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  • 07:00 AMRise and Shine at Women's Center

    Rise and Shine at Women's Center

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries

    Help cook and serve a hearty, pre-planned breakfast for women living in interim housing. Volunteers will clean as they...

    07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 02:30 PMPaint the Town Red

    Paint the Town Red

    H.O.M.E. - Pat Crowley House

    Share your time, attention, and creative exploration with seniors! Volunteers will join a small group of seniors as...

    02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 04:00 PMInspiration Cafe

    Inspiration Cafe

    Inspiration Cafe

    Serve up a respectful dining experience for guests who are homeless or at risk of becoming of homeless. After helping...

    04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 06:30 PMLakeview Seniors Bingo

    Lakeview Seniors Bingo

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Start the week by sharing fun interactions with seniors at one of Chicago Cares’ longest-running projects! Your...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 05:45 PMReal Talk

    Real Talk

    St. Leonard's Ministries

    Join in a current-events discussion with residents of a facility that provides interim housing and services for...

    05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMLibrary Maintenance at Walt Disney Magnet School

    Library Maintenance at Walt Disney Magnet School

    Disney (Walt) Elementary Magnet School

    Support students and staff by sorting and re-shelving books in the quiet of a grade-school library. The school’s...

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMGED Tutoring at Howard Area Community Center

    GED Tutoring at Howard Area Community Center

    Howard Area Community Center

    Help adult students prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test. During this session, you’ll work...

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMSenior Diners Club at TRC Senior Village

    Senior Diners Club at TRC Senior Village

    TRC Senior Village 1

    Enrich a senior’s life by preparing a meal and socializing! Volunteers will cook and serve dinner for up to 30...

    06:15 PM - 08:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:20 PMRead-with-Me Junior at HGS

    Read-with-Me Junior at HGS

    House of the Good Shepherd

    Encourage creativity and a love of reading in youth ages 4 to 6 living in interim housing. You’ll work with the...

    06:20 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMRead-with-Me at HGS

    Read-with-Me at HGS

    House of the Good Shepherd

    Encourage creativity and a love of reading in youth ages 6 to 13 living in interim housing. You’ll work with the...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 06:15 AMRise and Shine at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter

    Rise and Shine at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter

    Lincoln Park Community Shelter

    Start your day by preparing a hot breakfast for residents who are working toward economic independence. You’ll join a...

    06:15 AM - 08:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 03:50 PMArts & Crafts at Burr

    Arts & Crafts at Burr

    Burr (Jonathan) Elementary School

    Help inspire creativity during an evening of crafts for students from Kindergarten through sixth grade. During this...

    03:50 PM - 05:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 04:50 PMRead-with-Me at Marillac

    Read-with-Me at Marillac

    Marillac Social Center

    Help instill a love of reading in first- through fifth-grade students. You’ll read stories with children one-on-one or...

    04:50 PM - 06:15 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:40 PMReading Adventures at Mercy Housing

    Reading Adventures at Mercy Housing

    Mercy Housing

    Explore the imaginative power of literacy with young learners! Under the guidance of an experienced volunteer leader,...

    05:40 PM - 06:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMHealthy Start at Oakley Square

    Healthy Start at Oakley Square

    The Community Builders - Oakley Square

    Introduce new healthy foods and flavors to children at a mixed-income supportive-housing community. During the program,...

    05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMGame Night at the Pomeroy

    Game Night at the Pomeroy

    The Pomeroy

    Play cards and a variety of board games with low-income seniors. This is a very interactive program in which volunteers...

    06:15 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 11:00 AMProduce Sorting at Lakeview Pantry West

    Produce Sorting at Lakeview Pantry West

    Lakeview Pantry West

    Help one of Chicago’s largest food pantries provide fresh food choices! You’ll sort, package, and store produce and...

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMDeborah’s Place

    Deborah’s Place

    Deborah's Place

    Prepare and serve a hot dinner for women who have faced homelessness. Due to their individual situations, the women may...

