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Raising Hope Committee

Raising Hope Committee

Restorative Justice Project Opportunities

Volunteering in the Chicago Public Schools

Restorative Justice Program with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students – 8 weeks volunteering in local schools with Judge Thomas Hogan (ret.).

Contact Judge Hogan at 773-710-1041 or email him at

Volunteering with Parenting for Non-Violence

Organization formed to stop inner-city violence before it starts by providing parents with undertstanding of child development and with evidence-based parenting skills.

Board is currently in need of volunteer to develop social media as well as a corresponding secretary; other opportunities are available for interested parties; contact or 708-321-0311

Learn more about our Restorative Justice Project.

Upcoming Service Opportunities

Chicago Shares

Chicago-area non-profit with ties to several faith communities helping homeless/needy with a voucher program, looking for volunteers to help with publicity, especially social media

For information visit or contact Ron Polaniecki at, or 312-573-4494.


Maryville is seeking volunteers for the Maryville Crisis Nursery and the Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center.

For more information, please contact Mary Kieger at or 847-294-1703.

Little Sisters of the Poor

Seeking volunteers for a variety of needs, seven days a week, at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., one block west of DePaul University; for information, contact the volunteer coordinator at 773-935-9600, ext. 221 or email

Providence Soup Kitchen

Volunteer hours available Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., underneath St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Noble Street and Evergreen Avenue. Contact Sr. Darlene through the website at

Wills for Priests

The Catholic Lawyers Guild Wills for Priests is a pro bono program providing estates advice and assistance in drafting wills for elderly and infirm priests and religious in the archdiocese of Chicago. The Wills for Priest committee is chaired by Jonathan W. Michael is a member of Dykema’s Tax Group in the Chicago office. In assisting our elderly priests and religious, he works closely with the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, the Reverend Mr. Daniel G. Welter, J.D., Associate Chaplain of the Guild.

For more information, contact Jonathan Michael at:

Helping Immigrants & Refugees

Become a Basic ESL Teacher


Help support Refugee Artist Women


Become a Classroom Companion at one of our child development centers (Chicago LawnCordi Marianor Our Lady of Tepeyac)

Helping Fight Hunger

Go Beyond Suppers for the Needy by packaging and delivering personal care kits to our supper guests


Assist with our Mobile Feeding Program Catholic Charites’ kids on summer break


Help pack food for seniors as a Senior Food and Nutrition Program Warehouse Food Handler 


Marquard Center
The Marquard Center, 1645 W. LeMoyne, Chicago is a Franciscan Outreach program that provides daily meals. Help is needed every day of the year. Volunteering begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.  To volunteer or for more info: DePaul

St. Vincent DePaul, 1010 W. Webster, Chicago.  Sunday Morning Sandwich Makers. For more info – 773-325-8610.

Helping Homeless

Help connect people with the services they need as an Emergency Assistance Intake Volunteer 


Sort and organize clothes donations in one of Catholic Charites’ Clothing Rooms (in Cicero or Des Plaines)

Make Blessing Bags with basic necessities for homeless individuals


Helping Children & Youth

Organize a Book Drive for Children with Catholic Charities


Volunteer as an After School Tutor


Become a Youth Mentor in Back of the Yards or Lake County


Help kids in the southwest neighborhoods of Chicago get the clothes they need as a Children’s Clothing Drive Closet Volunteer


Helping Children & Youth

Deliver meals to seniors at home in Northern Cook CountySouthern Cook County, or Lake County

Volunteer for Catholic Charities’ 45th Annual Senior Unity Mass


Volunteer as a Dance Instructor for Seniors 


Helping Veterans

Serve Lunch at the Grayslake Senior Center


Volunteer at Mary’s Closet, which provides professional clothing and support for those looking for jobs


Become a Senior Companion for veterans living at the Bishop Goedert Residence