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Volunteers can have a tremendous impact

There are many ways for volunteers to make a difference at Sarah's Circle. Please see below for available opportunities. When you are ready to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application.

Group Volunteering
Meal Preparation:

Description: Prepare a meal for the women at Sarah’s Circle. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more details.
Time Commitment: 1-3hrs during designated meal times.

Special Events Assistance:

Description: Plan or assist in a special activity for the women. Let us know what you would like to do and we will work out the details!
Time Commitment: 1-3hrs

Donation Drive:

Description: Organize and collect donations at your school, job, place of worship, or in your community.  Arrange for delivery and (in some cases) assist with distribution; work with the Volunteer Coordinator to identify those items that are most needed or look at our wish list!
Time Commitment: Flexible

Front Desk Assistant

Assist program staff in meeting the most immediate needs of clients!

Responsibilities include:

• Greeting everyone who enters the facility and answering phones;
• Assisting clients by answering questions, distributing toiletries, organizing mail, taking messages and assisting with laundry;
• Overseeing sign-ups for drop-in services;
• Completing other tasks as needed.


• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• General computer/phone/fax skills
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Time Commitment: 4 hours per day 1 day a week; 4-6 month commitment required.  

Engagement Volunteer

Provide important support and company to the women at Sarah's Circle!
Engage and socialize directly with the women of Sarah’s Circle through:

• Participating in planned activities or workshops 
• Assisting clients one-on-one with a need (job searching, resume building, computer use etc.)
• Playing games and participating in one-on-one conversations


 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Open-mindedness
• Flexibility

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a day (weekly or biweekly); 4-6 month commitment preferred. 

Workshop Leader

Plan and facilitate an interactive workshop in an area of your interest!

Examples include: arts and crafts, computer training, job skills, health education, stress management, and exercise (yoga, dance etc.). We are also open to new ideas!


• Knowledge of topic presented
• Experience in group facilitation
• Understanding of women who are homeless

Time Commitment: 1 hour sessions; number of sessions negotiable.

 Donations Coordinator

Organize our in-kind donations or collect new donations!

Help organize Sarah’s Circle in-kind donations: this would include taking stock of what we currently have, organizing the storage room, writing thank-you notes to donors, and keeping track of new donations.

Collect donations at your school, job, place of worship, or in your community: arrange to have items delivered and (in some cases) assist with distribution. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to identify items that are most needed or check out our wish list!


• Good organizational/leadership skills
• Detail-oriented
• Access to a vehicle preferred

Time Commitment: flexible



Please visit our volunteer or internships pages to learn more about the many ways you can directly impact the women of Sarah’s Circle.


Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

Sarah's Circle

4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-1991