Additionally, we are always in need of supplies for the shelters. Like any home, shelters constantly need basic supplies. Small gifts of snacks, kitchen supplies and bedding can dramatically improve clients’ experience as they move toward regaining housing. We list commonly needed supplies below. Click here to learn how to give.
If you are interested in organizing a “Stock a Shelter” drive, click here.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact Erin Molek, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-354-0858 ext. 113.
Buddy’s Place is a family-based children’s grief support program for children ages 4–18 who have experienced the death of someone important in their life such as a parent, sibling, grandparent or friend. The monthly gatherings and 8-week session are free.
Buddy’s Place offers a monthly family support group that meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, including the summer. All groups meet from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. The remaining date for the 2019 Spring Monthly Gathering is Monday, June 10th.
There is no cost to participate but registration is required.
Additional information on Buddy’s Place can be found at on the Buddy’s Place webpage and grief resources can be found on our Pinterest board.
Please feel free to post or share with anyone who may be interested in our programs. Families can contact Michelle Halm at 708.995.3750 or email email@example.com to register or for more information.
Join the First Congo Green Team the first Saturday of every month in collecting Styrofoam from 9AM–12PM at the Village of Western Springs Recreation Center parking lot (1500 Walker Street, Western Springs). No heavy lifting required. Please consider coming for 1 to 3 hours — whatever works best for your schedule.
Thank you for considering sharing your time and talents with the First Congo Green Team!
Volunteers are needed to provide childcare for First Congregational Church’s new Mission and Outreach partner, New Moms. New Moms is looking for teams of 2–3 individuals to come to their site located in the Austin community in Chicago (5317 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60651) and babysit for 2-hour shifts. The childcare allows the young moms who do not have the support of family or friends to leave their children in a safe place for a short period of time.
There are several playrooms designated for onsite childcare full of toys, crafts, and books. Volunteers do not need to provide any supplies or entertainment for the children. Volunteers may be 16 or older but must have one adult with them if under 21. All volunteers must attend a New Moms orientation prior to starting. If you’re interested in the volunteer opportunity or have questions, please contact Susie O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSS is a private, nonprofit agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.
The mission of Aging Care Connections is to enrich the quality of life in our community by providing older adults and their families with guidance and support that enhances the ability to age well. Please click here for information regarding volunteer opportunities, and we invite you to learn more by viewing our Mission Brochure.
The local “Meals on Wheels” is in need of several drivers for meal delivery to shut-in folks in the suburbs surrounding Western Springs. It requires about a two-hour commitment once a week. If you’re interested, please contact Tanya at 708.310.4434.
The volunteer work entails picking up meals at a Senior Center on 31st Street in LaGrange Park and delivering them to those in need on 1 of 6 different routes.
Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults to doctor appointments, the grocery store, hair appointments, church, etc.
Over 115 volunteers provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, and church. There is no cost to our clients, and we rely solely on private donations, grants, special events, and church support for funding. And we need you! Please consider becoming a Volunteer driver — we will work around your busy life. Contact us at 708-354-9328 for an information packet, visit our website, and like us on Facebook.
Petal Pusher volunteers needed! They are looking for volunteers to arrange donated flowers and deliver them to our older adult clients on the first Thursday of the month. Call the office (708-354-9328) for info or to volunteer!
Attention: Parents! Are you looking to volunteer in the community over the summer or during the school year with your children? Interfaith Community Partners has opportunities to deliver flowers to our older adult clients, take an older adult grocery shopping, or just visit with them for a half hour or so. Call our office at 708-354-9328 for details!
Pillars Community Health Training New Domestic Violence Advocates
Did you know that as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes? You can help! Attend our 40-hour training on domestic violence crisis intervention. Volunteers learn to assist with our 24-hour hotline, provide crisis intervention, provide presentations to our children’s group, and/or assist with day-to-day tasks at our domestic violence shelter Constance Morris House.
Location of Training: Pillars Community Health, 333 N. La Grange Rd. (second floor), La Grange Park, IL 60526.
Cost: Free with 6-month volunteer commitment; free for Pillars Community Health employees/current Sexual Assault volunteers; $250 without volunteer commitment
For more information: Contact Jacki Robertson at email@example.com or 708-995-3805, or register online at www.PillarsCommunityHealth.org.
Back on My Feet is a national organization operating in 13 major cities across the US that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.
For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope. For all with the capacity to serve – volunteers, donors, community and corporate partners – we seek to engage you in the profound experience of empowering individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.
For more information, visit https://backonmyfeet.org/.
The LeaderShop empowers youth to become community-minded individuals through diverse programs that foster confidence, knowledge and leadership.
The LeaderShop aspires to build an ever-growing network of youth energized by service and responsibility to self, community and the world.
For more information, visit https://theleadershop.org/.
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