Opportunity Details

Education

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

Service Plus: Food Insecurity

Service Plus is a program model Chicago Cares is piloting that pairs education about the fundamentals of an issue or geographic area with impactful related service for a group of committed volunteers over multiple sessions.

For this Service Plus program, we'll provide a deeper dive on food insecurity and ways to address it through civic engagement. This program will feature a total of four sessions in which volunteers will learn the local scope and underlying causes of food insecurity, get an overview of organizations that are working on solutions, and receive a customized recommendation on how they can turn their knowledge into action:

    Session I (Education and Service): Hunger Relief
    Saturday, December 1, 9am to 1pm

    Session II (Education): The Issues
    Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Session III (Education and Service): The Solutions
    Saturday, January 5, 9am to 1pm

    Session VI (Education): Knowledge Into Action
    Thursday, January 17, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

As this Service Plus program is a new model Chicago Cares is testing, we are seeking flexible but committed volunteers:

  • Volunteers are expected to complete the entirety of all sessions, but doing so the first session and at least two other sessions is mandatory to be considered for the program.
  • Participation, feedback, and evaluation per session are required.
  • Session locations are being finalized, but all will be in the city of Chicago.
  • Transportation is not provided, but carpooling or other resources may be possible.
  • Refreshments and session materials will be provided.
  • To register for the program (series of sessions), please Express Interest below, and we'll contact you. If you have questions or would just like more information, please click the link next to the leader name to send an email.

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