YWCA Evanston/North Shore


Service Opportunity Details: Participate in making the holidays more enjoyable for clients in residential domestic violence programs by helping wrap holiday gifts, hosting a Valentine’s Day party, or providing Mother’s Day baskets.

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Contact: Staff: Trimmy Stamell, Dir. of Corp. and foundation relations tstamell@ywcae-ns.org 847-864-8445

YWCA Evanston/North Shore


Service Opportunity Details: Complete certified 40-hour domestic violence volunteer training to qualify for volunteer opportunities working on the 24-hour crisis line.

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Contact: Staff: Trimmy Stamell, Dir. of Corp. and foundation relations tstamell@ywcae-ns.org 847-864-8445

St. Leonards


Service Opportunity Details:

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

Frequency Details: Volunteer would commit to do regularly over a period of time

Contact: Staff: Sister Sharon Bossler, OP 312-738-1414, ext. 19



Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to welcome new refugee families, to make social visits to help the members settle into this country. Volunteers can gather as a group to “adopt” a Refugee family – this is a minimum of a 6 month commitment.

Location: Chicago

Contact: Staff: Kathy Amstutz, Volunteer Coordinator, kamstutz@refugeeone.org 773-989-5647 Sara Spoonheim Amit, Dir. of Dev. sspoonheim@refugeeone.org 773-423-9811

Northwestern Settlement


Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help with classroom activities for children aged 2 – 5 such as reading, arts & crafts, fitness, etc.

Location: Chicago-West Town

Frequency Details: Mon. through Fridays, 9 to 11:30 and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. year around

Contact: Staff: Matthew Sudman, msudman@nush.org 773-969-5509

The Night Ministry


Service Opportunity Details: Individual volunteers to help with three of the agency’s programs: The Crib emergency overnight shelter, the Health Outreach Bus, and the Open Door Shelter

Location: The Crib is in Wrigleyville; Health Outreach Bus travels all around Chicago; The Open Door Shelter is in Weat Town

Contact: Staff: Anthony Galicia, anthonyg@thenightministry.org, 773-506-6022

Other Information: A one time training is required for individual volunteers, and they must be at least 21 years old.

Lawrence Hall


Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to help in agency’s On-Campus Kitchen to help youth learn how to cook and serve customers. Volunteers can run cooking groups, help students bake, and work in small groups to sell food to local markets

Location: Chicago-Ravenswood

Contact: Staff: Caroline Greco, Supervisor of Youth Leadership and Volunteers, Cgreco@lawrencehall.org 773-769-3500

Deborah’s Place


Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed in the Learning Centers to share skills such as arts and crafts, reading, creative writing, and computer literacy.

Location: Chicago

Contact: Staff: Audrey Thomas, Ex. Dir. athomas@deborahsplace.org

Other Information: Volunteers must be at least 18 or older and attend a 1 hour orientation session.