Volunteer with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

Marillac St. Vincent depends on volunteers to help the children and families we serve to lead successful lives and build strong communities. As we continue to grow, we depend on support from community volunteers to help us reach our goals. Join us as we have plenty of exciting opportunities for every expertise and skillset. Volunteer opportunities are listed below our volunteer application form below. To get started please complete the volunteer application below as all MSV volunteers are required to submit.

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If you have questions or need assistance, please call (312) 943-6776, or email volunteer@marillacstvincent.org

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Volunteer Opportunites


TITLE
DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
Food Pantry Assistance
Volunteer with our food pantries to help unload and sort food deliveries, set-up and take-down distribution, and assist clients in their grocery shopping
Community Outreach Services
Monday-Friday. Time varies by day and site.
MSC
1-5
Employment Clothing Donation Sorting
Assist with sorting an annual donation of employment clothing
Community Outreach Services
Every May
SV
1-10
Community Garden
Have a green thumb? Work in our community garden by assisting programs with planting, tending crops, weeding and clean up
Community Outreach Services
Weekdays, time varies. April-October
MSC
1-10
Playground Gardening
Playground vegetable garden, flowers, planters throughout the grounds
Facilities; Child Development
Weekdays, April-October
SV
2-25
Field trips
Attend a field trip with a classroom during our summer camp
Child Development, Youth Services
Weekdays, 9-3, June-August
MSC & SV
2-50
Art Projects
Work with each classroom to do a special art project
Child Development
Weekdays, 9-12; 3-6
MSC & SV
5-25
Sports Camps
Do you have a sports team who wants to give back? Run a camp for Youth Services!
Youth Services
Weekdays, 8-6
MSC & SV
5-15
Food Drive
Host a non-perishable food drive for our food pantries at your school, parish, and/or work. Contact the food pantry at either location for a current list of items most in need
Community Outreach Services
Remote; hosted at your home, workplace, school, etc.
MSC & SV
Open
Decorate for Christmas
Help trim St. Vincent de Paul Center Christmas trees and decorate the Center for Christmas
Facilities
Weekdays, 8-5, November-December
SV
2-15
Senior Party
Put on a party for the local seniors at St. Vincent de Paul Center with a fun holiday theme like St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day or 4th of July
Senior Services
Weekdays, 8-5
SV
5-25


Saturday Events


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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
Christmas Store
Help make Christmas merry for hundreds of families by volunteering at the annual Christmas Store. Variety of opportunities available including toy sorting, helping parents pick out gifts, and gift wrapping
All
Saturday in December
MSC
1-50
Hunger Walk
Walk with Marillac St. Vincent’s team to raise funds and awareness to support food security in our communities
Community Outreach Services
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Both
No limit
Breakfast with the Bunny
A pancake breakfast, Easter egg hunts, dying eggs, crafts and pictures with the bunny! All activities are run by volunteers
All
Saturday in March or April
MSC
1-50
The Willie Morris 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
80 children sign up in teams, ages are from 8-14 years old. We close the street, the kids receive lunch, and they compete for trophies. Volunteers are used as referees, score keepers and servers.
Child Development/Youth Services
Saturday in May, TBD
MSC
1-50
MLK Peace Day
Chicago Cares hosts a day of crafts, which focus on different countries. Volunteers run different stations that the children go to do each activity.
Child Development/Youth Services
Martin Luther King Day
MSC
1-15


Special Events


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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
Fleur de Lis Ball
A wonderful night of cocktails and dancing at the beautiful Hilton Chicago
Development
Last Saturday in February
Hilton Chicago Hotel
1-50
Beacon of Hope
Help out at our annual fundraising luncheon
Development
October Luncheon
Union League Club
1-50
House of Cards Casino Night
Help us run our roulette, blackjack, and poker tables at our annual casino night with the Marillac St. Vincent Associate Board
Associate Board
Saturday in April
Chop Shop
1-25


Individual Opportunities


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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
Saturday Mentoring
Mens mentoring group for young men on Chicago’s West Side
Youth Services
3rd Saturday of every month
MSC
1
Tutoring
Work with our school-age students during the school year during non-school hours
Child Development/Youth Services
Weekdays, 4-6pm
MSC & SV
1
Classroom Helper
Volunteer in our classrooms with children, ages 3 months to 13 years
Child Development
Weekdays, 9-12, 3-6
MSC & SV
1
Senior Visiting Companion
You will be matched with one of our senior clients to serve as a companion to them, doing anything from having coffee or taking them grocery shopping
Senior services
Make your own schedule
SV
1
Nearly New Thrift Shop
Sort clothes, market our store, or help sell items
Nearly New
M-F, 10-4
SV
1
Bagging Lunches
Help our kitchen staff get our children’s lunches ready for field trips
Facilities
Weekdays, 7am-10am
SV
1
Associate Board
Are you a young professional looking to get involved on a more official level? Think about joining our Associate Board!
Evenings and weekends
Bi-monthly board mtgs and other volunteering
MSC & SV
1