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.)

WINGS

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

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

Types of Help Needed: Other: Crisis Line Volunteer

Service Opportunity Details: Crisis Line Volunteers are responsible for answering the crisis line, completing clear intakes for
callers who are eligible for WINGS services, and providing referrals to callers who would be more appropriate for another program. Volunteers also greet staff, other volunteers, and service providers who come to the door and maintain overall operation of the Safe House. Volunteers also interact with clients as they come in and out and by providing basic services duringtheir stay.

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

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3 hours a week for at least 1 year. Most volunteers come once a week for a 3- 4 hour shift between 8am and 7pm. Occasionally, other timeslots may be available. Additional time is required in the beginning for training.

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 certificate will be provided after completion of 75 hours of volunteering; 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.

St. Leonards Ministries

2018-10-10T12:22:19+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Other: Social Work Field Supervision

Service Opportunity Details: An experienced licensed social worker is needed to supervise first and second year MSW interns at St. Leonard’s House and Grace House. This would consist of attending an orientation at the start of the school year, and providing a supervision meeting with the interns once a week during the school year. Coordination with the intern’s school may be needed, including progress reports.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: This is a commitment for once a week for one school year (Sept to May, TBD, minus holiday weeks).

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.

St. Leonards Ministries

2018-10-10T12:22:27+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Other

Service Opportunity Details: St. Leonard’s needs an experienced landscape designer or horticulturalist to design landscaping and a maintenance plan for the entire St. Leonard’s campus, with an emphasis on native perennials. There are existing beds and landscaping, but new plants are needed and existing plants need maintenance or replacement.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: To be determined by the scope of the project. Likely one or two visits for planning, one visit to share and explain design, one to help source plants, and one to oversee plant placement. This could be done one building at a time, or the whole campus at once.

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

Other Information: St. Leonard’s is blessed to have a wonderful campus with green space, an oasis in a very urban setting. The residents of St. Leonard’s use the outdoor spaces frequently, and they contribute to their healing of body, mind and spirit.