Volunteers can have a tremendous impact
There are many ways for volunteers to make a difference at Sarah's Circle. If you (or your group) are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer and Education Coordinator at (773) 728-1991, ext 303 or see our Contact Us page to email staff.
Below are current volunteer positions at Sarah’s Circle. Potential Front Desk Volunteers must complete a New Front Desk Volunteer Application (pdf, 77KB). All other potential Volunteers must complete our general Volunteer Application (pdf, 121KB)
- Front Desk Assistant
- General Workshop Leader
- Job-Readiness Coach
- Yoga/Meditation/Exercise Instructor
- Arts & Crafts Leader
- Donations Coordinator
- Enagement Volunteer
- Project-Specific Volunteer
- As Needed Volunteer (available on short notice)
- Meal Preparation
- Special Events Planner
- Donation Coordination
- Center Maintenance
Front Desk Volunteer
Assist program staff to meet the needs of the clients: help greet women, answer phones, give out and replenish toiletries, distribute and organize mail, and oversee computer and phone use.
General Workshop Leader
Contribute to Sarah’s Circle's Educational and General Interest Programming by leading workshops. In the past, volunteers have led yoga, writing, poetry, arts & craft, and bingo workshops. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to lead weekend workshops on these topics: job searching, computer skills, nutrition, and self-defense. Of course, we are also open to new and additional ideas!
Organize and collect donations at your school, job, place of worship, etc, arrange for delivery of these items based on Sarah's Circle's current wish list, and (in some cases) assist with distribution.
Provide important support and company to the women at Sarah's Circle. Volunteers have the opportunity to engage and socialize directly with the women. Engagement volunteers also help clients improve their resumes and search for jobs online.
Prepare a meal or bag lunches offsite for 35-50 people and bring/serve to clients.
Potential Front Desk and Laundry Assistant volunteers may contact our Outreach Coordinator and Engagement Specialist at 773-728-1991 x 301 or via email from instructions on Contact Us page. Individuals interested in all other volunteer opportunities may contact our Volunteer Coordinator (contact information above).