After filling out a volunteer profile form, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule orientation and training. Volunteers under 18 years of age must print the consent form linked on the right column of our "Get Involved" Page, have a parent or legal guardian sign it, and bring it to orientation.
The Start of Emergency PADS Shelter Season
Housing Forward is looking for individuals who are interested in joining our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps cohort. Perhaps you are a recent grad, young professional, or simply someone looking for a professional opportunity to give back while learning about a new career field. The AmeriCorps program is a great way to help your community while also gaining valuable work experience. Benefits include: living allowance, education award, childcare assistance and healthcare benefits.
Housing Forward would like to thank all who came out to our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Thursday, May 25th. It was truly a night to remember and we appreciate those that helped share the evening with us. The night's festivities included highlights from community in-kind contributions, volunteer testimonials, a call to action and honoring those who have retired and volunteering for 20+ years.
Housing Forward’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Program is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, please click on the link below to register. Dinner will be served on Thursday, May 25 at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, from 6pm-8pm.
Housing Forward would like to congratulate Lily Alter for two honors she is receiving this month! Lily was chosen to receive the Governor’s Service Award in the Youth Northeast category and as a Youth Hero by the American Red Cross. If you would like to attend the breakfast on April 27 and join in honoring Lily, click here.
Last week we celebrated National AmeriCorps Week. Beyond showing appreciation for our AmeriCorps members, it was an opportunity to increase awareness of the valuable contributions AmeriCorps members make to our communities and country. Housing Forward would like to thank our 13 members serving here and hosted at our partner agencies, BEDS Plus and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who assisted throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays. Our Holiday Gift Program was another success as we were able to serve 63 families this year. Thank you to those who donated warm coats, brought in presents, provided festive decorations, served a hearty meal and went above and beyond in ushering...
Housing Forward is looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to help transform their community! AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they provide opportunities for people entering or re-entering the workforce. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to learn valuable work skills, earn money for education and develop an appreciation for citizenship. AmeriCorps members focus on assisting clients with basic needs and encouraging access to services and housing. We are currently accepting applicants...