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

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

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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.

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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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Bethel New Life, Inc.

2018-10-04T12:41:58+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Adult Job readiness Business assistance

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to serve as mentors to participants in its the agency’s Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP).

Location: Chicago-Austin

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Mentors meet with their mentees in the ETP progra once or twice a month over a 6 month period.

Contact Info: Staff: Curt Roeschley, Dir. Small Business Dev. Center, croeschley@bethelnewlife.org, 773-473-7870 ext. 113

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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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Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:37:16+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education and Job Readiness

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

Service Opportunity Details: Association House of Chicago’s Workforce Development program provides trainings and classes to help participants gain skills to help them seek employment or advance their careers. We are seeking Microsoft Office Instructors facilitate our Saturday Microsoft Office Workshops. Instructors will assist adult learners in learning the fundamental and intermediate skills in the suite of Microsoft Office 2010 products. The instructor will be provided and use curriculum from the MS Office Study Guide and developed by Association House to instruct students in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Outlook.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Saturdays; the schedule is very flexible and would require a commitment of 2-3 consecutive Saturdays with breaks in between courses as needed.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

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Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:35:52+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education

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

Service Opportunity Details: This agency provides Adult Basic Education classes to help participants develop their writing, reading and mathematics skills. Association House also offers courses to help participants prepare for the GED examination. The tutor’s role is to help the adult learners with their reading and writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and background knowledge about basic subjects. In order to be a successful volunteer, you do not need to be a certified teacher or even college educated. Effective tutors approach the tutoring as learner-centered and exhibit patience, understanding, creativity, humor, organization, enthusiasm, and knowledge in tutoring.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: The Adult Education Programming is provided in 8 week sessions with 12 hours of classes per week, (Monday through Thursday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.) Tutors do not need to commit to being available everyday, but tutors do need to commit to a regular schedule during the 8-week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

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