Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

1. SHORT TERM RECEPTIONIST SUPPORT

Housing Forward is in need of office receptionist support the weeks of 10/22-26; 10/29-11/2. This person(s) will be responsible for supporting various administrative projects and day-to-day duties for the organization. This position is ideal for an individual with strong organizational, interpersonal and verbal communication   skills. Hours of operation M-F; 9am – 5pm (Can be scheduled into several shifts). If you have some available time during the day and would like to donate your time and talents please respond to Cleo Smith, volunteer@housingforward.org, (708) 338-1724 ext.313.

 

2. EMERGENCY SHELTER

PADS shelter is in need of additional volunteers for the following shifts. Please see Cleo Smith, volunteer@housingforward.org,  (708) 338-1724 ext.313 for scheduling.

Emergency Shelter is also in need of meal providers that help to provide breakfast, lunch or dinner on a monthly basis. Click HERE to view open meal slots.

Day: Monday
Week: 4th
Site: First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park
Shift(s): 1st (6:30pm – 10:30pm) 2nd (10:30pm – 5:00am) and 3rd (5:00am – 7:30am)

Day: Tuesday
Week: 5th
Site: Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem Avenue, Oak Park
Shift(s):  1st (6:30pm – 10:30pm) 2nd (10:30pm – 5:00am) and 3rd (5:00am – 7:30am)

Day: Wednesday
Week: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th
Site: Grace Episcopal Church, 924 North Lake Street, Oak Park
Shift(s): 1st (6:30pm – 10:30pm) 2nd (10:30pm – 5:00am) and 3rd (5:00am – 7:30am)

Day: Friday
Week: 1st, 2nd, 5th
Site: St. John Lutheran, 305 S Circle Avenue, Forest Park
Shift(s): 1st (6:30pm – 10:30pm) 2nd (10:30pm – 5:00am) and 3rd (5:00am – 7:30am)

Day: Saturday
Week: 4th
Site: St. Mary of Celle, 1428 S. Wesley Avenue, Berwyn
Shift(s): 1st (6:30pm – 10:30pm) 2nd (10:30pm – 5:00am) and 3rd (5:00am – 7:30am)

Day: Sunday
Week: Varies
Site: St. Christopher Episcopal
Shifts: 1st (6:30pm – 10:30pm) 2nd (10:30pm – 5:00am) and 3rd (5:00am – 7:30am)

Emergency Shelter is also in need of meal providers that help to provide breakfast, lunch or dinner on a monthly basis. Click HERE to view open meal slots.

 

3. STABILITY SERVICES

Housing Forward’s Emergency Assistance program provides a wide variety of emergency assistance and support for individuals facing financial or housing crisis in west suburban Cook County. The program's compassionate volunteers listen to each person’s individual situation and, working together with the client, use solutions-based counseling to develop a plan of action. Have some time during daytime business hours? Take a look at our skills based volunteer opportunities in this program.

Client Counselor: Meet with individual clients to discuss their needs and develop an action plan. To learn more, click here.

Short Term Stability Services Volunteer: Assist in providing short term solutions based on case management to clients. To learn more, click here.