Austin

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Mentors meet with their mentees in the ETP progra once or twice a month over a 6 month period.

Contact Info: Staff: Curt Roeschley, Dir. Small Business Dev. Center, croeschley@bethelnewlife.org, 773-473-7870 ext. 113

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Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:39:29+00:00

 

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

Types of Help Needed: In-kind donations Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to help with holiday toy drive and parties: acquiring new toys and gifts, wrapping gifts, facilitating holiday parties (servers, activity facilitators, cookie donation/decorating).

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park and other west side communites

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children Families with teens Teens Young adults Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Toy donations early Nov. Gift wrapping in early Dec (8 am-4 pm, M-F). Holiday Parties in mid-Dec. Thurs. or Fri. 5:30-8 p.m.

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

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A Just Harvest

2018-10-04T12:32:37+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: In-kind donations

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers acquire and/or prepare food for dinner (casseroles, main dishes, meat, etc.).

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; KUC Liaison: Margy Shortridge-Werd,
margaretshortridge@me.com,
312 933-4735

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A Just Harvest

2018-10-04T12:32:50+00:00

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.

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; KUC Liaison: Margy Shortridge-Werd,
margaretshortridge@me.com,
312 933-4735

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

2018-10-04T13:39:12+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Y.O.U. has a number of one-time opportunities for caring volunteers to support our efforts and our youth. Opportunities may include wrapping and collecting gifts for our Holiday Gift Drive, leading a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for youth in our MakerSpace program, or preparing our Learning Garden for the Spring.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Families with teens, Teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one event or one day of a project (no more than 8 hours each). These projects occur approximately quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter). Volunteer opportunities in the MakerSpace are on a case-by-case basis, and would be between a 2 and 4 hour commitment during after-schoool and weekend hours.

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

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Youth Guidance

2018-10-04T13:39:36+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: Youth Guidance’s Youth Workforce Development program hosts quarterly job readiness workshops for high school students. The half-day workshops draw 25-50 participants from across multiple schools, many of whom reside in communities confronting high unemployment and low educational attainment. Volunteers will assist at these events by welcoming and ushering participants between activities, co-facilitating workshops (curriculum provided by Youth Guidance), and assisting with career panels, mock-interviews, and resume review. This opportunity is best for groups of adults who are comfortable with coaching and encouraging youth, as well as those who are eager to share about their own educational or professional journey.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Half-day career workshops often take place on Mondays or Fridays when CPS schools are not in session. They typically last 4 hours. The events are held on a quarterly basis between September – May.

Contact Info: Staff: Michael Bergstrom, Sr. Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, mbergstrom@youth-guidance.org, (312) 994-8122

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

St. Leonards Ministries

2018-10-10T12:21:52+00:00

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: Shay Mayweather, Volunteer Coordinator, 312-780-3196, volunteer@slministries.org

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.