• Community Nights at Turning the Page!

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    Turning the Page is an education and literacy non-profit in that engages parents and families as active and effective participants in their children’s educations. Community Nights are held at four of our North Lawndale K-8 partner schools with opportunities for parents, students, and school staff to get together, learn something new, build relationships, and have fun. Schools include: -Penn Elementary -Legacy Charter -Kellman Elementary -Sumner Elementary VOLUNTEERS assist staff in student workshops- reading books, doing art, playing games, providing small group/one-on-one support to students, help with the welcome/check-ins of families, serve dinner, and other logistical/related tasks. The time commitment is from 3:00 to 5:30 pm or 4:30 to 7:00 pm depending on the school. We will provide dinner and a brief training for each volunteer. You must be 18 years and older to volunteer. To sign-up, click the link below. It will provide all the dates for September/October/November and schools as to where you can volunteer. Just fill out the form! SIGN UP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/TTPSchoolVolunteer If you have any questions, contact Jacqueline Ingram at [masked]

  • Cook a meal for the homeless, Streeterville/Gold Coast, flexible shift times.

    Join Fight2Feed as we help cook and feed 150+ meals for the homeless and families in need. This is a Wednesday day time project with the Chicago Help Initiative and Catholic Charities. It usually occurs on the last Wednesday of the month. Volunteers will meet at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in the morning, located near Streeterville, 126 E Chestnut Street Chicago IL 60611. (across from John Hancock building). Volunteer shifts are from 10 AM to 4 PM in 3 hour blocks. If you have to leave early or come later than the listed shift time, that is OK too. 10 AM to 1 PM - bring food in from truck, prep and cook 1 PM to 4 PM - cook and pack food for transport We will meet at the side entrance on Delaware. Then the group will go into the kitchen, which is in the basement. You can go down to the basement using the left elevator. Please dress appropriately to work in a kitchen. Wear closed toe shoes with non slip bottoms, like sneakers. Slacks, jeans. or long pants. No shorts or tank tops allowed. You will be asked to wear a hair net or you can bring a baseball cap to manage your hair. You can also bring your own apron if you own one. You can sign up for multiple shifts or help for the full project duration. Food will be cooked at the church kitchen then transported to the dinning hall at Catholic Charities main office at 721 N. LaSalle Street to serve and feed people in needs. Anytime you can give to help is very much appreciated. If we have sufficient volunteers and vehicles, we will also do a street mission to distribute meals for our homeless neighbors. About our organizations: A 501(C)(3) organization, Fight2Feed’s mission is to make a difference by changing the rise of food insecure communities by fighting hunger one block at a time. The non-profit has over 650 volunteers with presence in Chicago, Kansas City, San Diego, Atlanta and Indianapolis. For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit fight2feed.org (http://fight2feed.org/), like on Facebook (http://facebook.com/fight2feed) or follow on Twitter (http://twitter.com/fight2feed). Fight2Feed combines donated restaurant resources with the mobility of food trucks and volunteer driven cars to delivery food to where food is needed the most in our city. Our organization is 100% volunteer run and supported. We have served over 55,000 meals to people in need in the last 3 years, and have rescued thousands of pounds of surplus food in 2017 from restaurants and other events to be redistributed to hungry citizens in need. The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunteer leaders striving to promote an atmosphere of dignity and compassion toward those in need by providing access to food, health services, shelter and employment. CHI works to educate local businesses and residents as to how they can help ease the plight of the homeless, disadvantaged and out of work individuals and improve their well-being, self esteem and productivity. At a typical CHI meal, there will either be a guest speaker, live entertainment or a game night. Guest speakers provide information about matters of interest to our clients. Some recent speakers include The Safer Foundation who provided information about expunging criminal records, Lincoln Park Community Shelter with housing information, and a representative of Streetwise speaking about employment opportunities. Guests also have access to health and social service programs with various community agencies present at the meals. Please visit http://chicagohelpinitiative.org/ for more info

  • Help Pick-Up Donations for ReStore Chicago

    Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    ReStore Donation Pick-Ups The ReStore is Habitat's own home improvement store, stocked with new and gently used donated goods whose sale proceeds support our operating cost and carry forward our mission of building homes, communities and hope. Volunteers will help with our brand new ReStore, riding along in the truck to assist with donation pick-ups. Bring a lunch to eat while on the road. May be a shorter day depending on the amount of scheduled pick-ups. 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 Pick-Up Donations for ReStore Chicago

    Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    ReStore Donation Pick-Ups The ReStore is Habitat's own home improvement store, stocked with new and gently used donated goods whose sale proceeds support our operating cost and carry forward our mission of building homes, communities and hope. Volunteers will help with our brand new ReStore, riding along in the truck to assist with donation pick-ups. Bring a lunch to eat while on the road. May be a shorter day depending on the amount of scheduled pick-ups. 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.

