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.

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

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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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St. Leonards Ministries

2018-10-10T12:22:46+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Life Transition Support, Food Insecurity, Support for formerly incarcerated individuals

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: A group or family prepares a meal for a dinner for St. Leonard’s House (20-30 people) or Grace House (10-15people), serves it to the residents, visits with them during the meal, and cleans up. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit and share a meal with someone who might at first seem very different than you. It is a chance to see how much you actually have in common.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: The evening would need to be mutually agreed on by St. Leonard’s and the volunteer group, ideally at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or Sunday. Holiday luncheons are also welcome (New Year’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, etc.)

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.

Sarah’s Circle

2018-10-04T13:30:49+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to prepare and serve a meal for 50 women for breakfast or dinner, or 30 women for lunch at Sarah’s Circle Interim Housing facility. Sack lunches: provide 50 or more bagged lunches to Sarah’s Circle

Location: Chicago-North Side (4750 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 220)

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going, Periodic

Frequency Details: Breakfast 8:00 am; Lunch 12 noon; Dinner 5:00-6:00 pm. Breakfast and dinner served everyday, lunch Monday-Friday only.

Contact Info: Staff: Mary NeCastro, mnecastro@sarahs-circle.org, 773-751-7454 KUC: If interested in providing and serving a meal, please contact Kathy McCabe at KMcCabe @kuc.org for detailed instructions.

Other Information: If serving, must be 12 years of age or older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

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

2018-10-04T13:26:16+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution, Events & Projects

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to work with board members and staff to pack baskets of food for the agency’s neighbors – all the items they need for a family holiday meal.

Location: Chicago-West Town

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: December 15, 2018

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

Other Information: Volunteers of all ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Northwestern Settlement

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

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

Types of Help Needed: Food Preparation and Distribution

Service Opportunity Details: The Food Pantry provides neighbors access to fresh produce, poultry and meats, and non- perishable food items, as well as basic household items, hygiene necessities and articles of clothing. Volunteers needed at agency’s Food Pantry to help re-stock and organize donations, assist with check-in, distribute allotment of food items selected by neighbors.

Location: Chicago-West Town

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: The Food Pantry is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM for food distribution, and on Fridays from 9:00-11:00 AM for distribution of clothing & other household items/necessities. The program operates year-round and volunteers are always needed.

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

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The Night Ministry

2018-10-04T13:35:42+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Healthcare, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Physical Health

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution, In-kind donations

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers with a group or a few people prepare, donate, and serve meals to Night Ministry clents in conjunction with one of its regular programs.

Location: Chicago-various Night Ministry locations

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic, On-going

Frequency Details: These opportunities are on-going, but while some groups commit to regular days every month or take one-day a month, many simply offer a meal at some point during the year.

Contact Info: Staff: David Goodwin, davidg@thenightministry.org, 773-506-6004

Other Information: KUC members prepares meals one day a month. If interested in signing up for one or more of these dates, contact Liaisons: Robin Roberts, robin@catingo.com or Julie Danilek, jdanilek@gmail.com, 847-913-7830.

The Night Ministry

2018-10-04T13:35:15+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Healthcare, Homelesness, Food Insecurity, Physical Health

Types of Help Needed: Food preparation and distribution

Service Opportunity Details: KUC gathers a group of 6+ volunteers to prepare and serve dinners throughout the school year.

Location: Chicago-Uptown, Ravenswood or Humboldt Park

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Liaison: Robin Roberts, robin@catingo.com Julie Danilek, jdanilek@gmail.com, 847-913-7830

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