Help make a difference in the lives of young moms & their families. Join us in furthering our mission of expressing God’s love by surrounding young moms with all they need to transform their lives! We have regular opportunities, recurring projects & off-site projects that you can participate in at one of our 3 locations (Oak Park, Austin neighborhood or Garfield Park neighborhood).
If you are interested in volunteering as an individual, you must first attend Volunteer Orientation. After attending Volunteer Orientation, and passing the screening process (which includes two background checks), you are welcome to request one of our volunteer opportunities listed below. If you’d like to get more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emily Mikhail at 773.252.3253 x135.
If you’re interested in a group volunteer opportunity, please complete this form, and our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you.
- Welcome Center Ambassador
- Child Enrichment
- Job Search
Recurring Projects (see complete description below)
- Cleaning & Organizing
- Professional Speaker
- Graduation Speaker
- Candle Production Assistant
Off-site Projects (at your convenience)
- Donation Drive Coordinator
- Delivery & Pick-up
- Job Shadow
Welcome Center Ambassador: Weekdays @ Austin Location (9am – 5pm)
Be the first point of contact for all visitors – both in person and on the phone. Greet guests, answer questions & facilitate seamless operation of the front desk.
Child Enrichment: Monday – Thursday evenings and Monday mornings at both Oak Park and Austin locations
Assist in the child care program during program and parent support group time. You will assist staff with child enrichment activities. Children in the program range from birth to 5 years.
Job Search Assistant: Fridays (9:30am – 12:30pm)
Provide participants with support as they job search, conduct mock interviews, help with resume building and/or completing online application.
Lunch: 1st Wednesday or 2nd, 3rd or 4th Mondays of each month at Austin location (12noon-1pm)
Volunteer would be responsible for preparing lunch and will have the opportunity to interact with the participants enrolled in the Academy. Volunteer is responsible to prepare the lunch at home, bring to New Moms, and enjoy lunch with participants & then clean up afterwards. Must be willing to provide, prepare & deliver food.
Candle Production Assistance: As needed during daytime hours @ Bright Endeavors (9am-3pm)
Occassional help processing larger candle orders. Must be able to commit to coming in several hours a day for a week at a time.
Cleaning & Organizing
Help is occasionally needed to clean spaces in our facilities or to organize donations/storage. Must be able to move & lift objects. Some heavy lifting may be required.
Professional Speaker: Tuesday or Thursday at Austin location (5:00-7:30pm)
Facilitate topics at evening Parent Support Groupto enhance the quality of participants’ life through parenting, life skills, and making informed decisions.
Graduation Speaker: Friday at Austin location (10am-11am)
Speak at our monthly Workforce Development graduation ceremony. Motivational speakers are especially needed.
Donation Drive Coordinator
Coordinate a special drive (i.e. diaper drive, Enfamil drive, welcome pack drive, back to school drive) with your church, school or work. Find out what New Moms currently needs & coordinate to get those specific items for our participants & their children.
Delivery & Pick-up
Pick-up donations around the city & deliver them to New Moms. Dates & times vary. Must have a vehicle, valid driver’s license and willing to use own gas.
Job Shadow: During business hours
Allow a participant in our workforce training program to shadow you for up to three hours at your job. Participants will provide their own transportation.