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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 with weekly food pantry distribution in West Humbolt Park, west side

Mission Our Lady of The Angels

Come help support a food pantry in West Humbolt Park, with Mission of Our Lady of the Angels. In response to COVID-19, the nuns at this mission have seen a triple increase in food needs and hunger from the community (they are currently helping 600 families a week). This is a safe, outdoor, socially-distanced food distributions. Volunteers will help setup tables and food and pass them out to our friendly and grateful neighbors who may be going through a hard time during this pandemic. You can make a difference in their lives by sharing some hope and kindness with them. Volunteers are needed starting at 7:30 am. The first 2 hours are the busiest with positioning the food and tables. If you cannot make the full project time, coming late or leaving early is still helpful, just leave a message below to let us know if you have to adjust your shift time. Please help with clean up and break down, recycling after the event. While the nuns at this mission are of Catholic faith, they serve families of all faiths in the community and you do not need to be Catholic to volunteer and help. You should come with an open mind and attitude of respect and tolerance. During the pandemic response, additional rules are implemented for everybody's safety: - Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 65 - You cannot work in healthcare or live with someone who works in healthcare (we are praying for all healthcare workers but need to keep the pantry safe!) - It must be at least 14 days since you’ve attended a protest - You don’t think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 otherwise - Bring your own mask - You MUST RSVP to [masked]. Volunteers who do not RSVP will not be allowed to volunteer. **** IMPORTANT ****** This is a COVID-!9 response to help the community. All safety protocols must be followed to ensure everybody's safety. Only sign up if you can answer NO to all the following questions: 1. Have you experienced any flu or cold like symptoms in the last 14 days? 2. Have you traveled to any high risk states on Chicago's quarantine list in the last 2 weeks? https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html 3. Have you been in contact with anybody that is tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms? 4. Have you been tested positive COVID-19, suspect or know you have the virus in the last 30 days? 5. Do you have a fever over 100 degrees now? 6. Do you have a dry cough now? 7. Do you have any other reasons to think you are sick or may be infected with COVID-19? **** IMPORTANT ****** If you answer yes to any of the questions, I respectfully ask you to stay home and attend to your own care and follow CDC's guidelines for self quarantine and speak to a doctor to see if you need to get tested. Your healthy and safety is the highest priority. If you answer no to all the questions above, then we would love to have your help, as hundreds of family are in need of food in the neighborhood. Time: every Tuesday morning from 7:30 am to Noon Location: Mission of Our Lady of the Angels (school building) 3814 W. Iowa St., Chicago, IL 60651 Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/t8tiwzTiPB3pXs6m6 Some free street parking in surrounding residential streets. Near CTA bus routes. About the organizations: The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels establishes a Catholic presence in the West Humboldt Park area on Chicago’s west side. This area is presently one of the poorest neighborhoods in the City of Chicago. The purpose of the Mission is twofold: to assist the materially poor and to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith. ASSISTANCE TO THE MATERIALLY POOR INCLUDES: Food Pantries, Distribution of Clothing/ Household Goods, Emergency Assistance Afterschool Programming Senior Citizens' Programming- Community Dinners Special Holiday Events For more information: please visit: https://missionola.com

