Volunteer with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with MSV! We believe our mission of strengthening and empowering those in need also extends to individuals like you who desire to donate your time as a volunteer. We humbly appreciate your interest and will work to provide you with a rewarding volunteer experience. NOTE: Some volunteer opportunities are only for adults, 18 or older, and may require a background check.

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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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Community Events


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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
MLK Peace Day
Chicago Cares hosts a day of arts and crafts. Volunteers run different activity stations.
Child Development/Youth Services
Martin Luther King Day
Marillac Social Center
1-15
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 in December
Marillac Social Center
1-50
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
Saturday in December
St. Vincent de Paul Center
1-50
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.
All
Saturday in March or April
Marillac Social Center
1-50
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.
Child Development/Youth Services
Saturday in June
Marillac Social Center
1-50


Fundraising Events


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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
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
January 31st, 2020
TBA
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
September 7, 2019
Both Centers
No limit
Beacon of Hope
Help out at our annual fundraising luncheon.
Development
October 11, 2019
Union League Club
1-50
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 in April
TBA
1-25


Host a Donation Drive


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SITE
GROUP SIZE
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


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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
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. Time varies by day.
Marillac Social Center
1-5
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
Marillac Social Center
1-10
Nearly New Thrift Shop
Sort clothes, market our store, or help sell items.
Nearly New
M-F, 10-4
St. Vincent de Paul Center
1-5
Field Trips
Attend a field trip with a classroom during our summer camp.
Child Development, Youth Services
Weekdays, 9-3, June-August
Both Centers, Off-site
2-50
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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DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT(S)
TIMES/DAYS
SITE
GROUP SIZE
Saturday Mentoring
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
3rd Saturday of every month
Marillac Social 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.
Child Development
Weekdays, 9-12, 3-6
Both Centers
1
Tutoring
Tutor School Age children after school and in the summer. The program is year-round, Monday-Friday. Background check required.
Child Development/Youth Services
Weekdays, 4-6pm
Both Centers
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
Weekdays, 8-5
Marillac Social Center
1
 
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