Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Have-a-Heart Gala

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, pairing auction items for maximum bidding potential, picking up donated items, assembling baskets of smaller auction items, helping the day-of to set up auction areas as well as attending the Gala as a mobile bidding volunteer. Members also have the opportunity to assist with marketing materials and graphic design. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Development and Special Events Manager, Stacey Triche, striche@housingforward.org, (708) 338-1724 x 230.

Suburban Cook County Point in Time Count

Help make a difference in our community by volunteering for the suburban Cook County Point in Time Count. The Alliance to End Homelessness is looking for volunteers for their Point in Time Count, or a street count of unsheltered homeless persons. Their goal is to count every person who is homeless in suburban Cook County to generate the support they need and deserve. Sign up to volunteer today!

What Will I Do?
Count teams tally homeless persons found and, if possible, interview those persons to get better information about how and why they are homeless.  Learn more.

When is the Count?
The count is January 25, 2017 from 8pm-2am. Everyone will go through a training and then leave to count at 9pm. Sign up here.

Where will I be?
There are three dispatch sites-- one in the north, one in the south, one in the west of suburban Cook County. Find your location here.

For additional information please reach out to Tonisha Daniel, tdaniel@housingforward.org, (708) 338-1724 ext 220