Help setup pop up food pantry in Rogers Park, northside

United Church of Rogers Park

Come help setup a new pop up food pantry to help serve the Rogers Park community. In response to the growing need for food in the Rogers Park Community (due to other food pantries closing), Care for Real is expanding service to that community with a weekly pop-up pantry every Tuesday, beginning May 19 at the United Church of Rogers Park. Volunteers are needed to help unload food packages from trucks, and setup distribution which takes place from noon to 2 PM. Average weight of bulk food boxes are 20 to 30 pounds for most boxes. If items are heavier, volunteers work in teams to distribute weight safely. Volunteers will pack grocery bags from the bulk items and distributed to families from noon to 2 pm, while maintaining social distancing. Please help with clean up and break down, recycling after the event. **** IMPORTANT ****** This is a COVID-19 response to help the community. All CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines must be followed to ensure everybody's safety. Only sign up if you can answer NO to all the following questions: 1. Have you experienced any flu or cold like symptoms in the last 14 days? 2. Have you traveled to any high risk states on Chicago's quarantine list in the last 14 days? https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html 3. Have you been in contact with anybody that is tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms? 4. Have you been tested positive for COVID-19, suspect or know you have the virus in the last 30 days? 5. Do you have a fever over 100 degrees now? 6. Do you have a dry cough now? 7. Do you have any other reasons to think you are sick or may be infected with COVID-19? **** IMPORTANT ****** If you answer yes to any of the questions, I respectfully ask you to stay home and attend to your own care and follow CDC's guidelines for self quarantine and speak to a doctor to see if you need to get tested. Your healthy and safety is the highest priority. If you answer no to all the questions above, then we would love to have your help, as hundreds of family are in need of food in the neighborhood. Masks and gloves will be provided for volunteers during this service project and all social distancing practices will be followed. Time: every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 2:30 pm Location: United Church of Rogers Park 1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/jfNHAK3STN7uma9H8 Some free street parking in surrounding residential streets. Paid meter parking out front of building. Near CTA red line and bus routes About the organizations: Care For Real's mission is to help our neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need. We do this through on-site food distribution, deliveries to the homebound, a free clothes closet and a case-management program to help clients connect with other services they may need. Care For Real has been serving our community in over 50 years. Care for Real recent news interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5XJhEXpQ6A For more information: please visit: https://careforreal.org/ United Church of Rogers Park Mission Statement: “United Church of Rogers Park is a United Methodist Church where all God’s people are welcome! We enjoy being together and discovering the common faith that emerges from our diversity. Warm and informal in spirit, we welcome all in Christ’s name. United Church of Rogers Park seeks, by thinking globally and acting locally, to make known God's love for persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and economic classes. For more information: please visit: https://www.ucrogerspark.org/

Help unload food truck and make grocery bags at Rogers Park, northside

United Church of Rogers Park

Come help unload food truck and bag groceries to help serve the Rogers Park community. In response to the growing need for food in the Rogers Park Community (due to other food pantries closing), Care for Real is expanding service to that community with a weekly pop-up pantry at the United Church of Rogers Park. We receive deliveries on every Thursday morning. Volunteers are needed to help bring boxes from truck inside church and then bag the contents into smaller grocery bags for distribution on their Tuesday public event. This is a THURSDAY morning event, it will just be a small handful of volunteers preparing bags for their next week's public Tuesday community distributions. Average weight of bulk food boxes are 20 to 30 pounds for most boxes, some can be as heavy as 50 pounds. If items are heavier, volunteers work in teams to distribute weight safely. We have push carts and hand trucks available as well. Volunteers will pack grocery bags from the bulk items while maintaining social distancing. Please help with clean up and break down, recycling after the event. **** IMPORTANT ****** This is a COVID-!9 response to help the community. All safety protocols must be followed to ensure everybody's safety. Only sign up if you can answer NO to all the following questions: 1. Have you experienced any flu or cold like symptoms in the last 14 days? 2. Have you traveled to any high risk states on Chicago's quarantine list in the last 2 weeks? https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html 3. Have you been in contact with anybody that is tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms? 4. Have you been tested positive COVID-19, suspect or know you have the virus in the last 30 days? 5. Do you have a fever over 100 degrees now? 6. Do you have a dry cough now? 7. Do you have any other reasons to think you are sick or may be infected with COVID-19? **** IMPORTANT ****** If you answer yes to any of the questions, I respectfully ask you to stay home and attend to your own care and follow CDC's guidelines for self quarantine and speak to a doctor to see if you need to get tested. Your healthy and safety is the highest priority. If you answer no to all the questions above, then we would love to have your help, as hundreds of family are in need of food in the neighborhood. Masks and gloves will be provided for volunteers during this service project and all social distancing practices will be followed. Time: every Thursday morning from 8:30 am to 12 noon Location: United Church of Rogers Park 1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/jfNHAK3STN7uma9H8 Some free street parking in surrounding residential streets. Paid meter parking out front of building. Near CTA red line and bus routes About the organizations: Care For Real's mission is to help our neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need. We do this through on-site food distribution, deliveries to the homebound, a free clothes closet and a case-management program to help clients connect with other services they may need. Care For Real has been serving our community in over 50 years. Care for Real recent news interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5XJhEXpQ6A For more information: please visit: https://careforreal.org/ United Church of Rogers Park Mission Statement: “United Church of Rogers Park is a United Methodist Church where all God’s people are welcome! We enjoy being together and discovering the common faith that emerges from our diversity. Warm and informal in spirit, we welcome all in Christ’s name. United Church of Rogers Park seeks, by thinking globally and acting locally, to make known God's love for persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and economic classes. For more information: please visit: https://www.ucrogerspark.org/

