VOLUNTEER: SOCIAL SERVICE CENTER

Volunteer with the Elam Davies Social Service Center! Assist guests in the Consumer Choice Food Pantry, interact with individuals experiencing homelessness through Good Neighbors Street Outreach, or help with our administrative needs. See below for our current volunteer openings!

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Volunteers are invited to attend an orientation session and learn more about the Social Service Center and how you can help!

Upcoming sessions
(please attend one)

  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Thursday, August 17

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St.

Opportunity to tour the Social Service Center will take place following orientation.

REGISTER HERE

For more information, contact Jill Keiser, Volunteer Program Manager, at 312.981.3590 or jkeiser@chicagolights.org.


FOOD PANTRY SHOPPING AIDE

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon or 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon or 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Help guests as they shop through the Consumer Choice Food Pantry. The Shopping Aide assists guests in following the shopping list guidelines as they shop for groceries and also serves as a resource for guests in making their shopping experience an enjoyable one.


SHARE SHOP SORTER OR AIDE

Weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon or 2:00–4:00 p.m

Help sort, clean, and organize clothing donations for the Social Service Center’s Share Shop or assist guests during their appointments. Aides also keep the Share Shop organized and sort and put away items as needed.


GOOD NEIGHBORS STREET OUTREACH

Tuesdays or Fridays

A program of the Social Service Center, Good Neighbors Street Outreach has volunteer opportunities available for those interested in interacting with our homeless and at risk of homeless neighbors in the community. During the day, small groups go out into the community with snack items and hygiene kits and meet individuals residing on the streets.

There are a number of ways individuals can get involved with Good Neighbors, such as supplying food or toiletries, making sandwiches to be passed out during outreach, or joining us for outreach.

If you are interested in volunteering with Good Neighbors, please sign up here or contact Mackenzie Vigliotti, Street Outreach Coordinator, at 312.981.3567 or mvigliotti@chicagolights.org.