This may not be a bona fide best practice but it is a good way to connect and inspire others to do good in your community. Remember, volunteering can be fun for the whole family! When your family or friends volunteer together you build deeper bonds with each other and with your community. Why not make a difference together when it’s made easy. You can volunteer in 3 easy steps.
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.
Don't miss the latest edition of The Storyline published by our friends at The Oak Park Public Library. As always, it's full of interesting reading but we especially enjoy page 6. We appreciate their leadership in making our community truly welcoming to all. We are looking forward to all those socks in October.
Emergency Shelter is in need of meal providers to provide breakfast, lunch or dinner on a monthly basis. Click HERE to view open meal slots.
Housing Forward is looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to help transform their community!
This is Edward (at left), one of the young people who volunteered their time around our office this summer. He's posing with David Flint (at right), our Monitoring, Compliance & Evaluation Manager, who he often worked alongside.
This is your chance to visit with actual Housing Forward staff members at this week's non-profit partner booth this Thursday, Aug. 16th on Marion Street in Oak Park from 5:00-9:00. The music is FREE and you can purchase $20 dine-around ticket booklets for food items from participating restaurants and beverages from the beer & wine tent.
Before the summer transitional shelter began this year, Holly Rotman-Zaid, Manager of Outreach & Engagement and Dale Nowcki, Shelter Manager, and their teams, decided to add more content and learning experiences to the program.