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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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Help unload and sort donated food, Redeeming Grace Church food pantry, southside

Help unload and sort donated food from the Food Rescue program at the Redeeming Grace Church Food Pantry, located in the West Pullman neighborhood. Volunteers will help unload food off the delivery truck and help sort the items, and then store the food properly, which will be distributed the next day on Saturday. The boxes can weight 20 to 40 pounds, and we will work in teams so you do not have to lift anything heavier than you are comfortable of lifting. We will also do our best to accommodate you if you cannot do any lifting. There are small and light items that needs individual sorting, like bread and can goods. This is a weekly recurring event every Friday morning, from 11 am to around 3 pm. Shift time is flexible. If you cannot stay the whole 4 hour shift, any time you can give will be helpful and much appreciated. The truck's estimated time of arrival is 11 am, but it can be a little early or late, depending on weather, traffic, and other variables. So please be prepared to do some waiting, and help out with other tasks until the truck arrives. Your flexibility is much appreciated. No open toe shoes allowed. Please wear non slip shoes, like sneakers. There is free street parking around the church. The food is distributed on Saturday at noon. You can sign up for the food distribution event if you would like to interact directly with the clients. See separate post on the Chicago Fun Volunteer calendar. Redeeming Grace Church client choice food pantry is a non-profit 501(c) located at 11801 S, Sangamon Chicago Il. Our Mission: To strengthen the community by distributing food to families in need. No families should have to face hunger. Every Saturday we serve the community of 60643 and 60628 zip code and neighboring communities. Serving people is not a job it a joy. We also have pet food for the client’s pets, when it is available. The Mission Department goal is to serve. NO families should go without food. Donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays from 7 pm-9 pm and Fridays from 8 pm to 9 pm. The food pantry is set up like a Grocery style setting where the clients choose and bag their own food, first come, first served basis. For further information you may contact Food Pantry Coordinator Valerie Brown at [masked] Thank you sincerely for caring about the hunger. Transportation and Car pooling: We encourage our volunteers to be green whenever possible or practical. Public transportation (bus, train, bike, walking) are easy at many locations, but other sites are remote or end late at night and can use some car pool planning. If you do not drive and need a ride, post below and ask about car pool possibilities. State what town and intersection you can be picked up. If you do drive, please consider helping a fellow volunteer that lives near you or along your way. Post where you are coming from and offer to pick up a fellow volunteer along your route. You will make some new cool friends even before you get to the volunteer event. Honor your RSVP commitment: Keep your RSVP status up to date. Event organizers depend on an accurate volunteer count to plan their assignments correctly. If you RSVP Yes to help an event, please honor your commitment and attend the event to help. Arriving on time and staying for the full duration of the volunteer shift is expected, unless stated by organizer that shift time is flexible, and you emailed ahead to both agree on a different time. Most events have limited volunteer spots; don't waste one by being a no-show. All event hosts are grateful for volunteers' help and will try to accommodate your schedule if you are sincere in helping. You have the option to change your RSVP to "No" if you no longer can attend. We understand volunteers also have jobs, school, and family, and unexpected things happen. Please cancel with at least 48 hours notice before the event time so other volunteers on the waiting list can have enough time to adjust their own schedule to participate. Don't wait until the last day to cancel on an event, unless it is serious emergency. If you are sick with a cold of flu, then of course stay home to rest and recover. Taking care of your health is important. Going to an event when you are sick will only spread your germs and get more people sick. Most of the people we serve are vulnerable populations with a weaken immune system (seniors, children, homeless). We must be mindful to keep them safe and healthy.

Feed Hungry Every Saturday

Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines

Join Forward Humanity Volunteers make a small difference in someone's life. We will make 100 food packets for the hungry every Saturday. Learn more about us: www.forwardhumanity.org

Help Habitat for Humanity by volunteering at ReStore

6044 N Pulaski Rd

The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity's home improvement store, stocked with new and gently used donated goods whose sale support our mission of building homes, communities, and hope. Volunteers will assist with any number or tasks in our ReStore Warehouse. To become a volunteer, an orientation is the first step. Orientations are held most weekends, from 10am - 1pm at our ReStore. You can sign up on our volunteer calendar: https://habitatchicago.magentrixcloud.com/aspx/CustomCalendar Volunteer Basics: Volunteers will follow safety guidelines and report directly to the ReStore Chicago staff person at the site. Volunteers must be able to push/pull/lift up to 50 lbs with assistance. Come prepared to work hard, get dirty, and make a lasting impact for your community! Thanks for your support of Habitat for Humanity in Chicago! Please email [masked] or call[masked] ext. 210 for more information.

Help distribute food in Woodlawn at Outdoor food pantry

Edward G. Irvin Achievement Center

Come join One Brick volunteers as we help distribute food to 250+ families in the Woodlawn neighborhood in the South side of Chicago. . The Chicago Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the The Greater Chicago Food Depository has started a new outdoor mobile food pantry at the Edward G. Irvin Achievement Center in one of the most under served neighborhoods in out city. Volunteers will help unbox bulk items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and dairy products and bag them into family size portions to be given out to our neighbors in need. Event Time: 10 am to 2 pm Location: Edward G. Irvin Achievement Center 500 E. 67th Street, Chicago, IL 60638 Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/RS4zRNpvKcPHZM4f9 This is an outdoor food pantry project, regardless of temperature, But if it rains or snows, we will move inside into the gymnasium to distribute the food. So please dress appropriately. Layers is best so you can take off one layer once your body warms up from moving around. We will be outside unpacking pallets of food in the parking lot right next to the community center (east side) We will have time to take short breaks, and rest inside or warm up if you need. Water and coffee is usually available, but feel free to bring your own water bottle or any snacks you may need for your 4 hour shift. We will serve about 250 families during our 4 hours. The first 2 hours is unboxing and repackaging. Noon to 2 PM will be the actual food distribution to clients. Please don't feel you need to lift anything heavier than you feel comfortable doing. Your safety is our highest priority. We work in teams so nobody will feel stressed by doing more than then can physically do. This will be a very fun and friendly project to get to know your fellow volunteers and some new neighbors in our city. You may feel more comfortable if you bring your winter gloves, Your time and kindness will be deeply appreciated by over two hundred families in the Woodlawn neighborhood, who may otherwise go hungry during this winter. Your attendance is very important to ensure the success of this pantry project. There is plenty of free parking on the adjacent side streets such as Marquette and Rhodes Ave. Please observe any parking sign restrictions or fire hydrants. . Please register at https://onebrick.org/node/2385128 so One Brick can have you on their roster. Thank you. About the organizations: One Brick is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Federal ID:[masked]) that is a community of volunteers that support other local nonprofits by creating a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering. After each volunteer event our volunteer team invites everyone to gather at a local restaurant or coffee shop where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting. Additionally we host regular social events for our volunteers to connect to one another and to welcome new volunteers to our community. For more information, please visit www.onebrick.org Chicago Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity founded at Indiana University in 1911 is 108 years old. The Chicago Alumni Chapter (CAC) chartered in 1919 celebrated its Centennial this year and is the first alumni chapter of the fraternity. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. We also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer a hand up for our neighbors to overcome poverty.

Past events (5,493)

Cook a meal for the homeless, West loop, flexible shift times.

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter

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