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Volunteer Opportunities

The opportunities listed on this page are not guaranteed by the Career Development and Internships Office, and are listed only as a service to current North Park students and alumni. Please contact the office for more information on available assessments and tools for developing your career after college.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: After School Program - Kids Korner Volunteer

Company: Pui Tak Christian School

Website: Pui Tak Christian School

Experience: Previous children's, youth or after school ministry experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Location: 2301 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, IL 60616

Contact: Ashley Crosby, Extended Day Program Coordinator, ashleycrosby@puitak.org, (312) 845-8546

Description: Kids Korner Volunteers are focused on assisting with homework and building relationships with multiple students.
Duties Include:

  • Help monitor snack and gym time
  • Helping monitor behavior in the classroom
  • Keep kids on task during homework and activity time
  • Help kids with homework and activities
  • Help the Classroom Leader facilitate the activity
  • Assist in administering gym activities
  • Have patience and give grace
  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Engage students in biblical conversation
  • Mentor students in your group 
  • Lead small group discussions

How to Apply: To apply please contact Ashley Crosby, ashleycrosby@puitak.org


Volunteer Opportunity: Faith Outreach Vounteer

Company: The Humane Society of the United States

Website: The Humane Society of the United States

Experience: 

  • Active participation in the faith community and familiarity with faith denominations and religious landscape in Faith Outreach Volunteer's state
  • Superior communication skills and fluency in English
  • Problem-solving capabilities, attention to detail, and a commitment to accuracy
  • The ability to maintain enthusiasm and critical thinking to help implement the faith outreach plan for the state
  • Time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel) and basic familiarity with the internet and online research tools
  • Ability to use good judgment and work independently with low levels of direct supervision
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team, with a high level of accountability and integrity
  • Willingness to take direction from state directors, the Faith Outreach program, and/or volunteer leaders to provide updates on activities in a timely and consistent manner

Location: Address not provided

Contact: Emily Spivak, Outreach Coordinator, (301) 258-3055, espivak@humanesociety.org

Description: 

The Humane Society of the United States seeks volunteers in (North Carolina) for its Faith Outreach program. Volunteers will build relationships with local faith leaders and connect faith communities with HSUS resources and assist The HSUS state director on animal protection issues as needed.

Outreach and engagement may include:

  • Building relationships with regional council of churches and denominational offices and obtaining endorsement letters of support;
  • Establish pet food drives or animal protection ministries at churches;
  • Build relationships between the faith community and The HSUS;
  • Coordinate church screenings of the documentary, Eating Mercifully;
  • Assist with letters-to-the-editor and other correspondence on animal protection issues.

How to Apply: Please visit above website to complete a volunteer application.


Volunteer Opportunity: Program Assistant

Company: Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly

Website: Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly

Experience: See below

Location: 355 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607

Contact: Christine Bertrand, (312)455-1000, cbertrand@littlebrotherschicago.org

Description: Required Skills:

  • Effective communication. Able to listen attentively and initiate conversation
  • Sensitive to the needs of lonely and isolated elderly
  • Able to work independently. Reliable in completion of all elder commitments
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish meaningful relationships with 10-25 elders
  • Engage elders in outings, luncheons and other social opportunities
  • May assist with small errands (i.e. light shopping, transportation etc.)
  • Plan creative social opportunities such as going for a walk, seeing a movie, playing cards, baking together and sharing stories. Be accountable for your time, work and performance
  • Work with staff to plan and execute celebrations of life that bring the elderly out of their isolation into contact with other volunteers in festive social activities
  • Assess the elders’ needs and refer findings to the Program Coordinator
  • Work two of three major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter )
  • Participate in staff meetings, PA meetings, retreats and evaluations
  • Take charge of a special project outside of visiting
  • Perform other duties of a temporary nature as need arises
  • Drive, assess and participate in the maintenance of the LBFE vehicles as needed
  • Participate in one vacation week with the elders and volunteers during the summer. (Optional)

Time Commitment

  • Full time - 40 hours/week (may include weekends). One year commitment
  • Part time - minimum commitment 16 hours/week. One year commitment

Benefits

  • Up to a $625.00 stipend per month for food and personal expenses
  • Medical and Dental insurance for full time only. Mileage reimbursement provided if using own vehicle
  • Excellent training and experience in the field of aging while working in a responsible position with the guidance of staff
  • Opportunities to meet and work with a diverse group of committed volunteers, staff and elderly

    How to Apply: Please contact Christine Bertrand at information provided above for application information