Service Opportunities

The service opportunities listed below have been shared with the school by outside organizations. Please contact the organization for additional details if needed.

Students - Check back frequently to see if new opportunities have been added.
 

Service Opportunity - St. Juliana Camp Invention 
June 15-19, 2020


St. Juliana School is seeking high school volunteers to work at Camp Invention this summer at St. Juliana School, 7400 W Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60631.  Camp Invention is a one-week summer STEM Camp for students in grades Kindergarten through 6. Camp takes place the week of June 15-19 and we are in need of some high school volunteers for our program team.  An integral part of our team includes high school or college-age Volunteer Leadership Interns. They are important to our week as they will work directly with our K-6th grade campers! Their role is to help campers brainstorm, assist them with solving problems, and be their mentor throughout the week. 

For participating during the week of camp, Volunteer Leadership Interns will receive the following: 
- 40 Service Learning Hours
- Specialized training in Leadership and Intellectual Property
- A letter of recognition from the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- This is great for college and scholarship applications! 

Students who are interested in the Camp Invention Volunteer Leadership Intern program, please email the Camp Director, Mary Mendoza at mmendoza@stjuliana.org.

Service Opportunities - Immaculate Conception St. Joseph’s Table 2020
Sat, March 21 and/or Sun, March 22 - shifts available

Immaculate Conception Parish (7211 W Talcott Ave, Chicago) will be hosting a St. Joseph’s table and is seeking student volunteers. Student volunteers are welcome to work on Saturday, March 21 from approximately 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for set-up, and on Sunday, March 22 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm to help with set-up, serving, and cleanup. Sign up HERE

If any student wishes to help setup on Friday (5 pm – 8 pm), please contact Connie Gronek at 773.671.8025 or cgronek@aol.comand with information about your availability. Volunteers should report to our School Cafeteria located at: 7263 W. Talcott Ave. Students should try using the side entrance to the School, off the Church parking lot – marked Providence Hall on the doors.

Questions? Contact Delores Fallico at dfallico@att.net or Connie Gronek at 773.671.8025 or cgronek@aol.com.

Service Opportunities - St Ferdinand Fish Fry 2020
Thursday & Fridays during Lenten season

St. Ferdinand Parish hosts a Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent and has service opportunities for students on Fridays from Feb 28 to April 3. Thursday evening opportunities are also available to help with set-up. The Fish Fry will be six weeks during the Lenten season at 3131 N. Mason, Chicago. Sign-up is available on the Google form at https://forms.gle/8iGcawie1SzA17Ar6 or contact Connie Glorioso, Volunteer Coordinator at 312.720.7494.

Service Opportunity - Our Place
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Volunteers are needed to work at a casual fundraising event in support of Our Place, a non-profit that supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive, socially connected lives in their home community. Volunteers will serve pizza to program participants, families and supporters of the organization at this casual fundraising event on Saturday, April 4th from 4 to 10 pmShifts are available for all or part of the event. The event will be held at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022. Volunteers need to provide their own transportation.  Contact Megan Zegler at 773.497.4277 or zegler@comcast.net for more information or to volunteer.   


Service Opportunity - 41st Ward Snow Angels Snowshoveling Program
Winter 2019-20
The 41st Ward Alderman’s Office is seeking volunteers to shovel snow for elderly residents this winter. See the flyer HERE for details. Contact the Alderman’s Office at (773) 631-2241 or at ward41@cityofchicago.org to be paired with a local senior.


Service Opportunity - Hiawatha Park ”Breakfast with the Grinch”
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Hiawatha Park is hosting 'Breakfast with the Grinch' on Sunday, December 8, 2019, and they are seeking volunteers for set up, during the event at different stations (food/beverage, kids activities, photo op) and clean up when the event is over.

Volunteers are needed from 9 am -1 pm (2 hour increments also available from 9 am -11 am or 11 am - 1 pm). Please contact Rose Dante at rose.dante@bairdwarner.com or 773.574.7271 to volunteer.


Service Opportunities - Norwood Park Historical Society Craft Show
November 8, November 9 and November 17

The Norwood Park Historical Society Craft Show is held each year at the Crippen House located at 5624 Newark Avenue in Chicago. They are looking for students who need service hours to help out at the above location for the following dates and times:

Friday, November 8, 12 to 5 (or after school until 5)
Saturday, November 9, 8 to 2
Sunday November 17, 10 to 3

Duties would be helping set up displays, carrying boxes for crafters, and general decorating and organizing for the show. To volunteer or for more information, contact Debby Scrimgeour at 773.774.0353 or debbyjo128@aol.com.
 

Service Opportunity - Eugene Field Park Cornucopia Festival
Saturday, September 28 

Eugene Field Park Advisory Council is seeking responsible and hard-working volunteers to help us at Eugene Field Park's Annual Cornucopia Festival. Students can earn up to 10 service learning hours at this event! Eugene Field Park Advisory Council is a 501(c)3 organization that helps to advocate for, advise and assist Eugene Field Park and its staff in an effort to turn the park into the heart of our community. Cornucopia is our major fundraiser, which will also provide a low cost community event that helps brings our neighbors together.

When: Saturday September 28 (festival 10 am-3 pm)
Volunteers can sign-up for a three hour shift or multiple shift for that day (including all day).
The time shifts are as follows:
7:00 am-10:00 am
9:30 am-12:30 pm
12:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Volunteer responsibilities will include ticket sales, set-up & tear-down, and manning the various activities (pony rides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, bouncy house).
Where: Eugene Field Park, 5100 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Students interested in volunteering can sign up on the signup genius link below. If there are any questions, email eugenefieldpac@gmail.com.

Link for Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/4090f44a8a923a1fd0-volunteer2


Service Opportunities - The Catacombs, St. Pascal Haunted House
October 2019

The Catacombs, St. Pascal Haunted House, is looking for volunteers for the upcoming haunted house at St. Pascal Parish during weekends in October.
http://www.scarypopcorn.com/volunteer.htm
ORIENTATION:  Tuesday, October 1st at 6 pm at the PFGA South Campus, 6143 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60634 (note: alternate arrangements can be made if a volunteer is unavailable for the October 1st orientation)
1) Visit: scarypopcorn.com for details, dates, and registration
2) Select Volunteer, and look under HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER
3) Review the HAUNT RULES with a parent or guardian
4) Sign up for HAUNTSCHEDULER
5) Complete the MINOR AUTHORIZATION and MEDICAL RELEASE FORM, print them, and bring them with you.

Questions may be directed to Jason Yedlinski at yedlinski1@gmail.com.