Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:44:26+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteer to help in a variety of ways Breakthrough’s weekly Summer Home Court events by bringing a group to help with a cookout, face painting, bouncy houses, and a basketball tournament.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: June 22 – August 10, 2018. Groups usually volunteer for one Friday night over the summer.

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

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:43:09+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Support and volunteer at any of Breakthough’s annual events. Greater Food Depository Hunger Walk: gather a group and walk to help Breakthough earn money for its food pantry. Annual Benefit: host a table. Christmas Store: organize a gift drive or volunteer at the event.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: The Hunger Walk – 9/8/2018 Annual Benefit – 10/26/2018 December Christmas Store – 12/15/2018

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

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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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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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WINGS

2018-10-04T13:38:26+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Donation Sorter: Each day WINGS receives new and gently used items through the generosity of local merchants and community members. We sell these items to the public with all proceeds going to support our shelters, counseling, and other services. These stores are a vital part of our organization because they provide the largest and most consistent source of funds for our program. All merchandise is also available to our residents, at no cost, as they rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of domestic violence and homelessness. To minimize the risk of injury, close-toed shoes are required.

Location: WINGS Logistics Center, Elk Grove, IL

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going

Frequency Details: The center is open 9am to 4:30pm Monday – Saturday. Groups come for about 2-4 hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance with Bruna Srb.

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

Other Information: Volunteers must be 14 years or older to volunteer individually. Volunteers ages 10 to 13 must be accompanied with a parent or guardian.

Sarah’s Circle

2018-10-04T13:31:13+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and projects, In-kind Donations

Service Opportunity Details: In-Kind Donations Coordinator: Each week, Sarah’s Circle receives in-kind donations such as toiletries, books, snacks and periodic large shipments of food that are critical to what we can offer women on a daily basis. Many donations received are used quickly and need to be replenished often. Also, certain times of year create a higher demand for items needed. Responsibilities include: accept and organize donations at Daytime Support Center; clean and sort storage closet; help clients find items they are looking for; take inventory of supplies and donations; deliver items to Interim Housing facility; work with staff to plan monthly clothing giveaways; deliver items to Care for Real as needed; accept shipments of food and assist kitchen staff with proper storage of food.

Location: Chicago-North Side

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours. Minimum 3 months required. Daytime Center volunteers needed Monday through Friday during business hours. Interim Housing Volunteers needed anytime including evenings and weekends.

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

Other Information: Volunteers must attend an orientation training session, agree to Sarah’s Cirrcle ‘s Volunteer Guidelines, and understand and uphold its volunteer policies.

RefugeeOne

2018-10-10T12:23:30+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: RefugeeOne runs various collection drives throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help gather and sort donations such as housewares to stock a refugee family’s kitchen, backpacks and gym shoes during its back-to-school drive;its drive for summertime gear and household fans, winter warmth items in mid-October, and wall calendars in December.

Location: Chicago

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Kathy Amstutz, Volunteer Coordinator, kamstutz@refugeeone.org 773-989-5647. In addition to contacting Kathy Amstutz, volunteers can also sign-up for opportunities online at refugeeone.org.

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Northwestern Settlement

2018-10-04T13:28:09+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution, Events and Projects, Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Each year, to kick-off the Holiday Season, Northwestern Settlement hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner for its neighbors and their families. Volunteers needed to work with staff and other supporters to prepare and serve a holiday feast to over 300 men, women and children in attendance.

Location: Chicago-West Town

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

Contact Info: Staff: Tina Berto, tberto@nush.org, 773-969-5542

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Northwestern Settlement

2018-10-04T13:27:10+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects, Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Together with Urban Growers Collective, Northwestern Settlement will opened its own vegetable garden in Spring 2018. The garden is located in front of Rowe Middle School (directly next to the Settlement House on Augusta Blvd.). Volunteers needed to assist neighbors, students, and staff to plant, nourish, maintain and harvest a variety of seeds/plants during the spring, summer and fall seasons. These vegetables will directly benefit the Settlement’s food pantry and family services program – all fresh produce will be donated to our food pantry and be distributed to our neighbors who utilize it.

Location: Chicago-Noble Square

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

Frequency: Periodic, One-time

Frequency Details: Groups and individuals can sign up to help with the garden whenever they would like.

Contact Info: Staff: Tina Berto, tberto@nush.org, 773-969-5542

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Northwestern Settlement

2018-10-04T13:26:52+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services

Types of Help Needed: Events and Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Seeds of Service is a community gardening project that AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts every year in Humbolt Park with 7-9 community gardens. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of community gardening. Volunteers will weed, mulch, build garden beds, and more to get the gardens ready for planting season.

Location: Chicago-Humboldt Park

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Typically a Saturday in May

Contact Info: Staff: Tina Berto, tberto@nush.org, 773-969-5542

Other Information: Camp Mariposa Chicago is currently recruiting mentors for the upcoming year.