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.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, some of our volunteer opportunities are temporarily unavailable.

If you would like to be notified when these volunteer opportunities become available again, please email volunteer@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 support to Sarah’s Circle’s development staff to increase our reach and offer varied content on social media. For more information about this volunteer position, please review the Social Media Advocate description.

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.

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 Meal Service description.

Organize and collect needed items in bulk for the women at Sarah’s Circle. For more information about items we are currently accepting see our In-Kind Donations page. If you are interested in hosting a donation drive please review the Donation Drive description.

Supplement our food program by providing pre-made sack lunches for women at Sarah’s Circle. Quantities of at least 50 bagged lunches are required. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please review the Sack Lunches description. 

Collect items and provide pre-made toiletry kits to go directly to women in need. Quantities of at least 50 kits are required. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please review the Toiletry Kits description. 

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.

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You can help

Provide and coordinate a meal for women who are homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic

Become a Sarah's Sustainer

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

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