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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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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Urban Initiatives

2018-10-04T13:37:34+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: The agency provides children in grades K-4 with the chance to belong to a soccer team, regardless of skill level. TheWork to Play program has games every Friday during the season and culminates with Work to Platy Cup, a year-end celebration for all 1,230 participants of the Work to Play program. Generally scheduled in early June, the Cup draws over 100 individuals who come to volunteer their time in order to help staff and run the event. Last year, we hosted 100 volunteers who filled roles such as assistant coaches, referees, photographers, and food station managers. Urban Initiatives would greatly appreciate the opportunity to host members of the Kenilworth Union Church as volunteers at the 2019 Work to Play Cup.

Location: Chicago

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

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Kaitlyn Klapperich at kaitlyn.klapperich@urbaninitiatives.org

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St. Leonards Ministries

2018-10-10T12:22:37+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: In-kind donations

Service Opportunity Details: An individual could organize a supply drive or reach out to businesses to ask for donations of specific items. A wishlist can be found at: myregistry.com/giftlist/slm. Many of the items are for when new residents arrive. Volunteers could assemble welcome care packages for a new resident (or a year’s worth of new residents!) from the suggested items. These could include new sheets and towels, new comforter, PJs, toiletries, a shower caddy, and a backpack. Approximately 35 women come to Grace House each year, and 80 men come to St. Leonard’s.

Location: Chicago-Near West Side

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

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: This can be a one-time project, or a commitment to once every 6 months, or once a year.

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.

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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RefugeeOne

2018-10-10T12:23:38+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Co-sponsorship/mentoring: Co-sponsorship volunteer activities include welcoming new refugee families upon arrival at O’Hare Airport; in-home tutoring for children; making social visits to help the family members practice their new English skills; and raising funds to assist with their initial months of resettlement.

Location: Chicago

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

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Co-sponsorship of a newly resettled refugee family is an ongoing commitment lasting an average of 6 months. There is also a financial commitment with this volunteer opportunity. Kenilworth Union Church groups have co-sponsored with RefugeeOne several refugee families before.

Contact Info: Staff: Kathy Amstutz, Volunteer Coordinator, kamstutz@refugeeone.org 773-989-5647

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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.