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

2018-10-04T12:49:11+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development Other Community Services, Early Childhood Children Teens Adult Education

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

Service Opportunity Details: Partner with the Sports and Fitness Academy to help coach and train 5-18 year olds in specific sports such as basketball, baseball, running club, fitness class, volleyball, and more at Breakthough’s Family Plex.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens Young adults Adults

Frequency: On-going Periodic

Frequency Details: The seasons are 8-12 weeks long. Practices and games are in the evening. During the season volunteers seve 1-2 times a week.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

Other Information:

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:47:36+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers will help teach and facilitate classes agency’s Arts and Science Academy. Classes are for all age groups K-12, in the culinary arts, robotics and coding, ceramics, and digital art and photography.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens Young adults Adults

Frequency: One-time On-going Periodic

Frequency Details: Classes run weekly during evenings and weekends for an 8 week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

Other Information: Teens should be 16 and older.

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.

Other Information:

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

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

Other Information:

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

2018-10-04T13:38:26+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.