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Below is a list of service opportunities for parents and students. To learn more visit the organization’s website.
Soup kitchen – first Thursday of the month through SJA. Times are 5:30-7 approximately.
Greater Chicago Food Depository -Must be at least 14 years old. Repacking done 6-8:45 on Wednesday nights and 9-11:45 and 1-3:45on Saturday. Also other daytime slots available but they don’t work during the school year but could work in the summer. Schedule forSaturday’s is very hard to get and schedule comes out 4 months in advance. Have to sign up in advance. Www.chicagosfoodbank.org
Big Shoulders – every other month on Saturdays they have give back days from 9-12 at a low income school. Contact Colleen Sprague at [email protected]
Hosts a 3 hour volunteer day each Martin Luther King day for a range of volunteer organizations. Plus many other opportunities to help out
Mission of Our Lady of Angels mobile food pantry. 1st Saturday of the month from 8:45 am to 11 am at 824 N. Hamlin. No need to sign up in advance if under 20 people. Work is done outside. Truck comes from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Volunteers repackage food into bags and they also have clothing and household goods for donation.
Ronald McDonald House. Many locations including at new Lurie Children’s hospital. Many opportunities including family activities program providing arts and crafts, story time or another activity to the families. Meals from the Heart where you volunteer to provide a meal for up to 20 people or baking cookies each day from 2-4.
Northern Illinois Food Bank– Wednesday nights from 6-8:30 and Saturdays from 9-11:30
Home for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
For information on ways that young adults can volunteer contact Theresa Rooney at (773) 973-6300 or visit the website.
There is a sign up genius sent every month with volunteer opportunities for young adults. You can contact Theresa Rooney to be added to this list. Many of the opportunities require an adult to accompany them.
Another way to get involved at Misericordia is to join the junior board at age 13. The junior board runs events throughout the year and is always looking for young adults who are interested and committed to working with the residents. Click here for more information.