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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 Providers:

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.

Host a Celebration:

Description: Sponsor a monthly birthday party, holiday or themed celebration for the women. We provide the space. You provide refreshments, entertainment, fun and more!
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

Center Maintenance:

Description: Use your organizational and cleaning skills to help organize the donation room, kitchen, closets, pantry and milieu. Cleaning includes mopping and sweeping, taking out garbage, stocking supplies and occasional bigger projects such as painting.  
Time Commitment: 1-3hrs


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