Volunteer Opportunities at Care for Real, 5339 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
Food Distribution Tables-Care for Real utilizes Client Choice food distribution where a client walks through several stations to pick their choices in canned and dried foods, meat, dairy, bread, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Volunteers assist them with choices for their needs. A cheerful disposition and ability to interact with a wide variety of clients is needed for this front line position. Volunteers in this area should be available to work from 8:30am to 12:30pm on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday or from 8:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday. Volunteers should be able to stand during the entire distribution period.
Food Distribution Warehouse-These volunteers keep the shelves stocked for the Client Choice Tables and more. They receive donations, sort food, repackage food, unload food delivery vans and assist wherever needed. Volunteers in this area should be available to work 8:30am to 12:30pm on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday or from 8:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday. Let us know if you are not able to carry boxes over 25 pounds.
Clothes Closet-Care for Real offers one of the few free clothing services in the city. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm to receive, sort and display clothing. Additional volunteers are needed to assist clients with clothing selections during distribution hours. Clothing distribution hours are: Monday and Wednesday 10:30am to 12 noon; Thursday 9am to 12noon; Friday 3pm to 5pm; and Saturday 11am to 1pm.
Administrative-Office volunteers greet visitors, answer the phones, scan and copy documents and assist in special projects. A helping attitude is required and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is an added benefit. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Special Events-Care for Real is always seeking friendly professionals to help staff an information booth, distribute materials, or be a greeter at fundraisers and special events.
Other Areas-Tell us about your special talents. Are you a blogger who can contribute articles to our website; a website developer who can help us with our website; a person who is talented at creating presentations or videos; or experienced at writing grants and soliciting donations? Just tell us and we’ll put you to work.
To sign up to volunteer, please visit: https://careforreal.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Volunteer orientation takes place on Saturday mornings. You must pre-register by emailing email@example.com or calling our volunteer coordinator, Karen, at 773-769-6182