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

** Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ALL Community Events are ON HOLD for 2020-2021. As we receive guidance from federal, state and local authorities, we will be updating information about these annual events. Past events have included:


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DEPARTMENT(S)
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SITE
GROUP SIZE
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

** Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently planning for our major Fundraisers to be virtual. As we receive guidance from federal, state and local authorities, we will be adding more information about upcoming events and volunteer needs. Past events have included:


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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 12, 2020
Virtual - Details to come
Unlimited
Beacon of Hope
Help out at our annual fundraising luncheon.
Development
Friday, October 23, 2019 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Virtual - Details to come
1-10 (subject to change)
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
TBD - Scheduling in process
TBD
1-20 (subject to change)
House of Cards Casino Night
Help us run our roulette, blackjack, and poker tables at our annual casino fundraising event with the Marillac St. Vincent Associate Board.
Associate Board
Saturday evening in April
TBD
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

** These programs have remained open during the Covid-19 pandemic. Safety adaptations have been made in accordance with CDC, state and local guidance. We are seeking volunteers to help support these programs during this time of unprecedented need.


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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
Nearly New Thrift Shop
Sort clothes, market our store, or help 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
1-5
Join the 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 meetings and volunteering at MSV events
Both Centers
Any


Long-Term Individual Opportunities


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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
M-F; times and tasks vary depending on the day. Click here for the full schedule.
Foglia Family and Youth Center
1
Deliver Groceries to Home Bound Seniors
An ongoing opportunity to deliver groceries to home bound seniors. Duties include: packing grocery bags, loading a vehicle, and either driving or riding along with another person to pre-assigned homes delivering groceries. Background check required.
Senior Services
M-F, approximately 9:00 a.m. to noon—ideally volunteer is available on 2 days.
Both Centers
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
 
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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