Help outdoor food distribution in Albany Park, North side, Flexible shfit time

In response to COVID-19 needs, our friends at the American Indian Center are distributing pre-packed boxes of fresh vegetables and fruits to families in Albany Park, a very diverse community of immigrant and refugee families. Volunteers are needed to help move boxes up to 24 pounds to pass out to the community. We will also setup some pop up tents and traffic control signs to make the drive thru distribution line run smooth. We give out 500 to 1000 boxes in a 4 hour period. This is a very well organized and friendly outdoor service event. We emphasize efficiency with smart distribution tactics to minimize our physical labor. Setup time: 11 am Distribution time: 12 noon to 3:30 pm Breakdown and cleanup time: 3:30 pm to 4 pm Shift time is flexible. So it is OK if you cannot come at the start time or have to leave early. Anytime you give will be much appreciated Location: 3401 W. Ainslie Street, Chicago IL 60625 Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/coKGEaixjwtMZV5f8 Event is near CTA Brown line Kimball station, and CTA bus routes. Free street parking on local side streets. All members of the community (native and non native) are welcome! The American Indian Center of Chicago is the oldest Indian Cultural Center in the country outside of any reservation land. For more information, please visit www.aicchicago.org **** IMPORTANT ****** This is a COVID-19 response to help the community. All CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines must be followed to ensure everybody's safety. Only sign up if you can answer NO to all the following questions: 1. Have you experienced any flu or cold like symptoms in the last 14 days? 2. Have you traveled to any high risk states on Chicago's quarantine list in the last 14 days? https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html 3. Have you been in contact with anybody that is tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms? 4. Have you been tested positive for COVID-19, suspect or know you have the virus in the last 30 days? 5. Do you have a fever over 100 degrees now? 6. Do you have a dry cough now? 7. Do you have any other reasons to think you are sick or may be infected with COVID-19? **** IMPORTANT ****** If you answer yes to any of the questions, I respectfully ask you to stay home and attend to your own care and follow CDC's guidelines for self quarantine and speak to a doctor to see if you need to get tested. Your health and safety is the highest priority. If you answer no to all the questions above, then we would love to have your help, as hundreds of family are in need of food in the neighborhood. All CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all volunteers and clients. Masks and gloves will be issued to all volunteers, and social distancing will be enforced. Food, water, snacks, restrooms and breaks will be available to all volunteers. About the community you will be serving: (From Wikipedia) Albany Park is one of 77 well-defined community areas of Chicago. Located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago with the North Branch of the Chicago River forming its east and north boundaries, it includes the ethnically diverse Albany Park neighborhood, with one of the highest percentages of foreign-born residents of any Chicago neighborhood. Although the majority of those foreign-born residents are from Latin America, mostly from Mexico (especially from the state of Michoacán), Guatemala, and Ecuador, substantial numbers are from the Philippines, India, Korea, Cambodia, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia), Romania, Pakistan and the Middle East (especially Iraq, Iran, and Lebanon). Over 40 different languages are spoken in its public schools. Due to the diverse population and immigrant population attraction, the population of the neighborhood increased by 16.5% during the 1990s. It is part of the 60625 ZIP code, which is known as one of the most diverse areas in the entire country.

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