Cara

2018-10-10T12:21:40+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Adult Job Readiness

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Cara welcomes members of Kenilworth Union Church to participate in a service day with Cara participants through either a networking breakfast where participants and volunteers share personal and professional experiences, challenges, successes, etc, or through a speed networking session – similar to speed dating – where participants get to share resumes, career goals, and interests in a rapid-fire setting. For those who are comfortable with public speaking and fielding questions, volunteers who work in various professional industries can share their knowledge and professional backgrounds with participants through an arranged speaker panel.

Location: Chicago-West Loop

Volunteer Ages: Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: Cara offers several one-time opportunities. The day would begin with Motivations, Cara’s unique morning activity, from 8:25-9:00am, followed by a quick tour of Cara’s Downtown Campus. The day would conclude with the group activity, typically ending by noon. Date would be mutually agreed upon.

Contact Info: Staff: Audrianne Coffer, Individual Engagement Manaer, acoffer@carachicago.org or 312-798-3321

Other Information:  This would be an appropriate activity for a smaller volunteer group of three-seven.

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.

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.

Other Information:

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

Other Information:

A Just Harvest

2018-10-04T12:32:37+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: In-kind donations

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers acquire and/or prepare food for dinner (casseroles, main dishes, meat, etc.).

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park (delivery location)

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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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

Other Information:

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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Youth Guidance

2018-10-04T13:39:36+00:00

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

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: Youth Guidance’s Youth Workforce Development program hosts quarterly job readiness workshops for high school students. The half-day workshops draw 25-50 participants from across multiple schools, many of whom reside in communities confronting high unemployment and low educational attainment. Volunteers will assist at these events by welcoming and ushering participants between activities, co-facilitating workshops (curriculum provided by Youth Guidance), and assisting with career panels, mock-interviews, and resume review. This opportunity is best for groups of adults who are comfortable with coaching and encouraging youth, as well as those who are eager to share about their own educational or professional journey.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Half-day career workshops often take place on Mondays or Fridays when CPS schools are not in session. They typically last 4 hours. The events are held on a quarterly basis between September – May.

Contact Info: Staff: Michael Bergstrom, Sr. Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, mbergstrom@youth-guidance.org, (312) 994-8122

Other Information: Orientation will be provided to volunteers prior to the event.

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.