Opportunities to Get Involved

Are you looking to get involved in a volunteer role with one of our local non-profits? If so please take a look at this very helpful list below:

IMMIGRATION Volunteering and Advocacy

Heartland Alliance: Refugee and Immigrant Community Services

They partner newly arrived refugees with Chicagoans to help them succeed in their new city. Volunteers needed in English as a Second Language program, immigrant Youth Mentoring Program

For volunteer information, click the “Volunteer” link at the bottom of this page


Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

ICIRR works with over 100 member organizations to work on programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community in Illinois.


HUNGER Volunteering and Advocacy

Common Pantry

Food Pantry and Community Meal

3744 N. Damen

Volunteer Opportunities http://commonpantry.org/how-to-help/donate-time/group-opportunities/

Donations of shelf-stable food and personal care items needed

Distribution Wednesday 1-4 PM and 6-8 PM

Donation Dropoff Mon, Tues 9am-1p, Wed 9am-8pm

Lincoln Square Friendship Center

People and Pet Food Pantry

2733 W. Lawrence Ave


Volunteers are always appreciated

In addition to shelf stable food, you can donate new or gently used winter items: clothing, coats, boots, socks, hand or foot warmers and toiletries.

Distribution Hours: Thurs 3-7pm

Drop-off Hours: Tues 12-5pm (call to confirm), Wed   12-3pm, Thurs 12–7pm

Friendship Pet Food Pantry; 9-11am 3rd Saturday of the month

Bigger Items can also be dropped off at the 47th Ward Office at 4243 N. Lincoln

Ravenswood Community Services

4550 N Hermitage (All Saints Church)

Volunteer Opportunities at http://www.ravenswoodcommunityservices.org/volunteer

Food Pantry and Community Meal

M-F 9-4, Tuesday nights until 8

Food Distribution Tue 5:30-7:30pm, Meal served at 6:30

Donations of shelf-stable food and personal care items needed

Take a Stand Against Hunger with the Greater Chicago Food Depository


Their advocacy agenda https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015_GCFD_Advocacy_Agenda_v2__2_.pdf

HOMELESSNESS Volunteering and Advocacy

The Night Ministry

The Night Ministry works to offer housing, health care and human connection to members of the Chicago community struggling with poverty or homelessness.

Short term and long term volunteer opportunities.

volunteering@thenightministry.org or call 773-784-9000


Center on Halsted

Resources for the LGBTQ Community

Volunteer Information at http://www.centeronhalsted.org/volunteer.html

SENIORS Volunteering
Concordia Place Senior Wellness
Our Senior Lift Program Volunteers helps seniors by providing help with transportation for errands, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, etc.  This program reduces isolation and loneliness for seniors.

773.463.1600 ext. 221 or email


Two Are Better Than One, Salvation Army

Your congregation or community group can connect with seniors in need to help improve the well-being of seniors and their caregivers through friendly visiting, home repair, and personal assistance services.

Contact Salvation Army at usc_2b1@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 773-794-6299.

COMMUNITY Advocacy and Organizing

Forward Chicago

Local community engagement, organizing and advocacy group.

Forward Chicago’s community members are involved with housing, transportation, social, and financial initiatives related to aging and community.


Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality (ONE) Northside

Unites our diverse communities to build collective power to eliminate injustice through bold and innovative community organizing. We accomplish this through developing grassroots leaders and acting together to effect change.


Hollaback-You Have the Power to End Harassment


Bystander Intervention Training Seminar November 29th http://www.ihollaback.org/blog/2016/11/16/join-us-hollaback-bystander-intervention-training-webinar/



Service provider of mental health services in the 47th Ward.  Sign up for the Legislative Action Center


Community Counseling Center of Chicago

Service provider of mental health services in the 47th Ward.


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