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMSenior Diners Club at Lidia Pucinska Apartments

    Senior Diners Club at Lidia Pucinska Apartments

    Lidia Pucinska Apartments - Greenview (formerly Eckhart Park Apartments & Annex - CHA & CDOA)

    Cook up some fun with a lively group of seniors! Prepare and serve a healthy dinner to low-income residents and...

    06:00 PM - 08:15 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMJust for Starters Imperial Bingo

    Just for Starters Imperial Bingo

    The Imperial Nursing Home

    Build community among seniors who require skilled nursing care by joining them for socializing and playing the popular...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 08:50 AMArt Around the World at Dewey

    Art Around the World at Dewey

    Dewey School of Excellence

    Support students as they explore geography through art! You’ll work with a small group of kindergarten to eighth...

    08:50 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Margaret Day Blake Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Margaret Day Blake Apartments

    Margaret Day Blake Apts

    Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to a group of low-income seniors and afterward join them in a spirited interactive...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Diversey Square Apts

    Senior Breakfast Club at Diversey Square Apts

    Diversey Square Apartments

    Serve up a hearty breakfast for senior residents and then join them in a fun interactive game. Through this program...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Flannery Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Flannery Apartments

    Flannery Apartments -CHA & CDOA

    Cook up some fun with a lively group of seniors! Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to low-income residents and...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMUptown Tech Club

    Uptown Tech Club

    Brennemann (Joseph) Elementary School

    Help sixth- through eighth-graders develop technology skills. You’ll work with students to complete activities designed...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMUptown Read-with-Me

    Uptown Read-with-Me

    Brennemann (Joseph) Elementary School

    Share your love of reading with Kindergarten through third-grade students. You’ll read books with the young learners...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMUptown Read-with-Me: Geography Edition

    Uptown Read-with-Me: Geography Edition

    Brennemann (Joseph) Elementary School

    Explore the world through reading and art with third- through fifth-graders. You’ll work with students in pairs or...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 09:00 AMTasty Bytes: A Virtual Volunteer Program

    Tasty Bytes: A Virtual Volunteer Program

    Chicago Cares

    Simply share recipes to provide an additional level of support to guests of the a food pantry that serves low-income...

    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 04:05 PMArt Around the World at the Boys & Girls Club

    Art Around the World at the Boys & Girls Club

    Boys & Girls Clubs - Pedersen-McCormick

    Explore geography through art with students in an after-school program. You’ll work with a small group of children ages...

    04:05 PM - 05:40 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMCooking with Open Door Shelter

    Cooking with Open Door Shelter

    Open Door Shelter

    Teach simple cooking skills and affordable, healthy recipes to youth residing in interim housing. You’ll supervise and...

    05:45 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMLakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Non Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Non Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Bring the joy and love of an animal to seniors who are receiving skilled nursing care. You will partner with another...

    06:15 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMLakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Share the joy and love your pet brings to you with seniors who are receiving skilled nursing care! You and your pet...

    06:15 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:9

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMLakeview Seniors Bingo

    Lakeview Seniors Bingo

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Start the week by sharing fun interactions with seniors at one of Chicago Cares’ longest-running projects! Your...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 06:00 PMGED Tutoring at Howard Area Community Center

    GED Tutoring at Howard Area Community Center

    Howard Area Community Center

    Help adult students prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test. During this session, you’ll work...

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:20 PMRead-with-Me Junior at HGS

    Read-with-Me Junior at HGS

    House of the Good Shepherd

    Encourage creativity and a love of reading in youth ages 4 to 6 living in interim housing. You’ll work with the...

    06:20 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMRead-with-Me at HGS

    Read-with-Me at HGS

    House of the Good Shepherd

    Encourage creativity and a love of reading in youth ages 6 to 13 living in interim housing. You’ll work with the...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMSenior Birthday Party at Judge Fisher Apartments

    Senior Birthday Party at Judge Fisher Apartments

    Judge Fisher Apartments

    Throw a birthday bash for seniors! You’ll lead this monthly party that includes an interactive game and spend time...

