Volunteer

“Volunteers don’t realize the impact when they come. It’s not just food and eating—it’s relationships. These sweet ladies cook us a good meal and talk to us.”

Sarah’s Circle client

Sarah’s Circle’s has volunteer opportunities for Individuals or Groups every day of the week. We depend on volunteers to keep our programs running smoothly. Since our founding, volunteers have been essential in our efforts to end homelessness for women. Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Your service will make a tremendous impact on a woman who needs your support.

If you are interested in volunteering with Sarah’s Circle, please fill out the interest form below. If you have any immediate questions about volunteering, please email Development Associate Kat Caputo at kcaputo@sarahs-circle.org.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Make a tremendous impact by volunteering on a regular basis

At Sarah’s Circle, our volunteers are critical to the daily operations. We have many opportunities available for individuals to provide support on a weekly basis. By volunteering within our programs you will gain a deeper understanding of our work and make a meaningful impact in the lives of women facing homelessness. Currently, we are only in need of volunteer support during regular business hours.

Provide crucial support to Sarah’s Circle’s staff by directly supporting women facing homelessness or in need of a safe space. For more information about this volunteer position, please review the Program Support Volunteer description.

Provide support for Sarah’s Circle’s food program by assembling sack lunches and assisting in meal service when necessary. For more information about this volunteer position, please review the Kitchen Support Volunteer description.

Lead a workshop of your choice for the women at Sarah’s Circle. For more information about this volunteer position, please review the Workshop Leader Volunteer Application. At this time, we are only allowing up to 5 volunteers to lead a workshop at one time.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Make a meaningful impact by volunteering as a group!

Sarah’s Circle has various opportunities to connect groups of volunteers to our mission. These opportunities provide Sarah’s Circle with a tremendous amount of support. By volunteering within our programs you will gain a deeper understanding of our work and make a meaningful impact in the lives of women facing homelessness. We have opportunities every day of the week! 

Provide crucial support to Sarah’s Circle by contributing and serving a healthy meal for groups of 50. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please review the COVID Meal Service Description. When reaching out to donate a meal, please indicate 3 meal and date selections, as the calendar may have changed.

 

Supplement our food program by providing pre-made sack lunches for women at Sarah’s Circle. Quantities of at least 20 bagged lunches are required. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please review the Sack Lunches description and contact Jojo Palmer at jpalmer@sarahs-circle.org.

Sarah’s Circle greatly appreciates your interest in supporting women in need. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we have an overabundance of commonly donated in-kind items such as toiletry kits and menstrual products, along with limited staff time to pick up, organize and distribute donations.  Please contact Jojo Palmer at jpalmer@sarahs-circle.org before organizing a donation drive to ensure your efforts can most effectively serve women in need. More information is available at the PDF linked here: Donation Drive – Summer 3.15.23 (1)

For Corporations:

Additionally, Sarah’s Circle requests that corporations wishing to run a donation drive also make a monetary donation, create a fundraising team for our annual Winter Walk event, and/or allow a member of our staff to come speak to your employees, to foster a more meaningful partnership between our organizations. For more information on partnering with Sarah’s Circle, please reach out to donations@sarahs-circle.org. 

Information for Corporations:

Partner with Sarah’s Circle

Lead a workshop of your choice for the women at Sarah’s Circle. Please review and complete the Workshop Leader Volunteer Application description and application.

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form

You can help

Provide and coordinate a meal for women who are homeless.

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Offer a recurring gift to ensure that stable and secure housing is within reach for women in Chicago

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