Opportunity Details

Families, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:18+

Referral: WINGS Program, Inc.

Description Volunteers will sort donations that routinely come into their center.

Impact The WINGS Program, Inc. has provided 15,259 nights of shelter at their Safe House and 3,864 nights of shelter at their WINGS Metro Safe House. It has served over 387 guests in their Safe House and over 82 guests in their WINGS Metro Safe House. 43,534  nights of shelter in Transitional Housing has been provided to 193 residents, along with 4,001 hours of counseling to women and children across all programs. 445 hours of counseling through Suburban Latina Outreach for Latina Women has also been provided, in addition to 1,816 hours of services and counseling at local hospitals. Volunteers serving with WIGS Program, Inc. can be a part of the WINGS impact, revolutionizing the way so many people live today.

Time Mondays - Saturdays, 9AM-4:30PM

Volunteer Activity Type Collecting, sorting, and packing

Great for

  • Individuals (volunteers who come on their own)
  • Groups (volunteers who come in a group)
  • New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before)
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)
  • Youth Volunteers (volunteers ages 12- 18)

Partner Information The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. At WINGS they believe that everyone has the potential and strength to overcome difficult life circumstances and to accomplish goals that will lead to an enhanced quality of life. WINGS is committed to treating each woman and child in a respectful and compassionate manner while valuing the unique qualities and needs of each family.

Requirements volunteers must complete to serve

  • Interview
  • Group will be set to volunteer with just a simple e-mail.

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however, a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.*** 

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