Volunteer with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with MSV! With the adaptations we have all needed to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer opportunities have changed and continue to evolve based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local public health and licensing agencies. Please check back here to see when opportunities have been updated. If you wish to apply for a current opportunity, or be added to our mailing list so you can receive our monthly newsletter with updates about MSV and volunteer opportunities, please fill out the application form below. NOTE: Several opportunities require a basic background check; and ALL volunteer opportunities working with children require a criminal background check in accordance with DCFS policies.

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

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One-Day Community Events

As guidelines change about the Covid-19 restrictions, we will be making decisions about these events on an individual basis. Please call Colleen Mulcrone, Volunteer Manager, at 312-278-4273 to see if these events are occurring and accepting volunteers.


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DEPARTMENT(S)
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MLK Peace Day
Chicago Cares hosts a day of arts and crafts. Volunteers run different activity stations.
Early Childhood & Youth Services
Martin Luther King Day
Marillac Social Center (East Garfield Park)
1-15
Breakfast with the Bunny
A pancake breakfast event including an Easter egg hunt, dying eggs, spring crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! All activities are run by volunteers.
Early Childhood & Youth Services
Weekend/Saturday before Easter
Marillac Social Center (East Garfield Park)
1-15
The Willie Morris 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Children ages 8-14 years old compete in a summer basketball tournament. All participants receive a t-shirt and ribbon or medal for playing. Volunteers are used as referees, score keepers, and lunch servers.
Youth Services
Saturday in June
Marillac Social Center (East Garfield Park)
1-50
Santa Mike Outreach Luncheon and Resource Fair
A holiday season event where MSV provides medical exams, podiatry, optometry, toiletries, and clothing during a luncheon for displaced guests.
All
1st or 2nd Saturday in November
St. Vincent de Paul Center (Lincoln Park)
1-50
Christmas Store
Help make Christmas merry for hundreds of families by volunteering at the annual MSV Christmas Store. A variety of opportunities are available including toy sorting, helping parents pick out presents, and gift wrapping.
All
Saturday before Christmas
Marillac Social Center (East Garfield Park)
1-50


One-Day Fundraising Events

As guidelines change about the Covid-19 restrictions, we will be making decisions Special Events on an individual basis. Please call Colleen Mulcrone, Volunteer Manager, at 312-278-4273 to see if these events are occurring and accepting volunteers.


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Beacon of Hope
Help out at our annual fundraising luncheon
Development
Friday, October 22, 2021 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In-Person
12-15 total volunteers needed
Fleur de Lis Ball
Our annual fundraising gala and a wonderful night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. The money raised supports all programs at MSV.
Development
Thursday, May 12th, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (various shifts available)
Adler Planetarium
1-20 (subject to change)


Host a Donation Drive


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Food Drive for Our Pantries
MSV knows that food insecurity exists in the communities we serve. We strive to offer a Client Choice food pantry, which empowers adults and families to select the food that best meets their needs. Common drive items are canned and jarred food or boxed and bagged food. A complete list can be provided.
Community Outreach Services
Remote; hosted at your home, workplace, school, etc.
Both Centers
Any
Support Project Hope
Project Hope assists pregnant and parenting teens and young people ages 12-25. We empower these individuals to work towards self-sufficiency, care for their child, and build a positive future for their family. You can help by holding a drive! Common items are diapers, formula, new or gently used clothing for babies, car seats, strollers, books, educational toys, breast pumps. diaper kits.
Community Outreach Services
Remote; hosted at your home, workplace, school, etc.
Both Centers
Any


Group Opportunities

As guidelines change about the Covid-19 restrictions, we will be making decisions about these events on an individual basis. Please call Colleen Mulcrone, Volunteer Manager, at 312-278-4273 to see if these events are occurring and accepting volunteers.


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Food Pantry Assistance
Volunteer with our food pantry in East Garfield Park to help unload and sort food deliveries, set up and take down distribution, and assist clients with their grocery shopping.
Community Outreach Services
Monday-Friday; times and tasks vary depending on the day. Click here for the full schedule.
Foglia Family and Youth Center
1-5


Long-Term Individual Opportunities

As guidelines change about the Covid-19 restrictions, we will be making decisions about these roles. Please check back for updates, or call Colleen Mulcrone, Volunteer Manager, at 312-278-4273 to see what the most current ongoing opportunities are.


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Food Pantry Assistance
Volunteer with our food pantry in East Garfield Park to help unload and sort food deliveries, set up and take down distribution, and assist clients with their grocery shopping.
Community Outreach Services
T-F; times and tasks vary depending on the day. Click here for the full schedule.
Foglia Family and Youth Center
1
In-Class Volunteer
Volunteers assist teachers and work with ages 0- 13 years. Help support a content-rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages active learning and promotes children's progress in all developmental areas. Background check required.
Early Childhood
ON HOLD/TBD based on guidance from CDC, state, and local health and licensing agencies
Both Centers
1
After School Tutoring
Tutor School Age children after school and in the summer. The program is year-round, Monday-Friday. Background check required.
Early Childhood & Youth Services
ON HOLD/TBD based on guidance from CDC, state, and local health and licensing agencies
Both Centers
1
Saturday Mentoring Program
Young men’s mentoring group at MSV on the West Side. Each Saturday mentors and mentees meet. A program that needs responsible adults who care about the future of our youth. Background check required.
Youth Services
ON HOLD/TBD based on guidance from CDC, state, and local health and licensing agencies
Foglia Family and Youth Center
1
Nearly New Thrift Shop
Sort clothes, market our store, or help price/sell items
Nearly New
T-F, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Center
1
 
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  • Foglia Family & Youth Center
    2859 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
  • Marillac Social Center
    212 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
  • St. Vincent de Paul Center
    2145 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614