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Do you enjoy helping others? New in town? Like fun people who smile a lot? Has the rat race got you down? Want a calendar full of unique and fun things to do? TRY VOLUNTEERING!
Chicago Fun Volunteers is a unique & open forum thru which all altruistic activity within the area can be monitored. Join and help our large and active community of members keep tabs on opportunities in: Fests, Park Districts, United Way, Food Pantries, Tutoring, After school Programs, Local Cleanups, Senior Centers, Animal Shelters, and more... The unique MEETUP layout is ideal for this type of group concept since we've made it easy for ANY MEMBER TO POST volunteer events online, similar to putting up a flier in a coffee house for people to see. The difference here is that every Fun Volunteer in the Chicago area will see your event, all from the comfort of their homes...
This group's setup was made with you, the fun volunteer, in mind. Think of it as YOUR space, a "kiosk" on the web, where communication is expected for it to work. Feel free to post , organize, or discuss new ideas in the spirit of GOODWILL & FUN.
FUN VOLUNTEERS is NOT racially, religious, politically, sex, age, disability, relationship or social-status discriminate! We are also 100% FREE and NOT-FOR-PROFIT.
Welcome and We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay!
This is a monthly Volunteer opportunity. Come volunteer with your friends and family. This event is handicap accessible and appropriate for all ages.
Saturday from 7 am to 11 am.
We are making 3,000+ lunch bags for 20 shelters and sites to assist Veterans, homeless shelters, moms and children, refugee and migrant locations (many Moms and kids are sleeping at police stations on the floor), and other supportive housing locations.
Location: St. Andrews Orthodox church, from 7 am to 11 am. All are welcome to participate. The volunteer event is family friendly, all kids can participate and be helpful. Gymnasium is wheelchair accessible. They can join us anytime in that time window. Free parking South of the church and entrance on the south side kitchen door of the gymnasium building.
5631 N. Sheridan Ave
Chicago , IL 60660
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- Volunteer At a Special Olympics EventArmour (Philip) Square Park, Chicago, IL
Come on out and help 500+ athletes compete in the Special Olympics of IL Bocce Ball event. You don't need to be an expert in the game. Instructions and training will be provided before the event starts. Volunteers check in at 7:30 am to get your assignment and instructions. Volunteer roles include score keeping, time keeping, ball retrieving, handing out awards, take down, etc.
It is an outdoors event. Wear comfy clothes and shoes. Free parking and lunch provided. It is also close to the Red Line and 35 bus and then a few blocks more from the Green Line and 29 bus.
Please register on meetup so they can get an accurate count to plan assignments and more. On Friday evening, we will send the full details (meetup location, game rules, parking instructions, etc.) to everyone who registered.
And even if you can't or don't volunteer, come out anyway at 9-2 to cheer for the athletes!
- Make bagged meals at home to donate through the Chicago Help Initiative!Link visible for attendees
Want to help those in need during the pandemic? Putting together bagged meals is a great way to make a difference.
The Chicago Help Initiative coordinates volunteers to make and deliver thousands of bag meals every week to different sites throughout the city.
What’s in a bag meal?
• Piece of fruit (soft fruits preferred like bananas or oranges)
• Snack (Chips, granola bar, etc)
• Drink (bottled water or juice)
• Feel free to add more or get fancy!
This is an “on your own” event. You will purchase the components and assemble the meals in your home on your own time. Feel free to be creative – turkey with cranberry sauce, hot paninis, or plain PB&J – all are appreciated!
Drop off at the locations listed below, or we may be able to pick up your fully assembled bagged meals at your location. (Message the event organizer in advance to arrange pickup). Drop off sites maintain social distancing….pop your trunk and an on-site volunteer will take the prepared bagged meals directly from your vehicle.
Where, when, and how to deliver your bag meals:
9:30am – 10:30am Saturdays - 721 N. LaSalle Street
For more about the Chicago Help Initiative, visit http://chicagohelpinitiative.org/
Contact the Meeting Organizer if you have any questions....happy to chat through the logistics!
- Feed the HungryDowntown Islamic Center, Chicago
Join us every Sunday morning to help make and distribute bagged lunches that include salads, sandwiches, and more to the hungry/homeless throughout Chicago.
We make and package the food in the center, and then distribute it outside in the city, so dress according to the weather.
Entrance is right in front of the Jackson red line stop, and a block away from the Harold Washington library.
Follow us on Instagram @dic_nbrshelpingnbrs
All are welcome!
- Coppin Community Center Food Pantry.Coppin Community Center - Food Distribution Center, Chicago, IL
Coppin Community Center partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We distribute food items every Monday. This includes frozen protein, fresh produce, dairy and can/dry goods.
Schedule is as follows:
8:00 am-11:00 am is the window our food truck arrives. Volunteers are needed to unload 3-4 pallets of food items to be distributed later
2:00pm-6:00pm is table/shelving prep and distribution.
4:00-6:00 is actual distribution and volunteers are needed to assist clients picking and bagging food items.
Volunteers are requested to be fully vaccinated and masks are available. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed in shoes. Parking across the street. Coppin Community Center 5627 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Ill. 60637. Contact Frankye Parham, coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org