    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 04:50 PMMath + Science at Marillac

    Math + Science at Marillac

    Marillac Social Center

    Use interactive methods to explore math and science concepts with first- through fifth-graders. Under the guidance of...

    04:50 PM - 06:15 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:30 PMClothes Sorting at The Women's Treatment Center

    Clothes Sorting at The Women's Treatment Center

    The Women's Treatment Center

    Organize a clothing donation closet to help women recovering from addiction. Volunteers will sort and stock donated...

    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:40 PMReading Adventures at Mercy Housing

    Reading Adventures at Mercy Housing

    Mercy Housing

    Explore the imaginative power of literacy with young learners! Under the guidance of an experienced volunteer leader,...

    05:40 PM - 06:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:3

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMHealthy Start at Oakley Square

    Healthy Start at Oakley Square

    The Community Builders - Oakley Square

    Introduce new healthy foods and flavors to children at a mixed-income supportive-housing community. During the program,...

    05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMDinner at La Casa Norte

    Dinner at La Casa Norte

    La Casa Norte

    Prepare a well-balanced meal for residents of our partner's Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program, Chicago’s first...

    05:45 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 06:10 PMESL Coaching with Erie Neighborhood House

    ESL Coaching with Erie Neighborhood House

    Erie Neighborhood House

    Work with adult students to build their English skills through conversation. You’ll join a small group of students and...

    06:10 PM - 07:50 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMImperial Bingo

    Imperial Bingo

    The Imperial Nursing Home

    Build community among seniors who require skilled nursing care by joining them for socializing and rounds of the...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 07:00 PMGame Night at Wesley Place

    Game Night at Wesley Place

    Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

    Share an evening of healthy competition, conversation, and community with seniors! You’ll play card, board, or table...

    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:3

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Maria Diaz Martinez Apts (formally ...

    Senior Breakfast Club at Maria Diaz Martinez Apts (formally Dickens and Burling)

    Maria Diaz Martinez Apartments - CHA & CDOA

    Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to a group of low-income seniors and afterward join them in a spirited interactive...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:4

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMNature Area Restoration - Burnham Nature Sanctuary

    Nature Area Restoration - Burnham Nature Sanctuary

    Burnham Park - Chicago Park District

    Escape into a green oasis in the middle of the city. Volunteers assist the Burnham Stewardship group with a variety of...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Mary Hartwell Catherwood Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Mary Hartwell Catherwood Apartments

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood Senior Apts South

    Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to a group of low-income seniors and afterward join them in a spirited interactive...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:6

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartment...

    Senior Breakfast Club at Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartments

    Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartments - CHA

    Cook up some fun with a friendly group of seniors! Help prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to low-income residents...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMBreakthrough Ministries Fresh Market

    Breakthrough Ministries Fresh Market

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries

    Assist at this choice food pantry open to residents of a community in which grocery options are limited. Volunteers...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Elizabeth Woods Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Elizabeth Woods Apartments

    Elizabeth Woods Senior Apartments CHA

    Cook up some fun with a friendly group of seniors! Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to low-income residents and...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:4

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:30 AMGinkgo Organic Gardens

    Ginkgo Organic Gardens

    Ginkgo Organic Gardens

    Put your gardening skills to good use as you help maintain a community garden that donates produce to a local food...

    09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMNew Life for Old Bags

    New Life for Old Bags

    New Life for Old Bags

    Repurpose plastic grocery bags into a helpful item for the homeless. Volunteers will sort bags and fold them to create...

    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:45 AMLunch at Breakthrough Ministries

    Lunch at Breakthrough Ministries

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries

    Cook and serve lunch to women living in interim housing and join residents for the meal after everyone is served. This...

    10:45 AM - 01:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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