  • Spend quality time taking care of toddlers at homeless shelter.

    This is a weekly event on Thursday nights. The moms at the homeless shelter are attending workshops and training to gain life skills, counseling, job skills to be self sufficient. Volunteers are needed to watch over their little ones during the training. There will be up to 16 children, from 1 month to 5 years old. Volunteers will play games with the children and may do some arts and craft projects. Requirement: Volunteers must be kind, compassionate, patient and love to have fun with kids. A background check is performed before volunteers are approved to work with the children. Please bring a government issued ID to get approved by front desk. All volunteers must be 18 years or older. For volunteers on the waiting list, priority and preference are given to volunteers that have served at this location previously or are familiar with children's program. After you RSVP, please send me a private message (Click on Wilson's picture and click on the Message button underneath my name) with your full name, email address and cell phone number and I will text you the address details. If you want to bring a guest to volunteer, please have them register on here individually, no anonymous guest allowed. All volunteers must be 18 years or older, no minors allow. ********************************************************* Address and event details will be sent out the night before the event date, please be patient. ********************************************************* Note: This is a protective shelter, and is unlisted. To preserve the safety of the women and children at the shelter, the address will only be email to volunteers that has signed up and has confirmed they will be coming. It is near Wrigley field Cubs Stadium, near CTA red line and bus routes. Free public street parking as well as free parking on their private lot.

  • Spend quality time with children making arts & crafts, creative games at shelter

    Help children at a homeless shelter for families affected by domestic violence. Spend some quality time with children on weekly Thursday nights, making arts and crafts, or playing drama games to help them express their emotions and creativity in a positive way while building their self esteem. The children's ages range from 6 to 14 years old, and they thrive and heal on kindness and personal attention. Requirements: Volunteers must be kind, compassionate, patient and love to have fun with kids. Please bring a government issued ID to get approved by security desk, they may need to run a background check on your identity. If you have coaching skills in drama, music, singing, dancing, improv, etc, that is also beneficial to work with the children. While your attendance is not required every week, it helps the children regain and retain their trust in adults if they see the same familiar faces on a regular basis. It will form a lasting bond and friendship you will treasure. The ideal volunteer for this project is one that can come on a weekly basis, or as often as you can when your schedule is free on each Thursday evening. For volunteers on the waiting list, priority and preference are given to volunteers that have served at this location previously and are familiar with the children's program. After you RSVP, please send me a private message (Click on Wilson's picture and click on the Message button underneath my name) with your name, email address and cell phone number and I will text you the address details. If you want to bring a guest to volunteer, please have them register on here individually, no anonymous guest allowed. All volunteers must be 18 years or older, no minors allow. ********************************************************* Address and event details will be sent out the night before the event date, please be patient. ********************************************************* Note: This is a protective shelter, and is unlisted. To preserve the safety of the women and children at the shelter, the address will only be email to volunteers that has signed up and has confirmed they will be coming. It is near Wrigley field Cubs Stadium, near CTA red line and bus routes. Free public street parking as well as free parking on their private lot.

  • Help Pick-Up Donations for ReStore Chicago

    Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    ReStore Donation Pick-Ups The ReStore is Habitat's own home improvement store, stocked with new and gently used donated goods whose sale proceeds support our operating cost and carry forward our mission of building homes, communities and hope. Volunteers will help with our brand new ReStore, riding along in the truck to assist with donation pick-ups. Bring a lunch to eat while on the road. May be a shorter day depending on the amount of scheduled pick-ups. 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 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.

  • Help Pick-Up Donations for ReStore Chicago

    Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    ReStore Donation Pick-Ups The ReStore is Habitat's own home improvement store, stocked with new and gently used donated goods whose sale proceeds support our operating cost and carry forward our mission of building homes, communities and hope. Volunteers will help with our brand new ReStore, riding along in the truck to assist with donation pick-ups. Bring a lunch to eat while on the road. May be a shorter day depending on the amount of scheduled pick-ups. 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.

  • 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