NOTE: IN PERSON VOLUNTEERING IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19.
IF INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT REMOTE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE EMAIL US AT email@example.com
Below you'll find some of the various volunteer opportunities NSHSS has to offer and our two locations, our offices in Ravenswood and our Shelter in Uptown. If you are interested in volunteering (either alone or with a group of your friends, family, coworkers, etc.) please fill out the corresponding volunteer application form.
SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER
From August 25- October 20, Your shoes can help provide stable housing for someone experiencing homelessness. Donate any style, size, kids, men, women's new or gently worn shoes and help North Side Housing's Shoe Drive Fundraiser! The way this works is we earn funds based on the total number of shoes we collect. Our goal is 2,500 pairs! Here is how you can help:
Drop off new and gently worn shoes at our Ravenswood Office (or other drop off locations)
Drop off any size, any style, no limits! Drop them off at 4410 N. Ravenswood, suite 101 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9am-4pm
Additional contactless drop-off sites available in Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, Albany Park, Irving Park, Lincoln Park, Avondale, Skokie and Naperville! To request drop off addresses, CLICK HERE
Be a Shoe Ambassador
Help us collect shoes by reaching out to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Choose a goal of 25, 50 or even 100 pairs of shoes and we will support you along the way with tips to be successful. If you're interested in learning more about being a Shoe Ambassador, Click Here today!
NOTE: All in person volunteering is currently on hold.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about remote volunteering opportunities
PREPARE AND SERVE MEALS AT OUR SHELTER
We're always looking for small groups to prepare and serve meals at our shelter. We need the most help serving breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. Breakfast is typically served at 6am and dinner is served at 6pm (we have an outside group that takes care of lunch everyday).
SPEND TIME WITH RESIDENTS AT OUR SHELTER
The residents at our men's shelter love interacting with their neighbors and having a chance to relax and have some fun. Consider dropping by our shelter to talk with our residents, play games, do a demonstration or organize a fun activity.
ORGANIZE OUR DONATION ROOM
We get a lot of in-kind donations of clothing, shoes, food and more and our staff doesn't always have time to keep donations organized so our clients can more easily look through them. We would love to have your help!
HELP US AROUND THE OFFICE
With a small staff, we could always use help with tasks around our office: covering the front desk, stuffing envelopes, data entry, making phone calls to donors and clients and more!
OFFER YOUR SPECIALIZED SKILLS
Limited resources are a constant struggle for a lot of much needed skills so we are always happy when people are willing to offer their talents as volunteers. We try to match your skill-sets with our needs. For example, freelance photographers who want to give back by offering photo shoots. Not sure if we have a need for your skills? Fill out the form and find out!
JOIN OUR ASSOCIATE BOARD
Our Associate Board is a group of young professionals who help with fundraising, special events, complete volunteer projects, and act as ambassadors for our agency and mission in the community. If you are extremely passionate about ending homelessness in Chicago then please consider applying today by filling out the associate board volunteer application form. For more information contact us at email@example.com