Volunteer in our Summer Transitional Shelter and other opportunities

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Summer Transitional PADS Shelter

We are just about halfway into our Summer Transitional PADS Shelter program, and if you haven't already, we’d like to invite you to help by donating a meal to those that are in the shelter. The program runs through September 4th and volunteers can sign up for the following options: Breakfast Provider, Lunch Provider, Dinner Provider, and Over Night Helper. Dates for the following shelter sites are listed below. If you are interested in getting involved with this program, please click on the links to sign up!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The summer Transitional Shelter program provides short-term shelter for up to 12 clients that are on an employment or educational track or have an imminent housing plan in order to rapidly re-house individuals and families.  There are also three beds dedicated to those who are newly homeless.

Interested in being a part of the 2018 Have-a-Heart Gala? Join our Auxiliary Board!

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Auxiliary Board is an opportunity to participate in Housing Forward’s largest fundraising event of the year. You will be a part of a passionate team of professionals and volunteers working together to create an exciting silent auction for our guests. In addition to working in support of our mission, the Auxiliary Board also provides a way for you to learn new skills and broaden your professional and social circles.

Learn more about the Auxiliary Board

Summer Transitional PADS Shelter

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The summer Transitional Shelter program is designed to foster self-sufficiency for clients who are on an employment or educational track with a combination of short-term shelter and supportive services in order to rapidly re-house individuals who are homeless in West suburban Cook County.

Housing Forward is looking for individuals and/or groups to help with our Transitional Shelter program, May 30 – September 4. Volunteers can sign up for the following options:

Summer Transitional PADS Shelter

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The summer Transitional Shelter program is designed to foster self-sufficiency for clients that are on an employment or educational track with a combination of short-term shelter and supportive services in order to rapidly re-house individuals who are homeless in west suburban Cook County.

PADS Shelter Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Current volunteer openings in our PADS Shelter for the following days and shifts:

Meal Providers

We need volunteers to provide breakfast on Wednesday, March 29, at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 W. Lake Street, Oak Park. The site capacity is generally 60 clients. 

Volunteers are also needed to provide 25 sack lunches to drop off on Friday, March 31 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 545 South East Avenue, Oak Park.  

 

Shelter Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

PADS shelter is in need of additional volunteers for the following shifts and food coverage. Please see Tonisha Daniel, tdaniel@housingforward.org , (708) 338-1724 ext.220 to sign up.
5th Wednesday breakfast provider at Grace Episcopal, 924 W. Lake Street, Oak Park. Site capacity is generally 60 clients. Next scheduled date is Wednesday, March...

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

In preparation for the Have-a-Heart Gala Saturday, February 11th, 2017, Housing Forward is looking for additional Auxiliary Board members to help with the Gala’s silent auction. The auction is a vital part of the event's success and helps raise over $20K. Auxiliary board members will choose from assignments such as: brainstorming innovative and unique auction experiences, soliciting local businesses for donations...

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